November 27, 2015

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 […]

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 […]