October 24, 2014

Troxler announces availability of farmland preservation grants; application deadline is Dec. 19

RALEIGH – County governments and nonprofit groups pursuing farmland preservation projects have until Dec. 19 to apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund. This year’s request for proposals includes statewide general appropriations and $1 million for military base and training buffers. The statewide general appropriations are anticipated future […]

VGCC President back in the Classroom

As president of Vance-Granville Community College, Dr. Stelfanie Williams juggles multiple responsibilities. For the fall 2014 semester, she added another one: teaching a class of 25 College Transfer students. The president recently completed her first stint as an adjunct instructor at VGCC. Williams taught an eight-week, one-credit-hour “College Transfer Success” course on the college’s Main […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

AG BUSINESS CLASS – DON’T MISS THIS! SPACE STILL AVAILABLE Are you considering a new farm enterprise? Want to figure out how to better manage an existing one? Then this class is for you! In seven classes, you will learn the basics of business planning, marketing, operations, financials and business proposals, with a focus on […]

VGCC Criminal Justice Students complete service projects

VGCC Criminal Justice Club members take a break during their clean-up along Poplar Creek Road in front of the college’s Main Campus. Kneeling in front, from left, are Janet Rodriguez Morales of Henderson, William Douglas of Henderson and Stacie Bowes of Henderson; standing in middle row, from left, are Jordan Dickerson of Oxford, Joseph Toto of Oxford, Benjamin Layton of Kittrell, Marshall Keeton of Butner, Paul Grenier of Oxford, Jasmine Allen of Warrenton and Karly Blue of Stem; standing in back, from left, are Nicolas Parkstone of Stem, William Nutt of Henderson, Isaiah Blanchett of Monroe, James Hann of Creedmoor and instructor/club advisor Tony Clark. (VGCC photo)

Criminal Justice Technology students at Vance-Granville Community College are in training to serve the public, and they recently got a head start with a pair of service projects that involve giving back to their communities. First, students in the Criminal Justice Club continued their longstanding tradition of picking up trash along the whole length of […]

The Tar River Center for History and Culture Will Continue its 2014-2015 Lecture Series with Dr. I Randolph Daniel Nov. 6

LOUISBURG, N.C.—The Tar River Center for History and Culture is proud to announce its 2014-2015 Lecture Series, focusing on “The Early Development of the Tar River Valley of North Carolina.” Lectures are held Thursday evenings, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Chapel of Louisburg College. All are free and open to the public. Parking […]

Middle and High School News October 20-24, 2014

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 3, Issue 10 A Publication for Middle and High Schools October 20-24, 2014       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS       […]

Elementary School News October 20-24, 2014

VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 2 Issue 10                          October 20-24, 2014       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS     Flu vaccines will be administered to all […]

NC strawberry referendum to be held during Southeast Strawberry Expo in November

RALEIGH — North Carolina strawberry growers will hold a referendum to decide whether to increase the current strawberry assessment during the Southeast Strawberry Expo in Pinehurst Nov. 17-19. Started in 1989, the strawberry assessment is used to advance strawberry research and marketing to improve the industry. Dexter Hill, strawberry marketing specialist with the N.C. Department […]

Vance County Board of Education Retreat October 22, 2014

The Vance County Board of Education Retreat October 22, 2014 at the Satterwhite Point Glass House. Download the agenda here:  20141022_vcboe_retreat_agenda

Vance County’s HR Committee to meet Monday, October 27, 2014

Vance County’s HR Committee is scheduled to meet Monday, October 27 at 12:00 noon to discuss the county manager search process.

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