News: Local

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

2 murder suspects may face death penalty

Two defendants in separate first-degree murder cases are slated to have hearings later this month to determine whether they will face the death penalty.

Steven L. Battle, 43, and Dennis H. Keith, 18, appeared in Vance County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

STEM magnet program will open in the fall

Beginning next fall, the hands-on learning program at Granville Central High School will be a magnet program available to students county wide.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Autopsy: Woman died from gunshot

A 58-year-old Warren County woman who was found dead at her home last year suffered from a gunshot wound to the neck, according to an autopsy from the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Crime log: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The following reports were collected from the Henderson Police Department and Vance County Sheriff’s Office. Arrests include arrest reports and citations. Individuals charged are innocent until proven guilty.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 08:26 PM

Vance County couple named best small farmers in state

Vance County couple Louis and Magnolia Williams lead the state in small farming.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

School board eyes $14M budget request

The Vance County Board of Education discussed its $14 million proposed budget request Wednesday during a budget work session.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 11:32 AM

In the spotlight

   After 10 weeks on the road and 37 concerts, evangelist Tony Nolan continues to share the gospel with great enthusiasm.
   Nolan is the speaker each night for the Winter Jam concert tour. The 47-city tour ends today with a show in Peoria, Illinois. North Carolina shows this year were in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh.
   He is taxed with the responsibility of sharing God’s word each night.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 07:17 PM


Grace Brooks waits patiently for the cake walk to start during the carnival events held in Hix Gymnasium after the egg hunt Saturday afternoon as part of the Spring Eggstravaganza in Oxford. Children had the opportunity to play several different games and decorate cupcakes. More than a hundred children ages 2 to 9 collected 3,000 eggs as part of the afternoon activities.The day's events ended with a showing of the movie "Hop."

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Celebrating a local artist's legacy

The son of Vance County’s late Ruth Russell Williams explained his mother’s art from his unique perspective in a presentation at the Warren County Memorial Library on Saturday.