February 12, 2016

Evening introductory Carpentry course offered at VGCC

A course that introduces students to the carpentry trade will be offered soon by Vance-Granville Community College. “Carpentry I” is scheduled to be held on Monday through Thursday evenings from 6 until 10 p.m., March 16 through June 28, on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. Students will learn about proper safety techniques, equipment and […]

National changes by GED may affect some VGCC test takers

The national GED Testing Service recently announced revisions to the “cut,” or passing scores, as well as performance levels for its High School Equivalency (HSE) test, and is making those revisions retroactive to January 1, 2014, when the 2014 GED Test series was first released. North Carolina will join 32 states in recognizing these changes […]

VGCC Trustees endorse Connect NC Bond

The Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees has voiced its support of the Connect NC Bond on the ballot for voters in the primary on March 15. In a unanimous vote on Monday night, Feb. 8, at the trustees’ regular bimonthly meeting, the board adopted a resolution of support for the $2 billion bond package. […]

Webster Completes Work for Doctorate

Lisa Webster, the teacher for academically and intellectually gifted students at Zeb Vance Elementary School, said she did it to honor her mother. She worked for more than five years and recently earned her doctoral degree for Exceptional Children in Education. Her degree is from North Central University and she completed all of her work […]

VGCC welcomes “Thomas Jefferson” for lecture series

Vance-Granville Community College’s Arts and Sciences division is offering a spring lecture series with a distinguished guest speaker, former President Thomas Jefferson — or, to be exact, Bill Barker, the critically acclaimed resident “Mr. Jefferson” at Colonial Williamsburg, Va. The public is invited to attend the Jefferson presentations, as are VGCC students, faculty and staff. […]

Local Chick-fil-A owner starts new VGCC Scholarship

Josh Towne, the franchised restaurant owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A in Henderson, has established a new Vance-Granville Community College scholarship. When fully endowed, the “Chick-fil-A of Henderson Academic Achievement Scholarship” will be awarded to VGCC students meeting certain academic requirements. A New Bern native, Towne has lived in Henderson since moving in 2005 to become the […]

NC Schools Will “Love the Bus” February 8-12

In Alamance-Burlington Schools, they will receive cards, gift cards, goodie baskets, donuts, coffee, biscuits, candy and sweet treats. In Buncombe County, they will be recognized at a community assembly, spotlighted during morning announcements, and invited to PTO-sponsored lunch with principals. In Iredell-Statesville Schools, they will receive breakfast, lunch and treats each day along with thank […]

Thomas Receives Doctorate Degree

Carnetta Thomas, principal of L.B. Yancey Elementary School, has successfully completed work for her doctoral degree.      Thomas learned in early January that she had met all requirements to earn her doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. She received her degree through the University of Phoenix with most work done online.      “I am […]

College Students Read at Clarke Elementary

Students from several area universities visited Clarke Elementary School in mid-December to read to classes of students and talk about their college experiences.      Steven Evans, counselor at Clarke, coordinated the visits. He joined Clarke faculty and staff members in welcoming their collegiate visitors.      The visits were made by students from N.C. Central, UNC […]

Pastors Visit Four Local Schools

Pastors of local churches took time out of their busy schedules to visit four schools in the Vance County Schools system on February 3. The school system invited pastors and church leaders throughout Vance County to take part in the four-hour event during the morning to learn more about the many positive things happening in […]