News: Local

May. 18, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

A community service

The Henderson Fire Department has kicked off its annual door-to-door campaign that offers free home safety inspections to city residents.

Jon Juntunen, fire and life safety educator, said Henderson firefighters will visit each home within city limits over the coming weeks.

“We ask them if they would like a home inspection, which includes looking for fire hazards,” he said. “We ask them to test their smoke alarms and make sure their batteries work.”

May. 18, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Crime log: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 16, 2015 @ 07:39 PM

Tri-County senators oppose environmental reform bill

An environmental reform bill that passed in the state House of Representatives and moved to the Senate is opposed by both Tri-County state Senators.

May. 16, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

Crime log: Sunday, May 17, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Granville and Warren counties.

May. 16, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

A strong foundation

Crossroads Christian School graduated its 10th class Saturday morning, ushering 10 graduates toward the next chapter of their lives.

The seniors — Ethan Evans, Parker McClelland, Michaela Nicholas, Kayla O'Steen, Brantley Overby, Brooklyn Rooker, Tyler Satterwhite, Sullivan Smith, Holly Waddell and Lora Yount — were surrounded by family and friends as they reflected on their time at the Christian school.

The ceremony included a slideshow of all of the graduates, the presentation of the senior class gift to the school and the presentation of senior awards. There were also tables decorated with memorabilia from each student.

O'Steen, class salutatorian, said she knew the graduates were all asking themselves the same questions as they look forward to the next step in their lives.

"Regardless of our paths in the future, one thing is true for all of us: We have endured an adventure, a journey, to get us here," she said. "These classmates have built character in one another."

May. 16, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

‘It gets really emotional'

The J.F. Webb High School cheerleaders applauded as cancer survivors entered the school’s track to walk the ceremonial first lap at Granville County’s Relay for Life kickoff Friday, May 15.

May. 16, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Council’s first budget talk set for Monday

As the annual budget season approaches, the Henderson City Council will have its first work session to discuss the city’s budget for the coming fiscal year.

May. 15, 2015 @ 09:05 PM

'A diverse community of learners'

The largest graduating class in the history of Vance-Granville Community College crossed the stage Friday night during the college's 46th annual commencement ceremony.

Nearly 600 Vanguards earned degrees and diplomas, and "Pomp and Circumstance" served as an ode to their hard work.

"I congratulate you on your success," Vance-Granville President Stelfanie Williams said. "You are to be commended on your dedication and hard work leading to your commencement."

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Vance County remembers a pillar of the community

When Ruth Burt passed away earlier this month, she left behind impressive monuments to her presence in the life of Vance County. The most important are found in the lives she touched.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Henderson native to enter N.C. Music Hall of Fame

Gerald Alston of The Manhattans is elated that he’s being inducted into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame.

The Henderson native was the lead singer of the R&B group for almost 20 years. This October, he will be recognized for his contributions to music and his role in North Carolina’s musical heritage.“I was thoroughly surprised,” Alston said. “When you’re recognized by home, it’s a different thing than anything else.