HENDERSON — During a recent class session, we talked about discipline and timeouts. I was amazed to hear that so many parents didn’t like the idea of timeouts or didn’t think they were effective. I had to catch myself and remember that I too was of the same mind a few years ago.

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HENDERSON — The board of directors of the Vance-Granville Community College Endowment Fund Corp. recently voted to change the name of the nonprofit organization to The Vance-Granville Community College Foundation Inc.

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OXFORD — The board of advisors of the Granville County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

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CREEDMOOR — The city of Creedmoor will celebrate the opening of the Creedmoor Community Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.m., followed by the center’s opening for the first full day of operation on Wednesday, April 28.

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Sissy Clay of Oxford, North Carolina, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

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HENDERSON — N.C. MedAssist is holding a mobile free pharmacy event in partnership with Triangle North Healthcare Foundation in Vance County on Friday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 2292 Ross Mill Road, Henderson.

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HENDERSON — If you’re looking to add some new shrubs to your landscape this spring (and I hope you are!), here are some tips for finding great-performing plants that need minimal care.

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HENDERSON — For many, spring serves as the season of rebirth and rejoicing. Henderson’s HUBZone Technology Initiative celebrates that as well as environmental responsibility through its Earth Day Donation Drive.

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OXFORD — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, otherwise known as SAAM. During this month, people across the United States raised awareness about sexual violence, how to prevent it, and how to support those who are affected by it.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is encouraging equine owners to have their animals vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis and West Nile Virus.

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HENDERSON — Once upon a time ... boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and start a family, or at least that’s how it goes in the stories.

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HENDERSON — On Friday, April 2, Shiloh Baptist Church is hosting a Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic with free food and personal protective equipment distributions. The community is invited to come get their vaccines from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 635 S. College St. in Henderson.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions.

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OXFORD — National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment.

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KITTRELL — Kittrell Job Corps Center Director Norman Turner, along with Career Transition Readiness/Work-based Learning Coordinator Joan Robinson, held a very productive community relations/workforce council meeting on March 17, 2021.

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OXFORD — The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will transition most beneficiaries to N.C. Medicaid Managed Care statewide on July 1. Under N.C. Medicaid Managed Care, the state is contracting with insurance companies, called Prepaid Health Plans.

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HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College mourns the loss of Henrietta Cross Hatton Clark, a former member of the VGCC Board of Trustees and an exemplary citizen of Vance County. Ms. Clark passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 106 years old.

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OXFORD — National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment.

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OXFORD — For the first time in Granville County’s history, the Granville County Public Schools will be represented by a sister violinist duo, Kimberly and Emily Berry of Creedmoor, in Governor’s School this summer.

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CREEDMOOR — City officials in Creedmoor recently approved funding to add public Wi-Fi service to City Hall (111 Masonic St.) and the Creedmoor Community Center (108 E. Wilton Ave.).

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HENDERSON — In the parenting world, we often say, “there’s no such thing as a bad child.” I can already feel you rolling your eyes at this statement, but I swear it’s true. OK, mostly true!

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HENDERSON — The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently awarded $286,000 to Vance-Granville Community College for a project called “VGCC Plant, Thrive & Grow.”

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jacob Proctor of Creedmoor, North Carolina, is among the nearly 1,400 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements at The Citadel during the fall 2020 semester.

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OXFORD — Officers of Granville County Animal Control ask that residents not leave animals at the previous Animal Shelter location on Cornwall Road. The shelter has moved to its new facility at 515 New Commerce Drive in Oxford. There are no after-hours drop off cages available.

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HENDERSON — On March 9, Aarika Sandlin, public information officer for the Vance County Schools, served as the Henderson Optimist Club’s guest speaker at its virtual meeting.

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HENDERSON — The board of the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce voted in December 2020 to adopt a 2021 Program of Work which includes the formation of a new Human Resources Council.

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OXFORD — April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, otherwise known as SAAM. During this month, people across the United States raised awareness about sexual violence, how to prevent it, and how to support those who are affected by it.

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WARRENTON — Nurturing Parenting Classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 23. Classes are held each Tuesday beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Warren Family Institute Inc., at 427 W. Franklin St. Warrenton.

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OXFORD — How well do you know domestic violence?