Home in Henderson http://homeinhenderson.com News and views from the heart of Vance County, N.C. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 22:12:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Meet Me in the Street May 20th, 2016 http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/entertainment/meet-me-in-the-street-may-20th-2016/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/entertainment/meet-me-in-the-street-may-20th-2016/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:04:27 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70303 4zndsy66

2016’s first of three free “Meet Me in the Street” concerts is scheduled for Friday, May 20 featuring “The Konnection Band”. A local favorite and one of the East Coast’s premiere party bands, The Konnection specializes in a variety of music including Top 40, Rock, Country, R & B, Beach and Oldies. The free concert will take place on Breckenridge Street in Downtown Henderson from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A variety of food vendors will be on hand and ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages.

On Thursday, June 23rd, we will be bringing back North Tower.  North Tower has been one of the south’s great party bands for over 30 years, providing the best in oldies, beach, top 40 and funk. With their sizzling brass and super vocals it will be a night to remember!

Then on Thursday, August 25th, Steve Owens and Summertime will be joining us. Playing a unique blend of Carolina Beach, Southern Soul, and Rock-N-Roll. The band is made up of some of the finest vocalist and musicians in the southeast. Steve Owens and Summertime sets the mark at each performance with their High Energy and passion to entertain.

Each of the events is brought to Henderson by presenting sponsors; Charles Boyd Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC, Inc., Prim Development & Residential Rentals and Toyota of Henderson; 

Gold Sponsors Duke Energy, Waste Industries and Maria Parham Medical Center; 

Silver Sponsors BB&T, CenturyLink, Mars Petcare, Walmart DC #6091 and Wake Electric Membership Corporation; 

Bronze Sponsors Express Employment Professionals, AA Self Storage, Document Systems, Inc., and Satterwhite Point Marina.

Mark your calendars. Come on out and join the Chamber and these three awesome bands as they play all the songs that you love to hear. There will be vendor booths, food and free entertainment for your enjoyment along Breckenridge Street in downtown Henderson.

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SVHS Art Students in Vans Shoe Competition http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/news/education/svhs-art-students-in-vans-shoe-competition/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/news/education/svhs-art-students-in-vans-shoe-competition/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:03:58 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70319
SVHS art students include, front row from left, Sandy Hernandez, Ashley Mosley, Cameron Hux, Aliyah Wright and Krista Pendergrass. On the back row are, from left, Assistant Principal Mcshell Edmonds, Jose Reyes, Jose Gonzalez, Tony Elberson, Jordan Salazar and Principal Stephanie Ayscue. Standing at back center is Assistant Principal Desmond Thompson.

SVHS art students include, front row from left, Sandy Hernandez, Ashley Mosley, Cameron Hux, Aliyah Wright and Krista Pendergrass. On the back row are, from left, Assistant Principal Mcshell Edmonds, Jose Reyes, Jose Gonzalez, Tony Elberson, Jordan Salazar and Principal Stephanie Ayscue. Standing at back center is Assistant Principal Desmond Thompson.

Southern Vance High School art students have entered the Vans Custom Culture Shoe Competition and have been chosen as one of only 50 school groups across the United States to compete in regional competition for top honors!

The students, all enrolled in Intermediate Visual Art classes with Amy Simpson, hand painted four pairs of canvas shoes, sold by Vans Shoes, to depict scenes/art in four categories: music, action sports, art related and local flavor.

SVHS Shoes for VansThe competition now continues online. From April 27 until May 11, supporters of the SVHS art students can go online to vans.com/customculture and cast your votes. Each person can vote once per day per region. The SVHS team’s shoes are in the Southeast region. There is no age requirement for voting.

Please share this information and encourage everyone to go online and cast votes over the next two weeks for the impressive work done by these talented students!


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Award named in honor of VGCC Vice President Graham http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/news/education/award-named-in-honor-of-vgcc-vice-president-graham/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/news/education/award-named-in-honor-of-vgcc-vice-president-graham/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:03:48 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70323
From left, VGCC Vice President of Finance and Operations Steven Graham presents the first award named in his honor to Julia Vosnock, Procurement Manager with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

From left, VGCC Vice President of Finance and Operations Steven Graham presents the first award named in his honor to Julia Vosnock, Procurement Manager with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

A new award has been named in honor of Vance-Granville Community College Vice President of Finance and Operations Steven Graham by the Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing. The association has established an award for outstanding candidates seeking to become Certified Local Government Purchasing Officers, and has named it the “Steven C. Graham Achievement Award” in recognition of Graham’s commitment to developing current and future government purchasing professionals. He was instrumental in developing a training program for purchasing officers with the UNC School of Government.

The Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing (CAGP), organized in 1953, is a group of state and local government employees in North and South Carolina whose duties consist of purchasing and contracting of public goods and services. The CAGP is an affiliate of the North Carolina League of Municipalities and a chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP). Since 1986, the CAGP has offered a voluntary certification program for governmental purchasing officers called the Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer (CLGPO) that requires completion of core courses and the passing of a certification examination administered by the UNC School of Government. The purpose of the certification program is to recognize achievement of an established level of competency and proficiency among purchasing officials.

“I obtained my CLGPO designation in 2004,” Graham recalled. “At the time, there was no formalized instruction to assist in prepping for the exam, and the pass rate for the exam was only 40%. After obtaining my certification, I decided to develop a course that could be taught to future governmental purchasing officers seeking this designation. Through sponsorship from the CAGP and the UNC School of Government, I founded and developed the CLGPO Examination Review Course in 2005, which I have taught for the past 12 years. Since offering this course, the pass rate for the exam has increased to 80%.”

In recognition and appreciation of his service and his significant contributions to the success of CLGPO examination candidates, the CLGPO Committee established the Steven C. Graham Achievement Award, which will be presented annually to the certification examination candidate who achieves the highest passing score. The first annual award was presented on March 8, 2016, at the CAGP Spring Conference in Wilmington, N.C., to Julia Vosnock, Procurement Manager with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. “Julia was a student of mine and the first candidate to ever receive a perfect score on the examination,” Graham said.

“We congratulate Steve Graham on this well-deserved recognition for his leadership in supporting education, training and excellence in public service,” said Dr. Stelfanie Williams, the president of VGCC. “As our colleague and a VGCC alumnus, it is fitting that the award bearing his name will recognize professional development and achievement.”

A resident of Oxford, Graham joined VGCC in 2013 after serving as Finance Officer for the Vance County school system. Prior to joining Vance County Schools as purchasing and distribution manager in 2000, Graham worked in banking in the Henderson and Hillsborough areas. Graham graduated from VGCC with an Associate in Arts degree in 1986 and then transferred to N.C. State University, where he completed degrees in Accounting and Business Management. He is currently completing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration, one of the top programs in the United States in public management and administration.

In 2005, Graham also earned the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) designation of Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), which is recognized globally by industry and government as the top level of competency in professional purchasing. He continues to serve as a Guest Lecturer at the UNC School of Government, teaching public purchasing and contracting laws and practice.

As VGCC Vice President of Finance and Operations, Graham leads a division that includes the Business Office, the Bookstore, the Endowment office, the Civic Center, Plant Operations, and purchasing.

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Mental Health Awareness Month – Warrenton Mental Health Awareness Public Forum May 7th, 2016 http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/news/health/mental-health-awareness-month-warrenton-mental-health-awareness-public-forum-may-7th-2016/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/news/health/mental-health-awareness-month-warrenton-mental-health-awareness-public-forum-may-7th-2016/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:03:22 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70298 May 7th Warrenton  Mental Health Awareness Public Forum

Download flyer here:  Warren county flyer public forum

Guest Speakers Karen Kranbuehl, Phillip White and George Bridges

Saturday, May 7, 2016  –  9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Warrenton Rural Fire Station, 236 S. Main St, Warrenton, NC.

For more information, contact Angelena at 252-257-3115


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Vance County Board of Commissioners Meeting Monday May 2nd, 2016 http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/news/county-business/vance-county-board-of-commissioners-meeting-monday-may-2nd-2016/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/news/county-business/vance-county-board-of-commissioners-meeting-monday-may-2nd-2016/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:03:07 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70316 Vance County Board of Commissioners Meeting Monday May 2nd, 2016

Download the full agenda packet:  20160502_vcboc_agenda_packet

Invocation Rev. Joseph Ratliff, Shiloh Baptist Church
Board of Equalization and Review
at the time the agenda was prepared, no one had signed up to appeal
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
2. Public Comments (for those registered to speak by 5:45 p.m. – speakers are limited to five minutes)
3. Appointment Gene Matthews, Vance County Farm Bureau
Water Fees for Farmers
4. Appointment Porcha Brooks, Tax Administrator
Untimely Exemption Applications
5. Water District Board
a. Monthly Operations Report
6. Committee Reports and Recommendations
a. Human Resources Committee
b. Properties Committee
7. Finance Director’s Report
a. Capital Improvement Plan
8. County Attorney’s Report
a. REO Properties
9. County Manager’s Report
a. Presentation of FY 2016-17 Proposed Budget
b. One NC Fund Grant – Ardagh Glass, Inc.
c. Animal Shelter Construction Update and Change Order #2
d. Fireworks Permit
e. Abandoned Mobile Home Program
10. Consent Agenda Items
a. Budget Amendment and Transfers
b. Tax Refunds and Releases
c. Ambulance Charge-Offs
d. Monthly Reports
e. Minutes
May 2, 2016
Page 2
11. Miscellaneous
a. Appointments
12. Closed Session
a. Economic Development Project
b. Personnel Matter

