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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

End of summer

Josh Akers and his 3-year-old daughter, Jaylan, paddle around Kerr Lake at Satterwhite Point on Monday afternoon. Akers and his family visit the lake a couple of times each month, to play in the water during the summer and to fish in the winter.
Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

District exceeds state’s plan

Some Vance County schools need extra help meeting state standards in performance, and the district aims to get them on track.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

Kerr-Tar council introduces new faces

Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments has new officers and new personnel.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

ACTS reducing hours but not services

Area Christians Together in Service will have new operating hours starting Sept. 15.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

90 years of Perry library

How do you celebrate a library’s birthday?


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Sep. 01, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers combine to no-hit Braves

On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.

Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season's fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta Braves 7-0 Monday and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

It was all the more unusual in that Hamels left the game with his bid intact after six innings. He seemed fine with the decision, too, having already thrown 108 pitches at a hot afternoon at Turner Field.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 01:41 AM

Angels complete sweep of Athletics

Mike Trout hit his career-high 31st homer and drove in three runs, rookie Matt Shoemaker pitched seven shutout innings of five-hit ball, and the Los Angeles Angels finished off a four-game sweep, beating the Oakland Athletics 8-1 Sunday.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 01:32 AM

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne's "downer" year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova in US Open quarters

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 08:57 PM

Henley takes a 1-shot lead at Deutsche Bank

Russell Henley doesn't get into contention as much as he'd like, though he is tough to beat when he's anywhere near the lead.


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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Vance County 4-H update

The 4-H summer in Vance County has been one to remember. Youth had the chance to be involved in many fun and educational activities while their minds took a break from the school year. Our office served more than 100 youth through our programs.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 08:11 PM

Relationship status: desirable

Each year their number keeps growing — 4 million in 1950, 20 million in 1982 and more than 100 million today. They represent about 48 percent of the adult population 18 years of age and older in America. If they were a country, they would be the 13th largest in the world! Who are they? They are the singles — the never-married, the divorced and the widowed in America.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Roanoke Duck Derby approaching

Rubber duck adoptions are now available for the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Ducky Derby, scheduled to take place Sept. 20.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Tickets available for Cluck ’N Shuck

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will hold its fourth annual fall seafood event from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3.


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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Editorial: Hot air in Raleigh of no help

The difference in six months is North Carolinians are more aware, not better protected. And for each of these branches of lawmakers, that’s not good enough.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Editorial: Commitment to children from dads

Dads, take your children to school Sept. 16. And, even better, show the commitment each day.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:49 PM

Editorial: Movement in right direction

Henderson’s City Council has made a positive move toward downtown development.



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Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Man shot to death in Shelby

Police in Shelby say a man has been killed and a woman has been hurt in a shooting.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.