Vance-Granville Community College has named student Geoffrey Arnott of Oxford as its recipient of the N.C. Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award for 2015. One student from each of the 58 colleges in the state system receives the award each year. Arnott will be officially recognized at commencement in May, when he is also scheduled to graduate with an associate of science degree.
The Henderson Community Concert Association will welcome the New Shanghai Circus, an internationally-renowned Chinese circus, on Friday, March 13, as part of the associations 2014-2015 concert season.
The Lake Gaston Association has extended invitations to the chairs of the Brunswick, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Northampton and Warren County boards of commissioners and supervisors and their respective county managers and county administrators to attend a Five-County Forum on from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 19, at the Lake Gaston Lions Club, 139 Stanley Road, Henrico.
Vance-Granville Community College is planning to hold Earth Day festivities at three campuses this year, and organizers are inviting members of the community to participate.
Warren Soil and Water Conservation District recently announced the winners of its annual public speaking contest.
The Henderson Family YMCA will offer a free parenting seminar on bullying at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, March 19. The program will be presented by Melissa Elliott, gang resource officer for the Vance County Sheriff’s Office. Childcare will be provided at no cost for those attending the session.
The application process for rising ninth graders to apply to the Vance County Early College High School has begun.
Rep. Nathan Baskerville, who represents Vance County in the N.C. House of Representatives, spoke to sixth-graders at Henderson Middle School on Feb. 13.
Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of Vance-Granville Community College, reads “Snow Day!” — written by Lester L. Laminack and illustrated by Adam Gustavson — to third-graders at Dabney Elementary School for Read Across America Day on March 3, in conjunction with Vance County United Way’s “United We Read — United We Succeed” initiative.
Kittrell Job Corps Center office administration student RaQuan Kennerly transferred Feb. 9 to the Transportation Communication Union (TCU) Advance Training Program at Hubert Humphery Job Corp Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
E.O. Young Elementary School is holding its second annual March Madness Family Fun Night on Friday, March 13, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.