Warren County Intersection Converts to All-Way Stop

The N.C. Department of Transportation will install new signs tomorrow to require traffic to stop on all four sides of a Warren County intersection.

Crash analytics led NCDOT engineers to pursue a safer configuration at the junction of U.S. 158 and Warren Plains Road just north of Warrenton. Currently, only Warren Plains Road traffic has stop signs at the intersection. At 10 a.m. tomorrow, crews will begin adding stop signs, stop ahead warning signs and pavement markings in both directions of U.S. 158.

These improvements are being made through NCDOT’s SPOT Safety Program, which identifies safety projects that are expected to be the most beneficial and feasible and address departmental goals.

Drivers should slow down, obey workers controlling traffic and proceed through the intersection with caution during its reconfiguration. The work should be complete by 2 p.m., weather permitting.

Converting intersections into all-way stops has been shown to reduce fatalities and injuries by 77%.

People can visit the department’s all-way stop webpage to learn more information, including what to do when encountering one.

Request for Letter of Intent to Bid: One-Stop Operator

The Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board (Kerr-Tar WDB) is currently accepting Letters of Intent to Bid from entities to serve as One-Stop Operators for the local certified NCWorks Career Centers services which cover Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren counties. There are three certified Career Centers in the region in Granville, Vance and Warren Counties. The one-stop operator will also be responsible for coordinating services at access points in the other two counties in the region.

Purpose: The Kerr-Tar WDB is seeking Request for Proposals for the purpose of selecting organizations with the capacity and expertise to design, administer and implement an innovative and compliant system of one-stop workforce development services for the benefit of business and job seeker customers as designated One-Stop Career Center Operators.

Timeline: The Kerr-Tar WDB will release this request for Letters of Intent (LOIs) on April 1, 2021.  The deadline for submission of LOIs is 12:00 PM EST on April 9, 2021. The initial period for performance is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Funding available shall not exceed $25,000 per center for annual contract. A fully-executed contract must be in place within the first 30 days of the new program year with the successful respondent.

Organization Qualifications: Who may be a One-Stop Career Center Operator? Eligible entities include [WIOA Section 121(d) (2) (B)]:

  • A public, private, or non-profit entity, or
  • A consortium of entities that must include at least three (3) or more required one-stop partners located in the local area

It CAN be:

  • An institution of higher education
  • An employment service State agency established under the Wagner-Peyser Act [29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.] on behalf of the local office of the agency
  • A community-based organization, nonprofit organization, or intermediary
  • A private for profit entity
  • A government agency
  • Another interested organization or entity, which may include a local chamber of commerce or other business organization, or a labor organization


  • An elementary or secondary school, or
  • Staff of the local workforce development board

LOI Guidelines and Requirements: Interested agencies shall complete, sign and return their Letter of Intent (see Attachment A for suggested format). The LOI will be considered complete when the following areas are addressed:

  • The type of organization intended to bid;
  • The identification of the county and program/opportunity that the entity is responding to;
  • The location of the agency intending to bid;
  • An acknowledgement that the period of performance begins on July 1, 2021 and must be completed by June 30, 2022;
  • The LOI is signed by the authorized signatory for the agency;
  • The completed and signed LOI is received by the Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board by the required time/date.

Contact Information: Completed Letters of Intent may be emailed to info@kerrtarcog.org

Please note the attached MEMO with detailed information regarding this process.  Please contact Lou Grillo, lgrillo@kerrtarcog.org, or Diane Cox, dcox@kerrtarcog.org, with any questions.


Resurfacing Projects Awarded for Vance, Person, and Warren Counties

Thanks to three new contracts awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation, totaling more than $9.6 million, nearly 78 miles of area roadway will be resurfaced.

Carolina Sunrock of Raleigh was the low bidder and has been awarded all three contracts.

  • Under a $3.9 million contract, crews will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 26.9 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Vance County.
  • Under a $2.98 million contract, crews will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 27 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Person County.
  • Under a $2.77 million contract, crews will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 23.6 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Vance and Warren counties.

Work can begin as soon as the end of April and must be complete by Nov. 1, 2022.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes

Are you an overwhelmed caregiver?  Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a FREE class for unpaid caregivers of those living with any chronic condition or disability.  Learn how to manage emotions, reduce personal stress, and confidently cope with caregiving issues and demands.  This virtual class will meet 90 minutes per week for 6 weeks and is open to any unpaid caregiver.  All tools and materials are free for participants.  Session 1 begins April 20 (Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm) and Session 2 begins May 6 (Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am).  There will be a special gift for the first 20 people to register!  Register by calling Susan Tucker at 252-436-2040.  Please share this with any caregivers you know!

If you’d like to print flyers for your organization or business, click HERE.  There are two versions of the flyer with the same information.  You can also use the photo in this post to share on social media.

Triangle North Vance RFP for Lawn Care Contractors

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) and Triangle North Vance invite interested parties to submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) for lawn care professionals to perform lawn care and landscaping maintenance at the Triangle North Vance Business Park at the intersection of I-85 and Poplar Creek Road in Henderson, NC.  We are seeking proposals from individuals or companies with a documented track record in providing lawn service to commercial and institutional areas.

For RFP, click HERE.