April 24, 2014

N.C. strawberry growers expect strong season

RALEIGH – Despite a late cold snap, local strawberry growers are still expecting a strong season that will last into the first part of June. “It’s been a challenging winter season for strawberry growers, including a record freeze in early January and a late cold snap in April,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “Fortunately, growers […]

Audio: Vance County Intergovernmental – Recreation – April 23rd, 2014

Audio from Vance County Intergovernmental Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the County Manager’s Office.  The purpose is to discuss Recreation.

Two VGCC Students take top prize at Culinary competition

From left, Chef Ross Ragonese, students Matthew Hosier and Shiona MacLean (wearing the medals won at the competition) and VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams.

(VGCC photo)

A pair of students in the Culinary Arts program at Vance-Granville Community College recently came away from a regional cooking competition with a victory. Shiona MacLean and Matthew Hosier, both of Oxford, won first place at an American Culinary Federation “Mystery Box” Hot Food competition held on April 1 as part of the annual Wake […]

VGCC and Warrenton Fire Department partner to offer training

Chief Walter Gardner and Vernon Ward of the Office of the State Fire Marshal are seen here at the Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department during the VGCC fire rating schedule class.

Vance-Granville Community College recently brought together fire department officials from throughout the region to receive training on the state’s new fire rating schedule and on what they can do to reduce local residents’ insurance costs. VGCC’s Fire/Rescue Programs partnered in this initiative with the Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department, which hosted the class on April […]

Vance County Intergovernmental Committee to meet Wednesday

Please be informed that the County’s Intergovernmental Committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. in the County Manager’s Office.  The purpose is to discuss Recreation.

Pesticide Disposal Program hits milestone with 3 million pounds collected

RALEIGH – Last week the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program surpassed 3 million pounds collected since the program began in 1980. At a collection day in Nash County the program needed just 763.5 pounds to hit the 3 million pounds. Instead, residents dropped off 6,000 pounds for disposal.  “North […]

Coal Ash Cleanup Meeting April 24th, 2014

COMMUNITY LEADERS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS: WE NEED YOUR HELP! WE ARE IN A RACE AGAINST TIME TO SAVE OUR WATER, OUR WAY OF LIFE, OUR ECONOMY, AND OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE   WHERE H. Leslie Perry Library 205 Breckenridge Street Henderson, NC 27536   WHEN Thurs. April 24th from 6:00-8:00pm   We will meet to discuss […]

Award-Winning Educator Dr. Randy Bridges ’77 to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address

LOUISBURG, N.C.—Louisburg College is pleased to announce that Dr. Randy Bridges, a 1977 graduate of the College, will deliver this year’s commencement address on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 5:00pm in the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium of the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC). Bridges served for two years as the superintendent of the Stafford County […]

Vance County Schools Revised Committee Meetings

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates:             * Finance Committee, Tuesday, April 29th, 5:30 pm followed by the Policy Committee                  * Community Relations, Tuesday, April 29th, 6:00 pm or immediately following Policy                                                        Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.                                                                                 

Space still available for antique farm equipment at Got to Be NC Festival in May

RALEIGH — Festival organizers are still accepting applications from farm-equipment enthusiasts and tractor clubs for the farm display at the Got to Be NC Festival, May 16-18, at the State Fairgrounds. Tractors in working order also can participate in the daily tractor parade on the fairgrounds. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration forms […]