News: Local

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

District exceeds state’s plan

Some Vance County schools need extra help meeting state standards in performance, and the district aims to get them on track.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

End of summer

Josh Akers and his 3-year-old daughter, Jaylan, paddle around Kerr Lake at Satterwhite Point on Monday afternoon. Akers and his family visit the lake a couple of times each month, to play in the water during the summer and to fish in the winter.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

Kerr-Tar council introduces new faces

Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments has new officers and new personnel.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 02:40 PM

ACTS reducing hours but not services

Area Christians Together in Service will have new operating hours starting Sept. 15.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

90 years of Perry library

How do you celebrate a library’s birthday?


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Area groups receive grants from Frances Powers fund

A local memorial endowment fund has administered its first round of grants to some of the area’s more prominent nonprofits.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

District focuses on school security

After nearly a year of setbacks, Vance County Schools can finally re-bid for security locks.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:37 PM

Arrests and incidents in Oxford and Granville and Warren counties

Arrests and incidents in Oxford and Granville and Warren counties.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:45 PM

Vance fire chief resigns

The Vance County fire marshal has vacated his post.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Keeping animals safe

Rodney Tingen was working at his shop on West Spring Street last week when he noticed a pair of dogs tethered to a tire on hot asphalt beneath the sweltering sun.