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Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

‘A scary, wonderful feeling’

Jeanette Bell has been cancer-free for five years, and now she wants to be the poster child of remission in her community.

“It is important for people to have a face with survivorship,” said 55-year-old Bell, who is a counselor at Clarke and Aycock Elementary Schools. “It can be done. No one said it would be easy, but it can be done.”

Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

Autopsy: Victim dies from gunshot injury

An autopsy released Friday shows 19-year-old Chaquan Judkins died from a gunshot wound to his left chest, according to the document from the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 01:07 PM

Crime log: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:45 PM

Tri-County schools delayed Friday

Vance County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Friday, March 6, because of icy conditions in the area.

Granville County Schools will also operate on a two-hour delay Friday.

All campuses of Vance-Granville Community College will open at 10 a.m.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

‘Your time to shine’

Students at Carver Elementary School learned how to make pottery Thursday morning with the help of Oxford potter Sylvia Harrison.

With her clay and potter’s wheel in tow, Harrison connected her art to North Carolina history and explained to the students the importance of education.

“When I teach children, I go through the history of how it (pottery) became the art of the state,” Harrison said. “I really want the kids to learn that what they’re learning is important. I had no idea that chemistry and physics would help me doing pottery.

“They don’t know what they’ll be able to do with their education.


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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 02:12 PM

Vikings honor winter student-athletes

On Wednesday night, the Northern Vance Viking Booster club hosted its winter sports banquet honoring student athletes in basketball, cheerleading, swimming and wrestling.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 12:10 PM

Vanguards conclude 2014-15 hoops campaign

This past Saturday, the Vance-Granville Community College Vanguards men’s basketball program achieved a feat it hadn’t done in five years.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 06:31 PM

Journey ends

A magical season came to an end on Monday night as the Warren County Eagles varsity boys’ basketball team was defeated 72-65 at Northeastern in the second round of the NCHSAA 2-A playoffs.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Eagles March On

Coming off arguably their best victory of the season against South Granville back on Feb. 13, the Warren County Eagles varsity boys’ basketball team was aspiring to finish with a perfect 14-0 record at home on Saturday.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 07:39 PM

Couldn't hang on

Two Tri-County teams couldn't quite hang on in the first round of the state playoffs Saturday.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 07:51 PM

Survive and Advance

After a 15-day layoff due to inclement weather, the Warren County Eagles varsity girls basketball team finally returned to the hardwood on Saturday in a win or go home scenario.


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Mar. 06, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

True faith will transform you

For most of this season it was looking like the winter of 2014-2015 was going to be an uneventful one, as far a snow goes. But all of that has changed in the last couple of weeks! All winter we have had plenty of cold weather. 


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 02:44 PM

New Shanghai Circus performing in Henderson

The Henderson Community Concert Association will welcome the New Shanghai Circus, an internationally-renowned Chinese circus, on Friday, March 13, as part of the associations 2014-2015 concert season.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

LGA to host Five-County Forum

The Lake Gaston Association has extended invitations to the chairs of the Brunswick, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Northampton and Warren County boards of commissioners and supervisors and their respective county managers and county administrators to attend a Five-County Forum on from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 19, at the Lake Gaston Lions Club, 139 Stanley Road, Henrico.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

College invites Earth Day participants

Vance-Granville Community College is planning to hold Earth Day festivities at three campuses this year, and organizers are inviting members of the community to participate.


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Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Snow blankets Tri-County area


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Snow week two


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

Snow day in Henderson


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Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Irvine: Carriers: They deliver

They are the part of the newspaper business that most directly touches the customers. But they are largely unseen because their work is done before sunrise.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Editorial: Youth leading way on Earth Day

In 1970, we were watching “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Gunsmoke” and “Here’s Lucy.”


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

Fitzsimon: A revealing moment in incentive debate

Something fascinating happened during this week’s House debate over economic incentive programs for businesses that could have a bigger impact on the state than whatever incentives the General Assembly approves this session.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 09:55 AM

Hood: For a balanced diet

Thank you for reading this column. It’s not just that I appreciate your interest in what I have to say. I appreciate the fact that you are reading this publication at all. According to a recent set of surveys by the Pew Research Center, a distressing number of our fellow citizens rely mostly on television to inform themselves about politics and government.


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Dec. 15, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Foundation funds aid area organizations

A local grant fund is rolling out more than $55,000 in awards for Vance County groups this month.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

NC advocates for poor demand Medicaid expansion

Advocates for expanding Medicaid to more of North Carolina's poor and uninsured residents on Wednesday sought to keep up the pressure for Republican lawmakers to reverse course.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 01:01 PM

Lumberton man shot and killed; 2 charged

Authorities say a Lumberton man is dead and two other men are in custody charged with murder, robbery and other counts after leading police on a five-mile, high-speed chase.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 12:58 PM

UN experts call for prosecution over US torture

All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized and carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. human rights officials said Wednesday.