February 9, 2016

Reps. Butterfield & Brooks Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Zika Virus

U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) and Susan Brooks (IN-05) have introduced H.R. 4400, a bipartisan bill that seeks to add Zika virus to the list of diseases included in the Tropical Disease Priority Review Voucher Program at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The Zika virus, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, can […]

VGCC Health Sciences students connect with employers

Vance-Granville Community College held its first-ever Health Sciences Career Fair in December at the college’s South Campus in Granville County. The event was organized by the VGCC Career Services department and Health Sciences division to help students in health-related programs to meet potential employers and explore career options. Participating health care facilities included Murdoch Developmental […]

Vance County Community Health Forum Thursday January 28th, 2016

Vance County Community Health Forum Thursday January 28th, 2016 5-7pm at Perry Memorial Library. All residents and community stakeholders are invited! Granville Vance Public Health is partnering with a number of local organizations to conduct a Community Health Assessment, which is completed every 4 years to identify the health status, concerns, and resources of Granville and […]

VGCC registers 350 potential lifesavers

A recent Vance-Granville Community College service project added some 350 people to the registry of potential bone marrow donors. In partnership with the Project Life Movement and the “Save the Fox” campaign, the college held events on each of its four campuses during the week of Oct. 26-29. Students, faculty, staff and community members signed […]

Maria Parham Guild Gift Gallery endows VGCC scholarship in memory of local doctor

Volunteers from the Guild Gift Gallery at Maria Parham Medical Center recently presented a gift of $25,000 to the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund that will create a new scholarship in memory of a Henderson physician, Dr. J. Franklin Mills, who passed away unexpectedly in July at the age of 61. That brings the total […]

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Awards Grants for Healthy Outcomes

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation has launched its third round of grantmaking by awarding over $200,000 in grants to local nonprofit and governmental organizations. “All of the grant projects center around community health in some way,” said Val Short, executive director for the local Foundation.  “Our hope is that these grant awards will result in improved […]

Novant Health Franklin Medical Center to close

LOUISBURG, NC – Oct. 7, 2015 – Novant Health Franklin Medical Center announced today that it will cease operations Oct. 16, 2015, following several years of declining utilization. Hospital leaders have notified the state and are working closely with patients on an individual basis to coordinate ongoing care. Hospital employees will have access to outplacement […]

Operation Medicine Drop – Dispose of Your Unused, Expired Prescriptions September 26th, 2015

Safe Kids Vance County Coalition, Henderson Police Department is offering a Prescription drug take-back event at the Henderson Family YMCA on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 from 8am to 11am where the public can dispose of expired, unused prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications and keep them out of the wrong hands. Operation Medicine Drop cannot accept […]

NC Navigator Consortium awarded $2.6 million to enroll consumers in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act

RALEIGH, September 2, 2015 – The NC Navigator Consortium, a group of 14 health care, social service and legal aid organizations, has been awarded $2,610,472 in federal funding to help North Carolina consumers enroll in affordable health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act during the 2015-2016 open-enrollment period, the second-largest grant in the country […]

First United Methodist Church of Henderson – GriefShare Program Starts September 10, 2015

First United Methodist Church located at 114 Church Street, in Henderson, will be presenting a non-denominational GriefShare support group beginning on September 10th, and running for 13 weeks – excluding Thanksgiving. Sessions will be held in the Stephen Ministry Room beginning at 6:00 p.m. every Thursday night. The sessions are free, and open to anyone […]