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Additional Low Energy Assistance Funds for Vance County.

Vance County Department of Social Services has received $150, 000 additional Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) funds. LIEAP gives families a one-time vendor payment to help pay their heating costs. In order to be eligible, a family must meet all of the following:

1. Meet income requirements

2. Be responsible for heating bill

3. Cannot have resources over $2,200.

4. U.S. citizen or an eligible alien.

5. Must not have received LIEAP assistance since December 1, 2014

How to apply

1. Vance County residents may apply at Vance County Department of Social Services

2. Bring verification of ALL February 2015 income for all household members

3. Bring information about household’s savings and/or checking accounts

4. Bring information about household’s property, stocks, bonds, and other assets

5. Bring name, date of birth, and social security numbers of each household member

6. If a household heats with electricity or natural gas or electricity, bring in active account numbers


LIEAP ends March 31, 2015 or when all funds are exhausted.




Public Meeting – I-85 Rehabilitation Project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will be holding two informal public meetings regarding the proposed improvements to I-85 from U.S. 158 in Vance County to the Virginia state line.

The purpose of the project is to address the deteriorating pavement conditions and improve operations and safety through rehabilitation and/or reconstruction.  The project will also improve vertical clearances of the bridges.


February 10, 2015

H. Leslie Perry Library

205 Breckenridge Street

Henderson, NC

5:00-7:00 PM

During these open house meetings, NCDOT representatives will provide project information regarding phased lane closures, ramp closures, detours and overall construction sequence and address project related questions.  Participants will have the opportunity to submit written comments or mail comments by February 26, 2015 to the address below.  Please note that there will not be a formal presentation.  To review the project maps, visit

For additional information, or for individuals requiring special services at the public meeting, contact Anamika Laad, NCDOT Senior Public Involvement Officer, by phone, by fax or by email found below.

NCDOT will provide interpretive services upon request for persons who do not speak English, or have limited availability to read, speak or understand English.  Kindly request it prior to the meeting by calling 1.800.481.6494.

Submit written comments to:

North Carolina Department of Transportation

c/o Anamika Laad

1598 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1598

Phone: 919.707.6072  Fax: 919.212.5785

The Incredible Years Parenting Series.

Two hours of free childcare and refreshments every week for 15 weeks. Parenting classes and materials provided at no cost to you.

Where: Vance County Cooperative Extension, 305 Young Street, Henderson, (252) 438-8188.

When: Thursdays 5:00PM to 7:30PM, February 12, 2015 through June 4, 2015.

Transportation and Spanish Translation available.

Online Social Security Statement.

 Online Social Security Statement. Did you know that you can now access your Social Security information online? The Social Security Administration has a new website feature which allows an individual to set up a personal page and access it at any time. It provides an online version of what used to be mailed out annually, estimates of future retirement benefits, lifetime earnings to date, and the total Social Security and Medicare taxes paid. How do I start? Go to and answer a series of questions to verify your identity, then create a user name and password.

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