News: Tri-County

Jun. 27, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

Water transfer meeting postponed

The meeting of a state committee that will decide the fate of Henderson’s request for an inter-basin transfer certificate has been delayed because of the volume of the public comments submitted to the state.

“It has taken longer than originally anticipated to respond to the public comments and finalize the hearing officer’s report, so deadlines for the July meetings could not be met,” said Kim Nimmer, of the state Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, in an email.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Williams wants to be ‘a voice of the community’

Marion Brodie Williams wants to represent Ward 1 in the Henderson City Council, and she said she would do more than just occupy a seat.

“I would like to become a voice of the community,” said Williams, who was born and raised in Henderson and has spent most of her life working in the town.


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 01:05 PM

Helping to stop hunger

Children in Vance County have a number of places to eat for free this summer, thanks to local churches, nonprofits and businesses.

All students in Vance County Schools can get breakfast and lunch for free during the school year, because of a provision in the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. But during the summer, that option isn't available to all the children who need it. So local businesses, churches and nonprofits have stepped up to fill the gap.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Ellington to run for mayor

Eddie Ellington is the second candidate to enter the race for mayor of Henderson.

“My love and passion for this community is my driving force behind it,” he said. “I want to get in there and make a difference.”


Jun. 27, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

Crime log: Sunday, June 28, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Warren and Granville counties.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 02:36 PM

Transportation, awareness hinder health

Transportation and awareness are major obstacles impacting the health of children and expectant mothers in Warren County.
Child advocacy group N.C. Child released its 2014 Child Health Snapshot, a glance at the health of children in counties across the state. Warren County health officials were neither surprised nor pleased by the numbers.

"They're not as good as they need to be; we all know that," said Andy Smith, director of the Warren County Health Department. "We're really trying to focus on improving the statistics."


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 02:18 PM

Rebuilding homes, rebuilding hearts

Rebuilding Hope Ministries continued to give hope to area residents this week with its summer mission program, Servants on Site.

Now in its fifth year, SOS sends youth and adult volunteers out into the community to address structural needs of some local homes and spread a message of faith and hope.

"If you start young people out early, you get them out of their communities, they get a sense that there are a lot of people who are less fortunate and need help," Robert Parham, SOS spokesman, said. "Every year, we get about 55 to 60 percent new people in the program."


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 02:11 PM

Warren commissioners adopt a budget for 2015-2016

The Warren County Board of Commissioners adopted a budget for 2015-2016 Thursday.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:48 PM

Crime log: Friday, June 27, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 01:34 PM

At the farmers market

With summer’s arrival this past Sunday, the hot temperatures this past week, coupled with the refreshing showers, there is no telling what you will find this week at the Oxford Farmers Market, where everything we sell is either homegrown or homemade by our vendors. Since our items come straight from the farm to the table, you know exactly where everything comes from, and there are no harmful preservatives placed on these veggies. Market hours are every Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon.