News: Local

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Showing their colors

As fall temperatures in the Tri-County area have fluctuated quite a bit lately, leaves are starting to change color. This crepe myrtle is in the early stages of change as some leaves seem to be waiting for cooler temperatures before showing off their brilliant yellows, oranges and reds.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

SAT scores need work

It’s testing time for Vance County seniors.

The SAT is a globally recognized standard for college admissions.

Southern Vance High School college advisor Austin Dixon said he felt many students weren’t ready.

“For me, I would say no,” he said. “They are resources for people, though.”

The college advisor program — which brought Dixon and Tavaris Baxter to Vance County this year — is a new partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina College Advising Corps. It is aimed at helping students find the institution fitting their needs.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Wyatt named interim manager

A familiar face is returning to Henderson as the city’s interim city manager.

Ed Wyatt, a retired city manager, will start his first day on the job Oct. 31. The city council made the decision at a special called meeting Tuesday night.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Karan touts reputation as ‘a known conservative’

Republican Tim Karan, the incumbent Granville County commissioner for District 6, is facing a challenge from Democrat Mike Turner in the November general election.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Turner’s top priorities: education, economics, industry

Democrat Mike Turner is challenging Republican incumbent Tim Karan for the District 6 seat on the Granville County Board of Commissioners.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Curriculum night meant in encourage parental involvement

Principal Michael Putney opened Dabney Elementary School’s curriculum night by encouraging families to be active in their students’ education.

“We need to be a family,” he said.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

Residents to have chance for input in old Thorndale club

Members of the public will have a chance to voice their opinions on the future direction of the former Thorndale Country Club.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Few details in Warren homicide

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of a 31-year-old man who was found dead Oct. 11 in a Warrenton residence.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

A pledge against bullying

E.O. Young Elementary School counselor Nicole Anderson said she takes bullying very seriously.

She said she was a victim of it when she was young, so it is important for her students to understand what it means.

Anderson launched a campaign at the elementary school for National Bullying Prevention Month, during which students learned about bullying and signed a banner located in the hallway pledging to be bully-free.