April 28, 2016

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Lots of upcoming events

The following Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Five County Comprehensive Community Clinics/ Advanced Access/Walk-in Crisis Centers have scheduled events during May to bring awareness to mental health.   Cardinal and the following Providers would like to invite you to attend their events to learn more about their services, meet the staff and to educate you on specific behavioral […]

VGCC to offer Private Pilot Ground School

Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a course that prepares area residents to take flight with a private pilot’s license. The Private Pilot Ground School is scheduled to be held on VGCC’s South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m., May 18 through July 27. In this course, […]

VGCC Students inducted into Honor Society

Vance-Granville Community College recognized 55 students who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students of two-year colleges, on April 19 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. VGCC students honored with induction into Phi Theta Kappa must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 (3.75 for […]

Vance County Schools Policy Committee Meeting April 28th, 2016

The Vance County Schools Policy Committee will meet on Thursday, April 28th, at 5:15 pm in the Superintendent’s Conference Room. I. Call to Order II. Goals and Objectives3000 Goals and Objectives of the Educational Program III. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, DELIVERY, AND EVALUATION3100 Curriculum Development3101 Dual Enrollment3102 Online Instruction3110 Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction3115 Curriculum and Instructional […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

PASTURE PORKSHOP, MAY 25, WINSTON-SALEM A workshop for pastured pork producers, covering alternative feeds, meat quality, pricing, forages, and much more! Details here.   MONITOR TOMATOES/POTATOES FOR LATE BLIGHT Late blight was found on tomatoes in a home garden in SC around April 11. Growers in this area should begin monitoring for this disease. Here […]

Vance County Work Session and Committee Time Changes

Please note that the Vance County Board of Commissioners’ work session originally scheduled for April 29th at 1:00 p.m. has been changed to 9:00 a.m. The special meeting on April 29th has been changed from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The location remains the same – in the commissioners’ meeting room.

City of Henderson Boards and Commissions Committee Meeting April 27th, 2016

The Henderson City Council’s Boards and Commissions Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Large Conference Room at City Hall, 134 Rose Avenue.  The main purpose of this meeting is to consider applicants for various City committees. The public is welcome. 

NC Cooperative Extension: Late April Garden Updates

READY, SET, GROW! GARDENING IN RAISED BEDS/CONTAINERS On Saturday, April 30th, come to the Warren County Extension Center for “Ready,Set, Grow! Successful Gardening in Raised Beds & Containers.” This two hour workshop (9:30-11:30 am) will cover all the basics to start your gardening season off right. Registration is only $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Learn about […]

N.C. Forest Service battling multiple wildfires across state

The N.C. Forest Service is battling several wildfires across the state, and residents are being asked to be careful when using open flames while dry conditions persist. “A lot of personnel and equipment – including aircraft and fire dozers – have been moved to fight these blazes,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “The N.C. Forest […]

VGCC awards 305 Scholarships to students

Vance-Granville Community College awarded 305 scholarships to students at an annual awards ceremony, held April 6 in the college’s Civic Center. In her welcoming remarks, Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of VGCC, congratulated the scholarship recipients and thanked the donors and partners who support the college’s Endowment Fund, many of whom were on hand to […]