News: Local

May. 29, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

In the eye of the beholder

If you type “Henderson” and “giant legs” into the Google search bar, the first images you will see are of Ricky Pearce’s sculpture called “Reminiscing.”

His 160,000 pound, 17-foot concrete artwork on Welcome Avenue can be found all over the World Wide Web and will soon be joined by a pair of high heels — Pearce’s next art project.

He said he wants a pair of 30-foot high heels to serve as the entrance columns to his subdivision.

The subdivision would be called High Heels — a take on High Hills.

The Henderson native said he wasn’t always interested in massive concrete sculptures.

“I would do some drawings when I was a kid growing up, but otherwise I wasn’t much into art,” Pearce said.

May. 29, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

Oxford creating downtown plan

Ideas for improving downtown Oxford bounced off the walls of the training room in City Hall on Thursday.

May. 29, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

Brooks to serve as interim schools chief

Assistant superintendent Trixie Brooks will lead the school district while Vance County Schools searches for a replacement for retiring Superintendent Ronald Gregory.

May. 29, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

Crime log: Saturday, May 30, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 28, 2015 @ 07:07 PM

Out of the water

Joanna Roberson (from left), Ethan Collins and Kirby Roberson play a version of catch where they have to catch and release the ball while jumping out of the water. The trio were cooling off in the Parker's Peace Pool Thursday afternoon.

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

DDC changing its focus

Henderson’s Downtown Development Commission has been trying to refocus its vision since the loss of its full-time position last year, but funding constraints may limit what the nonprofit can achieve.

May. 28, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Crime log: Friday, May 29, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 28, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Bill could aid residents in food deserts

The N.C. House of Representatives voted last week to budget for a new program that would allow small corner stores to sell fresh fruits and vegetables.

May. 28, 2015 @ 02:45 PM

Committee OKs animal shelter layout, floor plan

Vance County is one step closer to getting a new animal shelter.

May. 28, 2015 @ 02:08 PM

Work planned on secondary roads in Vance, Warren

Two state projects to repave and resurface nearly 60 miles of roads in Vance and Warren counties will begin as early as next month, according to a N.C. Department of Transportation press release.