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Rabies Clinic.

 For the first time, Vance County and Warren County Animal Control departments will jointly sponsor a rabies clinic and dog/cat adopt-a-thon on Saturday, May 31st from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Tractor Supply on Dabney Drive in Henderson. Rabies vaccinations are $5 each for cats and dogs, and tax tags for dogs are $2 each. According to Chief Animal Control Officer Frankie Nobles, a Vance County rabies clinic is also scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at the Townsville Volunteer Fire Department Station.

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.



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.

Vance County Farmers Market.

 Vance County Farmers Market. The new Farmers Market is nearing completion! The facility will open next spring and will have space for 18 vendors with all the amenities you would expect, including electrical service, restrooms, ceiling fans, and more. Stay tuned for a grand opening event in early 2014.

County Water System ACTIVATED and READY for Connections

The Vance County Water System has been activated within Phase 1A which is the Sandy Creek Township.  Residents that have signed up for county water are able to make connection in those areas where waterlines have been installed.  To begin the process of connecting, residents should contact Envirolink, Inc. which is the company that will be handling the County’s operation and maintenance of the system.  Envirolink can be contacted at 252-235-4900.  Once contacting Envirolink and setting up a water account, residents should consult with a plumber and contact the Vance County Planning and Development Department for a plumbing permit.  For further information and complete connection steps, please visit the County water webpage at


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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