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VGCC announces $1.6 million bequest from World War II veteran

A highly decorated World War II fighter pilot has bequeathed Vance-Granville Community College $1.6 million.


The gift from Wilbert Allen “Bill” Edwards, who died Oct. 31, 2001, is the second largest in the history of the college, according to an announcement Monday night by VGCC President Dr. Stelfanie Williams.


A resident of Oxford at the time of his death, Edwards (pictured above, in a 1999 photo) was a native of Vance County. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War... | Read More...

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VGCC Vanguards defeat Guilford Tech Titans, 86-77

The Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards snapped a four-game losing streak and achieved their first conference win of the 2014-15 men’s basketball season with a victory over Guilford Technical Community College on Saturday, Jan. 24.


Playing on the Vanguards’ home court, Aycock Recreation Center in Henderson, the teams appeared to be evenly matched in the first half. The Titans held a 45-41 | Read More...

Former Harlem Globetrotter emphasizes importance of education

A Harlem Globetrotter “Legend” visited two campuses of Vance-Granville Community College on Jan. 20, and he brought with him a message: education is the only surefire path to success.


Raleigh native James “Twiggy” Sanders, who played with the Globetrotters from 1974 until 1991, spoke first at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg and later in the Civic Center on the college’s | Read More...

Taylor calls audience to serve at VGCC’s Martin Luther King celebration

Vance-Granville Community College held its annual celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 21 in the college’s Civic Center.


The theme of the event was “How can we educate, inspire, and support our community?” based on the mission statement of the college: “Vance-Granville Community College educates, inspires, and supports a diverse community of learners to achieve professional | Read More...

VGCC Students Awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships

A group of students from Vance-Granville Community College recently received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System. The scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.


The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare | Read More...

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