September 20, 2014

Vance County Schools Committee Meetings

Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates:             * Community Relations, Wednesday, Sept. 24th, 5:30 pm             * Building & Grounds, Thursday, Sept. 25th, 8:30 am                       * Curriculum Committee, Thursday, Sept. 25th, 9:15 am                   * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, October 7th, 8:30 am           Note:  All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference […]

VGCC welcomes new trustee, gets update on plans for new building

Chief District Court Judge Daniel Finch of the Ninth Judicial District administers the oath to Vance-Granville Community College's newest trustee, Barbara Cates Harris, on Monday evening at the board's regular meeting. From left are Judge Finch; Mrs. Harris; Phillip Harris, her husband; Maurice Harris Jr., their grandson; Brenda Harris, daughter-in-law; and Maurice Harris Sr., son. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College’s Board of Trustees welcomed Barbara Cates Harris of Oxford as its newest member and received an update on plans for its newest building on Monday, Sept. 15. District Court Judge Daniel F. Finch of Oxford, the chief district court judge for the Ninth Judicial District, swore Harris into office. She was appointed […]

VGCC Culinary students and faculty play multiple roles at Hot Sauce Contest

From left, VGCC Culinary Arts program head Chef Ross Ragonese, student Randy Wilfong of Henderson, and instructor Chef John Boretti taste sauces and mark their scores while serving as judges at the eighth annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest in Oxford on Sept. 13, 2014. (VGCC photo)

The eighth annual North Carolina Hot Sauce Contest, held Sept. 13 in downtown Oxford, again featured the Culinary Arts department from Vance-Granville Community College. Not only did students from the program serve up their own spicy treats to festival attendees, but students and faculty members also formed the entire team of judges for the second […]

Vance County Elementary School News September 15-19, 2014

Download here:  20140915 Elementary School News   VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 2 Issue 5                        September 15-19, 2014       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     […]

Vance County Middle and High School News September 15-19, 2014

Download here:  20140915 Weekly School News   VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS   Volume 3, Issue 5 A Publication for Middle and High Schools September 15-19, 2014       The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship. […]

Eaton-Johnson Middle School Parent Night Postponed

Eaton-Johnson Middle School has announced that the Parent Night, originally scheduled for September 22, has been postponed. A date for the event will be announced later.

VGCC announces Small Business Summit and Expo; Entrepreneur to Keynote

Richard “Rick” Burtner (submitted photo)

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center is planning a Small Business Summit and Expo, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County and the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21, from 11:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., in the Civic Center on VGCC’s Main Campus […]

VGCC Time Management – Starting a Business – Financing & More Business Seminars Next Week

Next week is a busy week at the Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College.  We will be offering the following FREE small business seminars:     SEMINAR TITLE DESCRIPTION OF SEMINAR LOCATION DAY TIME DATE Register Time In a Bottle for the Small Business Owner Nobody has more to do in a single day […]

VGCC to offer free High School Equivalency practice tests for limited time

Vance-Granville Community College will provide High School Equivalency practice tests at no cost to any local adult on weekdays between Sept. 22 and Oct. 3, 2014, as part of the national GED Testing Service’s “See for Free” program. Students may take the “GED Ready” practice tests at either VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County; the […]

VGCC names head of new Mechatronics program

VGCC Mechatronics Engineering Technology Program Head/instructor Keith Shearon is seen here with a hydraulic trainer at the college’s South Campus. (VGCC photo)

Keith Shearon of Youngsville has been named to lead the new Mechatronics Engineering Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College. Shearon brings decades of industry experience in manufacturing and electronics to the program and his students. Shearon begins teaching the first two courses offered as part of the two-year Mechatronics degree, “Circuit Analysis” and “Introduction to […]