News: Tri-County

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Attempted murder suspect arrested

A 42-year-old Henderson resident was arrested Monday in connection with a shooting last week at 1141 E. Andrews Ave., Henderson, according to a press release from the Henderson Police Department.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Kearney enters Henderson mayor race

Seven more candidates filed Tuesday for this year's municipal elections.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Solar farm zoning still not final

Proposed ordinance changes to solar farm zoning are going back to the Planning Board after being voted down 4-2 by the county commissioners.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

'See them thriving'

Summer camp is a milestone for many children who get to spend time away from their families for the first time.

For those with chronic illnesses, however, this can be more difficult.

For three weeks in July, about 100 children with serious chronic illnesses who receive treatment at Duke Children's Hospital get to experience the joys of spending time out on the lake.

"They can't go to other camps," Bill Taub, Camp Kaleidoscope director, said. "And their parents are afraid they won't be taken care of. They need to have fun, and they need preparation on how to be an adult."

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 04:03 PM

City hits snags with zoning map

Henderson's planning staff is working to create an electronic map of zoning districts within the city and extra-territorial jurisdiction that will eventually be accessible online.

But planning director Corey Williams said his staff has run into a number of issues in developing the new map.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 01:19 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Municipal election filing off to slow start

The first day of filing for the 2015 municipal elections was off to a slow start in much of the Tri-County area.

Filing turnout was slow Monday for Vance and Warren counties, while Granville had 11 candidates file for mayoral and commissioner seats.

Filing will continue until noon Friday, July 17.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 04:12 PM

Crime log: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

School food is balancing act

Feeding children who attend county schools means balancing cost, nutrition and taste.

During last week's school board meeting, Vance County Schools child nutrition director Phyllis Newcomb presented food and beverage bids for 2015-'16 a

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

'It's an epidemic'

The likelihood of black men getting prostate cancer and dying from it represent two of the biggest gaps between the health of black and white men in the United States.

And as it turns out, the gulf is particularly wide in North Carolina, where the odds of dying from prostate cancer are among the worst in the nation. African-Americans in the state are nearly two times as likely as whites to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and nearly three times as likely to die from its complications.

It’s a serious problem in communities across the state but is particularly bad across a swath of northeastern and eastern North Carolina counties where the African-American population approaches or exceeds 50 percent, and where — for reasons not completely clear — the disease is often even more dangerous for black men than the state’s sobering average.

Prostate cancer is for practical purposes a different and much more fearsome disease for black men. And research suggests that it sometimes may be a biologically different disease for them, too.

“It’s an epidemic,” said Rev. Thomas Walker of Rocky Mount, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the cancer at age 47 and has become a prostate cancer activist, spreading the word among black communities about the dangers.