News: Tri-County

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Fire destroys home in Dabney township

On Sunday night, Andrew Travis was preparing to go to sleep when he got a call telling him to look outside the window of his Dabney Road home.

“I saw the house in flames, so I ran down there to check it out,” said Travis, who lives nearby the 3754 Dabney Road residence that was destroyed by a fire March 22.

A propane tank explosion in the back of the house likely started the fire, according to the fire incident report by the Vance County Fire Department.

Though the family was home at the time of the explosion, there were no fatalities.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Campbell death penalty hearing delayed until April

The hearing to determine whether Eric Campbell will face the death penalty has been postponed.
Amos Tyndall, who is representing Campbell, filed a motion to continue the rule 24 hearing in Granville County Superior Court.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

Getting things ready

Preparations are underway for impending Interstate 85 construction in Vance County.

New digital signs on I-85 will make travel smoother along the thoroughfare while a two-day training equipped local emergency management personnel with the skills to properly handle a wreck while the thoroughfare is being repaired.

N.C. Department of Transportation officials are working with local contractors to install two new digital signs and 14 new traffic cameras along the interstate in advance of upcoming construction.

“It’s going to be a busy roadway with a lot of traffic in that area and we want to be able to provide the most up to date information to drivers,” said NCDOT spokesman Steve Abbott. “If there’s a traffic accident, we’ll be able to see things and update the board to alert drivers.”

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 12:57 PM

Crime log: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 06:28 PM

Gun violence prevention initiative coming to Vance schools

Educating Youth About Gun Violence is coming to Vance County Schools to help stop gun violence among area young people.

Officials announced they plan to implement the Fayetteville and Cumberland County-based initiative this fall following training sessions over the summer.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Tales contain truth

Stories dominated the day on Tuesday at Perry Memorial Library.

And, although the storytellers said they were just stories, there was some truth in each one.

Storyteller Tyris Jones had his audience repeat after him: “A great education will take you places you’ve never been.”

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

County has plan B for shelter donations

While fundraising for the Vance County animal shelter is well underway, donors can request their money back if the new shelter does not materialize.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

Henderson City Council tables sale of foreclosed properties

On Monday night, the Henderson City Council tabled a vote on the sale of three foreclosed properties until members gather more information.

Specifically, members of the City Council wanted to know more about the city’s legal authority to require renovations or demolition with the sale of a jointly owned city-county property.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 07:17 PM

Vance, Granville suspension rates down; Warren’s up

It was a mixed bag for Tri-County school districts on suspension and expulsion rates, as well as reported incidents of violence, according to a recent report from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.