News: Tri-County

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Crime log: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

Local legislators have second thoughts on monument law

A new state law making it more difficult to remove historical monuments received near unanimous support from the Tri-County legislators.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

New paint with a purpose

Oxford firefighter Powell Wilkins paints a fresh coat of reflective paint on the hydrant at the corner of Henderson and King streets in Oxford on Tuesday afternoon. All of the city's nearly 740 fire hydrants will be painted in the coming weeks. Each hydrant will also be tested for its water flow rate, and the top of the hydrant will be painted a different color to correspond to its tested rate. When firefighters are answering emergency calls, they will be able to determine the nearest hydrant that meets their requirements.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Stem picks up commissioner candidate

Granville County picked up a candidate for Stem's municipal election Tuesday morning.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 06:35 PM

Council names city manager

Henderson's new city manager will be a familiar face to many residents.

The City Council voted unanimously Thursday evening to approve Frank Frazier for the position.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Vance-Granville's online programs 11th in the nation

Vance-Granville Community College is officially among the best in the state and the nation.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Crime log: Friday, July 24, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 06:19 PM

New superintendent: It's about the community

Anthony Jackson said he wants to begin his time with Vance County Schools by listening to all parties involved.

"I don't want to prognosticate," he said. "I really do want to learn the community. I really do want to learn the system. My commitment is, as I've said everywhere I've ever worked, my commitment is that it will be better tomorrow than it is today."

Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Making learning fun

Warren County Memorial Library was all about science Tuesday afternoon.
Scienceteller Cassie Schulz wowed the crowd with a show that blended science experiments and storytelling to teach children about scientific concepts and ideas.

The visit was part of the library's summer reading program.

"Every hero has a story" is the theme for the summer reading program for libraries across the state. It invites patrons to learn about heroes, from historical and local to super, and discover their heroes within.

Schulz also performed her show at Perry Memorial Library in Henderson on Wednesday afternoon to an excited crowd.

Dressed in a tie-dye lab coat, Schulz began a story about a school with a staff of heroes. After each mini story, Schulz went into a difference experiment.

"The kids' reactions are completely natural," she said. "I really like it when girls want to get involved. It's really cool to see young girls get excited about what we do."