November 24, 2015

Middle and high schools partner with VGCC to advance student success

Administrators and guidance counselors from local high schools and middle schools recently met at Vance-Granville Community College to learn more about what the college offers, and to discuss how the educational institutions work in partnership. Representatives of schools in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties were invited to attend the forum, held on Oct. 22 […]

NCDA&CS offers tips to care for fresh Christmas trees

Because Thanksgiving falls late this year, many Christmas tree growers are opening up early for the season. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages consumers to use proper techniques to care for their fresh trees. “Real Christmas trees offer a great addition to your holiday decorations, but they do need a little extra […]

City of Henderson City Council Meeting Monday November 23rd, 2015

Henderson City Council Short Regular Meeting Monday, 23 November 2015 6:00 PM Work Session to immediately follow City Hall Council Chambers, 134 Rose Ave., Henderson, NC 27536 Download the full agenda packet here:  20151123_coh_agenda_packet.pdf

Louisburg College Hosts Lecture To Focus On North Carolina Tobacco Culture

LOUISBURG, N.C.–W.W. Yeargin, Jr., an expert on tobacco culture in North Carolina, will deliver the next Tar River Center Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Benson Chapel on the Louisburg College campus. His lecture, titled “Leaves of Gold: North Carolina Tobacco Culture,” is free and open to the public, and will include a […]

Vance County Clerk of Superior Court – Financial Related Audit

NC State Auditor releases report on the Vance County Clerk of Superior Court:  The results of our audit identified deficiencies in internal control and/or instances of noncompliance that are considered reportable under Government Auditing Standards. These items included: (1) The Clerk’s Office did not compel the timely filing of estate inventories in accordance with state […]

Thanksgiving Travel: Know Before You Go and Save Time, Money

As families travel over the river and through the woods for Thanksgiving celebrations, the N.C. Department of Transportation will suspend most road construction activities on major routes across the state to help make their trips a little smoother. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations safely and efficiently, while cutting down on fuel consumption and costs.  […]

Vance County Farm-City Week: Our Aging Farmers: A Looming Crisis For Our Nation?

If you happen to be a farmer, I have some important information for you: You’re not getting any younger. Sorry, don’t mean to get personal, but the 2007 Census of Agriculture reports that the average age for farmers in Vance County is almost 60. Nor is this phenomenon limited to our own community. For North […]

VGCC and Dill Air Controls Products join forces with Apprenticeship program

Vance-Granville Community College and Oxford-based Dill Air Controls Products, LLC, recently signed on to join the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP), in an effort to provide new opportunities for local students and to prepare a skilled workforce. NCTAP offers students a unique start to a professional career and develops them into future industry leaders. […]

Governor McCrory Announces New Juvenile Offender Re-Entry Program Wins Federal Grant

Courtsey of Senator Angela Bryant Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina is one of three states to be awarded a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) grant to implement an innovative reintegration of juvenile offenders into the community. “Our strategy focuses on improved assessment, delivering the appropriate education or workforce training and family engagement so […]

Vance County Board of Commissioners Special Called Meeting November 23rd, 2015

Chairman Archie B. Taylor, Jr. has called a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ conference room.  The purpose of the meeting is to enter into closed session to discuss legal matters related to Semprius.