News: Local

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Impact of Medicare, Medicaid continues 50 years on

When President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed Medicare into law July 30, 1965, he elected to do it in the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, with former President Harry S. Truman seated beside him.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

A gift of words

The Boys and Girls Clubs in the Tri-County have received a substantial donation this week from the Durham-based Goodwill Community Foundation.

The $30,000 donation is a matching grant that requires a $1.50 match per $1 donated.

In total, the Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina brought in $75,000, which includes the $45,000 match raised by the organization.

Floyd Johnson, chief professional officer for the North Central North Carolina clubs, said the donation will used at all three Tri-County locations — Henderson, Oxford and Louisburg.

“We want to incentivize homework help and tutoring,” he said. “And we want to work with parents and teachers to see how the kids are doing.”

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

United Way gives to Imagination Library

More area children will have free books mailed to their homes thanks to a recent donation to the Franklin-Granville-Vance Partnership for Children.

United Way of Vance County, Granville County United Way and United Way of Franklin County donated $6,000 to FGV Partnership for Children for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program.

"They see this as something wonderful for the community," Garry Daeke, development coordinator for Franklin-Granville Vance Partnership for Children, said. "If we can get books in homes and get parents to read to children, we'd see most of our children entering kindergarten ready to succeed."

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Crime log: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

Local legislators have second thoughts on monument law

A new state law making it more difficult to remove historical monuments received near unanimous support from the Tri-County legislators.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

New paint with a purpose

Oxford firefighter Powell Wilkins paints a fresh coat of reflective paint on the hydrant at the corner of Henderson and King streets in Oxford on Tuesday afternoon. All of the city's nearly 740 fire hydrants will be painted in the coming weeks. Each hydrant will also be tested for its water flow rate, and the top of the hydrant will be painted a different color to correspond to its tested rate. When firefighters are answering emergency calls, they will be able to determine the nearest hydrant that meets their requirements.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Stem picks up commissioner candidate

Granville County picked up a candidate for Stem's municipal election Tuesday morning.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 06:51 PM

Editorial: An experienced hand at city’s helm

It’s reassuring to have a familiar face with a steady hand at the helm sometimes. Such is the case with our new city manager, Frank Frazier.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 06:47 PM

A gift to grow

A prominent Henderson nonprofit is preparing to relocate and expand its operation.

With a recent multimillion-dollar donation, the Henderson Salvation Army is getting ready to leave the site on Alexander Avenue to build a larger church that would also function as a community center for local kids.