October 23, 2014

VGCC Drama students present “Waiting for Godot”

From left, VGCC students Jordan Bunting (as “Estragon”) and Spencer Nunn (as “Vladimir”) strike their characters’ “waiting” poses outside on the college campus. (VGCC photo)

Vance-Granville Community College Drama students will present a production of the Samuel Beckett classic, “Waiting for Godot,” on campus, Nov. 6-9. Performances begin on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. All […]

The Tar River Center for History and Culture Will Continue its 2014-2015 Lecture Series with Dr. I Randolph Daniel Nov. 6

LOUISBURG, N.C.—The Tar River Center for History and Culture is proud to announce its 2014-2015 Lecture Series, focusing on “The Early Development of the Tar River Valley of North Carolina.” Lectures are held Thursday evenings, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Benson Chapel of Louisburg College. All are free and open to the public. Parking […]

Thursday Open Line

Everyone is a potential crime victim, and October is when government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses, and youth organizations join in trying to reduce the threat. This is National Crime Prevention Month, with special awareness and education events planned across the country. During this time, we are all encouraged to help reduce violence, drugs and […]

Tuesday Open Line

An invention was demonstrated on this date in 1879 that lit the way for a dramatic change in the rhythm of Americans’ daily lives. At his Menlo Park, New Jersey laboratory, Thomas Edison set up the first incandescent light bulb, which burned for almost 14 hours. Within a few years, some cities had installed electric […]

Handcrafted Holiday Market presented by the Vance County Regional Farmers Market November 22, 2014

The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will be hosting it’s inaugural Handcrafted Holiday Market, November 22nd from 8:00am to 3:00pm. Artisans & Crafters who are interested in having a booth are asked to please contact Tracy Madigan at (252)598-0814 or farmersmarket@vancecounty.org for an application. 

Monday Open Line

Hotels and motels have long competed for customers on the comfort and amenities of their rooms. Long before cable, Wi-Fi, coffeemakers and hair dryers entered the picture, more basic things were offered as lures. This month in 1829, the 170-room Tremont hotel in Boston became the first in young America to be considered a modern, […]

Friday / Weekend Open Lines

One of the foundations of modern business and science– the accessibility of accurate calculations — was reinforced this month in 1887 when a patent was granted to Dorr Eugene Felt for the first adding machine known to be absolutely accurate at all times. Felt called his machine the “comptometer,” and some models were still in […]

Thursday Open Line

Today marks an anniversary that should please America’s power shoppers. On this date in 1868, the first full-line department store in the U.S. was organized in Salt Lake City. Called “Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution,” it opened the next year. The idea of the department store soon spread around the country, hailed for the convenience such […]

Wednesday Open Line

October is National Seafood Month, celebrating a nutrient rich food that is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Because it really does turn out to be brain food, government and health organizations recommend eating two seafood meals each week. Seafood used to be mostly confined to the coastal regions, but with advances in […]

Tuesday Open Line

This is National School Lunch Week — a name that probably conjures up visions of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and other, more mysterious substances. But it’s time to note the wholesome lunches being served every day to schoolchildren across the nation and to thank the many patient people who prepare and serve them. There […]

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