FOOD DRIVE, The city of Oxford’s Third Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive kicked off on Oct. 4. This year the city is proud to be partnering with The Help Center NC to help fight hunger in our community. From now until Nov. 17, you can drop off donated non-perishable food items to any City of Oxford department location, including Public Works, Parks & Recreation, the Fire Department, the Police Department and Oxford City Hall. Call 919-603-1102 for questions.


HEALTH INSURANCE, The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program offers free individual counseling to assist you in selecting the best Medicare options during Medicare’s annual open enrollment period. Schedule an appointment through the Vance County Senior Center, 252-430-0257.

NOV. 9

OXFORD COMMISSIONERS, The Oxford Board of Commissioners will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall board room, 300 Williamsboro St., Oxford.

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE, The Personnel Committee for the Oxford Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, November 9, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held in the First Floor Training Room, City Hall, 300 Williamsboro St.. The purpose of the meeting is for the committee to discuss compensation of staff within the Oxford Police Department.

NOV. 10

GROUP FITNESS, Turning Point CDC will host a free Group Fitness session on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at 2495 U.S. 1-158 Business, Henderson. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend this fun class with personal trainer, Britt Fit Britt. Join us for a fitness session in an encouraging and empowering environment. No registration required and all ages welcome. For more information, please visit With questions, please call 252-621-5190 or contact Kate Delahanty,

HIRING EVENT, Granville Correctional Institution is holding a hiring event on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1001 Veazy Road, Butner. Positions come with competitive pay, insurance for you and your family, paid time off, overtime and shift premium pay, and training and growth. There will be computers on site for applications. Business casual attire is recommended. Applying beforehand is strongly recommended. To learn more visit ncdps/careers.

NOV. 11

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY, Please join us for the opportunity to honor all our U.S. military service men and women who served in defense of our liberty and freedom. Butner’s Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at the Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena, on Thursday, Nov. 11, beginning at 11 a.m. The keynote speaker is former U.S. Marine and Butner Mayor Terry Turner. The ceremony will include patriotic music, a ceremonial color guard presentation by the South Granville ROTC, and winners of the Middle School Essay Contest. The address for Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena is 416 24th St., Butner.

NOV. 13

BRUNSWICK STEW FUNDRAISER, The Palmer Springs Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Brunswick Stew fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the firehouse, 1697 Palmer Springs Road (the intersection of Palmer Springs Road, Rough Road and Mineral Springs Road) in Palmer Springs, Virginia. Stew is $8 per quart. Preorders are highly encouraged and can be placed by calling 434-689-2631 or 434-689-2661. Stewmaster is Larry Clark.

NOV. 16

WARREN HEALTH, The Warren County Board of Health will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Warren County Health Department. If the public wishes to make comment, email it to by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. One comment per person is allowed, not to exceed 350 words. If submitted after the deadline, they will not be read. People can call in to listen to the meeting at 301-715-8592, access code 067924, meeting ID 846-9233-0576.

NOV. 17

SPECIAL MEETING, The Vance County Commissioners are having a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room, Vance County Administration Building, 122 Young St., Henderson. The purpose of the special meeting is to approve a redistricting resolution and map, and handle other items as needed.

NOV. 18

TOBACCO REFERENDUM, The Tobacco Research Referendum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. One polling place has been established in Granville County, in the Granville County Cooperative Extension Office, 125 Oxford Outer Loop Road, Oxford NC, 27565. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. In Vance County, voting will occur at the county Extension office, 305 Young St., Henderson, NC 27536. The referendum is being held to let tobacco growers decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program. This program has been in place since 1991, and the law requires that a new referendum be held every six years.

TRAVELER, Scott Mason, better known as The Tarheel Traveler, is coming to the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center on the Louisburg College campus on Thursday, Nov 18. Mason will share his experiences about some our state’s most memorable people and places that he has encountered while out on the road. Mason, who has twice been named North Carolina Television Reporter of the Year, has also served for many years as a WRAL writer and documentary producer. This event starts at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. The JPAC is at 501 N. Main St. in Louisburg. Masks will be required of all attendees.

NOV. 19

MAGIC SHOW, On Friday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., Mike Super returns to the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center for an evening of mind-blowing illusions. This event will take place in the Frances Boyette Dickson Auditorium in the JPAC at Louisburg College. Tickets are available by calling the Louisburg College Box Office at 919-497-3300 or toll-free at 866-773-6354. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, which is located in the main lobby of the JPAC. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 pm, as well as 90 minutes before show time. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats are not reserved except for a special section at orchestra center. The JPAC is located at 501 N. Main St. on the Louisburg College campus. To ensure the safety of everyone in attendance, Louisburg College will require that masks be worn at all times inside the JPAC.

NOV. 20

BOOK SALE, The Annual Book Sale of the Friends of the Warren County Memorial Library will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Good condition used items including hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, audio books, CDs and DVDs will be available. The items will be sold for $3 that can fit into a bag provided by the Friends. The Library will accept donations of gently used items from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19. Please call before dropping off donations. The Warren County Memorial Library is at 119 S. Front St. in Warrenton. The phone number is 252-257-4990. More information is available on their website:

DEC. 2

CHRISTMAS CHILI, The Shepherd Youth Ranch, 3017 Brassfield Road, Creedmoor, will have a Christmas Chili Cook-off and Play on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your favorite chili and fixings to share with everyone. Everyone will vote for their favorite chili and the winner will get a prize. We missed having this cook-off last year. We will also be having our first ever Christmas play. Join us as our Trailblazers will be telling about the first Christmas.

DEC. 5

CHRISTMAS CAROL, McGregor Hall Tickets are on sale now for “A Christmas Carol: The Ballet.” Get individual show tickets or purchase tickets for five different great performances for $130 plus tax at or 252-598-0662.

DEC. 9

KIDS GYM, Join Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks for Kids Gym, participants ages 14 and under will be taking over the Aycock Recreation Center Gym. There will be plenty of kid friendly equipment to play and enough room to safely social distance. This event will be open to the first 15 participants to register. Each participant must have an adult over the age of 18 with them at all times, Participants can not be dropped off. Only the participant and one guardian will be allowed in the event. For more information, please contact Lauren Newlin at 252-438-3160 (

DEC. 28

NAACP MEETING, The Vance County NAACP regular monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Community Center, 314 S. Garnett Street, Henderson.

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