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May. 27, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Race to the finish

Dennis Harris and his 4-year-old son Zaybriel race down the slide as they play at David Street Park on Wednesday afternoon. The pair like the park, playing tag and riding the swings.
May. 27, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

County agrees to funding increases

Commissioners agreed to find money for several previously unfunded requests, including for the health department and a raise for county employees.

May. 27, 2015 @ 04:57 PM

City boosts rainy day fund

Henderson’s rainy day fund has grown over the past decade and has nearly reached the city’s goal of 30 percent of the total budget.

May. 27, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Crime log: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 26, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Local man graduates from Yale, heading to Harvard

Azmar Williams knew he was going to attend Yale University so his graduation from the Ivy League school May 18 was no surprise.

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May. 27, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Eagles recognize student athletes

The Warren County Eagles honored their 2014-15 student athletes last Thursday night at the school’s annual athletic banquet.

The school recognized all of its junior varsity and varsity athletic teams for their hard work and dedication during the school year. Highlights from the ceremony included senior Dyami Wortham being named Male Athlete of the Year and senior Starbesha Satterwhite being tabbed Female Athlete of the Year.

Wortham, a three-sport athlete, also won the Eagles’ Most Valuable Player award in football, the top defensive player award in basketball and the Team Before Self award in track and field.  

May. 27, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Baskett steps down as Vikings' track coach

Last Wednesday at the Northern Vance spring athletic banquet, longtime Vikings track coach Wilton Baskett made a major announcement.

May. 26, 2015 @ 11:45 PM

'Humbled that swimming got me this far’

Having competed at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Charlotte just last week, 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte was in Raleigh on Saturday for a meet-and-greet with fans as part of a SPEEDO USA promotion at Flip Flop Shops inside Crabtree Valley Mall.

May. 23, 2015 @ 08:38 PM

Spartans honor 2014-15 student-athletes

The student-athletes at Kerr-Vance Academy were recognized for their achievements on Thursday night during the school’s 2014-15 athletic banquet.

May. 23, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

Embracing precious time

Susan and I had as fine a time as we’ve ever had babysitting our 7-month-old granddaughter Ruth Anne Shifflette while our daughter Laura and her husband Eddie attended an out of town wedding last weekend.

May. 23, 2015 @ 08:50 PM

‘Do the work now’

For the Elite Sports Network Henderson Flash 17U travel basketball team, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 was a day they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

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May. 27, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

District 9 garden clubs hold spring meeting

The N.C. Federation of Garden Clubs District 9 spring meeting was held May 2 at Mitchell Baptist Church in Louisburg.

May. 27, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Girls on the Run support animal shelter

Girls on the Run participants at Clarke Elementary School present a $109 check on May 14 to Alan Hedgepeth (center) and Jennifer Burns (back row, fourth from right) of the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society to help with construction of the new Vance County Animal Shelter.

May. 27, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Rain barrel workshop June 1

Vance County Cooperative Extension will host a workshop on rain barrels at 6:30 p.m. June 1 at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, 210 Southpark Drive, Henderson.

May. 26, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

Veal meet again

My mom’s an Italian girl from Jersey, so growing up we spent quite a bit of time up there (yeah, yeah, I know; insert Jersey joke here). Say what you want about the Garden State, but those folks have tons of awesome diners turning out delicious eats.

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May. 25, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Memorial Day Services

May. 23, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

Early College High School Graduations

May. 19, 2015 @ 10:41 AM

VGCC 2015 Graduation

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May. 27, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Goldberg: Holy warriors of the left and right

Mike Huckabee doesn't have a lot of prominent defenders, and I am not volunteering for the job.

May. 27, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Robert N. Burton, 55

May. 27, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Letters to the editor, May 28

  • Get ready for Relay
  • Taxation by any other name

May. 26, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Editorial: Grant could have long-term benefits

The YouthBuild Grant holds great promise, but also will pose a few challenges if the Kerr-Tar Council of Regional Governments is successful in its application.

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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.