October 10, 2015

Vance County Board of Education Meeting Monday October 12th, 2015

Vance County Board of Education meeting at October 12, 2015 7:00 p.m. in the Administrative Services Center  A G E N D A I. Call to Order II. Moment of Silence * III. Approval of Minutes * IV. Approval of Meeting Agenda V. Recognitions/Announcements A. Western Vance High School State Recognition B. Public School Foundation Presentations VI. […]

Vance County Water Committee Meeting October 26th, 2015

Please note that Vance County’s Water Planning Committee (Garrison, Brummitt, Taylor) is scheduled to meet Monday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the administrative conference room.  The purpose is to discuss water project matters. All commissioners are invited to attend.

VGCC Small Business Summit & Expo – October 20th, 2015

The upcoming 4th Annual Small Business Summit & Expo presented by CenturyLink will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 beginning at 11:30 AM at the Warren County Armory Civic Center.  This year’s theme is Weaving The Fabric of a Thriving Economy.  The event is free to the first 50 who register. Includes your lunch! […]

Louisburg College Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Trustees

LOUISBURG, N.C.—  Five new members have joined the Louisburg College Board of Trustees, effective September 2015. The new members include: Sen. Chad Barefoot–Representing the 18th District, which includes Wake and Franklin Counties, Barefoot is one of the youngest members of the North Carolina Senate. In his second term, he serves as co-chairman of the Senate […]

N.C. Forest Service offers advice to landowners interested in treating ash trees for emerald ash borers

RALEIGH – In two years, the emerald ash borer has become a notorious pest in North Carolina. From its first appearance in the state in 2013, it has already left a trail of dead ash trees in its wake, and it continues to spread, prompting a statewide quarantine in September. But, there are options for […]

Farms are great destinations for family fun this fall

RALEIGH – From corn mazes and pick-your-own pumpkin patches to harvest festivals and farm-to-table dinners, agritourism farms across the state are gearing up for family-friendly activities this fall. “Agritourism is a great way for families to learn more about agriculture, the state’s top industry, in a very interactive way,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “With […]

Novant Health Franklin Medical Center to close

LOUISBURG, NC – Oct. 7, 2015 – Novant Health Franklin Medical Center announced today that it will cease operations Oct. 16, 2015, following several years of declining utilization. Hospital leaders have notified the state and are working closely with patients on an individual basis to coordinate ongoing care. Hospital employees will have access to outplacement […]


Scammers are known to follow in the wake of natural disasters. They may claim to be able to fix damage done by the storm, or seek contributions to fake charities to help storm victims. After a disaster, guard against home repair scams: Don’t pay for work up front. Inspect the work and make sure you’re […]

11 Districts and 60 Schools Earn North Carolina’s Highest Graduation Rates in 2014-15

Eleven school districts and 60 high schools today were honored by State Superintendent June Atkinson for having the highest four-year cohort graduation rates among all districts and schools in the state in 2014-15. “I am so proud of the teachers, school counselors, coaches, principals and district leaders, and others who have worked tirelessly to make […]

State Farmers Market to host 30th annual Decorated Pumpkin Contest Thursday

RALEIGH — Young artists can aim for pumpkin perfection during the 30th annual Decorated Pumpkin Contest at the State Farmers Market Thursday. The contest is divided into three age groups: 8 and under, 9 to 15, and 16 and older. Contestants can carve, paint or use other art media to decorate their entries. Decorated pumpkins […]