Aug. 04, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Collaboration ‘the spark that ignites something’

Collaboration between a local farming group and an educational nonprofit is bringing scholarly lessons to the gardens.

The Henderson-based Green Rural Redevelopment Organization received about 75 sets of MP3 players and headphones from the Walking Classroom, which is an educational nonprofit program that uses portable podcasts to improve the physical and academic health of students.

Aug. 04, 2015 @ 03:53 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Aug. 04, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

South Granville championship teams are honored by commissioners

Parents, family members and supporters packed the Granville County Expo & Convention Center on Monday evening to honor the South Granville High School softball team and baseball team. The Granville County Board of Commissioners hosted a reception for the teams prior to their regularly scheduled meeting.

Aug. 04, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

County to plan future demolition

The county commissioners requested a comprehensive plan detailing how they will demolish dilapidated structures on county-owned property instead of handling them on a case-by-case basis.

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Student-athletes may need higher GPA to play

The school board's policy committee is recommending increasing the grade point average for student athletes.

During its meeting Tuesday, the Vance County Schools policy committee unanimously agreed to raise the GPA eligibility from a 2.0 to a 2.3 for high school students participating in sports.

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

2 injured in Highland Green Apartments shooting

Two people were injured after gunshots were fired at Highland Green Apartments on Monday morning.

Aug. 03, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

The end of an era

After four decades, Chief Danny Wilkerson is retiring from the Henderson Fire Department.

The Henderson native joined the department in July 1975 and became chief in April 1999. He plans to retire effective Sept. 1.

Wilkerson said he wants to be able to spend time with his wife, Sandra, and two adult children, Reece and Abby.

“They have been very supportive of me all these years,” he said.

He followed in the footsteps of his father, Ranger, who was also fire chief years ago.

“I gained a lot of knowledge over the years and always tried to surround myself around good people,” Wilkerson said. “I’ve have had good mentors along my career path that have helped me. And I’ve tried to pass my knowledge to those under m

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.