Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Gregory honored at retirement reception

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.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Lectures highlight economic issues

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.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Garden club maintains post office plants

Members of the Woodland Garden Club recently trimmed shrubbery, cleaned flower beds and planted flowers at the Henderson Post Office.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Littleton Women’s Club hosting July 4 festivities

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.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Reception on tap for Extension staff member

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.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Peachy keen

My cousins Gerry and Cookie affectionately called me Pinochi-nose.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

Controlling avian influenza

By now, most folks have heard that there is a new strain of avian influenza making its way across the country. This one doesn’t affect humans, but is being called Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). To me, if a flu strain is given a name with capital letters in it, it must be serious. Since this one is also being called highly pathogenic, there is a very strong likelihood that if poultry is exposed to the virus, it will get sick.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Thornton Library receives World War I memorabilia

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.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

Carver’s Best of the Best Award recipient named

Carver Elementary School’s Best of the Best Award for 2015 went to Aniya Palmer.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Granville 4-H youth take top placement in District Activity Day

The north central district of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service held its 4-H District Activity Day on June 13 on the campus of N.C. A&T State University.