January 27, 2015

VGCC announces $1.6 million bequest from World War II veteran

A 1999 photo of Wilbert Edwards.

A highly decorated World War II fighter pilot has bequeathed Vance-Granville Community College $1.6 million. The gift from Wilbert Allen “Bill” Edwards, who died Oct. 31, 2001, is the second largest in the history of the college, according to an announcement Monday night by VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams. A resident of Oxford at the […]

Middle and High School News January 26-30, 2015

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 3, Issue 22 A Publication for Middle and High Schools January 26-30, 2015       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS       […]

Elementary School News January 26-30, 2015

  VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 2 Issue 22                          January 26-30, 2015       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship.   IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS   This is Benchmark Week in reading, math […]

VGCC Students Awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships

A group of students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. The scholarship can be used for tuition, […]

First class completes Natural Horsemanship program at VGCC

Pictured at the Rockin’ E Ranch in Warrenton, from left, are instructor Debbie Glanz of Warrenton with her horse, “Hero,” and students Doreen Darnell of the Shocco community in Warren County with “Cheyenne,” Keith Jackson of Shocco with “Lavender” and Devon Tabbert of Manson with “Razzle.” (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College recently wrapped up its first Horsemanship course, part of a new program based at the college’s Warren County Campus. The first three students to complete “Horsemanship I” were Doreen Darnell and Keith Jackson, both of the Shocco community in Warren County, and Devon Tabbert of Manson. As their final assignments, each presented […]

Tuesday Open Line

“To teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” That’s the motto of the University of Georgia, which on this date in 1785 became the young nation’s first state-chartered university. Royally chartered private universities existed in America in colonial times, notably Harvard and William and Mary. The University of Georgia opened in […]

VGCC offers Spring Mini-Term Classes

Although the spring 2015 semester at Vance-Granville Community College is well underway, there are actually still opportunities to register for a variety of classes offered during “mini-terms.” These sections start later but end on May 12, at the same time as the full 16-week courses, and they include just as many hours of instruction as […]

Former Harlem Globetrotter emphasizes importance of education


A Harlem Globetrotter “Legend” visited two campuses of Vance-Granville Community College on Jan. 20, and he brought with him a message: education is the only surefire path to success. Raleigh native James “Twiggy” Sanders, who played with the Globetrotters from 1974 until 1991, spoke first at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg and later in […]

Taylor calls audience to serve at VGCC’s Martin Luther King celebration

Archie Taylor delivers remarks during the VGCC Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday program. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College held its annual celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 21 in the college’s Civic Center. The theme of the event was “How can we educate, inspire, and support our community?” based on the mission statement of the college: “Vance-Granville Community College educates, inspires, and supports a diverse […]

Oxford Prep to Celebrate National School Choice Week with Special Event

Oxford – Oxford Preparatory School will hold a special event on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:00 AM to celebrate National School Choice Week, school leaders announced today. This event will feature a Business & Community Forum, that will include interactive discussion with students and parents. The event will be held at the school. Oxford Preparatory School is […]