News: Local

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Transportation, awareness hinder health

Transportation and awareness are major obstacles impacting the health of children and expectant mothers in Warren County.
Child advocacy group N.C. Child released its 2014 Child Health Snapshot, a glance at the health of children in counties across the state. Warren County health officials were neither surprised nor pleased by the numbers.

"They're not as good as they need to be; we all know that," said Andy Smith, director of the Warren County Health Department. "We're really trying to focus on improving the statistics."


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 02:18 PM

Rebuilding homes, rebuilding hearts

Rebuilding Hope Ministries continued to give hope to area residents this week with its summer mission program, Servants on Site.

Now in its fifth year, SOS sends youth and adult volunteers out into the community to address structural needs of some local homes and spread a message of faith and hope.

"If you start young people out early, you get them out of their communities, they get a sense that there are a lot of people who are less fortunate and need help," Robert Parham, SOS spokesman, said. "Every year, we get about 55 to 60 percent new people in the program."


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 02:11 PM

Warren commissioners adopt a budget for 2015-2016

The Warren County Board of Commissioners adopted a budget for 2015-2016 Thursday.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:48 PM

Crime log: Friday, June 27, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

At the farmers market

With summer’s arrival this past Sunday, the hot temperatures this past week, coupled with the refreshing showers, there is no telling what you will find this week at the Oxford Farmers Market, where everything we sell is either homegrown or homemade by our vendors. Since our items come straight from the farm to the table, you know exactly where everything comes from, and there are no harmful preservatives placed on these veggies. Market hours are every Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon.


Jun. 25, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Summertime lemonade

Clarissa Juengling pours a cup of sweet tea Wednesday afternoon as she and her brother decided to open their lemonade and tea stand on South Chestnut Street. The siblings have operated the stand for a couple of days each summer for the last couple of years as a way of making some summer spending money.


Jun. 25, 2015 @ 03:21 PM

Poverty a major factor in child health

Poverty stood out to health officials in Granville County as they examined the factors that impact child health.

According to a report from child advocacy group N.C. Child, children born in Granville County are expected to live almost three years fewer than their counterparts in Orange County, which has the highest life expectancy at 81.7 years.

"We clearly have a lot to do in and through public health," Granville Vance Public Health Director Lisa Harrison said. "It's exciting to think about how we might make a difference."


Jun. 25, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Reopening of Granville St. park a community effort

A grand re-opening for the revitalized Granville Street community center and park in Oxford will happen tomorrow, June 27.


Jun. 25, 2015 @ 01:25 PM

NCDOT to close I-85 ramp in Vance County

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close the I-85 northbound on-ramp at N.C. 39 on Friday, June 26. The closure, part of a project to improve 20.6 miles of I-85 in Vance and Warren counties, will remain in place until early 2017.


Jun. 25, 2015 @ 01:05 PM

Crime log: Friday, June 26, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.