News: Local

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 05:18 PM

Crime log: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Local mom earns Parent Leadership Award

Good parenting doesn’t come easy. Being a leader is even harder.

Mar. 22, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Crime log: Sunday, March 22, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Granville and Warren counties.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

'The animals deserve better'

Lilly West combed the baby pit bull’s fur as the puppy napped soundly.

She was waiting for the dog to wake up and return to its post at the smooching booth — one of the many attractions at Saturday’s animal shelter fundraiser.

The event to raise money for a new shelter building in Vance County featured food, pie throwing, hayrides and a bounce house.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

Variety Wholesalers honors long-term employees

Ruth Bartholomew and Pete Pegram each have spent nearly six decades as employees of Variety Wholesalers in Henderson.

Mar. 21, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Council prepares resolution of support for public hearing

The Henderson City Council will likely to approve a resolution of support in favor of the Kerr Lake Regional Water System’s request for a permit to increase the system’s capacity by 10 million gallons per day.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Panel pushes farming’s importance

Agriculture is a major player in the state’s economy, but more needs to be done to attract young people to farming and farm-related industries.

That was the underlying theme of a panel discussion at Southern Vance High School on Thursday evening, capping a day-long Community Resource Fair that had attracted students from schools across the district.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Uptick in Vance, Warren jobless rates

Granville County is one of two counties in the state where the unemployment rate decreased slightly in January.

Vance and Warren — along with 96 other counties — saw an increase in January’s jobless rate.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Vance County native named state’s top community college instructor

What do “Star Wars” and Marvel’s “The Avengers” have in common? Alamance Community College instructor John Neathery.

Neathery, a Vance County native, was recently given the N.C. Community College System’s Excellence in Teaching Award, making him the state’s top community college professor. The sociology teacher beat out more than 6,400 of his peers for the honor.

“It was a shock,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it. I certainly am humbled and honored to win this award.”

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 02:05 PM

3 million miles

Johnnie Malone has done something pretty incredible.

The Henderson resident has driven 3 million miles without an accident.

The 62-year-old received the Three Million Mile Safe Driving award recently from his employer National Carriers Inc., where he has worked for nearly 22 years.

Malone, who grew up in Kittrell and remains in Vance County, was given a plaque, an embroidered hat and personalized winter jacket for his safe driving.

“Mostly, you just have to pay attention,” he said of being accident free.