August 1, 2014

Union Bank establishes VGCC Scholarship honoring Stan Fox

From left, VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams, Board of Trustees chair Deborah Brown, Stan Fox, Union Bank president/CEO Thomas Combs and VGCC Endowment Fund board vice-chairman Robert Hubbard. (VGCC photo)

Oxford-based Union Bank has established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College in honor of a longtime community leader who has been instrumental in the success of both the bank and the college. Stanley H. “Stan” Fox of Oxford, a former state legislator, director emeritus on the bank’s board and current vice-chair of the VGCC […]

VGCC Names 310 to Dean’s List

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 310 students earned Dean’s List honors for the spring semester that ended in May. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student had to maintain a 3.5 grade-point average and have no grade lower than “B” while carrying at least 12 semester hours, according to VGCC Vice President of […]

Advance tickets now available for N.C. Mountain State Fair

FLETCHER – The N.C. Mountain State Fair will return to the Western N.C. Agricultural Center for another run of family fun Sept. 5-14, and advance tickets are now available. “There’s no time like fair time, and with savings of $2 on admission tickets and 50 percent on ride tickets, there is no time like right […]

Vance County Schools Committee Meeting

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Date:             * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, August 5th, 8:30 am           Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.                                                                                 

VGCC Education Students complete afterschool training

VGCC students who completed the training included, from left, Andrea Hayes, Brandy Pendergrass, Adrienne Adcock, Brandie McLean and Shannon Manning. (VGCC photo)

Several Vance-Granville Community College students recently completed special training for afterschool program administrators and staff members. VGCC School-Age Education program head Jacquelin Heath incorporated the “Upping Your After School Game” course content into a curriculum course, School-Age Program Administration (EDU 263), this summer. Heath’s program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and a diploma […]

Audio: Vance County Water Board Planning Committee July 31st, 2014

The County’s Water Board Planning Committee met Thursday, July 31st at 12:00 noon in the County Manager’s Administrative Conference Room.  The purpose wasw to discuss water project matters.

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Crooks Use Social Media, Pose as Pastor, SBI Agent in Elaborate Scam

Law enforcement officers in North and South Carolina are unraveling a complex scam that began with a phony online relationship and racy photographs, and ended with a demand for money to repair a damaged church window. In addition to a fake pastor, the scam also involved a crook masquerading as an agent of the North […]

VGCC hosts seminar on Small Business Networking

Anita Hicks, seen here speaking in the VGCC Civic Center at a women’s business luncheon. (VGCC photo)

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar, entitled “Networking Tips That Can Grow Your Small Business,” on Thursday, Aug. 28, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. In this seminar, Anita Hicks will teach participants why networking is important for small businesses, how to […]

NC Cooperative Extension Gardening and Farmers Market Updates

THIS WEEK IN THE GARDEN (from the WIZS Home & Garden Show) 1. You can start your fall garden now! Consult this planting calendar for complete details: 2. We are only about 5 weeks from tall fescue seeding time. If you plan to do a complete renovation, you will need to spray in the […]

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

The Vance-Granville Community Band, as seen at their spring concert in April 2014. (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 your instrument and wished you could do so again? The Vance-Granville Community Band, under the direction of VGCC music instructor Ivory Brock, is looking for people […]