Vance County Home of Kerr Lake Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:49:46 +0000 en hourly 1 County Property for Sale Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:47:12 +0000 smoss The County website includes a listing of both county owned surplus real estate properties and jointly owned City-County properties with the City of Henderson that are available for purchase. Both listing of properties and acquisition process can be viewed by clicking on the “SURPLUS PROPERTIES – LAND” link below.



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Speedway to Healthy Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:55:34 +0000 kbrown Read More]]> On behalf of Vance 4- H, E. M. Rollins Elementary School and NC A&T SU Cooperative Extension program, we would like to invite you to come see our students participating in a program that puts kids on a fast track to healthy habits.

What: Speedway to Healthy is a 1,200- square- foot, walk- through exhibit representing the human body. This creative educational exhibit teaches children in kindergarten through fifth (K- 5) grades how the foods they eat affect their bodies and their health.

When: Tuesday, November 28th – Thursday November 30th from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Where: The exhibit is located inside the Gymnasium at E. M. Rollins Elementary School located at 1600 S. Garnett Saint Ext., Henderson, NC 27537.

Significance: Participants will have an opportunity to experience this unique traveling exhibit focusing on the human body . Childhood obesity is a widespread issue in the state and the nation, with North Carolina having the 23rd highest rate of childhood obesity. The Speedway to Healthy project was created as a resource to fight childhood obesity and poor health among children in North Carolina.

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County Leadership Forum on Opioid Abuse Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:22:43 +0000 kbrown County Leadership Forum on Opioid Abuse for Granville and Vance Counties. Learn the full effects of the opioid crisis on our counties’ citizens, discover resources available to help families, and develop collaborative strategies for effective education, prevention and treatment.

Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, October 17 from 2PM to 5PM

Questions? Contact Lisa Harrison —

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On behalf of the Golden Leaf Foundation, Vance County will be participating in the Community Based Grants Initiative (CBGI) program. This initiative will allow the county to submit between 1-3 letters of inquiry for project ideas that have a TOTAL of no more than $1.5 million.


  • County Manager serves as key contact of the initial process (in terms of responsibility for submitting a slate of projects that are ready to go). Projects do not have to be administered by County Government.
  • 20% Cash match is required to be competitive
  • Projects should promote economic growth and development in longer term and do the most good for the most people.
  • County Manager will submit from 1-3 Letters of Intent to Golden Leaf for projects totaling no more than $1.5 million.


  • If multiple requests are submitted – County Manager will then convene a review panel to review requests for final recommendations to Golden Leaf.
  • County Manager will review and submit LOI (letter of intent) letter(s) to Golden Leaf by October 20, 2017.

This is a Golden Leaf Foundation Grant – not a County initiative. ALL questions about specifics for individual grants applications should be submitted to Dan Gerlach ( or Mark Sorrells ( – or call toll free at 888-684-8404.

Vance County and the County Manager only serve as a conduit for the process – specifics need to be addressed to Golden Leaf (

Letter of Inquiry Form

Project Budget/Narrative Form

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Interested in Receiving Weather/Emergency Related Updates Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:47:54 +0000 jmcmillen Read More]]> For weather/emergency related event updates, please register for the County’s CODE RED Warning System. All existing county landlines are enrolled in the system. This system will notify you in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts.

Code Red Registration


For real-time updates and information please like the Vance County Emergency Operations and the Vance County Government Facebook Pages.



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Regional Broadband Infrastructure Request for Proposals Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:28:51 +0000 jmcmillen The Kerr-Tar Council of Governments has released an RFP for professional services of a qualified consultant to conduct a community broadband assessment and develop a broadband infrastructure strategy for four counties in the Kerr-Tar region of North Carolina.  A copy of the complete RFP can be viewed by clicking here.

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Vance County is not requesting free water tests Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:08:01 +0000 jmcmillen Read More]]> Vance County Water District water customers may have received a letter recently requesting that residents allow DVR labs, also known as Carolina Fresh Water located in Greensboro, N.C., to complete a free water test. According to the company’s website, the water test will ensure that homeowners have clean, safe drinking water.

Residents should be aware that the company has no affiliation with Vance County. The testing is also NOT the result of any issue with Vance County Water District drinking water, and such testing was not requested by the county.

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ABC Board Recognized For Paying Off Building Debt 7 Years Early Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:43:34 +0000 jmcmillen Read More]]>

The Vance County Board of Commissioners recognized the ABC board for displaying sound financial principles and management during their July 6th meeting.  The ABC board retired their debt for the Vance County ABC Store 7 years early and saved $175,000 in interest costs.  Shown from left to right are….front left (David Parham, ABC Store General Manager), back row from left (Jerry Stainback, Anne Tucker, Arnold Bullock, Nancy Wilson – ABC Board Members; Andrea Harris – absent),  Commissioner Chair Dan Brummitt, Commissioner Vice-Chair Tommy Hester.

The Vance County ABC store is located at 874 S. Beckford Drive, Henderson, NC and operates Monday – Saturday 9AM to 9PM.


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Hazard Mitigation Plan Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:05:38 +0000 kbrown Read More]]> Vance County has partnered with its surrounding counties and has participated in the development of a regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is intended to identify know areas within our jurisdictions that are susceptible to natural and manmade incidents and to address methods and practices that are intended to lessen or eliminate any impact from such occurrences. A public hearing will take place at the February Board of Commissioners Meeting and we are actively seeking input from the public as a part of this process. 

                Click HERE to download the full plan in PDF form



                Or click HERE to read an online version of the plan.


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Vance County Introduces Online Permitting Capability Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:10:14 +0000 shobgood Read More]]> Vance County introduces online permitting capability. By clicking Permits – Online permitting from the county’s main webpage, citizens, contractors and interested individuals are now able to estimate permitting fees, search for contractors, download permit applications, check on the status of permits, and print out monthly permitting activity reports. All of this is available through the Permits and Inspections section of the online permitting.

By using the Code Enforcement area, citizens are now able to make a request or complaint and check on the status of active code enforcement cases. In the near future contractors will have the ability to create a log-in which will allow online submittal of permit applications as well as online requests for inspections. For questions regarding the new online permitting, please contact the Vance County Planning and Development Department at 252-738-2080.

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