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Jan. 30, 2015 @ 06:26 PM

‘Who can stand on your shoulders?’

Quon Bridges said he admired the praise that the Kittrell Job Corps students were showering on those who graduated Friday.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 07:40 PM

Council mulls economic development at retreat

At its annual retreat, the Henderson City Council brainstormed ways to bolster economic development in the city and Vance County — where the jobless rate has remained higher than the national and state average.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Henderson recreation offering new teen programs

The new recreation director in Henderson has started several new programs available to young people in the community.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Crime log: Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

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Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Q&A with Northern Vance’s Care and Wiggins

As Northern Vance’s wrestling team competes in the 3A Big Eight conference tournament today in Chapel Hill, we sat down earlier this week with Vikings senior co-captains Justin Care and Jake Wiggins to discuss misconceptions on the sport, their memories and more.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Bennett, No. 2 Cavaliers focused on another ACC title run

Tony Bennett guided Virginia to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 38 years with a foundation in defense, smart play and hard work.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

Prep Roundup: Eagles, Lady Raiders extend win streaks

The Warren County Eagles varsity boys’ basketball team improved to 16-3 (7-2 2A Northern Carolina Conference) on the season with a pair of victories earlier this week.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

Balanced Attack

One evening after building an early double-digit lead on the road against 3A Big Eight conference foe Chapel Hill, the J.F. Webb varsity boys’ basketball team did the same thing at Northern Vance on Wednesday.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Lady Warriors end skid; rout Northern Vance, 63-31

In a rivalry match up that was originally scheduled for eight days earlier, the J.F. Webb varsity girls’ basketball team nearly posted a season-high in points on their way to a 63-31 victory over Northern Vance on Wednesday night. The win ended a four-game losing streak for the Lady Warriors.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

Prep Roundup: Lady Raiders win by 25 at Roanoke Rapids

The Southern Vance varsity girls’ basketball team earned an impressive 62-37 road victory at Roanoke Rapids on Tuesday.

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Jan. 30, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

Hut Wester endows scholarship in wife’s memory

W. Hutson “Hut” Wester of Henderson recently endowed a Vance-Granville Community College scholarship in memory of his late wife, Virginia L. Wester.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

College hosting gospel celebration Feb. 12

In honor of Black History Month, Vance-Granville Community College will hold a Celebration of Gospel program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the civic center on the college’s main campus in Vance County. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 11:51 AM

Garden clubs celebrate nearly two decades of gatherings

The Calla Lily Garden Club recently celebrated 19 years of gardening and promoting beauty at home and in the community.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Triangle North completes scholarship endowment

The Triangle North Healthcare Foundation recently completed endowing a scholarship that supports Vance-Granville Community College students who are preparing for careers in health sciences.

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Jan. 30, 2015 @ 02:24 PM

GOOD NEWS & GOOD NEIGHBORS: Showing depths of commitment

On Monday night, people gathered at Vance-Granville Community College for the Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

Dupuy: Entertainment industry enabled Cosby

Hollywood is rumored to be a liberal bastion. Why exactly? Because a couple of actors raised some money for Obama? Hollywood as a business is far from liberal. Its core value isn’t progress; its core value is profit. If “Fifty Shades of Grey” can make money, it’s produced. If “The Passion of the Christ” can make money, it’s produced. Hollywood’s only bottom line is the bottom line.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 10:53 AM

Letters to the editor, Jan. 31

  • Invitation from Granville Library System’s interim director


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Editorial: A gift that will keep on giving

Wilbert Allen “Bill” Edwards’ decision to bequeath $1.6 million to Vance-Granville Community College is one that will have a long-term, positive effect.

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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.