Football season is soon to be in full swing again. Colleges have already begun playing, and the National Football League season starts on Thursday. For many years, it was believed the first professional game took place on this date in 1895 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It was considered professional because one player was paid the sum of $10. However, recent research determined that the first professional game took place in 1892 in Pittsburgh. There, a Yale All-American named Pudge Heffelfinger … (Read More...)
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On Sunday, August 24, 2014, members of the Henderson Police Department responded to Maria Parham Medical Center in response to a report of someone shot. When officers arrived, they discovered that Quincey Gregory was suffering from a serious gunshot wound. The investigation revealed that the incident took place around the 600 block of West Rockspring […]
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Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled several occupational healthcare courses to start in September at the college’s Warren County Campus in Warrenton. The Nurse Aide Refresher course is scheduled to be held Monday-Thursday, Sept. 2 through Sept. 11, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Melissa Hawkins will serve as the instructor. This 40-hour program is designed […]
AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to […]
Vance County’s General Government Committee is scheduled to meet Tuesday, September 2 at 12:00 noon in the County Manager’s Administrative Conference Room. The purpose is to discuss proposed legislative goals.
Please be informed that the County’s HR Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m. in the administrative conference room.
Mayor O’Geary has requested a Special Called Meeting of the Henderson City Council for Thursday, 4 September 2014 at 6:00 P.M. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Consideration of Conceptual Logical Growth Corridor and Developing Plans for Water Main Extensions Inside Said Corridor. This meeting will be held in Council Chambers at City […]
FLETCHER – Visitors to the N.C. Mountain State Fair can take advantage of special admission and ride promotions on numerous days during the fair, which runs Sept. 5-14 2014 at the WNC Agriculture Center. “Last year, the Mountain State Fair had record-breaking attendance of 191,596,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “We want to see that […]
For the week of Aug. 28 on UNC-TV’s North Carolina Weekend, take in a performance of The Iron Curtain Trilogy at the Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh. Lift a glass at Fortnight Brewing Company in Cary. Enjoy loads of fun at the N.C. Gourd Festival in Raleigh. Relax at the Red Rocker Inn in Black […]
“This program is brought to you by …” Those words, or ones close to them, were heard on this date 92 years ago in what is believed to be the first commercial broadcast on the new medium of radio. Station WEAF in New York City carried that first ad — not for soap or automobiles […]
The Vance County Schools’ Education Committee will have a joint meeting with the Vance County Education Committee on Friday, August 29, 2014, at noon in the Vance County’s Administrative Conference Room. Edit – This meeting has been postponed until further notice.
The U.S. petroleum industry got its start on this date in 1859 when blacksmith William Smith saw a dark film floating on the surface of the water in a hole he was boring near Titusville, Pennsylvania. Rising from a depth of just 69 feet, it was the oil he was seeking for his employer, Edwin […]
On Monday, August 25, 2014, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at 112 Peachtree Street in Henderson. The investigation of this matter began after Henderson Police received complaints of criminal activity around the Peachtree Street location. During the search, officers located 9 bricks (450 dosage units) of heroin, […]
Vance County Board of Education Committee Meeting Dates: * Building & Grounds, Thursday, Aug. 28th, 8:30 am * Curriculum Committee, Thursday, Aug. 28th, 9:15 am * Personnel Committee, Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, 8:30 am Note: All meetings are held in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.
The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Vance & Warren Counties are pleased to present the FREE seminars listed below. All will take place at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market in Henderson (210 Southpark Dr., details at http://go.ncsu.edu/VCRFM). Registration is not required, but will help with plans for seating and handouts. Preparing Your Garden for […]
Vance-Granville Community College held a pinning ceremony for its 2014 Medical Assisting program graduates on Aug. 8 at the college’s Franklin County Campus in Louisburg, where the program is conducted. As VGCC’s program is nationally accredited, graduates are now eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) certification examination to become Certified […]
Volume 9, Issue VIII August 25, 2014 If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, pleaseclick here NEWS FROM RALEIGH… I always welcome your comments, project updates, suggestions, and visits. My office door and electronic door are always open to you! As always, thank you for your support! NEWSLETTER […]
It is said that “every dog has its day,” and according to an animal welfare organization in Oregon, today is it for every dog. Now in its 11th observance, this date is National Dog Day. The occasion has two goals. One is to honor dogs, which serve humanity as companions, watchdogs, herders, and Seeing Eye […]
On Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 1:33 P.M., members of the Henderson Police Department responded to Maria Parham Medical Center in regards to someone shot. Officers found that Quincy Gregory, 29, 426 Ford Street, Henderson was suffering from a serious gunshot wound. Gregory had been transported to the hospital by private vehicle. A second individual, […]
A regular reader submitted this article for you consideration. In the virtual world, anonymity and invisibility help us feel uninhibited. Some people are inspired to behave with greater kindness; others unleash their dark side. Trolls, who some researchers think could be mentally unbalanced, say the kinds of things that do not warrant deep introspection; their […]