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Friday / Weekend Open Lines http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/quick-hits/open-lines/friday-weekend-open-lines-120/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/29/quick-hits/open-lines/friday-weekend-open-lines-120/#respond Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:01:07 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70326 Friday, April 29th. Health insurance and its affordability has been a topic of political contention mostly in the past two decades, but the social need was recognized much earlier. On this date in 1942, Rhode Island became the first state to set up a health or temporary disability insurance program for its working citizens unemployed because of sickness. The covered workers — not the employers — funded the program with a 1 percent tax on wages of less than $3,000 a year. Most Americans are without disability insurance, although Social Security provides some coverage to qualified workers. But health insurance is another matter. In 2014, over 208 million private policies were in force, with 170 million based on employment. Over 36 million Americans remained uninsured. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at <www.census.gov>.

Saturday, April 30th. This is the anniversary of perhaps the greatest real estate deal in American history — one that doubled the size of the U.S. and put the nation in position to become a world power. The year was 1803, and the deal was the Louisiana Purchase. The young U.S. under President Thomas Jefferson bought nearly 830,000 square miles from France at the cost of four cents an acre. The land stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. The sale encompassed all or parts of 14 of today’s states. After the treaty was ratified, the U.S. took possession at the end of 1803. Appropriately enough, Louisiana became a state on this date in 1812. At the time, just 77,000 people lived there. Now, Louisiana is home to well over 4.6 million. Profile America is completing  its19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Sunday, May 1st. Construction began on this date in 1884 in Chicago for a radical new building design — destined to be America’s first skyscraper. It was the Home Insurance Company headquarters, designed by engineer William Jenney. For many centuries, thick outer walls supported multistory buildings, limiting the height that could be safely or usefully attained. Jenney’s building used a metal frame for support, like a skeleton. The exterior walls were attached to the frame, and so these so-called curtain walls weren’t load bearing. Soon, skyscrapers using Jenney’s method thrust up across the country and today dominate city skylines around the world. Lately, the construction industry in the U.S. has erected some $400 billion worth of private nonresidential buildings annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at <www.census.gov>.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month – Lots of upcoming events http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/28/news/health/may-is-mental-health-awareness-month-lots-of-upcoming-events/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/28/news/health/may-is-mental-health-awareness-month-lots-of-upcoming-events/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:04:29 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70301 The following Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Five County Comprehensive Community Clinics/ Advanced Access/Walk-in Crisis Centers have scheduled events during May to bring awareness to mental health.   Cardinal and the following Providers would like to invite you to attend their events to learn more about their services, meet the staff and to educate you on specific behavioral health topics.    We look forward to seeing you at these events and toward to our future successes as partners.

May 5 – Freedom House -Lunch and Learn on Psychotropic Medications and to meet the staff and learn about their services. Contact    Ted.A@fhrecovery.org  or (252) 879-0091

May 18 – Daymark-Coffee and Conversations-Trauma and Mental Illness In Children

Hosting a light Breakfast for the community to come together and discuss Mental Health issues and to educate the community on the  importance of treatment  and the hope of recovery. Contact Kim Currin at kcurrin@daymarkrecovery.org  or 252-433-0061


May 26 – The Event: Vision Behavioral Health Services will be hosting a community meet and greet event for all individuals, families, groups/organizations, local and state agencies organizers to come and share their services for all to share/gain more knowledge, and awareness of service that are available for individuals, families and community.  Contact:  Please RSVP to Jerome Brown via email: jbrown@visionbhs.com or call: 919-496-7781, Ext. 110


Other Events:

May 7th Warrenton  Mental Health Awareness Public Forum

Saturday, May 7, 2016  –  9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Warrenton Rural Fire Station, 236 S. Main St, Warrenton, NC.

For more information, contact Angelena at 252-257-3115 angelenakdunlap@warrencountync.gov


May 18th– FREE Over the Counter Medicine Give Away!

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Where: Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity, Inc.

Annex Building

155 W. Andrews Avenue

Henderson, NC 27536

Items include: cold, cough and flu medicine, Band-Aids, pain and allergy relief, vitamins and children’s medicine, and much more!


