March 1, 2015

Artists make “joyful noise” at VGCC Black History Month Gospel Celebration

Steven Hargrove (left), the Public Services department chair at VGCC, leads the combined South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church and Community Fellowship Mass Choirs during the Celebration of Gospel at the VGCC Civic Center. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College held a “Celebration of Gospel” on Feb. 12, in honor of Black History Month, and in the spirit of bringing together the college with the communities it serves. The event, organized by the college’s Division of Business and Applied Technologies, was held in the VGCC Civic Center. The program began with welcoming […]

VGCC offers Wire-Wrapped Jewelry class

Instructor Alison Beal created these examples of the wire-wrapped earrings that participants will make during the class, in addition to a briolette necklace. (submitted photo)

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a two-hour class in which participants will learn techniques for crafting elegant handmade jewelry.  The “Wire-Wrapped Jewelry” class is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. until noon on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. During this class, instructor Alison Beal of Wake Forest will lead participants through […]

Vance County Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant Workshop February 28th, 2015


“Get your Grant On!” The Vance County Arts council will host its annual Regional Artist Project Grant Workshop on Saturday, February 28th from 2:00-3:00PM at Emrose Gallery 233 South Garnett Street in Henderson. Applicants may apply for up to $1500 for qualified art projects. To sign up for this workshop contact Dr. Alice Sallins at […]

Cast announced for VGCC Dinner Theater production

Rehearsing a song from “Smoke on the Mountain” are, from left, Jessie Hartley of Oxford, Morgan McFalls of Oxford, Button Brady of Clarksville, Va., Spencer Nunn of Warrenton, Rev. Pat Cox of Oxford, Sidney Henderson of Henderson (in background on piano), Derek Jones of Henderson (on bass) and Lauren Elliott of Oxford.

(VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College has announced the cast for “Smoke on the Mountain,” which will be the college’s third annual Dinner Theater event. VGCC’s Drama and Culinary Arts departments are teaming up once again to present a delicious meal followed by an entertaining play, on the evenings of Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, in […]

“A Celebration of Black History” in Downtown Henderson, NC February 20th, 2015

Dr. David Alston

The Vance County Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council presents, “A Celebration of Black History” on Friday, February 20th at Emrose Gallery 233 South Garnett Street, at 6:00PM. Guest speaker will be Dr. David E. Alston Chairman of the Henderson-Vance County Human Relations Committee. Alston is a native of Pennsylvania and a descendant […]

VGCC to host Gospel Celebration on Feb. 12

In honor of Black History Month, Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Celebration of Gospel” on Thursday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is invited. Among the entertainers and groups set to perform during the program are the […]

VGCC schedules Portrait Painting art class

The work of a previous Portrait Painting class at VGCC is seen here on display in Building 7 on the college’s main campus. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College will offer an Art class focused on Portrait Painting on Wednesdays from 1:45 p.m. until 4:45 p.m., Feb. 5 through April 8. Classes will be held in room 5230 (Building 5) on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Instructor Leslie Johnson of Oxford said that new students are sometimes reluctant to […]

N.C. Museum of Art to remake Raleigh campus

The N.C. Museum of Art has received a $13 million anonymous donation to jump-start plans to remake its 164-acre campus in west Raleigh. The multi-phase plan calls for a new campus entrance and streetscape, more parking, woodland and meadow restoration, additional bike and walking trails and infrastructure, improved sustainability measures, and more outdoor works of […]

Vance-Granville Community Band kicks off holiday season with free concert

From left, Dee Pinnell of Palmer Springs, Va., Laurel Sciortino of Oxford and Bev Lazar of Henderson play “Angels We Have Heard on High” during the Community Band’s holiday concert. (VGCC photo)

The Vance-Granville Community Band presented its seventh annual free holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Entitled “A Powerful Christmas Concert,” the program featured a variety of traditional holiday favorites. Carl Cantaluppi of Butner, who has played clarinet in the band for many years, […]

Henderson Weekend Holiday Events December 5-7, 2014

Friday December 7th, 2014 Christmas With The Embers – 7:00pm Doors open at 6pm for holiday vendors, show starts at 7.  Tickets still available Friday at Chamber of Commerce $10.00 adult $5.00 kids.  Tickets will be available at the door until sold out. Sunday December 9th, 2014  Henderson Christmas Parade – 2:30pm The parade list […]