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Dance Fever: Shag, Line Dancing Classes Coming Soon To VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College has scheduled classes in both the shag and line dancing, taught by professional dance instructors. Both classes will be taught on Tuesday evenings, back to back, beginning Feb. 3 and running through March 23. Shag classes will be from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by line dancing from 8 to 9. Classes  Read More

VGCC Names 264 To Fall Semester Dean’s List

Vance-Granville Community College has announced that 264 students earned Dean’s List honors for the Fall Semester 2004 that ended Dec. 16. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student had to maintain a 3.5 grade-point average and have no grade lower than B while carrying at least 12 semester hours, according to college officials. Fall  Read More

Decorative Furniture Painting Latest Art Class Offered By VGCC

Area residents will be able to learn now to decorate and maybe jazz up that dull piece of furniture in a class beginning Jan. 29 at Vance-Granville Community College. Lelia Brigham, longtime Continuing Education art instructor at VGCC, will teach a decorative furniture painting class that will meet on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12  Read More

VGCC Vocational Programs Students Collect Food For Area Families

The VGCC Vocational programs collected food for families in need, and Keith Tunstall, advisor to the Vocational Council, said the daytime welding class’ efforts were “really outstanding.” The above photo shows more than 2,700 food items that were collected. Antonio Perry, Welding’s representative to the Vocational Council, said he appreciated the efforts and contributions of  Read More

VGCC Criminal Justice Club Officers Selected

Officers selected by the Criminal Justice Club to lead the organization during the 2003-2004 school year are, from left: Vickie Hunt, parliamentarian; Latoya Taylor, president; Lance Harlow, auxiliary officer; Ashley Haskins, vice president; and Melanie Bonini, secretary. The club fed needy families at Thanksgiving and picks up trash on Poplar Creek Road as part of  Read More

VGCC History Society Expands Studies Into Community

The VGCC History Society is a small group of students who try to expand their classroom history studies into community interests and action. Current society officers are, front, Ashley Boone, vice president, and Eric Rousse, president, and back, from left, Quesha Henderson and Rachel Garner, board members, Michael Garner, treasurer, and Pablo Saez, secretary. Joshua  Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars Sought

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars Program is a unique summer internship experience at the U.S. Department of Education, established in commemoration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his contributions to civil and human rights in America. Selected students will be designated as Martin Luther King, Jr., Scholars and will receive temporary  Read More

Musical Groups, Individual Talent Sought For Cultural Fair, Feb. 26

Calling all musical groups, entertainers, musicians and singers! The VGCC Cultural Enhancement Committee is seeking interested persons who wish to audition to peform at the annual Cultural Fair, scheduled to be held Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Civic Center on Main Campus. Blues, jazz, historical ethnic, American folk, bluegrass and classical are among the categories  Read More

VGCC Reschedules Nursing Assistant Day Class At Franklin County Campus

A daytime class to train Nursing Assistant I’s at Vance-Granville Community College’s Franklin County Campus has been rescheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 18. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, beginning Jan. 18 and running until March 17 at the campus on N.C. 56 west of Louisburg. Upon completion of the  Read More

The Science Guy

By AL WHELESS, Daily Dispatch Writer There are actually two Wright Flyers on display in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., if you ask Jim Tart. One of them, a small plane built by Orville and Wilbur Wright, successfully sparked aviation when it was launched in Kitty Hawk, N.C. in 1903. The other, a Scout  Read More