News: Local

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 01:01 PM

MPMC lab receives accreditation

Maria Parham Medical Center’s diagnostic lab recently received accreditation.

The accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists did so based on the results of an on-site inspection.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 06:43 PM

Looking for treasure

Ralph Nevils and his daughter Josie, 12, use metal detectors to look for buried treasure, or as was the case on Wednesday along Parker Lane, buried coins and an earring.

Nevils said he and his daughter try to venture somewhere each day, weather permitting, to look for lost items. "This is the perfect thing to get out of the house and get outside."

They use an unobtrusive method to dig up the items they find, and they always have permission from the property owners.

Josie sorts through the items that her and her father found Wednesday. In the last week, the pair has found around 135 coins, and so far this month 300 coins.

After each day of collecting they clean up their finds and keep them in a box as keepsakes.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 04:42 PM

VGCC trustees approve $2.6M local budget request

During their regular bi-monthly meeting Monday night, the VGCC trustees approved a proposed 2015-’16 budget request of more than $2.6 million for Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren counties. They also approved a resolution asking the General Assembly to support the state’s community college system with more funding.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

EDC board mulls familiar topic

As budget season approaches, the Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission is once again considering the option of severing ties with the Research Triangle Regional Partnership — an organization that promotes economic development for the Triangle region.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Murder defendant won’t face death penalty

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty for the murder defendant charged in the death of Gwendolyn Leake.

Assistant District Attorney Bill Williamson, who is prosecuting the case, said the state’s case against William Small is not capital.

Small, 43, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the August 2014 killing of 58-year-old Leake, who was found dead in her home at 125 Bearpond Road, Lot 4.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

Crime log: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Play date

Tru'Lee Lundsford and Levi Miller hold hands after sliding and heading back to the ladder to slide again at Satterwhite Point on Tuesday afternoon. The impromptu play date happened when the 3-year-olds' grandmothers decided to take their grandchild to the lake to enjoy the warm weather. The children did not know each other before the chance meeting on the playground.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

Autopsy released in officer-involved shooting case

An autopsy was released Monday for the Henderson man who allegedly shot himself during a police chase on Jan. 2.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 05:02 PM

NC MedAssist to give away free medicine

Tri-County residents will have access to free over-the-counter medicine Thursday thanks to NC MedAssist.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 02:35 PM

Granville Schools get $25K STEM grant

A STEM grant will help some Granville County students create something that will make the world awesome this summer.