During an interview this week with The Dispatch, Ronald Gregory, superintendent of Vance County Schools, provided insight on how student comments from a Feb. 26 forum were handled, and what’s been done to address safety concerns since the forum.
Vance-Granville Community College will have a police chief this summer and a police department at the main campus by early next year if plans to upgrade law enforcement to sworn officers at the school stay on track.
Henderson police have arrested 19-year-old Lagarris Alexander Peace on charges of heroin trafficking.
The Granville County commissioners gave the public another look at the proposed 2013-2014 budget during their meeting on Monday evening, including changes that were made at work sessions held last week.
Requests for a rape kit DNA test to be done by a lab other than the State Bureau of Investigation and a lowering in bond for Daquan Keith Foster were denied Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Elaine Bushfan.
Arrests, citation reports from the Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff's Office.
Henderson families can expect to pay $195 more in city tax and fee bills next year according to a draft budget that includes a 14.2 percent hike to the real estate tax. City Manager Ray Griffin presented on Monday his funding requests for the 2013-2014 budget year, the focus of which is an 8.3-cent increase to the 58.5-cent real estate tax rate.
For 150 years, photographers, both amateur and professional, have snapped pictures of the people and places that make up the essentials of living in Granville County. Many of those pictures are on display in Harris Hall of the Granville County Historical Society Museum, providing a graphic history of the area.
Waste Industries Vance County is doing its part to raise residents’ awareness of the unsightly, ongoing roadside litter problem that exists in Henderson. They have begun giving away 120 free eight-by-10 foot tarps, supplied through a partnership between “Keep North Carolina Beautiful” and Walmart.
The Henderson Blockbuster Video store is slated to close June 13 as a result of Blockbuster’s parent company, Dish Network, selling 27 properties in North Carolina, including the Beckford Drive location.