News: Local

May. 21, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

'In Search of Our Mothers' honors local women

Jane Ball-Groom said her presentation Thursday morning was for the women of Warren County.
Ball-Groom presented "In Search of Our Mothers: From Buckboard to Boardroom — An Ancestral Journey" at the Warren County Memorial Library as a way to celebrate the legacy of women in the county and encourage others to trace their lineage.

" 'In Search of Our Mothers' is about identifying your strength," she said. "I'm looking at the qualities they all gave us."


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

‘Help them live the best life’

A trip to Vance County Regional Farmers Market on Wednesday was just the beginning of a much larger project for a group of area residents.

Twelve individuals receiving services through Community Workforce Solutions visited the farmers market to learn where food comes from and about the process of growing produce.

Community Pathways coordinator Maxine Sheftal said the trip was a way to integrate the individuals Community Workforce Solutions serves with the larger community.

“We work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and help them live the best life,” she said. “They were excited to come out here today. They couldn’t wait to leave.”


May. 20, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

General describes logistics of equipping the troops

Trust is the foundation of any organization, Gen. Dennis L. Via told the Henderson Rotary Club on Tuesday.


May. 20, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

Proposed budget increases water, sewer fees

On Monday night, Interim City Manager Ed Wyatt unveiled a $38 million proposed budget for the fiscal year 2015-’16 that does not increase property taxes or sanitation fees.

The proposed budget does raise the water rate by 4 percent and the sewer rate by 9 percent.


May. 20, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Murder case gets closer to trial

The state’s case against one of the four co-defendants charged in the murder of 28-year-old Montrell Alston on Wednesday moved closer to trial.

Travis Kingsberry’s case moved to a third session in Vance County Superior Court case management, which provides defendants with three chances to resolve their


May. 20, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Crime log: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.


May. 19, 2015 @ 06:41 PM

After school play time

Jovany Calva double dutch jump ropes as Ashlyn Roberson (left) and Jennifer Calva turn the ropes Monday afternoon at the after school program at Oxford United Methodist Church.


May. 19, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

Granville OKs extra $80K for health department

Local residents had their say at the public hearing on the proposed Granville County budget on Monday evening.

During the meeting, the Granville County commissioners heard speakers urge them to support funding for Granville County Schools and the Granville Vance Public Health.


May. 19, 2015 @ 03:41 PM

Mother, daughter killed in Monday wreck

A mother and daughter died in a fatal collision Monday morning at the intersection of U.S. 158 at N.C. 96 in Granville County, according to the State Highway Patrol.

The driver, 70-year-old Bobbie Wilson, and passenger, 94-year-old Lou Hedspeth Rawls, were killed, according to Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Jeff Gordon.

Both victims are from Oxford.


May. 19, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Vance-Granville to end three programs in 2016

Vance-Granville Community College will be ending three of its certificate programs next fall.