News: Local

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Crime log: Aug. 2

Arrests, citations and incidents in Granville County.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Shooting suspect at large

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a male suspect involved in a shooting Thursday evening that happened on Sombrero Lane near the Vance-Franklin county line.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 04:57 PM

Philips to close Henderson location

Philips plans to permanently close its Vance County plant at the start of 2016.

Fifty Philips Optimum employees currently working at the Facet Road facility will be laid off as a result of the closure, according to notice filed with the state Department of Commerce on Monday.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

'The real treasure is the journey'

Henderson Collegiate celebrated the opening of its new middle school with an open house Friday morning.

Supporters of the school, along with students and faculty, gathered to commemorate yet another milestone on the charter school's journey.

"Everything in our school is earned," Eric Sanchez, Henderson Collegiate co-founder, said. "This facility is earned. As we look at this amazing facility here today, we see that the real treasure is the journey."

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 02:16 PM

Crime log: Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

Community effort seeks to get young people moving

Young people from across Vance County met at the Aycock Recreation Center last week for a day of physical activity and games.

Vance County Cooperative Extension, Henderson Family YMCA, Henderson-Vance Recreation and Parks, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh collaborated to organize a county-wide event called Vance County—Let's Move!

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Knowing and understanding different cultures

Members of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe visited the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford on Thursday to help them celebrate American Indian culture for the sixth annual Diversity Day.
The event allows residents and staff to celebrate and learn about cultures from around the world through arts and crafts, special guests and presentations — this year, with the help of Haliwa-Saponi dancers and drummers.

"Just here at the Masonic Home, we have a lot of diversity," Linda Frederickson, education coordinator at the Masonic Home, said during the welcome. "It takes all of us working together for everything to come out right. You're part of a global society. You're going to need to know and understand different cultures."

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 03:26 PM

Jobless rates rise in Tri-County, state

Unemployment rates in the Tri-County have all increased from May to June.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

Crime log: July 31

Incidents, citations and arrests in Vance County and Henderson.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

County, city to clean up properties

Vance County's properties committee is recommending commissioners appropriate funds to demolish dilapidated structures on property jointly owned with the city of Henderson.