November 24, 2014

Guest speaker offers life lessons to VGCC students

Dr. NKrumah Lewis speaks to a group of VGCC students, faculty and staff on Nov. 13.

(VGCC photo)

The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College hosted author, entrepreneur, social activist and educator Dr. NKrumah Lewis as a special guest speaker on Nov. 13 on VGCC’s Main Campus. He shared stories from his own life to offer a message of hope to young people, as he does in his autobiography, “Becoming A Butterfly: […]

NC Cooperative Extension Updates

GARDEN TASKS FOR LATE NOVEMBER Clean up perennial beds and raised bed vegetable gardens. Be sure to drain water out of sprayers and other equipment that might be damaged by freezing temps. Use ear, eye and other protective equipment when using leaf blowers and other landscape equipment. Plant and/or transplant trees and shrubs now and […]

City of Henderson City Council Meeting Monday November 24th, 2014

Henderson City Council Short Regular Meeting  Monday 24 November 2014, 6:00 p.m. R. G. (Chick) Young, Jr. Council Chambers, Municipal Building 134 Rose AvenueHenderson, North Carolina Download the full packet here:  20141124_coh_agenda_package I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL III. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE IV. OPENING REMARKSIn order to provide for the highest standards […]

Free Seminar for Small Business Owners on November 24, 2014. Small Business Health Option Programs (SHOP) information available.

Marianne Miller, an ACA Certified Application Counselor, will be available for small business owners in Vance, Warren, and Franklin counties. Ms. Miller, an employee of Northern Piedmont Community Care (a division of Duke University Health Systems), will answer questions about the new Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) that is currently open for enrollment from […]

Vance County Board of Commissioners December Board Meeting – Time Change

Vance County Board of Commissioners December Board meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m.  This is to accommodate a closed session at 5:00 p.m. for a personnel matter.  Immediately after the closed session, the Board will go into its regular meeting.  The agenda will be going out next Wednesday, November 26.

VGCC forum brings together middle and high school partners

VGCC student panelists (from left) Rosemary Ombajo, Dakota Parrish (holding microphone), Victoria Anderson and Imani Burwell answer questions from local middle and high school counselors and administrators at the Oct. 23 forum in the VGCC Civic Center. (VGCC Photo)

Administrators and guidance counselors from local 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 public high schools and middle schools, charter schools, private schools and home-schools in Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties were invited to […]

VGCC welcomes new trustee, celebrates staff-faculty scholarship drive

District Court Judge J. Henry Banks Jr. of the Ninth Judicial District administers the oath of office to Vance-Granville Community College's newest trustee, Dwight Frazier of Henderson, on Monday evening at the board's regular meeting. From left are Judge Banks, Dwight Frazier and fellow trustee L. Opie Frazier, Jr., also of Henderson. The Fraziers are first cousins. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees brought on board a new member at its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, and received the results of the latest faculty and staff drive to benefit the VGCC Endowment Fund. Dwight M. Frazier of Henderson, chief executive officer of Carolina Country Snacks, Inc., and Country Snacks Manufacturing, Inc., […]

Autumn brings the fall of tree seed

RALEIGH – This autumn, tons of seed from many different tree species have hit the ground in record amounts. And squirrels weren’t the only ones looking for it. N.C. Forest Service staff from across the state collected the seed used to grow more than 50 types of tree seedlings for the agency’s nursery program. The […]

Attorney General Roy Cooper: Scammers Use Caller ID to Pose as Cops

Caller ID is helpful, but it isn’t foolproof. In fact, tech-savvy scammers can use it to pose as legitimate businesses or even the police to try to fool you. In a scam reported in Rockingham County this week, a business owner got a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS. The caller said […]

VGCC Culinary program announces spring dates for The Vanguard Café

VGCC Culinary Arts students prepare desserts to be served for a Vanguard Café lunch. (VGCC Photo)

The Vanguard Café in Oxford, where Vance-Granville Community College Culinary Arts students prepare and serve lunch for the public, is inviting the public to participate in developing culinary students’ kitchen and hospitality skills by dining there on scheduled Thursdays during the upcoming spring 2015 semester. Members of the public can enjoy à la carte lunch […]