News: Local

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

A complete story: Book fills void on local African-American history

When Bessye McGhee started looking for information about the history of African-Americans in Granville County a few years ago, she was surprised and frustrated that historical sources were so scant.

“Dr. Richard Taylor asked me to speak to the Genealogical Society about African-Americans in Granville County during Black History Month,” McGhee said. “I found very little about African-Americans. There was a void. African-Americans were left out of our history.”

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Group to renovate, maintain Bennett Perry home

A local preservation group has agreed to renovate and maintain the Bennett Perry home as an operational museum that would house community artifacts.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 04:05 PM

Fundraiser to benefit Animal Shelter

Animal lovers and locals alike soon will get the chance for a day of fun for all ages — all while supporting a good cause.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 07:40 PM

Council mulls economic development at retreat

At its annual retreat, the Henderson City Council brainstormed ways to bolster economic development in the city and Vance County — where the jobless rate has remained higher than the national and state average.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Henderson recreation offering new teen programs

The new recreation director in Henderson has started several new programs available to young people in the community.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 06:26 PM

‘Who can stand on your shoulders?’

Quon Bridges said he admired the praise that the Kittrell Job Corps students were showering on those who graduated Friday.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Crime log: Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

Building beams

A steel beam is lowered into place with a crane as the framework of McGregor Hall continues to take shape. Construction of the new performing arts center, located on Breckenridge Street, is progressing well as it is expected to open later this year.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Mobile meds coming to Vance County

A new mobile medication program is planned to launch in Vance County through funding from the North Carolina Hospital Foundation, which is a branch of the North Carolina Hospital Association.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Crime log: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.