Aug. 01, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

Driver's ed may be at dead end

Vance County residents may have to depend on neighboring counties for driver's education if the state discontinues funding for the program.

While the proposed House budget includes funding to the driver's education program, the Senate's tentative budget does not and shifts the program to community colleges and the cost to parents.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 06:43 PM

'Read, read, read'

Warren County Memorial Library wrapped up its summer reading program Thursday evening with lots of prizes.

As the summer winds to a close, area libraries are concluding their reading programs by passing out awards and fun.

The theme for this year's program was "Every Hero has a Story.” Libraries across the state invited patrons to learn about heroes — from historical and local to super — and discover the heroes within.

The Warren library celebrated its participants in the summer reading program with gifts and refreshments.

"This is a 5 1/2 week program," Cheryl Reddish, library director, said. "We're starting now for next year. Ms. (Mary) Bullock brings the best people she can to Warren County. We want to give you the best that we have."

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Accusations levied at FVW board meeting

The Franklin-Vance-Warren board of directors heard public comments at its meeting Thursday night alleging a hostile work environment at the agency and unsanitary conditions at its Head Start facility in Henderson.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Crime log: Aug. 2

Arrests, citations and incidents in Granville County.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Shooting suspect at large

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a male suspect involved in a shooting Thursday evening that happened on Sombrero Lane near the Vance-Franklin county line.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:57 PM

Philips to close Henderson location

Philips plans to permanently close its Vance County plant at the start of 2016.

Fifty Philips Optimum employees currently working at the Facet Road facility will be laid off as a result of the closure, according to notice filed with the state Department of Commerce on Monday.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 02:16 PM

Crime log: Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

Community effort seeks to get young people moving

Young people from across Vance County met at the Aycock Recreation Center last week for a day of physical activity and games.

Vance County Cooperative Extension, Henderson Family YMCA, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh collaborated to organize a county-wide event called Vance County—Let's Move!

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Knowing and understanding different cultures

Members of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe visited the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford on Thursday to help them celebrate American Indian culture for the sixth annual Diversity Day.
The event allows residents and staff to celebrate and learn about cultures from around the world through arts and crafts, special guests and presentations — this year, with the help of Haliwa-Saponi dancers and drummers.

"Just here at the Masonic Home, we have a lot of diversity," Linda Frederickson, education coordinator at the Masonic Home, said during the welcome. "It takes all of us working together for everything to come out right. You're part of a global society. You're going to need to know and understand different cultures."

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Jobless rates rise in Tri-County, state

Unemployment rates in the Tri-County have all increased from May to June.