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Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Planting season

Phil Perkinson works in the garden at his Boyd Street home in Norlina on Thursday afternoon. Perkinson, who was diagnosed with polio at age 3, sits on a bucket to get around in the garden in order to get good leverage to do the work. He grows several varieties of peppers and tomatoes, in addition to potatoes, beans, kale, okra, snow peas and egg plant.
Apr. 24, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Education matters

The class was about justice, and fifth-graders from Clarke Elementary were invited.

Vance-Granville Community College and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office partnered to give a group of local children a taste of college life.

College Student for a Day was presented by Vance-Granville’s criminal justice and paralegal technology programs Friday to 24 students.

The students began their day with a lecture that asked them to define justice. They examined a real-life case and sentencing then wrote whether or not they thought justice had been served.

“The middle-schoolers are really interactive,” Antoinette Dickens, paralegal technology program head, said. “They’re really fun, and they get a taste of college.”


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Activist groups want to delay transfer decision

The local environmental group Preserve Our North Carolina Lakes Community called for major public action in response to Henderson’s request to move greater amounts water from the Roanoke River Basin.

The organization, which held a meeting in Vance County on Thursday, wants to extend the April 30 public comment deadline related to the city’s request and schedule more hearings to solicit residents’ input.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:18 PM

Warren school district seeks community help with feeding children

Warren County Schools Superintendent Ray Spain said every child and youth in Warren County is eligible to participate in the federally funded food program offered by the school system. But when schools are out during the summer, many of them go hungry.

On Wednesday, he hosted a gathering of community groups to ask them to partner with the district in offering the 2015 summer meals program to a wider representation of young people.



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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 08:41 PM

Closing it out

After letting a 4-1 lead slip away at Franklinton earlier this week, Southern Vance first-year softball head coach W.A. West was hoping for a better finish from his group on Friday afternoon at Warren County.

The Lady Raiders opened and closed the game on a positive note coming away with a hard-fought 5-3 victory over the Lady Eagles.

“That’s what it takes to win,” West said. “You’ve got to learn how to win. … Today, they showed some stiff upper-lip defensively.”

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 08:44 PM

Prep Roundup: Vikings lacrosse wins second straight

After earning their first-ever program win on Tuesday, the Northern Vance Vikings boys’ lacrosse team delivered its second win on Wednesday defeating Voyager Academy, 7-5.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 03:24 PM

Dominant Colts

For the second time in four days, schools from the Carolina Independent Conference met for a golf competition.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:22 PM

Prep Roundup: Vikings conclude 2015 tennis campaign

The Northern Vance boys’ tennis team ended their 2015 season on Wednesday at the 3A Big Eight Conference Tournament in Hillsborough at Orange High School.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:28 PM

Regaining their form

Beginning a grueling stretch of three games in three days, the Kerr-Vance Academy baseball team defeated conference opponent Epiphany 8-6 on Wednesday afternoon at Kerr-Vance.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 08:53 PM

Prep Roundup: Spartans lacrosse dominant on Senior Night

The Kerr-Vance Academy varsity lacrosse team defeated Cary Christian 11-4 on Senior Night at KVA on Monday.


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Joy Club recognition service held

West End Baptist Church in Henderson recently hosted a year-end recognition service for Joy Club children from E.M. Rollins Elementary School and their families.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

Senior Circle meets for March

The Plank Chapel Senior Circle met March 18 in the Fellowship Hall of Plank Chapel Church. After President Faye Woodlief called the meeting to order, Pastor Carolyn Roy gave the devotion, which revolved around the celebration of creation.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Learning about fish life

Casey Grieshaber (center), a graduate student at N.C. State University, works with students in the oceanography class taught by Jennifer Howard at Southern Vance High School as they dissect fish April 16.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Community Band presents concert

The Vance-Granville Community Band presented its spring concert April 16 in the civic center on the college’s main campus in Vance County.


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Apr. 11, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Going bald for St. Baldrick's


Mar. 28, 2015 @ 06:59 PM

Oxford Spring Eggstravaganza


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Snow blankets Tri-County area


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

GOOD NEWS & GOOD NEIGHBORS: Award-winning work

It’s nice when dedicated people receive recognition for their efforts.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Letter to the editor, April 25

Welcome to new pastor


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 01:03 PM

Inscoe: Clarifying Inter-basin transfer and why we need it

Please allow me this opportunity to clarify several key points regarding the Kerr Lake Regional Water System’s pending Interbasin Transfer (IBT) Certificate application.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

Walden: Differences in states' economic recoveries

The economic world doesn’t treat everyone and everything equally. We clearly see this in the ongoing debates about income inequality, CEO pay, the minimum wage and taxes. Another way we see this is in economic geography. For example, in North Carolina, for several decades we have watched urban counties adding jobs and incomes at a much higher rate than rural counties.


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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.