June 27, 2016

The Healing Force, Free Concert today (Friday) at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center 1pm

Drumming, singing and storytelling will come alive at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson tomorrow, FRIDAY JUNE 24th at 1pm, with a **FREE** concert featuring The Healing Force, a family of performers who specialize in World Music. Experience their lively celebration of international arts that emphasizes the connectedness of the human family through music […]

Vance County Regional Farmers Market Summer Blastoff – June 25, 2016

“Summer Blastoff” Saturday, June 25th. Summer is in full swing, you are invited to come help celebrate peak season Summer Blastoff! We will have the Buggs Island Community Band performance beginning at 10:00am, a free Container Gardening Class at 10:00am and Ask a Master Gardener. VEGGIES & FRUIT: – Bell Peppers – Eggplant – Green […]

Meet Me In the Street Tonight

Next Meet Me in the Street Concert is Thursday, June 23 Featuring North Tower 5:30 – 8:30 along Breckenridge Street Downtown Henderson

Horse owners urged to vaccinate horses after two S.C. horses confirmed to have EEE

North Carolina horse owners are urged to vaccinate their equine after two horses in Horry County, South Carolina contracted Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis within the past three weeks. EEE is a mosquito-borne disease that is preventable in equine by vaccination. Horry County is the northern-most coastal county in South Carolina and borders Brunswick County in North […]

Vance County Board of Commissioners Called Meeting June 28th, 2016

This memorandum will serve as notice that Chairman Gordon Wilder has called a special meeting for Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room, Vance County Administration Building, 122 Young Street, Henderson, NC. The purpose of the meeting is to:1. Approve year-end closeouts2. Other items as necessary3. Enter into closed session […]

Schools and VGCC partner to discuss advanced manufacturing jobs

Educators, local industry representatives and community leaders shared ideas at a panel discussion organized on June 16 by the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Training Alliance (AMSTA), a partnership of Vance-Granville Community College, Granville County Schools, Franklin County Schools, Warren County Schools and Vance County Schools. The event was part of “AMSTA Cruisers 2016,” a multi-day program […]

Governor’s Award for Public Transportation Presented to Kerr Area Transit Director

Kerr Area Transportation Authority Executive Director Robert Brink, Jr. was presented with the 2016 Governor’s Award for Public Transportation on June 14 by the N.C. Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division at its conference in Concord. The award, first given in 1988, is presented annually for outstanding service and contributions to public transportation services in […]

44 Communities Receive Marks for High Performance From the National Main Street Center

The National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation has cited 44 North Carolina communities for economic vitality and fidelity in following the best-practice standards for historic preservation and community revitalization championed by the center. Eleven new communities joined the ranks of accredited North Carolina communities as compared to last […]

Governor McCrory Signs Life-Saving Overdose Prevention Legislation

Governor Pat McCrory joined law enforcement officers, first responders, legislators and health care officials yesterday at the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office to sign legislation making naloxone, a life-saving opioid reversal drug that has already saved 3,300 North Carolinians, more accessible. “Addressing mental health, substance use, underage drinking and drug overdose have been primary focuses of our […]

VGCC students awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships

A group of 18 students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The scholarship can be used to […]