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Rabies Clinic.

Vance County Animal Control will have a rabies clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the old Boyd Chevrolet parking lot at the intersection of US 158 Highway and Ruin Creek Road. Rabies vaccinations are $5 each for cats and dogs. Tax tags for dogs will be $2 each.

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 2014-2015 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2014.  The use of these funds in this county requires a local match in the amount specified above.

Download a copy of the RFP here.



Henderson-Vance Recycling Day.

The Vance County Appearance Commission and the Henderson Community Appearance Commission are coordinating the first Henderson-Vance Recycling Day on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the front parking lot of the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive in Henderson. Citizens of Vance County are urged to bring recyclable items to the event.

The Recycling Day will be the culmination of the Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week scheduled for Monday, April 21, through Saturday, April 26.

All collections of recyclable items are being offered free of charge by the vendors who will be on hand for the Recycling Day event.

No hazardous materials will be accepted at the Recycling Day event. Organizers of the event reserve the right to refuse to take some items.

Vendors for the Recycling Day and items that will be accepted will include:


  • Metech Recycling: accepting electronic items including audio and video tapes, batteries, cameras, cell phones, circuit boards, complete computer systems, computer mice; copy machines, CPUs (towers), laptop computers, hard drives, data cartridges, computer monitors, computer keyboards, microwaves, office printers, overhead projectors, scanners, stereos, televisions, typewriters, VCR/DVD players
  • Waste Industries: accepting household recyclables including letterhead/forms, photo copy paper, colored paper, drawing paper, note pad paper, newspaper, envelopes, brochures, file folders, index cards, invoices, juice boxes, milk cartons, milk jugs, plastic beverage bottles, detergent bottles, cartons and trays from microwaveable meals, aluminum cans, meals cans including those for soups and vegetables; phone books, paperback books, glass bottles and jars, cardboard
  • C.J. Iron and Metal: accepting anything made of metal, aluminum, junk car parts, machinery, lawn and garden equipment, farm equipment, brass, copper, appliances
  • The Salvation Army: accepting clothing, shoes and toys
  • Local Government Federal Credit Union: accepting important, personal documents for shredding. These documents can include any confidential papers such as financial statements and tax documents. Each individual who brings items for shredding is limited to three document boxes or 75 pounds of papers to be shredded. A shredding truck will be on hand to shred items at the event.
  • Rebuilding Hope: accepting recyclable items that can be used in home repair construction projects and may include building materials, as well as still usable furniture, appliances, cabinets, sinks, toilets, windows

Additional information will be shared by the following agencies:


  • The Vance County Sheriff’s Department and the Henderson Police Department: providing child safety information and child safety seat checks
  • The Henderson-Vance Safe Kids Coalition: sharing information with families regarding child safety issues
  • Vance County Cooperative Extension Service: providing information on Vance County 4-H youth programs
  • Kerr-Tar Council of Governments: providing information on preventing identity theft and offering giveaway items to those who attend the event
  • The Henderson Community Appearance Commission: providing information on recycling and its importance
  • The Vance County Appearance Commission: providing information on recycling and its importance and conducting drawings for free gifts
  • WIZS 1450 AM Radio: broadcasting live from the event’s site and urging local residents to bring their recyclable items

All Vance County residents are urged to bring their recyclable items to the Recycling Day.

For more information about Recycling Day, please contact Terri Hedrick by phone at 252-492-2127, extension 2100, or by e-mail at


Canned Food Drive.

 Canned Food Drive. The Vance County 4-H Teen Council will host a canned food drive on March 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the parking of Food Lion on Dabney Drive. Please support your 4-H Teen Council’s effort to reduce hunger in our community by dropping off non-perishable food items. All donated food items will be provided to LifeLine Outreach, Inc.


Summer Concerts.

 Summer Concerts. The Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce announces its downtown concerts as follows: Thursday, April 24 – North Tower Band; Thursday, May 29 – Steve Owens and Summertime; and Friday, August 15 – The Konnection Band. The concerts will be held 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Breckenridge Street.



Download a PDF copy here > Public Notice Audit Bid



 The County of Vance invites qualified independent auditors, having sufficient governmental accounting and auditing experience, to submit bids in order to perform the single audit as well as prepare the financial statements and compliance reports.  Vance County intends to continue the relationship with the auditor for no less than three years on the basis of annual negotiation after the completion of the first year contract.  The specifications for bids can be obtained in the Vance County Finance Office, 122 Young Street, Suite B, Henderson, NC 27536.  Sealed bids must be received no later than 2:00 p.m., March 31, 2014 at the address above and will be opened at that time.  Bid packages must be clearly marked.  The County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

Citizens can help the NCDOT by reporting potholes

If you see a pothole on a state-maintained road, report it to NCDOT at 1-877-368-4968, or online at

Click on “County Contacts” on the left of your screen and then choose the county.

The email form will be sent to the local NCDOT office.

To help our crews locate the pothole, be sure to provide as much information as possible about its location, including the city or county, road name, nearest intersection, which lane the pothole is in, and the size and depth of the pothole.

You should contact your local municipality to report a pothole on a road that is not maintained by NCDOT.

If you have any questions, please contact: Kerr-Tar Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Third Grade Book Drive.

United Way of Vance County is mounting a campaign to provide at least 2,000 new or gently used books for third grade classrooms. Please help
in this endeavor by donating books appropriate for third graders to The Daily Dispatch (305 Chestnut St.), Nationwide Insurance (191 Ruin Creek Rd.), or the United Way Office
(212 Dabney Drive). The book drive runs the entire month of February.


Do you know children ages 5-18 who would like to become involved
in the popular 4-H “Pullet Chain” this year? According to the Cooperative Extension
Office, each participating child will receive 10 baby chicks this spring, raise them until
the fall, and sell some of the hens in November. The program teaches showmanship,
animal science, and responsibility. Call 438-8188 for more information.

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