July 22, 2014

Work-Based Learning program connects VGCC students with employers

The name is new, but Vance-Granville Community College’s Work-Based Learning program continues a longstanding practice of helping students gain the on-the-job experience they need to complement their classroom studies. The North Carolina Community College System recently changed the name of the Cooperative Education (or “Co-op”) Work Experience program to “Work-Based Learning” (WBL). The transition to […]

‘Plus 50’ students receive inspiration and information at VGCC


Local adults, aged 50 and over, recently received encouragement and advice about pursuing higher education at a special Vance-Granville Community College workshop. The event, held July 16 in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus, was entitled “Over 50 and Going Back to School, What a Great Idea!” and was attended by approximately 65 people. […]

Greg’s Garden for July 21st, 2014 By Mari Miller

Tomato Harvest Starts Our tomato harvest has started. Greg brought in the first of our Roma variety of tomatoes yesterday. It will take about 2-3 weeks to be at peak production enough to start my canning, but it will be so nice to now go to the garden for my fresh tomatoes. My multi-color varieties […]

Vance County Board of Commissioners Meeting Monday July 21st, 2014

Vance County Board of Commissioners called meeting scheduled for Monday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room. Also, the Planning Committee is scheduled to meet Monday morning at 11:45 a.m. to discuss a Neighborhood Stabilization Program matter.  This will be in the County Manager’s administrative conference room. This memorandum will serve as […]

VGCC launches Mechatronics program in August at South Campus

Vance-Granville Community College is introducing a new curriculum program that will provide training needed for highly-skilled jobs in advanced manufacturing. The new program of study is called “Mechatronics Engineering Technology” and, as the name implies, it combines mechanical engineering and electronics. Courses toward this new Associate in Applied Science Degree are set to start in […]

Changes to High School Equivalency program include reduced testing fees

Vance-Granville Community College is spreading the word about changes in the program that allows area adults to take a set of tests to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. Recently, the name “High School Equivalency” (HSE) replaced the program’s former name: General Educational Development, or GED ® — a registered trademark of the […]

Natural Horsemanship program starting at VGCC Warren Campus

Vance-Granville Community College is introducing a new Horsemanship program, which will be based at the college’s Warren County Campus, and will provide the education and training for an individual to seek employment associated with the horse industry. The Comprehensive Natural Horsemanship Program will consist of four courses offered by VGCC’s Occupational Extension department, with the […]

News and Notes about Vance County Regional Farmer’s Market by Mari Miller

Vance County Regional Farmers MarketMarket hours are 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, Wednesday and Saturdays. What’s at the market – Saturday July 19th Blackberries Cucumbers Muscadine Juice & Salsa Okra… Onions Peas Peppers Squash Tomatoes (Lots) Zucchini   Also at the market will be vendors selling crafts and flowers. Master Gardeners Seminar set fr July […]

Vance County Schools – Summer Technology Work


Personnel in the Technology Department of Vance County Schools are busy this summer preparing over 2,800 laptop computers for high school students and teachers to use during the 2014-2015 school year which begins on August 25. Once the Technology personnel have completed work reloading operating systems on all of the laptop computers, they will turn […]

VGCC Scholarship honors longtime educator Sue Grissom

From left, Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson, Lelia Brigham, Sue Wooten Grissom and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams. (VGCC photo)

Students who want to continue their education at Vance-Granville Community College now have another means of support, in the form of a scholarship that honors one of the college’s retired educators. The new scholarship fund has been established by Lelia Brigham of Henderson in honor of Sue Wooten Grissom of Creedmoor, who retired in 2012 […]