News: Tri-County

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:26 PM

Supporting the library

A former store in Vance Square is filled front to back with tables loaded with books.

As they prepared for this weekend’s book sale, volunteers for Friends of the Library were busy accepting books from donors and organizing them.

“The children’s area is in back. Best sellers up front,” said Pat Newman, who is managing the book sale that benefits Perry Memorial Library.

The annual book sale supports library programs.

The sale will begin for Friends of the Library members from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. Non-members can join the organization at the door.

The sale will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Granville public schools adopts tight budget

Granville County Public Schools faces cuts this year.

The Board of Education adopted a $78.2 million budget Monday — a more than $3 million less than last year’s.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Free breast cancer, Halloween events

Tri-County residents can take advantage of two free events today: a breast cancer screening and Halloween fair.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Charges filed in Tuesday wreck

Two people have misdemeanor charges following the wrecks that happened on Interstate 85 on Tuesday morning.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

2 dead in Creedmoor house fire

A mother and daughter died in a Creedmoor house fire Wednesday.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Early voting begins

For those who like to vote early, it’s time to cast a ballot.

Early voting starts Thursday, Oct. 23, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Expo provides resources

Business owners should expect to see the day when cars talk to one another as our society becomes increasingly wireless, said Rick Burtner, president and CEO of Propel GPS, which is based in Henderson and in Reston, Virginia.

“If two cars are about to hit one another, they will go into an override mode, and the driver won’t be able to take control,” he said during the Small Business Expo at Vance-Granville Community College on Tuesday. “And that sounds crazy and too futuristic, but it is coming.”

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Constitutional amendment proposes bench trials

There will be something on the ballot on Election Day many voters may not expect.

Down at the end is a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution — but it hasn’t gotten much play in the media.

That could be a problem, said Jeff Welty, associate professor of public law and government at UNC’s School of Government.

“There’s been hardly any media coverage,” he said. “I call this the stealth amendment because of the lack of media coverage it’s attracted.”

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Plenty of choice in non-partisan judicial races

Judicial races can often be confusing to voters for several reasons.

Candidates can’t talk about their views as they are supposed to judge each case before them on the merits alone.

The races are also non-partisan, meaning judges don’t run as Republicans or Democrats. Instead, they run on their experience and their reputation.By contrast, district attorneys races are partisan.