Incidents and arrests in Granville and Warren counties.
#Fataldistractions is more than just a hashtag. It’s a campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while distracted.
Parents and teachers at South Warren Elementary School have a chance to adopt a year-round calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.
The class was about justice, and fifth-graders from Clarke Elementary were invited.
Vance-Granville Community College and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office partnered to give a group of local children a taste of college life.
College Student for a Day was presented by Vance-Granville’s criminal justice and paralegal technology programs Friday to 24 students.
The students began their day with a lecture that asked them to define justice. They examined a real-life case and sentencing then wrote whether or not they thought justice had been served.
“The middle-schoolers are really interactive,” Antoinette Dickens, paralegal technology program head, said. “They’re really fun, and they get a taste of college.”
The local environmental group Preserve Our North Carolina Lakes Community called for major public action in response to Henderson’s request to move greater amounts water from the Roanoke River Basin.
The organization, which held a meeting in Vance County on Thursday, wants to extend the April 30 public comment deadline related to the city’s request and schedule more hearings to solicit residents’ input.
Warren County Schools Superintendent Ray Spain said every child and youth in Warren County is eligible to participate in the federally funded food program offered by the school system. But when schools are out during the summer, many of them go hungry.
On Wednesday, he hosted a gathering of community groups to ask them to partner with the district in offering the 2015 summer meals program to a wider representation of young people.
Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.
Just in time for spring cleaning is Recycling Day.
Residents are encouraged to clean up and bring their recyclables to the Henderson-Vance Recycling Day on Saturday.
“We’re hoping for a great turnout Saturday,” Pat Newman, member of the Henderson Community Appearance Commission, said. “In the past year, it’s been very strong turnout in the fall. We were just really surprised, overwhelmed and pleased with the public turnout at the last Recycling Day.”