July 22, 2014

AG16 – Inventory Accountant for Kelly Services (Nashville, NC)

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Maintenance Supervisor in Youngsville, NC for Randstad (Youngsville, NC)

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Sales Representative – Blackstone / Emporia / South Hill, VA for MondelezGlobal (Henderson, NC)

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Paint Shop Manager Needed (Henderson)

Large and established automotive reconditioning facility is in need of someone talented in the auto body and repair field. Someone must be skilled in all areas of repair with the management ability to manage several employees. We have an excellent wo [...] More Detail: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/trd/4579959314.html Thanks to craigslist raleigh | jobs search “henderson” for the […]

State Fair tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at ncstatefair.org

RALEIGH – State Fair concert tickets and discounted admission tickets and ride sheets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at www.ncstatefair.org. Trace Adkins, Vanilla Ice, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the Newsboys are just a few of the artists performing in Dorton Arena this year, with concert ticket prices ranging […]

Work-Based Learning program connects VGCC students with employers

The name is new, but Vance-Granville Community College’s Work-Based Learning program continues a longstanding practice of helping students gain the on-the-job experience they need to complement their classroom studies. The North Carolina Community College System recently changed the name of the Cooperative Education (or “Co-op”) Work Experience program to “Work-Based Learning” (WBL). The transition to […]

‘Plus 50’ students receive inspiration and information at VGCC


Local adults, aged 50 and over, recently received encouragement and advice about pursuing higher education at a special Vance-Granville Community College workshop. The event, held July 16 in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus, was entitled “Over 50 and Going Back to School, What a Great Idea!” and was attended by approximately 65 people. […]

Tuesday Open Line

On these scorching hot summer days, with the nation’s average warmest day of the year coming up shortly, most of us welcome ducking in from the heat into a cool office, business, or home. For this relief, we can thank Willis Carrier, who in the depths of winter in 1906 received a patent for what […]

Greg’s Garden for July 21st, 2014 By Mari Miller

Tomato Harvest Starts Our tomato harvest has started. Greg brought in the first of our Roma variety of tomatoes yesterday. It will take about 2-3 weeks to be at peak production enough to start my canning, but it will be so nice to now go to the garden for my fresh tomatoes. My multi-color varieties […]

Legislative Update from Senator Burr

Last Monday, the VA Office of the Inspector General (IG) released a report on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) two-year-old claim initiative.  This initiative was purportedly started by the Department to process long-pending claims more quickly.  I requested this latest report, along with several other Senators. The IG report confirmed that VA’s ‘fix’ to […]