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Aug. 22, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

‘Seize the opportunity of life’

On the 50th anniversary of the Kittrell Job Corps Center, 37 graduates celebrated the event with their brand-new diplomas.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

School vouchers ruled unconstitutional

While opinions clashed across the state, staff of Vance County Schools agree with the recent court ruling to ban private school vouchers.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Students return to classes Monday

Vance County students return to school Monday in the midst of big changes.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Perry Memorial celebrates 90 years with week of events

On Sept.1, Perry Memorial Library will celebrate its 90th birthday.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

Water talks continue for city council

The Henderson City Council will evaluate its options for expanding water to the extra-territorial jurisdiction, which is an area surrounding the city that does not have access to city services.


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Aug. 23, 2014 @ 12:40 AM

Vikings open with 49-21 loss to Ravenscroft

Northern Vance dropped its 22nd consecutive game Friday in a 49-21 defeat at home against Ravenscroft.

Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:15 AM

Parker to play for Battling Bishops

Kechae Parker instantly bolstered Southern Vance’s front line when she transferred crosstown from Northern.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Rose in, Lillard out for US basketball roster

The U.S. national basketball team has kept Derrick Rose and cut Damian Lillard and three others, getting its roster down to 12 before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:04 AM

Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers 30-7

Tom Brady's offense and the New England Patriots' defense dominated the Carolina Panthers.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 12:57 AM

Hardy, Carden chasing records for Pirates' offense

Justin Hardy and Shane Carden started their East Carolina careers working together on the scout team. Four years later, their connection means everything to the Pirates' pass-heavy attack — and has put both fifth-year seniors within reach of all kinds of records.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 12:54 AM

Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.


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Aug. 22, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

Women’s club installs officers, plans program year

The Henderson Business and Professional Women’s Club recently elected officers and held its annual planning meeting for the 2014-2015 club year in the offices of Triangle North Health Foundation.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

College holding free grant-writing seminar

The Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center has scheduled a free seminar entitled “Finding and Writing Grants” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at its Warren County campus in Warrenton.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

Duck Derby to be Sept. 20

Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start will hold its fifth annual Duck Derby fundraiser in downtown Henderson at 2 p.m. Sept. 20.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 09:40 AM

Pride of Vance Elks attend lodge convention

Five members of the Pride of Vance Elks Lodge No. 1263 attended the 115th Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the Worldwide International Grand Lodge Convention from Aug. 1 through Aug. 8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Aug. 22, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Editorial: Celebrating Job Corps sustainability

Sustainability for half a century requires hard work, an ability to adapt and many willing hands and hearts. The Kittrell Job Corps celebration on Friday is deserving of the highest praise.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Editorial: Tradition, pageantry returning

Opening night for high school football is special. And it has arrived.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 11:22 PM

Editorial: Conflict wrecking our world

Watching different areas of our community rally together strengthens belief for a bright future. In various areas, school children are getting assistance, security in residential areas has drawn attention, and our nonprofits are being remembered and aided. That’s just a little of a community that is binding together.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

Editorial: Be smart getting education

Many students have already, or will soon, be leaving us for college campuses. Several entities, including the Better Business Bureau and the state attorney general’s office, have issued tips in the past to help students avoid scammers. They are worth another mention.


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Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:37 PM

Marine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing

A Marine hearing officer has postponed a decision on a Marine accused of deserting his unit in Iraq 10 years ago.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:35 PM

NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

Reporter's death galvanizes anger, little action

The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them.