News: Local

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Community concerned about safety at Northern

Northern Vance High School teacher Dan Whittacre told board of education members Wednesday he will resign as a Vance County Schools educator unless significant changes are made at his school.

During the board’s monthly meeting, about 100 parents, students, teachers and community members attended, pleading for change in the administration at the local high school.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Murder defendant accepts plea

One of the men charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of 32-year-old Alfred Henderson accepted a plea offer Monday.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 05:06 PM

Code issues close Henderson motel

A Henderson motel has made some progress towards fixing code violations that forced the facility to shut its doors last month.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 04:45 PM

Patient outreach program expands to Tri-County

New resources are coming to the Tri-County to assist those uninsured and underinsured with their medical needs.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Reading, math tests a mixed bag

End-of-grade test scores show charter school students leading in curriculum proficiency.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released EOG results from the 2013-2014 school year that showed the two Vance County charter schools that follow state testing standards did well.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 08:09 PM

Residents show support for incoming recreation director

At its meeting Monday night, the Henderson City Council heard from a coalition of residents who were concerned the city will revoke its employment offer to Kendrick Vann, who was hired on Oct. 31 as the director of the Recreation and Parks Department.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

EDC considers farming focus

The Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission got a lesson from local experts about an emerging state industry — agricultural biotechnology.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Board approves some Thorndale LLC rezoning requests

Rezoning of two parcels of the former Thorndale Country Club was approved by the Oxford Board of Commissioners during their regular monthly meeting Monday.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.