News: Local

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

Shelter seeks forever homes for cats

The Vance County Animal Shelter adopted one cat during its first Tabby Tuesday.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Teacher of the Year

Ethel Hunter said it takes hard work and dedication to be a great educator.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Woman killed in Norlina; daughter arrested

A Norlina woman is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of her mother, according to Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

New youth cheerleading program begins in Oxford

It’s not the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, but it might be the first step in that direction.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Henderson city manager to retire in November

After six years as Henderson city manager, Ray Griffin will retire in November.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

‘It's a way of beautifying our surroundings’

Charlie and Debbie Lou Powell are blazing trails in the Tri-County — quilt trails, that is.

The idea of creating a quilt trail around the Tar River basin was floated to the Franklin County Arts Council in 2009, but it didn’t get off the ground until the Powells took control of the project in 2011.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

Voting changes in effect this year

The Vance County Board of Elections won’t host a drive for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, but chairman Kevin Kilgore said voters should be aware of some changes leading up to this year’s general election.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

New manager has lots in store for fair

The forecast projects drizzle during the opening day of the Vance County Fair on Wednesday, but manager Mike Stephens said the show would go on unless there is tremendous downpour.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

Clifton a staple at the farmers market for years

Ada Clifton, at the age of 87, is still going strong.

She is a regular at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market, selling her baked goods and jellies.