Mental Health First Aid Training-Adult

May 24th-Halifax Regional Medical Center-8:30-5:00

Annex Classroom – Building 1 – Halifax Regional Medical Center

Contact Gina DeMent: gina.dement@cardinalinnovations.org


Mental Health First Aid Training-Youth

May 20th– Daymark Recovery  8:30-5:00

943 West Andrews Avenue

Henderson NC

Contact Gina DeMent: gina.dement@cardinalinnovations.org


Peer Support Training: May-2-May 6

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare-Five County COC

134 S Garnett Street

Henderson NC

Contact Shirley Robinson Flood


May 26-Trauma Informed Training   10-1   (location to be announced) 

                Contact Monica Long, MA, LPCA

Clinical Director

Alpha Management Community Services, Inc.

Alpha Management Services, Inc.

919-419-0043  x115


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.  We believe that these issues are important to address all year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Americans whose lives are affected by mental health conditions.

Some facts:

  • 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family and can do something to help others.
  • Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness.
  • 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.
  • Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long delays—sometimes decades—between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.
  • Each day an estimated 18-22 veterans die by suicide.
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North Carolina Weekend http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/28/tourism/north-carolina-weekend-175/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/28/tourism/north-carolina-weekend-175/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:03:35 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70289
For the week of April 28 on North Carolina Weekend, make sure to join in the NC State Parks Centennial Celebration with visits and special events across the state.  Stop by the Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill for regular events and its seasonal apothecary items. Enjoy the entries at the Annual British Classic Car Show in Raleigh. Tour The Bask at Big Rock Landing Hotel in Morehead City. And the “House Special” samples the fare at Di Lisio’s Italian Family Restaurant in Winston-Salem. (Please note: listings are subject to change.) North Carolina Weekend is underwritten by Visit North Carolina. In addition, UNC-TV has made recent editions of North Carolina Weekend available online.
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VGCC to offer Private Pilot Ground School http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/28/news/education/vgcc-to-offer-private-pilot-ground-school/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/28/news/education/vgcc-to-offer-private-pilot-ground-school/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:03:33 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70309
Trey Walters of Wake Forest (submitted photo)

Trey Walters of Wake Forest (submitted photo)

Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a course that prepares area residents to take flight with a private pilot’s license.

The Private Pilot Ground School is scheduled to be held on VGCC’s South Campus, located between Creedmoor and Butner, on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m., May 18 through July 27. In this course, students gain the knowledge they will need to take the FAA private pilot written exam, under FAA-certified flight instructors from Blue Line Aviation. Students who complete the course will also receive a discount on an introductory flight lesson with Blue Line.

The instructor, Blue Line Aviation president Charles “Trey” Walters of Wake Forest, has deep connections to VGCC, even though this is his first time teaching the course in partnership with the college. His grandmother, Reba Walters, was a VGCC Nursing instructor. His father, Ray Walters (who is also a longtime pilot), taught business classes at VGCC after retiring from SAS in Cary.

Trey Walters took VGCC criminal justice courses through a dual-enrollment program while in high school. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He also served in the Civil Air Patrol, and was awarded the Billy Mitchell Award for becoming a cadet officer. During his career in the Air Force Reserve, Walters was a member of the Security Forces, which included duties in the military police with some air base defense functions. He served a six month deployment to Iraq.

Walters continued taking online courses at VGCC while serving in the Air Force, even while in Iraq. When his tour of duty ended, he went back to classes at the Main Campus, became a Raleigh police officer and then completed his VGCC Criminal Justice degree after taking additional online courses.

Simultaneously, Walters continued to work on pilot training. He started flight training when he was 13. His first solo flight was on his 16th birthday, and he obtained his private pilot license when he was 17. He flew recreationally until 2011, when he decided to get more advanced certifications. Walters earned his Commercial Pilot license, Flight Instructor license, Instrument Instructor license, Commercial Multi-Engine license, and multi-engine instructor licenses in 2012.

In August of 2012, he founded Blue Line Aviation with his wife, Kelsey. The business grew rapidly, leading Walters to resign from the Raleigh Police Department to work there full-time in early 2013. Walters also rejoined the Civil Air Patrol in 2014. Currently, he serves as a Captain in the Raleigh Unit. He volunteers as a search and rescue mission pilot, instructor pilot and check pilot. “I believe that using our resources to give back and make a positive difference in the world is one of our most important duties as Americans,” Walters said. He is excited about the new venture with VGCC.

“There is a huge demand for pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers, and training for drone operators. Through our partnership, we can build the programs and infrastructure to fill those jobs by veterans and members of the local community,” he said.

The cost of the Private Pilot Ground School, including all materials, is $280.

