Monday, April 27th. For many years, the word “mouse” commonly evoked thoughts of Mickey. But that association began to be eclipsed on this date in 1981 when the Xerox Corporation, then a major developer, introduced the mouse to the commercial computing world. Its 80-10 information system — with the mouse — didn’t catch on, mostly because it cost $20,000. But the mouse itself roared elsewhere in the computer industry and is still holding its own. Today, computer manufacturing is a nearly $10 … (Read More...)
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VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS Volume 2 Issue 33 April 20-24, 2015 The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS Report Cards are distributed […]
Dust off your bike and head out to Vance Granville Community College on Saturday, April 25th! This year’s event will benefit the United We Read….United We Succeed early reading initiative program sponsored by the United Way of Vance County. Rides include at 10 mile Party Ride for youth, families and beginners; a 20 mile ride […]
Don’t miss this once every two year opportunity! Open to ALL! Come by theVance County Regional Farmers Market this Thursday, 4/23, 10 am to 2 pm to safely dispose of unneeded lawn and garden chemicals. We will accept ALL pesticides in original containers, including weed killers, insect killers, disease control products, etc. We will accept […]
Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates: * Building & Grounds, Thursday, April 23, 2015, 8:30 am * Curriculum, Thursday, April 23, 2015, 9:15 am * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 8:30 am Note: All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.
A ribbon cutting was held for Burger King “Carolina Quality, LLC” at 1817 N. Garnett Street in Henderson to celebrate their “NEW LOOK/Grand Reopening” and membership with the Chamber. Serving great tasting burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, breakfast biscuits, fries, soft drinks, shakes and ice cream at all Burger King Restaurant locations. They are operated by […]
VANCE COUNTY SCHOOLS WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS Volume 3, Issue 33 A Publication for Middle and High Schools April 20-24, 2015 The MISSION of Vance County Schools is to be committed to educating all students to prepare them for lifelong learning and productive citizenship. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS […]
One of world’s most important medicines — insulin —became available for general use this month in 1923, saving the lives of millions of people suffering from diabetes. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and is critical in the processing of carbohydrates in the human body. It was first isolated the year before by […]
BACKYARD FARMERS MARKETING CLASS Whether you’re growing vegetables, raising chickens, harvesting fruit, or producing locally raised meats, marketing is never easy. Come ask our panel of marketing experts your burning questions and get tips on how to take your products to the next level! Thursday, April 23, 6:30-8:30pm at the Warren County Armory Civic Center […]
In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combating the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. The effects of climate change can no longer be denied or ignored — 2014 was the planet’s warmest year recorded, and 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have […]
The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar, entitled “Networking Tips That Can Grow Your Business,” on Tuesday, May 12, from 9 a.m. until noon in room 7107 at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. In this seminar, Anita Hicks will teach participants why networking is important for small businesses, […]
Photo of the Week . It was an honor joining House and Senate leaders as members on both sides of the aisle came together to sign bipartisan legislation to permanently strengthen Medicare and end decades of temporary billion-dollar patches. This legislation puts Medicare on a more sustainable path and guarantees certainty and stability to our […]
Vance County’s Properties Committee (Brown, Brummitt and Hester) is scheduled to meet Wednesday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss various property matters – foreclosed properties, REO properties, surplus properties, etc. The meeting will be held in our administrative conference room. Note: all commissioners are invited to attend.
RALEIGH – Despite a late cold snap, local strawberry growers are expecting a strong season that will last until the first part of June. “The winter was challenging, but local growers prevailed by using a combination of row covers and irrigation to preserve the crop with minimal loss,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. Growers in […]
This week, my efforts in the Senate were focused on education as the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee worked on legislation to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). I was pleased to rectify an inequity that has plagued North Carolina’s low income students for several years. During the week, I was able […]
This is an important anniversary date for Americans who revere old baseball parks — the Green Cathedrals of nostalgia. April 20 saw the first recognized games played at Boston’s Fenway Park, Detroit’s Tiger Stadium, Chicago’s previously used Wrigley Field, and Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. The years were 1912 for Boston and Detroit, 1916 for Chicago, and […]
Halifax, Nash, Vance, Warren and Wilson Counties District – 4 Senator Angela R. Bryant Volume 11, Issue XII Thursday, April 16, 2015 NEWS FROM RALEIGH… I always welcome your comments, project updates, suggestions, and visits. My office door and electronic door are always open to you! You are also invited […]
Vance County’s Planning/Environmental Committee (Wilder, Garrison and Taylor) is scheduled to meet Thursday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss solar farms. The meeting will be held in our administrative conference room. Note: all commissioners are invited to attend.
Vance County’s Water Planning Committee (Commissioners Garrison, Brummitt and Taylor) is scheduled to meet Monday, April 27 at 3:00 p.m. in our administrative conference room. The purpose is to discuss water project matters.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced a bipartisan bill to designate two highways as “high priority corridors” and “future interstates” that will better connect Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the North Carolina Global TransPark, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, and the Port of Morehead City with the rest of North Carolina […]
Raleigh- As progress continues on the U.S.401 Rolesville Bypass project, NCDOT contractors have two closures planned, both starting this weekend, weather permitting. The first closure is scheduled to last 12 hours and will begin Saturday, April 18, at 10 p.m. Contractors plan to close a section of U.S. 401 between just north of Louisbury Road and […]