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NCDOT crew to close on-ramp as part of I-85 in Vance County improvement project

Raleigh-Beginning June 1, NCDOT contractors will close the I-85 South on-ramp from U.S. 158 Business at the North Garnett Street intersection. The ramp will remain closed until early 2016.

Motorists traveling to I-85 South and the U.S. 158 West bypass from U.S. 158 Business can use a signed detour along U.S.158 Business East (North Garnett Street) to Parham Road, and then use the I-85 southbound on-ramp at Parham Road.

Once the ramp re-opens next year, it will be utilized as an off-ramp for I-85 North while traffic is shifted in a two-lane, two-way pattern on I-85 South.

The work is part of a $137.3 million contract to do improve and upgrade 20.6 miles of I-85 in Vance and Warren Counties. The project will include grading, drainage, paving, installation of guardrails, and bridge replacements and preservation work. The project extends from north of Dabney Road in Vance County to the Virginia State line.

For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter. You can also access NCDOT Mobile, a version of the NCDOT website especially for mobile devices. Visit from your mobile browser.

Vance County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Request for Proposals

The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court involved youth in this county and hereby publishes this Request for Proposals. The JCPC anticipates funds from the NC Dept. of Public Safety, Division of Juvenile Justice in the amount stated above to fund the program types specified below. Such programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for the state fiscal year 2015-2016 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2015. For details see this document.

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.




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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