News: Local

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Crowns, sashes and books

Two young women brought a little bit of sparkle to reading Tuesday afternoon.

Miss North Carolina Beth Stovall and Miss Raleigh’s Outstanding Teen Evan O’Geary spent some time Tuesday reading to third-graders at Aycock Elementary School as part of Read Across America.

The two pageant winners donned their crowns and sashes as they read to more than 50 third-graders in the school auditorium.

“You really do read all day,” Stovall said to the children. “Reading is so important because you’re going to continue to read for the rest of your life. I have always loved reading, and I want to share my love with you.”

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Board approves rezoning in Epsom

The Vance County Board of Commissioners approved the rezoning request of 7996 N.C. 39 South in Epsom from residential medium density to highway commercial through unanimous vote and adopted the written rationale for the rezoning provided by the planning board.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 04:07 PM

Commissioners approve policy for improving subdivision streets

A divided Granville County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved a policy that could lead to residents assuming part of the burden for improving public streets under certain conditions.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 01:47 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:18 PM

2 sought for dumping dog remains

Two area animal groups are offering a reward to catch two men seen dumping three dead dogs in Granville County.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Crime log, March 3

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

Getting ready for spring

Victor Hugo Sanchez (front) and his brother Roberto Sanchez trim one of the crape myrtle trees along South Garnett Street on Monday afternoon. The trees are trimmed back each year just before spring to encourage new growth on the flowering trees.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Water system may require tax levy for some

Vance County’s interim manager has raised the possibility of issuing taxes on the county’s water district if the system cannot sustain itself in the coming years.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Wintry mix less likely this week

More wintry weather my be lurking this week.

According to National Weather Service forecast, there is potential for freezing rain Tuesday morning near the Virginia border and a wintry mix Thursday afternoon.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 09:29 PM

Vance County schools on delay Monday

Vance County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Monday, March 2, 2015, for all students and staff.