Features: Our Hometown

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:38 PM

‘Dad, Daughter Dance and Dine’ at New Hope

Shown are participants in the Dad, Daughter Dance and Dine event held May 1 at New Hope Elementary School. 

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Tips from Vance County Parenting Task Force

Do your children have trouble behaving in the store? Here are some tips from Prevent Child Abuse N.C. (www.preventchildabusenc.org) to help you and your child have a great experience while shopping.

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Summer book drive running through May 29

This year, Vance County Schools is participating in the annual “Give Five – Read Five” campaign sponsored through the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Carpentry open house set for Tuesday

The carpentry program at Vance-Granville Community College will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, and the public is invited. The event will take place in the shop where carpentry students train, on the lower level of building 5 on the main campus in Vance County.

May. 08, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Bumps in the road

A sensitive towheaded boy was saying his nightly prayers for God and his mother to hear. His preacher dad, normally kneeling at the bedside with them, was not home yet from dealing with a family who had lost a loved one in tragic circumstances. The boy thanked God for each member of the family, each toy that came to mind, each food he had eaten that day, and assorted other things he could think of to prolong bedtime when he thought of his dad and the family he was with, fresh in the throes of grief.

May. 08, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

At the Oxford Farmers Market

Be sure to bring your mother to Strawberry Day this week at the Oxford Farmers Market. Along with having some special things for Mother, we will be serving strawberry shortcake to all our customers for as long as it lasts.

May. 07, 2015 @ 03:21 PM

L.B. Yancey announces biography contest winners

Rhonda Lucas, a fifth-grade English language arts teacher at L.B. Yancey Elementary School, presents certificates and Wal-Mart gift cards to winners of the school’s recent African-American biography contest, held in honor of Black History Month and Science Month. The winners were (from left) Jennifer Ramos-Rodriguez, third place; Casey Maghanoy, first place; and Jonathan Duran, second place.

May. 07, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Northern Vance holds college fair

Northern Vance High students visit an East Carolina University booth during a college fair held May 1 in the school gymnasium. Students in all grades attended the fair during designated times over a three-hour period to gather information about educational opportunities from approximately 30 colleges and universities.

May. 07, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Daisette Youth report April minutes

The Daisette Youth Garden Club met April 9.


May. 07, 2015 @ 03:17 PM

Entrepreneurship program announced for craft artists

Vance-Granville Community College is offering a new course designed specifically to help creative local residents with skills in arts and crafts to succeed as entrepreneurs.