August 24, 2016

Transportation Secretary Visits Students and Staff at N.C. State

Fall classes are under way at N.C. State, and Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson paid a visit to campus Tuesday to encourage students to consider working toward a career with the department. Secretary Tennyson sat in on a civil engineering class in the school’s Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. He reminded students that the […]

VGCC Culinary students teach kids about cooking

Vance-Granville Community College Culinary Arts students recently became teachers, as they helped youngsters explore the world of cooking. The City of Oxford Parks and Recreation department offered a week-long “cooking camp” twice this summer, and employed students from VGCC as basic culinary instructors during the morning hours for three days. In July, VGCC students Randy […]

Davis named to head VGCC Culinary program

Vance-Granville Community College recently named Chef Teresa Davis as the new head of its Culinary Arts program. The two-year Associate in Applied Science degree program, based at the Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, prepares students to assume positions as trained culinary professionals in a variety of settings, including full-service restaurants, hotels, resorts, clubs, catering […]

VGCC Culinary Arts student reflects on national competition

Dustin Gregory of Oxford, a student in the Culinary Arts program at Vance-Granville Community College, is back on campus after representing not only his school but the entire state of North Carolina in a nationwide competition. Gregory competed at this summer’s SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. He qualified for the competition […]

Vance County Schools Upcoming Committee Meetings

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates:             * Building & Grounds, Thursday, August 25th, 8:30 am                   * Curriculum Committee, Thursday, August 25th, 9:30 am             * Policy Committee, Wednesday, August 31st, 5:30 pm                   * Finance Committee, Wednesday, August 31st, immediately following Policy                                         * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, September 6th, […]

Three Henderson Groups Receive Frances Abbot Burton Powers Endowment Funding

The  North Carolina Community Foundation in accordance with the Frances Abbot Burton Powers Endowment awarded three Henderson, NC groups as recipients of the 2016 grant program.  Vance County High School Robotics Team, the Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission, and Community Partners of Hope all received grants this year.  A ceremony was hosted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at accounting […]

First VGCC student inducted into NC A&T Nursing partnership program

Jonathan Carlock of Henderson made history on Aug. 8, as he became the first Vance-Granville Community College student inducted into the “Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses” (RIBN) program. He and one student each from Davidson County Community College and Guilford Technical Community College have started their journeys as members of the first cohort in the new […]

Vance County Board of Commissioners HR and Water Committee Meetings August 16th, 2016

Please note the following schedule of committee meetings.  Both meetings will be held in the county’s administrative conference room. HR Committee – (Brown, Taylor, Wilder) Tuesday, August 16 at 3:30 p.m. Water Committee – (Wilder, Brummitt, Taylor) Tuesday, August 16 at 4:00 p.m. All commissioners are invited to attend.

VGCC dedicates new building on Main Campus

Vance-Granville Community College officially dedicated “Building 10” at a ceremony on Aug. 3, expanding the college’s Main Campus in Vance County to the west side of Poplar Creek Road while providing new space to train public safety professionals and other students. The building will provide a new home for VGCC’s Emergency Medical Services, Fire/Rescue and […]

Arts and STEM come together at VGCC Science Camp for middle school students

Area middle school students recently had opportunities to practice their skills as both budding artists and scientists at Vance-Granville Community College’s sixth annual Science Camp. The theme of this year’s camp, held in June on the college’s Main Campus in Vance County, was not just “STEM,” but “STEAM,” according to VGCC Science department chair Steve […]