November 30, 2015

Congresswoman Renee Ellmers: Happy Thanksgiving (and pumpkin cheesecake!)

Video of the Week: I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone in District 2 a Happy Thanksgiving. Take a quick minute or two to watch my Thanksgiving Message! Click on the picture above to watch.   My Family’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipe: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! As you prepare some of […]

Friday / Weekend Open Lines

Friday, November 27th. The first traffic signal with indicators for stop, go and caution was patented this month in 1923. The green light went to African-American inventor Garrett Morgan, who decided to do something after witnessing a collision between a car and a horse-drawn wagon on a Cleveland street. At the time, there were already […]

Thursday Open Line

Today is Thanksgiving Day. One of the most traditional of American holidays, it’s thought to have begun in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The holiday became national in 1863, and the fourth Thursday of the month has been the official day since 194.  In many of the nation’s nearly 116 million households, people will share a […]

City of Henderson Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule 2015

City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27. Sanitation schedule is as follows:  November-26th Thanksgiving Day-collection will be Wednesday November 25th November-27th Normal Schedule – No recycling this week Garbage Collection – Waste Industries is as follows: November-26th Thanksgiving Day-collection will be Friday November 27th  November-27th Friday’s normal route will be collected on Saturday November […]

Henderson Driver License Office Closing for Equipment Installation December 1 Office is scheduled to re-open December 2

The Henderson Driver License Office, located at 1080 Eastern Blvd., will be temporarily closed for equipment installation on Tuesday, Dec. 1. It is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 8 a.m. Other offices located in the region will provide service during the closure: East Durham – 101 S. Miami Blvd., (919) 560-6896 Hillsborough […]

Lower Taxes for Business on Tap as Governor McCrory Announces $1 Billion Reserve in Unemployment Trust Fund

After paying off a $2.8 billion debt to the federal government in May 2015, Governor Pat McCrory and Commerce’s Division of Employment Security announced November 12 that the unemployment trust fund reserve has reached $1 billion. This is the first time the trust fund has exceeded $1 billion since May 2001. By reaching this mark, […]

VGCC Biotech Club elects officers

The Vance-Granville Community College Biotech Club recently elected officers for the 2015-2016 year. They include club president Eliza Hernandez of Louisburg, vice president Melissa Messner of Wilton, secretary Andrew Boyle of Franklinton and treasurer Natasha Durham of Manson. All are students in the VGCC Bioprocess Technology degree program. The purpose of the Biotech Club, formerly […]

Vance-Granville Community Band to present free holiday concert on December 3rd, 2015

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its eighth annual Christmas Concert, entitled “Making Spirits Bright,” on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is invited. The band has prepared a program featuring a variety of holiday-themed favorites, including […]

Vance County Schools Transportation Department Ratings

The Vance County Schools’ Transportation Department earned a rating of 28.76 on its annual state inspection for school bus safety. The state inspection was held on November 3 and thoroughly examines 10 percent of the school system’s bus fleet, with the focus on getting the lowest score possible. The average rating statewide for this year […]

White House Update on Syrian Refugees

As we approach Thanksgiving and many of us prepare to share time with friends and family, we want to make sure you have the latest information from us about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and ways you can support efforts to provide support and aid to those fleeing violence. Visit, where you can enter your […]