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Vance-Granville Community Band starting rehearsals Monday, Jan. 26

The Vance-Granville Community Band will start rehearsals again on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, according to Carl Cantaluppi of Butner, band librarian and clarinet player.    Rehearsals are held at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, on the   Main Campus   in Henderson, at Exit 209 on Interstate 85 (Poplar Creek Road). The ensemble rehearses  Read More

U.S. Navy’s Sea Chanters present Free Concert at VGCC

The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the official chorus of the United States Navy, is returning to the area for a free concert on Friday, Feb. 20, sponsored by Vance-Granville Community College. The Sea Chanters will present the free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the VGCC Civic Center .   One of the nation’s preeminent  Read More

VGCC graduates 11 Law Enforcement Cadets in School’s 99th BLET Class

Eleven cadets graduated on Dec. 17, 2014, from the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program at Vance-Granville Community College, in a ceremony held in the Civic Center on Main Campus. After passing the state certification exam, all are authorized to work in any law enforcement agency in North Carolina.   Graduates of VGCC’s 99th BLET  Read More

VGCC Practical Nursing Graduates receive pins

Vance-Granville Community College honored 21 students who have completed its one-year Practical Nursing program during a pinning ceremony on Dec. 16 in the Civic Center on the college’s Main Campus. Upon receiving diplomas, graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national exam for licensed practical nurses (NCLEX-PN).   Among the graduates recognized  Read More

VGCC to offer Bob Ross style painting workshops

Vance-Granville Community College is offering one-day workshops in Bob Ross “Wet-on-Wet” Style Oil Painting this semester, as a new addition to the college’s Personal Enrichment lineup.   The workshops are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 14, from noon until 5 p.m.; and Friday, April 17, from noon  Read More

VGCC’s Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration rescheduled for Jan. 21

Vance-Granville Community College will hold a special program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. in the  Civic Center  on VGCC’s Main Campus in Vance County. The celebration is free and open to the public.   The theme of this year’s event is “How can we educate,  Read More

Former Harlem Globetrotter to speak at two VGCC campuses

The Male Mentoring Program at Vance-Granville Community College is bringing former Harlem Globetrotter James “Twiggy” Sanders to speak to students, faculty, staff and the community.   Sanders (pictured above) is scheduled to speak first in the multi-purpose room at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus near Louisburg on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. Then, he will speak  Read More

New Scholarship established to send students to VGCC Science Camp

Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergent and her husband, Hervé Sergent, have established a scholarship for children attending the Vance-Granville Community College Science Camp. This is the first such scholarship created through the VGCC Endowment Fund to send children to the summer camp. Specifically, the “Hervé and Jackie Sergent Scholarship” is intended for two children who are  Read More

Scholarship established in memory of longtime VGCC employee Charles Brooks

A new scholarship is set to keep alive the memory of a Vance-Granville Community College staff member. Charles L. Brooks Sr. of Oxford died in 2009 at the age of 61, following a long battle with a rare form of leukemia and after many years working at the college’s South Campus . In the years  Read More

St. Paul staff complete afterschool training at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College recently partnered with Saint Paul Presbyterian Church Day Care Center in Louisburg to provide continuing education to all employees of the center’s afterschool program. The staff members included Brenda Lynch, Mary Spencer, Barbara Terrell and Keshia Thorne.   This five-star center holds the distinction of being the first in the Franklin-Granville-Vance Partnership  Read More