The October 28, 2021 meeting of the Kerr-Tar Rural Transportation Planning Organization (KTPO) TAC & TCC will be held in-person at the Council of Governments’ offices located at 1724 Graham Avenue in Henderson from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Current CDC and State of North Carolina social distancing protocols will be followed.
Author Archives: Michael Kelly
Kerr-Tar Regional Food Policy Community Input Meetings
We need your input to develop the Kerr-Tar region’s first ever food strategy!
Join the conversation on how to:
I. Grow our region’s food economy
II. Make healthy food available to all
III. Support local farmers
Registration Details Below
If interested in attending a regional meeting, please register at the following:
Vance County Community Meeting
Warren County Community Meeting
Franklin County Community Meeting
Person County Community Meeting
Regional Resiliency Workshop
The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments in conjunction with Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments will be hosting a Resiliency Workshop on November 12, 2019 in Wilson. This workshop will be facilitated by staff with the NC Department of Environmental Quality. The purpose of the workshop is to convene governmental, private, and non-profit partners with experts to help shape priorities of the State’s Climate Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan (Executive Order 80). This workshop will help the Department share information about impacts and solutions as well as learn from communities about their greatest resiliency challenges in order to guide future state resiliency planning and investments. If interested in participating in the workshop, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLY9M28
Register for Tour de Vance
Registration is now underway for the 7th Annual Tour de Vance bike ride, scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019. The ride has been growing steadily since its inception, drawing families and first-timers in addition to the most seasoned of cyclists for four separate cycling events.
This year’s ride will help VGCC’s Endowment Fund to support scholarships for students enrolled in Health Sciences programs at the college. Programs include Associate Degree Nursing, Radiography, Practical Nursing, Histotechnology, Medical Assisting and Pharmacy Technology.
Proceeds from this year’s ride will also go to the Vance County United Way. The organization’s goal is to support the work of local public service agencies such as the Addition Recovery Center for Men, Community Partners of Hope, Smart Start, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Life Line Outreach and the Harold Sherman Adult Day Center.
Several different options are available for cyclists. The 9-mile “fun ride” is ideal for youth, families and beginners. A 20-mile course suits riders ready for a bit more distance. Experienced cyclists can choose a 31-mile “Forest and Farmland” circle route through the country or a 62-mile “metric century” that adds to that 31-mile circle route an out-and-back spur to the Kerr Lake area.
The rides will start and finish at VGCC’s Main Campus, located off Interstate 85 and Poplar Creek Road at 200 Community College Road in Henderson.
All riders can register through the Vance-Granville Community College website at vgcc.edu/tourdevance. Online registration will end at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18. On-site registration will be an option at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event.
The 9-mile ride will cost $10 for each rider. The 20-mile ride will cost $20 for those who register by Sept. 9, increasing to $25 thereafter. The 31-mile and 62-mile (or “metric century”) rides will cost $30 for those who register by Sept. 9, increasing to $40 thereafter.
“Vance-Granville is honored to once again be associated with an event that has become such a success and a symbol of our college’s 50-year history of community involvement,” said Eddie Ferguson, director of the VGCC Endowment Fund. “Joining forces with the United Way means that we can make an even bigger impact, raising funds for good causes while promoting the importance of exercise and good health.”
Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 19. The 62-mile ride starts at 8:30 a.m., the 31-mile ride at 9:30, the 20-mile ride at 10 a.m., and the 9-mile ride at 10:30 a.m. Law enforcement will accompany riders on the 9-mile route.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information, contact Eddie Ferguson at (252) 738-3264 or email@example.com.
KTRPO TAC.TCC Meeting
The KTRPO will be holding a joint TAC/TCC meeting on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments’ offices located in Henderson.