“We are excited about having a private pilot ground school here at VGCC, which is advantageously located near several airports,” said VGCC Personal Enrichment Coordinator Gail Clark. “Our partnership with Blue Line Aviation gives us the opportunity to offer this program and help students move to the next level with a team.”

The deadline to register for this class is May 17. Prospective students can register online at www.vgcc.edu/ped or in person at Main Campus (in Henderson), Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Gail Clark at (252) 738-3385 or ped@vgcc.edu.

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VGCC Students inducted into Honor Society http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/28/news/education/vgcc-students-inducted-into-honor-society-4/ http://homeinhenderson.com/2016/04/28/news/education/vgcc-students-inducted-into-honor-society-4/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:03:04 +0000 http://homeinhenderson.com/?p=70306
VGCC students from Vance County who were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society on April 19 included, from left: Emory Gant-Hawkins, Jennifer Burns, Harli Sams and Hayya Wright. (VGCC Photo)

VGCC students from Vance County who were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society on April 19 included, from left: Emory Gant-Hawkins, Jennifer Burns, Harli Sams and Hayya Wright. (VGCC Photo)

Vance-Granville Community College recognized 55 students who were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for students of two-year colleges, on April 19 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. VGCC students honored with induction into Phi Theta Kappa must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 (3.75 for part-time students) in associate degree curriculum programs and have completed at least 12 credit hours toward their degrees.

As advisors for VGCC’s PTK chapter, instructors Dan Miller, Isaac Talley and Maureen Walters conducted the ceremony. Walters, the head advisor, told the new inductees and their families and friends in attendance that since VGCC’s chapter of PTK, “Alpha Sigma Chi,” was chartered in 1991, more than 1,900 students have been selected for induction. She said that while scholarship is the first aim of PTK, the society also encourages fellowship, leadership development and service to others, and she noted that the letters Phi Theta Kappa stand for the Greek words for “Wisdom,” “Aspiration” and “Purity.”

The ceremony featured remarks from a student, Dianna DeWeese of Creedmoor, who serves as chapter president. DeWeese lauded the chapter’s new inductees on their hard work and the wise choices they had made that led to their academic success. “Scholarship is more than just getting good grades,” DeWeese said. “It is a lifelong love of learning.”

Serving as guest speaker for the ceremony was Jackie Sergent, the mayor of Oxford and retired Health Education Supervisor for the Granville-Vance District Health Department. Sergent congratulated the college on the 25th anniversary of its Phi Theta Kappa chapter and remarked that “we are blessed to have Vance-Granville Community College in our area.” She added her words of congratulations to the honored students on their success, which was “not only in your achievements but in the journey you took to get here,” she said. “Our personal growth depends more upon the struggle than the reward.” Sergent noted that many students juggle jobs and other responsibilities in addition to their studies. “Because of your academic excellence, you are in a position to continue on the path to being a leader in your community,” the mayor told the students.

This year’s inductees into the Alpha Sigma Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa are:


From Franklin County


Ashleigh Ray of Bunn;

Jasmine Blacknall, Anita Fuller, Pamela Swanson, Benjamin Taylor and Heather Taylor, all of Franklinton;

Adair Avila Soria, Cassidy Hinkle, H’Kera Ktul, Allison Leonard, Kelly Persinger and Kevin Tart, all of Louisburg;

Katrina Hodges, Stephanie Hommel, Lisa Sullivan and Christopher Worner, all of Youngsville.


From Granville County


Kaleb Williamson of Bullock;

William Unger of Butner;

Dylan Breedlove and Anna Tilley, both of Creedmoor;

Loren McCuiston of Franklinton;

Kristy Ball, Pamela Barker, Angelica Bridges, Schnail Bynum-Daniel, Doris Cable, Amy Greene, Ashley McEntee, Lane Phipps, Meghan Rossi and Thomas Thompson, all of Oxford;

Randy Bullock and Kevin Rumsey, both of Stem.


From Vance County


Donnie Ayscue, Jennifer Burns, Mary Elberson, Emory Gant-Hawkins, Harli Sams, Jakayla Thorpe and Hayya Wright, all of Henderson.


From Warren County


Marshella Ashby and Pamela Campbell, both of Littleton;

Shawn Miles of Manson;

Joseph Lambertz and Melissa Tucker, both of Norlina;

Meri Blake and Jamisha Twitty, both of Warrenton.


From Wake County


Lauren Dorn, Lori Eitel and Haley Watkins, all of Wake Forest;

Donna Pearce of Zebulon.


From other counties


Trevor Houston and Jessica Huffman, both of Durham;

Maria Govea and James Lea, both of Roxboro.

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