News: Tri-County

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

A complete story: Book fills void on local African-American history

When Bessye McGhee started looking for information about the history of African-Americans in Granville County a few years ago, she was surprised and frustrated that historical sources were so scant.

“Dr. Richard Taylor asked me to speak to the Genealogical Society about African-Americans in Granville County during Black History Month,” McGhee said. “I found very little about African-Americans. There was a void. African-Americans were left out of our history.”


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

Building beams

A steel beam is lowered into place with a crane as the framework of McGregor Hall continues to take shape. Construction of the new performing arts center, located on Breckenridge Street, is progressing well as it is expected to open later this year.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

Mobile meds coming to Vance County

A new mobile medication program is planned to launch in Vance County through funding from the North Carolina Hospital Foundation, which is a branch of the North Carolina Hospital Association.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Crime log: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

Exercise with a dose of childhood nostalgia

Did you play kickball when you were a kid? Dodgeball? How about wiffle?


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 06:23 PM

VGCC receives $1.6 million bequest from World War II veteran

A highly decorated World War II fighter pilot has bequeathed Vance-Granville Community College $1.6 million.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

Horse Feed

Zachary Bullock, 3, puts out hay for his grandfather's horses along Hight Street on Wednesday morning. Zachary, who enjoys helping out, was also helping put out fresh water for the horses.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

Vance wants warranty after second main break

A second water main break in phase one of Vance County's water system has prompted commissioners to express the need for an extended warranty from the contractor, Hobbs Upchurch Associates.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 01:29 PM

Class aims to aid agriculture entrepreneurs

Owners of small agriculture-related businesses will have an opportunity to hone their business skills over the next two months.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

Police department seeks grants for new cameras, computers

At its Monday night meeting, the Henderson City Council unanimously approved two grant applications that would provide funding for much-needed technology upgrades at the Henderson Police Department.