Granville & Vance County NCWorks Career Centers Relocating

On August 1, 2022, NCWorks will consolidate its Granville County and Vance County NCWorks Career Center offices and open a new, expanded location at 826 Garnett Street in Henderson.  After July 22, 2022, the locations at 111 Hilltop Village in Oxford and 857 S. Beckford Drive in Henderson will no longer be operational, and all in-person appointments will be moved to the new Garnett Street location. The new Center will be open to the public beginning August 1, 2022. 

This move will allow residents of Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, and Warren counties to access a unified NCWorks Career Center, increasing the availability of onsite services aimed at assisting jobseekers and employers. Career Center services will continue to be available in all 5 counties of the Kerr-Tar region through in-person access points at workforce partner locations or virtually, by appointment or on a limited schedule. 

The new NCWorks Career Center will maintain the previous locations’ hours of operation which are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. 

For more information about NCWorks Career Center in-person or virtual services, call the Center at 252-438-6129 or visit 

The Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board administers federally funded programs that connect talent to jobs through training opportunities, jobseeker assistance, and services to employers. 

Resurfacing Projects Awarded for Granville, Franklin, Person, Vance and Warren Counties

Thanks to four new contracts awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation, totaling nearly $4.5 million, more than 70 miles of area roadway will be resurfaced.

  • Under a $2.76 million contract, ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 27.9 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Granville and Vance counties.
  • Under a $700,414 contract, Fred Smith Company of Raleigh will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 16.3 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Granville, Vance and Warren counties.
  • Under a $663,670 contract, Whitehurst Paving of Richmond, Va. will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 17.9 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Franklin County.
  • Under a $338,714 contract, Carolina Road Solutions of Center Valley, Pa. will mill and resurface pavement and improve shoulders along 8.1 miles of state-maintained roads throughout Person County.

This work will start by this summer and must be complete by August 2022.

Vance County Bridge Closed; Replaced Next Year

N.C. Department of Transportation crews closed a Vance County bridge today due to the deterioration of its superstructure.  The Weldons Mill Road bridge over Sandy Creek was built in 1949 and is set to be replaced next year.  The department is scheduled to award a contract to replace the bridge in February.  Work would begin in March and be completed by the end 2021.  Traffic will use New Bethel Church, County Line, Southerland Mill and Vicksboro roads to get around the closure.  Drivers should be mindful of crews working in this area and factor the detour into their commutes.  For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on social media.