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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Optimist Club tree lot open for the season

The Henderson Optimist Club Christmas tree lot has begun selling trees. Ricky Gray (left) and Jon Dorsey help unload the 410 trees for the nonprofit civic club's effort Saturday morning. The lot, located on the corner of Dabney Drive and Beckford Drive, will be open from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
Nov. 22, 2014 @ 07:58 PM

Local vendors showcase talent

Tammy Atkinson and her daughter have been making art out of ordinary household items for the past three years.

The Henderson artisan sold her crafts Saturday at the county's first holiday fair held inside the new farmer's market.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Autopsy: Woodlief bled to death from gun injury

An autopsy report shows Lloyd Woodlief died from excessive blood loss after his 11-year-old grandson shot him in the left arm.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Arrests and incidents in Granville and Warren counties

Arrests and incidents in Granville and Warren counties.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Public hearing could change school zoning

A public hearing to amend the city zoning ordinance to include elementary and middle schools will happen at the Henderson City Council’s meeting Monday night.

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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:49 PM

Early Impressions

Southern Vance High School was full of buzz and excitement Saturday as 13 high school wrestling programs gathered for the Raider Duals.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:42 PM

Lady Colts fall 57-34 to Friendship

The Crossroads Christian varsity girls’ basketball team was tied 6-6 at the end of the first quarter with Friendship Christian School on Friday night.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

Green injured, Colts prevail 61-56 over Falcons

Everything changed with 7.6 seconds left in the second quarter Friday night during Crossroads Christian’s varsity boys basketball game against Friendship Christian School.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:34 PM

Prep Roundup: Kerr-Vance drops basketball road contest

The Kerr-Vance Academy varsity boys’ basketball team lost 75-51 at Burlington Christian Academy on Friday evening.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

Warren County football falls to Southwest Onslow 35-8 in second round

Warren County picked a bad night to play what coach John Ward said was one of its worst games of the season.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Shoreline management plan features minor changes

I sure wish my report was on how good the fishing was last week like it had been the week before.

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Nov. 21, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Living in between

This entire year has been one of transitions for me. On New Year’s Day I visited, prayed with and said goodbye to my grandmother, knowing I would not see her again in this life. She went home to be with the Lord one week later.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

After Thanksgiving Dance on tap for Nov. 29

The Warren County Training School-North Warren High School Alumni and Friends Association is sponsoring an After Thanksgiving Dance on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Community band presenting free holiday concert Dec. 9

The Vance-Granville Community Band will perform its seventh annual holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center on the main campus in Vance County. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

Middleburg Garden Club reports numerous fall activities

The Middleburg Garden Club has been busy this fall.

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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

Thanks to our farmers

Farming is not just a profession. It’s a way of life. It’s a labor of love. It’s not for the faint-hearted, given that as a livelihood, it is subject to blight, natural disaster and unfavorable weather conditions.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Sunday's editorial cartoon

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Wykle: Kids making a difference

Michele Eaves Burgess emailed me Wednesday to let me know about an event United Way was sponsoring in town. 


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 03:12 PM

Pitts: They killed Peter Kassig

What, in the name of God? It is a question that demands asking, that haunts this most recent atrocity.

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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:08 PM

Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Ultimately she couldn't bring herself to do it.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:06 PM

Man arrested in NC, body of missing woman found

Authorities say they found the body of a missing Virginia woman after arresting her boyfriend in North Carolina.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:05 PM

NC Republicans pick Moore to be new House speaker

North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Saturday picked state Rep. Tim Moore of Cleveland County to become the next leader of the state House of Representatives.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 08:04 PM

Body of missing Georgia man found in NC

The body of a missing Georgia man has been found in the French Broad River in North Carolina.