August 30, 2015

Vance County Schools Principals Serve on State Committee

State Supt. Council

Dr. Michael Putney, principal at Dabney Elementary School, and Dr. Larry Webb, principal at Northern Vance High School serve on the State Superintendent’s Principals’ Advisory Committee. Dr. Putney, seated at far right, and Dr. Webb, standing at far right, are shown with members of the committee during their meeting held in late July. Additional members […]

N.C. Forest Service sends crews, fire engines to assist with wildfires in Western U.S.

RALEIGH – More than 70 N.C. Forest Service personnel are currently helping fight fires in the Western United States. And for the first time in its 100-year history, the agency sent fire engines out West, too. The three engines are former military trucks that have been converted into fire trucks capable of carrying 600 to […]

Luncheon Celebration for E.O. Young Jr. Elementary

Assistant Principal Ann Hancock attempts a ping pong ball toss.

All staff members at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary School were the special guests during a community appreciation luncheon held in their honor in the fellowship hall of Middleburg Baptist Church on August 20. School staff members enjoyed great food and fellowship with representatives from several churches and the town of Middleburg. The luncheon’s theme was […]

Summer Reading at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary

EOY Summer Reading

Volunteer Gary Tillotson, shown in photo at right, was one of about 20 church members who tutored students at E.O. Young Jr. Elementary School during a summer reading program led by members of Flat Rock United Methodist Church. Approximately 24 rising second and third-grade students received tutoring each week in the school’s media center from […]

High School students explore health and science at two VGCC campuses

Students shown here at VGCC’s South Campus are, seated, from left: Leeza Mason (Warren New Tech High School), Dominique Anderson (Southern Vance High School), Sierra Jones (Panther Creek High School), Madison Robertson (Warren County High School), Niya Watkins (Warren County), McKayla Perry (Warren County) and Alexis Jordan (Warren County); standing, from left: Jalen Taylor (Panther Creek), Matthew Battistel (Granville Central High School), Ryan Raulynaitis (Fuquay-Varina High School), Rhyan Johnson (Granville Magnet High School), Brandon Baek (Panther Creek), Gavin Hardin (Granville Magnet), Sreekar Mantena (Green Hope High School), Michael Harris (Granville Early College High School) and instructor Becky Brady. (VGCC photo)

This summer, high school students from across the region attended “Mini-Medical School” camps organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. The camp was held in June at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, and in July at the college’s Franklin County Campus, just outside Louisburg. […]

VGCC recognizes 15 Medical Assisting students at Pinning

Seated, from left: graduating Medical Assisting students Morgan Hudgins, Whitney Kelsey, Courtney Pearce, Kaylah Norris, Joyce Ellis and Jennifer Crews; standing, from left: instructor Patrice Allen, students Kourtney Cockrell, Dominique Richardson, Melissa Tucker, Kevin Rumsey, Ashlee Dement Neal, Angela Whirley, Tabitha Winstead and program head Donna Gardner; not pictured: Melissa Norwood, Jessica Yarbrough. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College held a pinning ceremony for its 2015 Medical Assisting program graduates on Aug. 7 at the college’s Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, where the program is conducted. As VGCC’s program is nationally accredited, graduates are now eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) certification examination to become Certified […]

VGCC to host Afternoon Tea class

From left, B.K. McCloud of Oxford, British tea expert Jane Pettigrew and Constance “Connie” Lue of Oxford are seen here at the 2013 World Tea Expo in Atlanta. (Submitted photo)

Vance-Granville Community College will offer a course on “afternoon tea,” the tradition that is enjoying a renaissance as fine hotels, inns and tea rooms across the country give guests an opportunity to retreat from the hurried pace of their lives.  The course, called “Let’s Have an Afternoon Tea,” will meet on VGCC’s Main Campus in […]

Local Community Groups and Parents Sue Halifax County Board of Commissioners Over Blocked Access to Sound Basic Education

HALIFAX, NC – Today, as children in Halifax County begin a new school year, the Coalition for Education and Economic Security (CEES), the Halifax County Branch of the NAACP, and three parents and guardians of children attending public schools in Halifax County filed suit against the Halifax County Board of Commissioners to vindicate the North […]

Operation Medicine Drop – Dispose of Your Unused, Expired Prescriptions September 26th, 2015

Unintentional poisoning from prescription medications is on the rise in North Carolina – Since 1999, approximately 6,900 people have died from prescription poisonings. Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of their prescription and over the counter medications to protect their families and the environment. Prescription drug take-back event […]

Avian influenza informational meetings to be held for backyard poultry owners

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is holding five regional meetings to inform backyard poultry owners about the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus that is expected to be introduced in the state this fall. Veterinarians with NCDA&CS and the N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will give an […]