On Monday, the City of Oxford reported a discharge Friday of approximately 125 gallons of untreated sewage from a sewer main located on an easement between Williamsboro St. and Mary Potter School. Approximately 125 gallons reached an unnamed tributary of Jorden Branch in the Tar-Pamlico Basin. This discharge was caused by debris in the main.
As a community project, members of Pride of Vance Elks Lodge No. 1263 recently decided to volunteer at the Henderson/Vance Men’s Shelter (in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church on Chestnut Street. In addition to working the evening shift, the lodge has also agreed to prepare meals for residents at the facility.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency resumed farm payments, which were previously suspended due to sequestration, on May 8. The agency temporarily suspended its program payments March 4. The stoppage was instituted to gauge the effect of sequestration in order to determine a method for carrying out required cuts while minimizing disruptions during the process.
The Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce and The Daily Dispatch have completed this year’s edition of the Envision Vance magazine. This full-color, glossy publication highlights through photographs and stories the most positive aspects of Vance County.
May is Speech and Hearing Month. Members of the Jubilee Sertoma Club encourage members of the community to analyze their own hearing and determine whether they are one of the estimated 28 million Americans who have treatable hearing loss.
Older Americans Month will be observed at the Vance County Senior Center, 126 S. Garnett St., Henderson, with a celebration set for Wednesday. The center has scheduled several activities for this event.
The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Alive After Five concert series with its first event of the season Thursday, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Volunteer are still needed for this event.
Ashley Oxendine, a former resident of Henderson, recently won a raffle held by the Henderson Lions Club.
From May 20-June 14, farmers and producers in Vance and Warren counties may sign up for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program.
This year, there will once again be a canned food drive conducted by Vance County Relay for Life. Donations may be dropped off at Nationwide Insurance, 191 Ruin Creek Road, Henderson All cans will be donated to Area Christians Together in Service after they are used for the Relay event (June 14-15). Nunnery-Freeman Barbecue will donate proceeds from all homemade desserts sold between now and the relay event.