October 13, 2015

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 […]

High School students explore health and science at two VGCC campuses

This summer, high school students from across the region attended “Mini-Medical School” camps organized by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College. The camp was held in June at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, and in July at the college’s Franklin County Campus, just outside Louisburg. […]

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

Unintentional poisoning from prescription medications is on the rise in North Carolina – Since 1999, approximately 6,900 people have died from prescription poisonings. Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option for disposing of their prescription and over the counter medications to protect their families and the environment. Prescription drug take-back event […]

Vance County Schools – Nursing Aide Graduates

There are 15 students who are now graduates of the Vance Medical Academy at Southern Vance High School as certified nursing aides (CNA) following a pinning ceremony held in their honor on June 9. The pinning ceremony was held in the school’s Drama Room and was attended by approximately 75 family members and friends of […]

VGCC, two other colleges join NC A&T in nursing initiative

GREENSBORO — Vance-Granville Community College has stepped up its efforts to help nursing students earn bachelor’s degrees through an initiative with North Carolina A&T State University and two other community colleges. On Monday, June 1, Dr. Stelfanie Williams, VGCC’s president, joined the chancellor of A&T and the presidents of Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and […]

NAMI North Carolina calls for reducing stigma about mental illness during Mental Health Awareness Month

RALEIGH, NC (May 6, 2015) – May is Mental Health Awareness Month and is an opportunity to learn both about mental health as part of overall health and the need to be alert to symptoms of mental illness. Unfortunately, stigma, access to care and other issues can be barriers to treatment. The National Alliance on […]

VGCC offers Workshops on Managing Chronic Health Conditions

Vance-Granville Community College has partnered with the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments to offer a new series of “Living Healthy” workshops this summer. All will be held at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. These programs are being offered to individuals who suffer from chronic health problems, such as diabetes and chronic pain, and […]