February 13, 2016

N.C. pecan growers to meet in Greenville March 5

The N.C. Pecan Growers Association will hold its annual conference March 5 at the Pitt County Cooperative Extension office in Greenville. The event is open to current pecan growers and those interested in learning more about pecan production in the state. The meeting includes workshops and an orchard tour. Dr. Lenny Wells, a pecan horticultural […]

Evening introductory Carpentry course offered at VGCC

A course that introduces students to the carpentry trade will be offered soon by Vance-Granville Community College. “Carpentry I” is scheduled to be held on Monday through Thursday evenings from 6 until 10 p.m., March 16 through June 28, on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Students will learn about proper safety techniques, equipment and […]

Vance County Schools Recognitions

Vance County Schools is proud to announce that Marion Perry, an outstanding volunteer in our school system and particularly for Carver Elementary School, was named the Citizen of the Year for 2015 at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on February 4, 2016. Our school system also is proud to announce that Flat Rock […]

ACTS in the Community

Who We Are ACTS of Vance County was ?established?in?1985 by more than 40 local churches, local businesses, individuals, and the United Way. ACTS is committed to providing  daily hot nutritious meals to the  low-income and  homeless population in the Vance County community.  It is our mission to provide an effective Christian focus for directing all […]

Week-long Side Street Closure for NCDOT Tryon Road project in Raleigh Starts Feb. 15

The contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation Tryon Road realignment and bridge replacement project in south Raleigh plans to close a portion of Junction Boulevard/Ileagnes Road between the current Tryon Road and what will be the new alignment of the road, starting Monday, Feb. 15. The week-long closure will allow workers to safely continue […]

Vance County Board of Commissioners Public Safety and Human Resources Committee Meeting Notice

Please note that the County’s Public Safety Committee and also the Human Resources Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, February 25 at 12:00 noon in the administrative conference room.  The purpose is to discuss Fire/EMS matters. All commissioners are invited to attend.

NCDA&CS to host workshops for farmers market managers March 4 and 18

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host workshops for farmers market managers March 4 in Winston-Salem and March 18 in Mount Olive. “With more than 250 farmers markets across the state, it is easy for consumers to connect with local farmers in their community,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Our farmers market […]

National changes by GED may affect some VGCC test takers

The national GED Testing Service recently announced revisions to the “cut,” or passing scores, as well as performance levels for its High School Equivalency (HSE) test, and is making those revisions retroactive to January 1, 2014, when the 2014 GED Test series was first released. North Carolina will join 32 states in recognizing these changes […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

TOBACCO FLOAT BED WATER SAMPLES It’s time to submit water samples for your tobacco greenhouse float beds! The Vance/Warren offices of Cooperative Extension can deliver those samples for you, but please note the following: Call in advance so we can schedule the delivery. It’s critical that samples be delivered in a timely fashion, preferably within […]

VGCC Trustees endorse Connect NC Bond

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees has voiced its support of the Connect NC Bond on the ballot for voters in the primary on March 15. In a unanimous vote on Monday night, Feb. 8, at the trustees’ regular bimonthly meeting, the board adopted a resolution of support for the $2 billion bond package. […]