Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

City sees drop in reported crime

Overall reported crime is decreasing in Henderson, but the crime rate remains higher than other local municipalities.

There were 1,660 total reported offenses last year, compared to 1,858 in 2012 and 2,012 in 2011, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

City to talk potential I-85 closure

At a meeting Monday night, the Henderson City Council will discuss ways to minimize the impact of Interstate 85 construction that is slated to begin within the next year.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is in the process of completing plans for major improvements to the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 85 — which will start from just west of Andrews Avenue.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Arrests and incidents in Granville and Warren counties

Arrests and incidents in Granville and Warren counties.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 09:48 PM

Celebrating Hispanic heritage

While waving the flags of Spanish-speaking countries, Henderson Middle School Latinos formed a circle together on the auditorium stage.

One by one, teacher Deris Mora called the names of individual nations. As she did, the student holding that flag would come forward.

“España. México. Chile. Guatemala. Paraguay. Colombia,” she said.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Gas prices dip below $3

Pasem Hauter saw a huge influx of customers to his family’s gas station on Oxford Road this week.

He said gas sales tripled when prices at the convenience store dropped below $3 per gallon.

“I had people come in here who normally put $5 or $10 dollars, and, this week, they filled up their whole tanks,” he said.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Oxford farm issues voluntary recall

Oxford’s Bailey Farms is voluntarily recalling some 6,215 pounds of fresh Serrano chili peppers because of the potential for salmonella contamination.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Fatal fire ruled accidental

The Granville County sheriff said the fire that killed two in Creedmoor on Wednesday was accidental.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

District receives positive feedback from state

The Vance County Board of Education received positive feedback from the state Wednesday about a building it’s had trouble finding funding to renovate.

Talk of refitting the two-story building on Eaton-Johnson Middle School’s campus heightened three years ago with the start of the STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — program for middle school students.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Crime Stoppers nab awards

The Henderson/Vance Crime Stoppers Association brought home three awards from the Oct. 7 regional conference in Dillsboro.