July 30, 2016

Vance County Board of Commissioners Committee Meetings August 2nd, 2016

Please note the following committee meetings scheduled for next week.  Both meetings will be held in our administrative conference room.   Human Resources Committee (Brown, Taylor, Wilder) Tuesday, August 2 at 3:00 p.m. Update on merit Planning Department reorganization   Public Safety Committee (Brummitt, Brown, Wilder) Tuesday, August 2 at 3:30 p.m. Volunteer Fire Department […]

Vance County Board of Education Committee Personnel Committee

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Date:         * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, August 2nd, 8:30 am Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.   

High School students explore health and science at two VGCC campuses

High school students from across the region recently attended “Mini-Medical School” camps organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. The camp was held first in June at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, and in July at the college’s Franklin County Campus, just outside Louisburg. […]

Chamber Ribbon Cutting – Maria Parham Medical Center “Advanced Wound Center”

The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of The Advanced Wound Center’s new location with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, July 14 at 4:30 p.m. at their Ruin Creek Road location.  “This is only one of more ribbon cuttings to come,” said Brian Sinotte, CEO, Maria Parham Medical Center.  Dr. Joseph Franklin, Medical Director […]

Genome sequencing’s role in reducing foodborne illnesses is topic at Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum Aug. 16

The role of whole genome sequencing in reducing outbreaks of foodborne illnesses will be among topics covered at the 12th annual Commissioner’s Food Safety Forum on Aug. 16 at the State Fairgrounds. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will host the event from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Expo Center. It is open to farmers, […]

Vance County Board of Commissioners August meeting August 1st, 2016

The Vance County Board of Commissioners August meeting will be held August 1st, 2016 beginning at 5:00pm.  Note, this is different than their usual meeting time of 6pm. Download the full agenda packet:  20160801_vcboc_agenda_packet Invocation Pastor William Brodie, Power of Life Church, Oxford 1. Board of Equalization and Review – 5:00 p.m. 2. Public Comments […]

Friday / Weekend Open Lines

Friday, July 29th. The nation’s love affair with automobiles is generations old. Our devotion can be traced down through the decades by looking at advertising, as cars progressed from romantic if noisy new playthings to a near necessity in our vast country. The first known national ad promoting a car appeared at the end of […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Don’t get ripped off by AC repairs

Soaring temperatures mean air conditioners are working overtime. If your AC goes out, it may be tempting to get it fixed as quickly as possible, no matter the cost. But try to keep your cool and do your homework before hiring someone to fix your air conditioning. Each year, dozens of consumers contact our office […]

Butterfield Applauds $5 Million Grant for Goldsboro Revitalization Project

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide $5 million in TIGER VIII grant funds to Goldsboro, North Carolina.  The funding will be used to complete Goldsboro’s ongoing Main Street Revitalization Project and the Goldsboro Gateway Transit Center. “I congratulate the City of Goldsboro on its […]

Breastfeeding and Work – Easy Steps to Supporting Breastfeeding Employees

Granville Vance Public Health is pleased to announce that we are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week August 1st -7th, 2016. This year we would like to promote breastfeeding in the workplace by urging all local employers to become a Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer. Return on investment (ROI) is the bottom line in assessing the value of new programs. Research shows […]