February 7, 2016

Read-a-Thon at Perry Memorial Library Monday, February 15th, 2016

One of the most important missions of the Perry Library Youth Department is to promote early literacy within the library through programming and information distribution and to partner with community organizations with similar goals.  To that end, the library is holding a Read-a-Thon in cooperation with FGV Smart Start.  The theme of the Read-a-Thon will […]

DPAC sets records for total guests, sellouts in 2015

The Durham Performing Arts Center is again ranked as one of the best theaters in the country for its size, placing among the top five venues in attendance and sales. Pollstar, an organization that covers the worldwide concert industry, ranked DPAC fourth in attendance theater venues, behind New York’s Radio City Music Hall, The Colosseum […]

Vance-Granville Community Band preparing for new season

The Vance-Granville Community Band started rehearsals again on Monday, Jan. 11, but it is not too late for musicians to join the group, according to Carl Cantaluppi of Butner, clarinet player and music librarian for the ensemble.  Cantaluppi said that band members are preparing for their spring season with great enthusiasm, and are scheduled to […]

VGCC to offer Craft Artists Entrepreneurship program in Oxford

Vance-Granville Community College is offering a course designed specifically to help creative local residents with skills in arts and crafts to succeed as entrepreneurs. The “NC REAL Professional Craft Artists Entrepreneurship” program will be conducted at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center in Oxford on Tuesdays from 6 until 9 p.m., Feb. 9 through […]

Light The Night 2015

On December 6th, 2015 the City of Henderson hosted its annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The public is invited to gather outside First United Methodist Church on Garnett Street in front of Veterans Park.  The mayor counts down and everyone yells Light That Tree! The tree is lit, and everyone is invited inside the church […]

Downtown Henderson Merchants Win Holiday Decorating Contest

The Henderson Vance Downtown Development Commission in partnership with the Vance County Arts Council held its annual downtown business holiday decorating contest again this year.  The winners of the contest were: 1st place:  The Screen Master 2nd place:  Betty B’s 3rd place: Dataforge 4th place: Emrose Gallery 5th place: The Rosemyr Corporation Each business was […]

Vance County Dabney School Royalty Choir Students Sing in Washington DC for National Christmas Tree Music Program

Vance County’s Dabney School Royalty Choir Students were invited to perform at the 2015 National Christmas Tree Music Program on December 10th, 2015. The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony is the beginning of three weeks of celebration in holiday music in the nation’s capital. Musical groups from Washington D.C. and across the country provide holiday […]

Music Therapy at Clarke Elementary

Clarke Elementary School students are benefitting from a music outreach program provided by First Presbyterian Church of Henderson. The grant program allows for a music therapist, Cheryl Benze, to visit with special needs students in three classrooms each Wednesday and lead them in music activities. The activities provide lots of opportunities for the students to […]

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

The Vance-Granville Community Band presented its eighth annual free Christmas concert on Dec. 3, in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Entitled “Making Spirits Bright,” the program featured a variety of traditional holiday favorites. Carl Cantaluppi of Butner, who has played clarinet in the band for many years, spoke on […]

Christmas With The Embers Friday December 11th, 2015 at VGCC Civic Center

Great Christmas present for the office or just for a friend or family member. Get your Christmas started out right…enjoy some beautiful Christmas Classics and more!! The Christmas holidays will be here before you know it, bringing along aromas of cinnamon and gingerbread, stores packed to the brim with shoppers and plenty of local events […]