News: Local

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Vance water deposits debated

The deposit to connect to Vance County's water system is comparable to neighboring counties, but the cost is still raising concern among residents.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Granville County Marine dies in hit-and-run

A 20-year-old U.S. Marine from Granville County was killed Friday in a hit-and-run, and two suspects have been arrested in connection with the death, according to authorities.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Crime log: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Vision becomes reality

A large structure is taking shape in downtown Henderson.

McGregor Hall Performing Arts and Learning Center is now more than a concept. Bearing the name of its primary benefactor, Minerva McGregor, the bigger-than-life facility complements the adjoining Perry Memorial Library.

Both are the creation of the Embassy Cultural Center Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit corporation established in 2000 to bring a library, a gallery and a performing arts center to Henderson.

As McGregor Hall nears completion in full view of downtown Henderson, substantial but less visible progress is being made to guarantee that the new facility becomes a functioning part of community life.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 04:18 PM

Survey seeks community opinion

The Community Health Opinion Survey could be coming to a door near you.

The survey helps the health department identify factors that affect the community's health and determine resources in the community to address them. It will be conducted by Granville Vance Public Health, with the help of the Institute of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, to gather the community's opinion on local health needs.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 02:59 PM

Board to vote on solar farm zoning changes

Changes to the county's zoning ordinance on solar farms will now go to the county commissioners for a vote.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

Water transfer meeting postponed

The meeting of a state committee that will decide the fate of Henderson’s request for an inter-basin transfer certificate has been delayed because of the volume of the public comments submitted to the state.

“It has taken longer than originally anticipated to respond to the public comments and finalize the hearing officer’s report, so deadlines for the July meetings could not be met,” said Kim Nimmer, of the state Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, in an email.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Williams wants to be ‘a voice of the community’

Marion Brodie Williams wants to represent Ward 1 in the Henderson City Council, and she said she would do more than just occupy a seat.

“I would like to become a voice of the community,” said Williams, who was born and raised in Henderson and has spent most of her life working in the town.

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 01:05 PM

Helping to stop hunger

Children in Vance County have a number of places to eat for free this summer, thanks to local churches, nonprofits and businesses.

All students in Vance County Schools can get breakfast and lunch for free during the school year, because of a provision in the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. But during the summer, that option isn't available to all the children who need it. So local businesses, churches and nonprofits have stepped up to fill the gap.