News: Tri-County

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 03:09 PM

Playing ball

Darren Gordon tries to catch his cousin, Jonathan Wilson Jr., as he makes his way down West Fairview Drive in Oxford on Wednesday afternoon. The pair snuck in a little football between shots while Gordon was playing basketball with a friend.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

Reavis faces civil suit

The woman accused of embezzling nearly $400,000 from Vance County is facing simultaneous civil and criminal cases.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

Outdoor space planned for Breckenridge Commons

After meeting in closed session for more than an hour, the Henderson City Council decided to donate a city-owned parking lot to the Embassy Cultural Center Foundation Inc., which helped raise $20 million for the construction of the new library and performing arts center on Breckenridge Street.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Waddell appears in court

The 18-year-old Henderson resident charged in the death of a 55-year-old store clerk appeared in Vance County Superior Court on Wednesday in reference to a pending robbery charge.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:41 PM

Semprius seeking more time to create jobs

A Henderson solar company plans to ask the state Department of Commerce for more time to create a total of more than 50 new full-time jobs — which is a requirement of the $500,000 building reuse grant awarded to it in 2011, according to Vance County Deputy Manager Jordan McMillen.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 12:17 AM

Note from the publisher

Due to electrical problems, today’s edition of The Daily Dispatch was printed by our colleagues at the Greensboro News & Record.

Efforts are being made to deliver the Wednesday edition today, but it may be tardy. We do sincerely apologize.

In extreme cases we hope to avoid, some newspapers may be delivered with Thursday’s regular edition. We apologize for the delay and inconvenience.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thanks for reading The Dispatch.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Meeting the challenge

Coach Mike Woody and assistant coach Matthew Johnson make their challenges as they lead the Vance-Granville Community College basketball team in doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with the assistance of the firefighters at Henderson Central Fire Station. The purpose of the challenge is to raise funding and awareness for ALS. Those who are challenged to dump a bucket of ice water over their heads are supposed to do so within 24 hours and donate $10 to the ALS Association, or if they don't make the deadline, donate $100 instead. To watch the video of the basketball team taking the challenge, go to

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

City attorney lessens load

The city of Henderson’s primary attorney said he is slowing down.

John Zollicoffer Jr. announced at Monday night’s city council meeting he will not be taking any new clients or cases after he is finished with his pending caseload.

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Training offered at Church Watch meeting

Area churches are invited to attend a training session aimed at combating child abuse.