News: Tri-County

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 02:18 PM

Granville hospital recognized as top 10 for quality

Granville Health System has been recognized by the N.C. Quality Center for outstanding performance over a three-year initiative in patient safety and quality improvement. The system was one of the top 10 performing hospitals in the 116-member North Carolina/Virginia Hospital Engagement Network.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

Report: Students profit from summer reading camp

At their meeting Monday evening, members of the Granville County Board of Education heard a report on progress the Read to Achieve Program is making in reducing the number of students held back because of failure to achieve proficiency on third-grade end-of-grade reading tests.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 09:39 PM

Sunny reading

Wayne Reid enjoys the nice weather as he reads "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend." Reid, who is an avid reader, has illustrated several comic books and graphic novels. The book he is reading is about the making of one of his favorite movies.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

N.C. House bill offers zero interest loans for site development

A bill moving through the state House would subsidize local governments for rehabbing or constructing potential business sites.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Relay seeks more community involvement

Vance County Relay for Life is looking for more teams to help raise money.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

State Bar recognizes VGCC paralegal program

A recent program designation will provide some students with more career opportunities upon graduation.

The paralegal technology course of study at Vance-Granville Community College has been named a qualified paralegal studies program by the North Carolina State Bar.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

Crime log: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 07:24 PM

Backyard repairs

L.G. Sharron works to get the rear wheel back on his lawnmower Friday afternoon at his Cherry Street home in Oxford. Sharron retired after 31 years of service with Revlon three years ago. This time of year he helps out several neighbors with mowing their yards in addition to his own.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Study: Racial disparities cost region

A recent study done by the local council of governments showed the Tri-County’s growing minority population is experiencing high poverty rates as a result of various inequities, such as education and wages, compared to other counties in the Triangle.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Proposed transfer to have minimal environmental impact

In moving ahead with Henderson’s request for a water transfer permit, the state environmental department’s next step is to consider the impact of transferring an amount of water between specific river basins.