News: Tri-County

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Bill would make assault on teachers automatic felony

A state Senate committee adopted a bill earlier this month that would make it a felony for students age 16 and older to assault school employees.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Planting season

Phil Perkinson works in the garden at his Boyd Street home in Norlina on Thursday afternoon. Perkinson, who was diagnosed with polio at age 3, sits on a bucket to get around in the garden in order to get good leverage to do the work. He grows several varieties of peppers and tomatoes, in addition to potatoes, beans, kale, okra, snow peas and egg plant.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Help wanted for volunteer day at Hibernia

The Kerr Lake Park Watch and Kerr Lake park officials are seeking volunteers to help clean and improve the appearance of the Hibernia area at Kerr Lake State Park tomorrow.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

At the market

Kim Holland, Trinity Holland, Carolyn Cheek, Geneva Fitts, Danylu Hundley, Cheryl Bell, W.P. Jones, Carrie Conquest, Mozzell Ball and Floyd Whitehead show off their haul after the opening of the Warren Farmers Market in Warrenton on Saturday, April 18. The farmers market runs from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the BB&T parking lot.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Crime log: Friday, April 24, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Waddell pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder

A 19-year-old Henderson man pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in connection with the March 2014 shooting death of 55-year-old Ahmed Shahit.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Opposition to water transfer grows

Local environmentalists opposed to Henderson’s request for a permit to increase the transfer of water between area river basins are holding a meeting today, April 23.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Celebrating Earth Day

Vance-Granville Community College was all about Earth Day on Wednesday.

Three of the college’s campuses celebrated Earth Day with special guests, displays and other activities.

Dan Settles, a science instructor at Vance-Granville, said he’s organized the event for the last eight years to help raise awareness.

“I thought it was really important that our community know about Earth Day and its importance,” he said. “It marks the beginning of the environmental movement.”


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

Crime log: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Oxford radio station on air after break-in

Local radio station WCBQ 1340 Oxford/ WHNC 890 Henderson was broken into Tuesday, April 21.