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Free Public Wi-Fi Now Available in Downtown Henderson and Kittrell

Vance County and the City of Henderson have partnered with Open Broadband to provide free public Wi-Fi in downtown Henderson.  Service is available outdoors along Garnett Street from Rose Avenue to Orange Street.  Service is also available surrounding the County Courthouse and Plaza, City Hall, the City Police Station, McGregor Hall and Perry  Memorial Library.  The network name is Open Henderson and can be accessed free of charge!

Additionally, Vance County has partnered with Open Broadband and has provided free public Wi-Fi in Kittrell.  Service in Kittrell is available in the Dollar General, Kittrell Grocery, Shell gas station and post office parking lots along US 1 South.  The network name is Open Kittrell and can be accessed free of charge!

Henderson-Vance Industrial Park Land Purchase and Upset Bid Process

Real Property Description: Tract 2, 2.048 acres as shown on Plat Book “Y”, Page 985, Vance County Registry, Bearpond Road, Henderson, NC 27537. Vance County Tax Parcel Number 0453 05005A.

Current Offer: $275,000.00 cash, plus cost of publication, subject to the terms and conditions of Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Land currently submitted.  Please contact Vance County Attorney Jonathan Care for a copy of the agreement for purchase at  For a copy of the current offer, please click here.

Upset Bids: Shall be submitted to the County Clerk subject to the Agreement for Purchase and Sale of Lane contract currently submitted. An upset bid shall raise the current bid by not less than the greater of ten percent (10%) of the first one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and five percent (5%) of the remainder or $750.00. A qualifying higher bid must also be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of the greater of $750.00 or five percent (5%) of the bid, which may be made by cash, cashier’s check or certified funds. The County will return the deposit of any bid not accepted and will return the bid of an offer subject to upset if a qualifying higher bid is received. The deposit will be forfeited if the bid is withdrawn or upon failure of Bidder to tender the balance of the bid amount.

All bids are subject to public inspection. Sealed bids will not be accepted.

Upset bids will be accepted through Friday, February 26, 2021.

Kelly H. Grissom, Vance County Clerk


Public Input Needed – Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Floods, wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms… what concerns YOU?

Vance County is joining neighboring counties of Franklin, Granville and Warren – as well as participating municipal jurisdictions – to gather ideas from residents and community leaders regarding the Tar River Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. If you have suggestions to help your community become more resilient during future natural disasters, Vance County Emergency Management encourages you to participate in an online public meeting to share your thoughts and concerns.

DATE AND TIME: January 28 at 10 a.m. via Microsoft Teams
Join in on your computer or mobile app. Click here to join the meeting.

For additional information contact Brian Short of Vance County Emergency Management at 252-438-8264 or at


Boil Water Advisory Lifted

The boil water advisory for the following roads has been rescinded.  Customers can contact Envirolink directly at 252-235-4900 for further information and updates.

  • 1636 Rock Mill Road to 2789 Rock Mill Road
  • 4730 NC 39 Hwy South to 7279 Nc 39 Hwy South
  • Foster Road
  • Foster Road Extension

Boil Water Advisory – Vance County Water System

Due to a line break on Rock Mill Road, customers in the following locations are advised to boil their water before drinking.  It is anticipated this advisory will be in place through Tuesday morning when sample tests are completed.  Customers can contact Envirolink directly at 252-235-4900 for further information and updates.

  • 1636 Rock Mill Road to 2789 Rock Mill Road
  • 4730 NC 39 Hwy South to 7279 Nc 39 Hwy South
  • Foster Road
  • Foster Road Extension

Early Voting Begins This Week – Skip the Lines

Early voting began this week and is available for citizens at the Aycock Recreation Complex (307 Carey Chapel Road) or at the City Operations Center (900 S. Beckford Drive).  Days and hours for early voting are as follows:

October 15 – 16 (8AM – 7:30PM)

October 17 (8AM – 6PM)

October 19 – 23 (8AM – 7:30PM)

October 24 – 25 (1PM – 6PM)

October 26 – 30 (8AM – 7:30PM)

October 31 (8AM – 3PM)

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