September 15, 2014

VGCC announces Small Business Summit and Expo; Entrepreneur to Keynote

Richard “Rick” Burtner (submitted photo)

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus […]

VGCC Time Management – Starting a Business – Financing & More Business Seminars Next Week

Next week is a busy week at the Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College.  We will be offering the following FREE small business seminars:     SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE Register Time In a Bottle for the Small Business Owner Nobody has more to do in a single day […]

Vance County Public Safety Committee Meeting Notice

Vance County’s Public Safety Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, September 15 at 4:00 in our administrative conference room.  The committee will discuss the Fire Marshal EMS Director Position.

Vance County Schools Friday Night Football September 12, 2014

Southern Vance High School VS Northern Vance High School 7 p.m. in Viking Stadium $6.00 admission

VGCC to offer free High School Equivalency practice tests for limited time

Vance-Granville Community College will provide High School Equivalency practice tests at no cost to any local adult on weekdays between Sept. 22 and Oct. 3, 2014, as part of the national GED Testing Service’s “See for Free” program. Students may take the “GED Ready” practice tests at either VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County; the […]

VGCC names head of new Mechatronics program

VGCC Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program Head/instructor Keith Shearon is seen here with a hydraulic trainer at the college’s South Campus. (VGCC photo)

Keith Shearon of Youngsville has been named to lead the new Mechatronics Engineering Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College. Shearon brings decades of industry experience in manufacturing and electronics to the program and his students. Shearon begins teaching the first two courses offered as part of the two-year Mechatronics degree, “Circuit Analysis” and “Introduction to […]

SVHS Students Earn Certifications

SVHS Certified Students

Eight students at Southern Vance High School have earned certification from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The students include Jan Aldana, Christopher Domigez, Courtney Elliott, Elton Marrow, Shaleyah Mitchell, Saul Santillan, Sheldon Smith and Michael Thomas. The NCCER certification modules are offered through the Career and Technical Education Program course entitled […]

Free Health Screenings October 8th, 2014 at Mariah Parham

Download the flyer here:  HLFLPosterVanceCounty Brought to you by NC Farm Bureau

State Farmers Market hosts first Seafood Day Thursday

RALEIGH – On Thursday, Sept. 11, the State Farmers Market will host its first-ever Seafood Day, highlighting the state’s seafood and aquaculture industries. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature cooking demonstrations, free samples and information. The state’s seafood and aquaculture industries have a significant impact on local economies. According […]

N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority Approves Fifth Round of Grants

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Dr. Pat Mitchell announced today that the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved eight grants or loans totaling $9 million with the commitment of more than 220 new jobs. The RIA was established as part of the Rural Economic Development […]