News: Local

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Waddell pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

A 19-year-old Henderson man pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in connection with the March 2014 shooting death of 55-year-old Ahmed Shahit.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Opposition to water transfer grows

Local environmentalists opposed to Henderson’s request for a permit to increase the transfer of water between area river basins are holding a meeting today, April 23.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Celebrating Earth Day

Vance-Granville Community College was all about Earth Day on Wednesday.

Three of the college’s campuses celebrated Earth Day with special guests, displays and other activities.

Dan Settles, a science instructor at Vance-Granville, said he’s organized the event for the last eight years to help raise awareness.

“I thought it was really important that our community know about Earth Day and its importance,” he said. “It marks the beginning of the environmental movement.”


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Crime log: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Oxford radio station on air after break-in

Local radio station WCBQ 1340 Oxford/ WHNC 890 Henderson was broken into Tuesday, April 21.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 02:10 PM

Granville residents receive awards

Recognitions and awards dominated the meeting of the Granville County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Everyday practice

Shalik Oliver practices skateboard tricks at the Oxford Skate Park on Tuesday afternoon. Along with several other skaters, he spends some time at the park almost every day.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

City staff nab awards

Two Henderson employees earned separate awards for their extraordinary job performance and achievements.

Henderson Police Lt. Alan Hedgepeth and city Finance Director Kathy Brafford were recognized earlier this month by the Henderson City Council and Mayor Pete O’Geary for receiving national awards.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 03:04 PM

Tri-County libraries grow with the region

The public libraries in the Tri-County Area share roots that reach back more than three-quarters of a century. Each one struggled through the Great Depression. And each one has grown in size and diversity of services to match the expansion of the region.In honor of National Library Week, which was celebrated last week,

The Daily Dispatch offers the following review of their histories.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 02:29 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.