Today is Chinese New Year, marking the beginning of 4714, the year of the monkey in the Chinese Zodiac. This month in the year 4670, more familiar to us as 1972, President Richard Nixon surprised everyone with his dramatic state visit to China. This successful diplomatic initiative led to expanded contacts between the U.S. and that nation. Today, China is a major U.S. trading partner. In 2014, China bought nearly $124 billion of American goods, while we imported over $466 billion worth from that … (Read More...)
All Our Latest News:
Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer its Mobile Food Truck Entrepreneurship Workshop Series in Warren County for the first time. This series of courses for entrepreneurs who want to compete in the growing food truck industry is unique in the North Carolina Community College System. A partnership of VGCC’s Small Business Center and Personal Enrichment […]
The office of Sen. Angela R. Bryant is currently seeking Page applicants for the 2016 Short Session. The Senate Page Office will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Senator can only select four (4) Pages for the Short Session. Pages will be appointed to serve beginning April 25th and continuing to the end […]
On this date in 1848, the United States and a defeated Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending their controversial war, which began in May 1846 after some mutual provocations. In the peace treaty, Mexico recognized America’s annexation of the Republic of Texas, with the Rio Grande being the border. In exchange for $15 […]
Additional Closures and Traffic Shifts Coming to the I-85 Improvement Project in Vance and Warren Counties
A series of additional closures and shifts are scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 1, for the Interstate 85 upgrade project in Vance and Warren counties. On Monday, Poplar Mount Road will close to allow for the construction of the I-85 North bridge over the road. The closure will last several months, with the new bridge […]
Photo of the Week It was a pleasure to help celebrate the growth of family-owned, small business in Sanford this week by participating in the ribbon cutting of the new Walker Auto Parts store. Weekly Update This week, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Lee County and attend the ribbon cutting […]
On Wednesday, January 27, the College held its annual Scholar-Athletes Awards Program, honoring 139 student-athletes.The program was held in the Roger G. Taylor Athletic Center prior to the men’s basketball game against Wake Tech. The Hurricanes Scholar-Athletes Awards Program was established at Louisburg College in 2005 to encourage student-athletes at Louisburg to be scholar-athletes. The […]
Vance County Regional Farmers Market Advisory Board next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 4th, 2 pm at the Farmers Market.
February is Black History Month, a time to honor the many contributions to our nation’s history made by people of African descent. Started as a special week in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson, the observance is now a full month of activities across the country. African-Americans, in counting single race or in combination with […]
Vance County Schools has announced make-up days for the three full instruction days missed due to recent snow in our area. The days missed for all 16 traditional schools will be made up on Friday, March 4, originally scheduled as a teacher workday; Wednesday, April 20, originally scheduled as an early release day and now […]
After more than a year of construction work, primarily by students in the Carpentry program at Vance-Granville Community College, a new home was dedicated on Jan. 13 in Oxford by Granville County Habitat for Humanity. Officials from VGCC joined Habitat volunteers and community leaders at a ceremony to celebrate their successful partnership and to officially […]
The Vance County Board of Commissioners will meet February 1st, 2016 Download the full agenda packet here: 20160201_vcboc_agenda_packet.pdf Invocation Pastor Keith Benze,First Presbyterian Church 1. Public Comments (for those registered to speak by 5:45 p.m. – speakers are limited to five minutes) 2. Public Hearing 6:00 p.m. FY 2016-17 Budget 3. Appointment 6:15 p.m. Rob […]
Friday, January 29th. A social milestone was reached this date in 1907 when Congressman Charles Curtis of Kansas was seated in the U.S. Senate to complete the few weeks remaining in the term of a resigned senator. He was the first person with Native American blood to serve in the Senate, as his mother was […]
Please be informed that the County’s HR Committee (Brown, Taylor, Wilder) is scheduled to meet Monday, February 8 at 12:30 p.m. The purpose is to continue the review of the County’s Personnel Policy. All commissioners are invited to attend.
Vance County Community Health Forum Thursday January 28th, 2016 5-7pm at Perry Memorial Library. All residents and community stakeholders are invited! Granville Vance Public Health is partnering with a number of local organizations to conduct a Community Health Assessment, which is completed every 4 years to identify the health status, concerns, and resources of Granville and […]
Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus will offer a new class, “Painting & Mixed Media,” on Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m., Feb. 4 through May 5. This class will be taught by Theresa Brown of Franklinton, a professional artist and art teacher whose work has been featured in “Our State” magazine, and who […]
The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a pair of free seminars for Thursday, Feb. 11, at the college’s Main Campus in Vance County. “Introduction to Nonprofits” will be held from 1 until 4 p.m. that day. “How to Write a Business Plan: The Most Important Part of Starting A Business” will follow […]
Vance County Schools has rescheduled the groundbreaking ceremony for the new multipurpose room at Carver Elementary School for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3. The public is invited to attend.
For the week of Jan. 28 on North Carolina Weekend, combine art and food culture at Gallery Mugen in Asheville. Dine and take in a movie at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema in Greensboro. Stretch your legs along the Capital Area Greenway in Raleigh. Explore The Sanderling Resort in Duck. And tempt your taste buds at Quanta […]
Dean Thomas named Vance County Schools New Transportation Leader, New Principal for E.M. Rollins Sought
Dean Thomas, who has served as the principal of E.M. Rollins Elementary School for the last several years, has been named Supervisor of Pupil Transportation. Thomas will replace Clay Owen, the former director of Transportation who retired on December 31. The search for a new principal at E.M. Rollins has already started. Thomas will remain […]
As the Great Depression approached its worst, Wisconsin made the nation’s first governmental direct relief effort for the unemployed. On this date in 1932, it enacted unemployment insurance, soon followed by a half-dozen other states before the Social Security Act in mid-decade moved all states to adopt such programs by 1937. Wisconsin’s program issued its […]