Philips plans to permanently close its Vance County plant at the start of 2016.
Fifty Philips Optimum employees currently working at the Facet Road facility will be laid off as a result of the closure, according to notice filed with the state Department of Commerce on Monday.
For the second year in a row, Maria Parham Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital, has been dubbed one of the nation's most wired hospitals by “Hospitals & Health Networks.” Spearheaded by the flagship publication of the American Hospital Association, the list is based on responses to the Most Wired survey, an annual study on the application, use and innovation of information technology in the hospital setting.
Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., has awarded $5,000 to Vance County Learning Center under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.
Maria Parham Medical Center announced Tuesday that Sharon Radcliffe will assume the role of chief nursing officer Oct. 1.
Gray Faulkner has recently joined the sales staff of CENTURY 21 Country Knolls Realty as a full-time sales associate. He is a graduate of Southern Vance High, where he played soccer and basketball. Faulkner also attended N.C. State University and Vance-Granville Community College and formerly worked for the Vance County Sheriff’s Office for seven years.
Austen Shearer (right), a regional representative for U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, visits with math instructor Jerry Marlin and Joan Robinson, business community liaison director, at the Kittrell Job Corps Center on May 19.