News: Local

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 06:30 PM

County talks impact of solar farms

The distance between solar farms and their neighbors and how well they are hidden from view are among top concerns for the Vance County planning and environmental committee.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

‘Working together and pulling together’

Danny Wright said he is one of many working to improve Henderson and Vance County.

“I’m just an old mule helping to pull the wagon,” he said, quoting his friend the late Sam Watkins.

The community disagreed, and Wright was named the 2014 Citizen of the Year during the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce’s 77th annual banquet Tuesday night.

“As soon as you meet him, it’s like you’ve known him all your life,” said John Barnes, chamber president. “Danny is a dear friend to many. I can’t think of another individual in Henderson or Vance County who has given back as much to the community.”


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Vance superintendent to retire

Vance County Schools has begun its search for a new superintendent.

On March 25, the Board of Education unanimously accepted Superintendent Ronald Gregory’s retirement and voted to work with the N.C. School Boards Association to assist with the search for his replacement.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

Warren County Board of Education adopts local budget

The Warren County Board of Education on Tuesday adopted a $5.5 million local budget for 2015-2016.

Implementation of the local budget is contingent upon approval by the Warren County Board of Commissioners.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Death by vehicle case not ready for trial

The 41-year-old Henderson woman charged in the death of an 18-year-old man has one more chance to resolve her case before trial.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Crime log: Thursday, April 2, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Congressman discusses international affairs at chamber event

National defense and nuclear proliferation were the topics U.S. Rep. George Holding discussed at the 77th Annual Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting and Banquet.


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.