News: Tri-County

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Crime Stoppers nab awards

The Henderson/Vance Crime Stoppers Association brought home three awards from the Oct. 7 regional conference in Dillsboro.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Car show a mixed bag, say local businesses

For some downtown businesses, the car show brings much-needed customers and revenue.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

A passion to serve

Melinda Hargrove has been providing nutritious meals to Vance County students for about 19 years — the last nine of which have been at Carver Elementary.

She said she has had a passion for cooking since high school and finds joy in making students feel special, remembering their birthdays and asking about their days.

“Some of them don’t get that one-on-one or me-time with someone, and that is what some of them look for,” Hargrove said.

She said she gets up at 5 every morning to feed and help supervise students before school starts.

“She is one of the few people to beat me to school every day,” Principal David Westbrook said.

Marion Perry, Carver’s volunteer of the year, said children love Hargrove.

“They call her Mrs. Red,” she said. “That is so personable.”

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 02:25 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:28 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.

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.