News: Local

May. 16, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Council’s first budget talk set for Monday

As the annual budget season approaches, the Henderson City Council will have its first work session to discuss the city’s budget for the coming fiscal year.

May. 15, 2015 @ 09:05 PM

'A diverse community of learners'

The largest graduating class in the history of Vance-Granville Community College crossed the stage Friday night during the college's 46th annual commencement ceremony.

Nearly 600 Vanguards earned degrees and diplomas, and "Pomp and Circumstance" served as an ode to their hard work.

"I congratulate you on your success," Vance-Granville President Stelfanie Williams said. "You are to be commended on your dedication and hard work leading to your commencement."

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Vance County remembers a pillar of the community

When Ruth Burt passed away earlier this month, she left behind impressive monuments to her presence in the life of Vance County. The most important are found in the lives she touched.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Henderson native to enter N.C. Music Hall of Fame

Gerald Alston of The Manhattans is elated that he’s being inducted into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame.

The Henderson native was the lead singer of the R&B group for almost 20 years. This October, he will be recognized for his contributions to music and his role in North Carolina’s musical heritage.“I was thoroughly surprised,” Alston said. “When you’re recognized by home, it’s a different thing than anything else.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Crime log: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 14, 2015 @ 08:11 PM

Under construction

A $140 million project to repair deteriorating pavement along Interstate 85 in Vance County, through Warren County and up to the Virginia state line is underway.

It’s expected to take about five years.

Steve Abbott, state Department of Transportation spokesman, said this project will update 20.6 miles of the interstate by rehabilitating the bridges and modernizing the road.

May. 14, 2015 @ 08:02 PM

Alive After Five

David Forte and Patricia Coleman dance to the music of North Tower during Oxford's Alive After Five on Thursday evening. Several hundred people turned out for the event enjoying the nice weather, food and music.

May. 14, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Commissioners mull proposed budget

Vance County commissioners were given a detailed explanation of the proposed 2015-’16 budget during their work session Wednesday.

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Oxford board focuses on downtown

Downtown Oxford was the focus of attention at the Tuesday meeting of the Oxford Board of Commissioners.

May. 14, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Henderson men sentenced to federal prison

Three Henderson men were sentenced in federal court this week on firearm and drug charges.