January 29, 2015

VGCC to host Gospel Celebration on Feb. 12

In honor of Black History Month, Vance-Granville Community College will hold a “Celebration of Gospel” on Thursday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. Admission is free and the public is invited. Among the entertainers and groups set to perform during the program are the […]

Hut Wester endows VGCC Scholarship in wife’s memory

From left, VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson, Hutson Wester and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams celebrate the creation of the new scholarship. (VGCC photo)

Hutson “Hut” Wester of Henderson recently endowed a new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship in memory of his late wife, Virginia L. Wester. A longtime supporter of the VGCC Endowment Fund, Mr. Wester has previously endowed two Hutson Wester Insurance scholarships at the college. Now retired from Wester Insurance Agency, he also taught continuing education classes […]

Vance County Schools – Information on Upcoming Release of School Performance Grades

Within the next two weeks, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will be releasing student and school performance information for the 2013-2014 school year. The information is based on state end-of-grade and end-of-course results for students in grades 3-12 for last school year. For the first time, the results will include five different levels of […]

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation completes VGCC Scholarship endowment

From left, VGCC Endowment Director Eddie Ferguson, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation executive director Val Short, and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams celebrate the creation of the new scholarship.

(VGCC photo)

The Triangle North Healthcare Foundation recently completed fully endowing a scholarship that supports Vance-Granville Community College students who are preparing for careers in health sciences. Val Short, the executive director of the foundation, visited the college to present contributions to the VGCC Endowment Fund and celebrate the milestone. “We are proud to be able to […]

Vance County Annual Retreat – January 28th, 2015 Change of Location

The Vance County planning retreat for January 28th, 2015 at the Presbyterian Church location has changed slightly.  You will be meeting in a conference room down the hall from the fellowship hall.  From Young Street, you will see two sets of doors inside the horseshoe of the building.  Please use the set of doors to […]

Public Notice – Henderson City Council Strategic Planning Retreat

The Henderson City Council will meet for its annual Strategic Planning Retreat on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at the Henderson Country Club from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a working dinner and on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Farm Bureau Room at the Perry Memorial Library.  A […]

VGCC announces $1.6 million bequest from World War II veteran

A 1999 photo of Wilbert Edwards.

A highly decorated World War II fighter pilot has bequeathed Vance-Granville Community College $1.6 million. The gift from Wilbert Allen “Bill” Edwards, who died Oct. 31, 2001, is the second largest in the history of the college, according to an announcement Monday night by VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams. A resident of Oxford at the […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Thieves file phony tax returns

Tax return identity theft happens when thieves use your Social Security Number to file tax returns and claim a large refund. You discover the fraud when you file your own tax return and the Internal Revenue Service says they’ve already processed a return using your name and number. Avoiding tax return ID theft starts by […]

Middle and High School News January 26-30, 2015

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 3, Issue 22 A Publication for Middle and High Schools January 26-30, 2015       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS       […]

Elementary School News January 26-30, 2015

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 2 Issue 22                          January 26-30, 2015       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS   This is Benchmark Week in reading, math […]

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