News: Local

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Semprius seeking more time to create jobs

A Henderson solar company plans to ask the state Department of Commerce for more time to create a total of more than 50 new full-time jobs — which is a requirement of the $500,000 building reuse grant awarded to it in 2011, according to Vance County Deputy Manager Jordan McMillen.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

Note from the publisher

Due to electrical problems, today’s edition of The Daily Dispatch was printed by our colleagues at the Greensboro News & Record.

Efforts are being made to deliver the Wednesday edition today, but it may be tardy. We do sincerely apologize.

In extreme cases we hope to avoid, some newspapers may be delivered with Thursday’s regular edition. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thanks for reading The Dispatch.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Meeting the challenge

Coach Mike Woody and assistant coach Matthew Johnson make their challenges as they lead the Vance-Granville Community College basketball team in doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with the assistance of the firefighters at Henderson Central Fire Station. The purpose of the challenge is to raise funding and awareness for ALS. Those who are challenged to dump a bucket of ice water over their heads are supposed to do so within 24 hours and donate $10 to the ALS Association, or if they don't make the deadline, donate $100 instead. To watch the video of the basketball team taking the challenge, go to

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

City attorney lessens load

The city of Henderson’s primary attorney said he is slowing down.

John Zollicoffer Jr. announced at Monday night’s city council meeting he will not be taking any new clients or cases after he is finished with his pending caseload.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Training offered at Church Watch meeting

Area churches are invited to attend a training session aimed at combating child abuse.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

County seeks resident input

The Vance County Board of Commissioners wants residents’ insight on qualities they’d like to see in a new county manager.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

Resident input wanted on locally grown foods

Warren County residents have an opportunity to assist a campaign to promote locally grown foods.

It’s as simply as responding to eight items on an online survey.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Resident complaints lead to arrest

The Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit seized heroin, marijuana, money and a gun from a Peachtree Street location Monday.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Maria Parham seeking rehabilitation equipment

The physical therapy department of Maria Parham Medical Center has a new program to help patients get the rehabilitation equipment they need