News: Local

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 03:21 PM

Poverty a major factor in child health

Poverty stood out to health officials in Granville County as they examined the factors that impact child health.

According to a report from child advocacy group N.C. Child, children born in Granville County are expected to live almost three years fewer than their counterparts in Orange County, which has the highest life expectancy at 81.7 years.

"We clearly have a lot to do in and through public health," Granville Vance Public Health Director Lisa Harrison said. "It's exciting to think about how we might make a difference."

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Reopening of Granville St. park a community effort

A grand re-opening for the revitalized Granville Street community center and park in Oxford will happen tomorrow, June 27.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 01:25 PM

NCDOT to close I-85 ramp in Vance County

N.C. Department of Transportation contractors will close the I-85 northbound on-ramp at N.C. 39 on Friday, June 26. The closure, part of a project to improve 20.6 miles of I-85 in Vance and Warren counties, will remain in place until early 2017.

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 01:05 PM

Crime log: Friday, June 26, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 07:13 PM

DDC focusing on long-term goals

Henderson city staff and members of the Downtown Development Commission’s board of directors discussed long-term planning for the downtown business district at a land planning committee meeting Wednesday afternoon.

But downtown development board members emphasized the need for a full-time or part-time employee to help carry that out.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 07:11 PM

'They are our brothers and sisters in Christ'

A candle for each of the nine people killed in Charleston, South Carolina, was lit during a vigil at the Cornerstone Christian Community Church on Tuesday night.
Members of the congregation joined hands to sing, mourn, pray, and give thanks to God for love and hope.

Patricia Fields, an Oxford resident and city commissioner, said she was grateful to spend time with the community in prayer and brotherhood.

“Love can overpower hate, and that is the only way we can make a change,” she said. “We have got to show love.”

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

Poverty, education impact child health in Vance County

Children in Vance County aren't as healthy as they could be — and poverty is a factor.

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

Crime log: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Getting ready to play ball

Raymond Allen mows outside of one of the ball fields at Granville Athletic Park on Tuesday afternoon. Allen, who is director of Parks & Grounds for Granville County, was performing some routine maintenance between tournaments held at the park. The infields are not equipped with sprinkler systems, so Allen must move sprinklers by hand in order to get much-needed water to the infield grass.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 04:19 PM

Henderson adopts $38M budget

The Henderson City Council unanimously adopted a budget for the coming fiscal year that does not increase property taxes or sanitation fees — but does raise the water rate by 4 percent and the sewer rate by 9 percent.