Vance County

Vance County, North Carolina

122 Young St Suite F
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: (212) 738-2110

On the central northern border of NC, northeast of Raleigh; organized Mar 5, 1881 from Franklin, Granville, and Warren counties. Name Origin: For Zebulon Baird Vance (1830-94), U.S. representative from NC (1858-61), governor (1862-65; 1877-79), and U.S. senator (1879-94)

Area (sq mi):: 269.82 (land 253.52; water 16.31) Population per square mile: 172.70
Population 2005: 43,771 State rank: 56 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 10.40% Population 2000: 42,954 (White 46.30%; Black or African American 48.30%; Hispanic or Latino 4.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 3.40%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $15,897; median household $31,301; Population below poverty level: 20.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,973-$21,594
Unemployment (2004): 10.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Henderson County seat (16,243)

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    * Student lunches will be pared down starting this week in North Carolina's rural Vance County. Among other changes, fresh produce will be nixed in middle and high schools and reduced in elementary schools, officials announced on Facebook this week.
    The case had already been continued once, and on May 5, a Friday, Bolton's attorney, Nick Bagshawe of Williams & Bagshawe in Warrenton, filed another motion to continue, citing a conflict he had in Vance County Superior Court.
    Vance County Communications, which covers the entire country and the city of Henderson, were dealing with "technical difficulties" at about 9:45 p.m.
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    A resident of Oxford at the time of his death, Edwards was a native of Vance County. He served in the U.S.
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    On December 29, a burglar with a long rap sheet was fatally shot by a juvenile resident in Vance County, North Carolina.
    Other public hearings will be held Tuesday night in Vance County, at Aycock Elementary School in Henderson, and Thursday night in Franklin County, in the Franklinton High School gym.
    Memorial donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society, Vance County Chapter, PO Box 914, Henderson, NC 27536; or to the Alzheimer's Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605.
    The article reported on the impact of the Bush administration's social-spending cuts by examining Vance County, North Carolina, where Sam Jefferson lost his job of 30 years after the local textile mill closed.