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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Early voting

Cameron Moore, who will be 2 years old in a couple of weeks, accompanied his grandparents as they voted.
Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Death by vehicle case moved to Superior Court

The case of the 41-year-old Henderson woman charged in the death of an 18-year-old man moved to Vance County Superior Court on Oct. 21.

Her next court date has not yet been scheduled.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Tri-County sees dip in jobless rate

Unemployment in the Tri-County decreased in September.

Vance, Warren and Granville counties’ rates dropped about 1 percentage point from August, according to data released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

2 arrested on meth charges

Two Vance County residents were arrested Oct. 24 for allegedly operating a methamphetamine lab.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 02:39 PM

Farmers get a boost in business skills

About 15 local farmers and small business owners attended a new Vance-Granville Community College course designed to help local farmers and budding entrepreneurs — the first class offered by the college at the county farmers market, which opened earlier this year.


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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

ACC looks to end Final Four drought

For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference built its basketball reputation on nearly annual appearances in the Final Four.

Now, as the league is adding another marquee program and touting itself as the best in the country, it's trying to snap a four-year Final Four drought. That is an unusually long dry spell for the tradition-rich league boasting Hall of Fame coaches and plenty of national championships.

"I think the league prepares you for that, but you still have to do it," Virginia coach Tony Bennett said Wednesday during the league's preseason media day. "I'm not speaking against the ACC but there's parity in college basketball. ... And just because we come from the ACC doesn't guarantee us to steamroll three teams into the Elite Eight. You've got to play."

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

First college football playoff rankings released

The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:30 PM

Hornets aspire Stephenson can take franchise to next level

Lance Stephenson could be the missing piece to the championship puzzle Michael Jordan is trying to build in Charlotte.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

NCCU tennis visits Jerry Edmonds Tennis School

Earlier this month, the Jerry Edmonds Tennis School hosted the North Carolina Central Women’s tennis team for a morning full of fun, interaction and instruction.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Royals force Game 7 with 10-0 rout of Giants in Game 6

A couple hundred fans stood behind the Royals dugout for more than a half-hour after the final out, screaming and waving white rally towels.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 11:22 PM

No. 24 Duke not losing focus

After quarterback Anthony Boone found out No. 24 Duke was back in the national rankings, he called a players-only meeting.


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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

Gamma Chi awards perfect attendance

Warren County’s Gamma Chi Chapter recently honored members for perfect attendance at last year’s meetings. 


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

Antiques the topic of Nov. 6 genealogy meeting

Longtime Oxford resident Peter Tocci will present a program on antiques and collectibles at the Nov. 6 meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

Two guest speakers at next LGA meeting

The Lake Gaston Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Lake Gaston Baptist Church.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

KVA students attend ‘Encore’

The sixth-grade class at Kerr-Vance Academy recently attended Chamber Theater’s “Encore” presentation at N.C. Wesleyan College’s Dunn Center in Rocky Mount. 


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Oct. 19, 2014 @ 02:01 AM

13th annual Show, Shine, Shag & Dine


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Masonic Homecoming Festival



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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

Workplace illnesses just on the horizon

The leaves are beginning to fall, signaling another change of season, and with fall’s colors come another kind of sign we’ll see throughout the next couple of months — those outside local pharmacies and health departments advertising flu shots.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Is it over yet?

Not to be confused with the cries of children in the backseat of a vehicle on a long road trip, we are ready for it to be over.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Editorial: Stop the abuse

With more than one in three women and one in four men experiencing rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in his or her lifetime — according to the National Domestic Violence Abuse Hotline — all of us likely know a victim.

But that also means many of us likely know an abuser, too.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Editorial: That's a wrap

It’s amazing how much good there is in the world, if only you know where to look.


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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

Appeals court in Va. reviewing NC abortion law

North Carolina's solicitor general on Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to revive a state law that would require abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the pregnant woman, even if the patient refuses to look or listen.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

AP IMPACT: US health care unprepared for Ebola

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday entered the embattled town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle the militants, activists and Kurdish officials said.