July 29, 2015

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, August 6 2015, 2 pm at Farmers Market (210 Southpark Dr., Henderson, NC). This meeting is open to the public and the Board welcomes comments and input. For more information, call 252-598-0814 or e-mail farmersmarket@vancecounty.org.

Vance County Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting – August 4, 2015

Vance County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 4 at 8:45 a.m. in the commissioners conference room.  The purpose is to enter into closed session for personnel matters.

VGCC launches “VOLT” initiative

A new type of virtual college experience is emerging at Vance-Granville Community College, with the “Vanguard Online Learning through Technology,” or VOLT, initiative. Marking a new chapter in the college’s history of offering distance education, VOLT is now accepting its first students, who will start their courses when VGCC’s fall semester begins on Aug. 17. […]

Largest Watermelon Contest to be held at State Farmers Market July 30

RALEIGH – The State Farmers Market is looking for local watermelon growers to submit entries to its Largest Watermelon Contest. The exhibition will be part of the market’s annual Watermelon Day on July 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “This year’s high temperatures and low precipitation have helped North Carolina’s watermelon crop,” said Agriculture […]

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates:             * Policy Committee, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30 pm             * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 8:30 am Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.                                                                                             

Vance County Schools Names Dr. Anthony Jackson As New Superintendent

The Vance County Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Anthony “Tony” Jackson as the new superintendent of Vance County Schools. He will begin his duties as superintendent on August 1. Dr. Jackson’s career in public education spans 27 years in several districts in both North Carolina and Virginia. He began his […]

Vance-Granville Community Band Looking for Area Musicians, Announces first Fall Rehearsal

The Vance-Granville Community Band, as seen at their December 2014 concert. Ivory Brock, the band’s primary conductor, is standing at right. (VGCC photo)

Would you like to get your musical instrument out of the closet, and play it again? Have you longed for your high school days, when you loved to play in an ensemble and wished you could do so again? The Vance-Granville Community Band, under the direction of VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock, is looking for […]

Middle School students have unique STEM experiences at VGCC Science Camp

Science Camp participants test the small robots they had built and programmed in a competition. Standing at left, supervising the exercise, is VGCC Mechatronics Engineering Technology program head/instructor Keith Shearon. (VGCC photo)

If you are an area middle school student who spent part of this summer breaking up rocks, bending glass, catching insects, dissecting squids and crayfish, making a compost bucket for worms or building a house for bats, then you must have been at Vance-Granville Community College’s fifth annual Science Camp. A total of 33 students, […]

Vance County Schools – Donations from Staples

Staples Donations

The management and employees of the Staples Fulfillment Center on Poplar Creek Road in Vance County have donated approximately $12,000 worth of school supplies to Vance County Schools. Representatives of the school system and Staples are shown in the accompanying photo with the four pallets of items donated after they were delivered to the Vance […]

VGCC trustees learn work on Building 10 to start in September

District Court Judge J. Henry Banks Jr. from the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina, left, swears in N. Annette P. Myers for a four-year term on the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees. Myers was reappointed by the Granville County Board of Commissioners. Assisting in the oath is VGCC Board Attorney Jerry Stainback, right. (VGCC photo)

The final designs for the Building 10 renovation project at Vance-Granville Community College’s Main Campus have gotten a thumbs-up from the State Construction Office, and the project is on track for work to start in late September. “We’ve got work to do, but we are ready to go ahead and bid that job out,” said […]