News: Local

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Water system may require tax levy for some

Vance County’s interim manager has raised the possibility of issuing taxes on the county’s water district if the system cannot sustain itself in the coming years.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

Wintry mix less likely this week

More wintry weather my be lurking this week.

According to National Weather Service forecast, there is potential for freezing rain Tuesday morning near the Virginia border and a wintry mix Thursday afternoon.


Mar. 01, 2015 @ 09:29 PM

Vance County schools on delay Monday

Vance County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Monday, March 2, 2015, for all students and staff.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Weather impacts local businesses

Two weeks of winter weather left businesses feeling the cold shoulder.

Back to back weeks of ice and snow closed many area businesses and left their tills coming up short.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Dispatch receives 12 press association awards

The staff of The Daily Dispatch won 12 North Carolina Press Association awards in their editorial and advertising contests.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Schools to discuss makeup days

Tri-County schools are reviewing their calendars to see when they can make up their snow days.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

State heating bill funds available

The Vance County Department of Social Services recently received extra funding for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program — a federally funded program administered by the state that helps eligible households pay their heating bills during the cold-weather months.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Crime log: March 1

Arrests, citations and incidents in Oxford and Granville County.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Report: Job development grant program has 60% failure rate

The state’s Job Development Investment Grant program has a 60 percent failure rate between 2002 and 2013, according to an analysis by the N.C. Justice Center.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Air time

Bo Puckett, 14, gets some air as he goes over a small ramp while sledding at Henderson Country Club. Temperatures rose above freezing Friday allowing for some melting of Wednesday night's snowfall.