News: Local

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 04:07 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Tractor trailer crashed on I-85

A tractor trailer driving northbound on Interstate 85 collided with the bridge over Poplar Mount Road and then lost control of the truck and crashed into trees, turning the truck on its side.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

‘A heart bigger than Texas’

Lelia Brigham had her funeral all planned out — down to the music.

But then she had a realization.

Brigham has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, John Price said. She worked with David Grissom, a retired United Methodist minister, to plan her funeral.

“But then she said, ‘Shoot! I’ll be dead and won’t hear the band,’ ” Price said.

So, friends and coworkers filled Brigham’s home and yard on Saturday as they celebrated the life of the longtime Vance-Granville Community College art instructor.

So Price and others arranged a celebration that Brigham could enjoy, including the band — a saxophone, keyboard, upright bass and vocalist.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

1 hurt when 3 tractor trailers wreck on I-85

A truck driver was transported to Duke University Hospital on Monday with injuries after a wreck involving three tractor trailers at exit 218 of Interstate 85.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Group celebrates 20 years of helping federal workers

Retired federal employees in the region celebrated the 20th anniversary of the founding of the local chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees with a luncheon at Cross Roads Restaurant on Monday.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Some choice in state, US representation

Voters will have the chance to select their representatives for Raleigh and Washington, D.C., when they hit the polls during early voting or on Election Day.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

DOT may close I-85 ramps

Representatives from the state Department of Transportation will meet with the Henderson city council in two weeks to work out the final details for planned construction on Interstate 85 in Vance County.

Henderson police, fire and EMS officials provided input Tuesday at a meeting with Department of Transportation representatives after the council passed a resolution in early September to express concern that closing ramps over the entire construction phase would have negative impacts on area businesses.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

‘A little bit of everything’

Tens of thousands of people from across the country covered a 12-block span of Garnett Street on Saturday — along with hundreds of antique and classic cars.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:44 PM

Hobgood promises change

Brian Hobgood is running for sheriff because he wants to bring change to Vance County.