News: Tri-County

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

DOT may close I-85 ramps

Representatives from the state Department of Transportation will meet with the Henderson city council in two weeks to work out the final details for planned construction on Interstate 85 in Vance County.

Henderson police, fire and EMS officials provided input Tuesday at a meeting with Department of Transportation representatives after the council passed a resolution in early September to express concern that closing ramps over the entire construction phase would have negative impacts on area businesses.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

‘A little bit of everything’

Tens of thousands of people from across the country covered a 12-block span of Garnett Street on Saturday — along with hundreds of antique and classic cars.

Evon Thompson and her husband have driven from Williamsburg, Virginia, to the Show, Shine, Shag & Dine for six years.

“It’s such a unusual car show in that there’s a little bit of everything and a lot more old school, especially with the Hall of Fame inductees,” she said. “We went to Kerr Lake yesterday, and we really enjoyed that because the food is great and the park is great, and it’s a nice pre-event. The town is so hospitable to everyone when they come.”

Thompson, who came with her 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, said she and her husband have always loved cars.

“My husband drag raced for about 15 years while our kids were growing up because that is what we did as a family,” she said. “Then we got kind of burned up on that and took a bit of a break. That’s when we decided: Let’s build a car, but let’s build it for the street this time.”



Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:44 PM

Hobgood promises change

Brian Hobgood is running for sheriff because he wants to bring change to Vance County.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

White running on record

Vance County Sheriff Peter White wants to be reelected so he can continue to serve the public in a professional manner.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Arrests and incidents in Granville and Warren counties

Arrests and incidents in Granville and Warren counties.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Cops need public’s help to solve crimes

An armed robbery, an assault with a deadly weapon and three larcenies are the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Crimes of the Month — and your help is needed to solve them.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

Permit process made simpler

The Tri-County’s representatives in Raleigh have accelerated the process for increasing water capacity in Kerr Lake.

Local legislators added a provision to the regulatory reform law in August that establishes an expedited permit process for the expansion of the Kerr Lake regional water system.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Semprius closer to grant extension

Semprius could have brighter days ahead.

The Vance County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request Oct. 6 to extend its land-use grant. Deputy county manager and planning director Jordan McMillen said he sent it to the state and is waiting for a response.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Vance deputy saves a life

Sheriff deputies in Vance County must wear many hats.

A couple months ago, Deputy Darlene Satterwhite was supervising the courthouse X -ray machine when a woman standing at the clerk’s counter suddenly dropped to the ground.

“I had just been talking to her and next thing I knew, she hit the floor,” Satterwhite said.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.