More than 160 items from the family of Hettie B. Parham (1887-1959) and Elbert Buxton Hobgood (1891-1930) were recently gifted to the North Carolina Room at Thornton Library in Oxford. The items include photographs, postcards and letters written between the two during Hobgood’s service during World War I.
Today's events, and the next few weeks.
Vance-Granville Community College Spanish instructor Margaret Chaves-Smith of Oxford is one of the newest citizens of the United States. A native of Costa Rica, Chaves-Smith has lived in the United States for 21 years and has been a full-time faculty member at VGCC since 2000.
Cooperative Extension in Vance and Warren Counties will hold Master Gardener training classes beginning July 28.
It’s important to know about heatstroke in children. Young children are particularly at risk, as their bodies heat up five times faster than an adult’s.
The Vance County Board of Education and Vance County Schools honored retiring Superintendent Ronald E. Gregory at a reception June 18 in the cafeteria at Northern Vance High School.
Vance-Granville Community College’s arts and sciences division offered a public lecture series during the spring semester focusing on money and issues of economic inequality. Faculty members from various departments within the division made presentations, applying their particular fields of expertise to the subject.
Members of the Woodland Garden Club recently trimmed shrubbery, cleaned flower beds and planted flowers at the Henderson Post Office.
The Littleton Women’s Club will hold a open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Person’s Ordinary on Warren Street in Littleton.
A floating reception to honor Nancy Wilson’s 25 years of service to the Granville County Extension Center will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Extension Center at 208 Wall St., Oxford.
Carver Elementary School’s Best of the Best Award for 2015 went to Aniya Palmer.