News: Local

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Tree trimming

Tony Thaxton uses a chainsaw as he trims branches on an oak tree along Williamsboro Street in Oxford. Asplundh crews, who are contracted by Duke Energy Progress, will be in the Oxford area for the next couple of months clearing tree limbs that overhang utility lines.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

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Asplundh crews, who are contracted by Duke Energy Progress, will be in the Oxford area for the next couple of months clearing tree limbs that overhang utility lines.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Results on coal ash still pending

It could be several weeks before Kerr Lake residents and visitors know whether coal ash has spread downstream to from Danville, Va., to Vance County.

 


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Seekins tapped for top Granville Habitat post

Rick Seekins has been appointed executive director of the Granville County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

“He is very organized and has great contacts,” said Cheryl Hart, vice president of the Habitat for Humanity Granville County Board of Directors. “He will be the glue of the organization.”


Apr. 14, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Arrests, citations in Henderson, Vance County

Arrests, incidents and citations from Henderson and Vance County.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

Board’s appeal of state legislation coming

At its meeting on Monday, Superintendent Ronald Gregory will recommend the board appeal the N.C. General Assembly’s legislation that requires school boards to offer four-year contracts and bonuses to 25 percent of eligible teachers employed with the school system more than three years.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Hospital moving forward with $1.4 million construction project

An expansion to the existing Cancer Center at Maria Parham Medical Center will improve treatment for the hospital’s cancer patients.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:59 PM

Coal ash spill’s impact on Kerr Lake to be discussed

Organization has formed through the Roanoke River Basin Association for a meeting in Henderson on April 24 related to Kerr Lake and the impact of a Feb. 2 coal ash spill near Eden.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:55 PM

Opportunity gives back to the community

Four months after Kris Mercer harvested an eight-point buck, he was presented with a souvenir of the same deer to put on his wall. Mercer is an amputee had not gone hunting in 16 years.


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

Medical screenings available Tuesday

A selection of free medical screenings will be offered Tuesday at the Warren County Health Department as part of a Healthy Living for a Lifetime event.