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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

The sights of summer

Ronnie Ellis maneuvers through high grass as he mows the 2.5-acre lot he owns on New College Street in Oxford. The grass at the lot has grown tall with recent rains this summer, and it took many passes with the mower to knock it down.
Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:29 PM

City, county consider collaboration to bring public water to more residents

The Henderson City Council agreed to have another meeting before deciding whether it should move ahead in discussions with the county about collaborating to provide funding for public water in the extra-territorial jurisdiction, which does not have access to city services.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 08:07 PM

Warren EDC staying with partnership — for now

Warren County will join a regional marketing conglomerate for another year with the aim of bringing new business to the region — but reluctantly.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 08:03 PM

Granville foundation awards $19,000 in grants

The Granville County Community Foundation will issue more than $19,000 in grants to 10 organizations this year.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 06:58 PM

Louisburg man drowns in Kerr Lake

A 27-year-old Louisburg resident drowned in Kerr Lake, according to officials at the Vance County Sheriff's Office.


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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 06:43 AM

Resurgent Miami plates four in the 9th to upend Nationals

Jeff Baker hit a two-out RBI single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning by the Miami Marlins, who extended their winning streak to five games by beating the Washington Nationals 7-6.

The Nationals' lead in the NL East was trimmed to one-half game over Atlanta, which defeated San Diego earlier in the day 2-0. The Braves open a series at the Dodgers Tuesday.

Miami trailed 6-1 in the seventh. Washington's Rafael Soriano (2-1), who earned his 200th career save Sunday, took the mound in the ninth with a 6-3 lead and blew a save for the fourth time this season.

The Marlins were coming off best seven-game trip in franchise history, a six-victory swing that put them back into the playoff picture, but it took them a while to get going in their home park.

Adeiny Hechavarria ended an 11-pitch at-bat with an RBI triple to tie the game

Jordan Zimmermann allowed two runs in seven innings and was in line for his first victory this month until Miami's comeback.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:59 PM

Sale of Clippers for $2 billion approved

Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:32 PM

Hot ticket in Cleveland is anything LeBron

LeBron James, soon to be wearing 23 again, will be in a show Aug. 8 and fans have snapped up tickets.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:19 PM

L.A. Lakers not confirming Scott as coach just yet

The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:46 PM

Four U.S. cities ready to pay price for Olympics

If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington is picked to host the 2024 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Committee will pay the price for winning. 

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Fears over Benjamin's knee injury lessen

he Panthers are breathing a sigh of relief over rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Watergate investigator to talk to genealogy society

Raleigh attorney Gene Boyce will present the program “From Duct Tape to Electronic Tapes: How We Found the Truth About Watergate” at the Aug. 7 meeting of the Granville County Genealogical Society at 6:30 p.m. in the large conference room of the Richard H. Thornton Library in Oxford.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Alive After Five features The Attractions Band

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s second Alive After Five of the 2014 series will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Gazebo Park, Central Avenue in Butner.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Support group meets to deal with grief

A GriefShare group will meet at First United Methodist Church, 114 Church St., Henderson, every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. through Oct. 16.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Light receives Sam Perry Scholarship

Granville Health System recently named Carla Gray Light of Oxford the recipient of the fifth annual Sam Perry Scholarship.

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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Editorial: Good deal sounds an alarm

Monday’s deal to help fix the Department of Veterans Affairs should send an alarming signal to lawmakers at the local, state and federal levels. Know if programs are working because if they become broken, the price is heavy.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 11:55 PM

Editorial: Successful planning, direction

Starting a project from scratch or somewhere awful close to it can be scary, challenging and frustrating. Its rewards can go beyond imagination. Or, quite often, reset someone’s imagination.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 11:32 PM

Letter: Grateful for opportunity

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

Letter: Just the facts

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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 07:28 PM

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Budget deal framework reached by state lawmakers

North Carolina legislative leaders say they have reached an agreement on the outline of a state budget.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.