News: Tri-County

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

EDC board mulls familiar topic

As budget season approaches, the Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission is once again considering the option of severing ties with the Research Triangle Regional Partnership — an organization that promotes economic development for the Triangle region.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Murder defendant won’t face death penalty

Prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty for the murder defendant charged in the death of Gwendolyn Leake.

Assistant District Attorney Bill Williamson, who is prosecuting the case, said the state’s case against William Small is not capital.

Small, 43, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the August 2014 killing of 58-year-old Leake, who was found dead in her home at 125 Bearpond Road, Lot 4.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

Crime log: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Play date

Tru'Lee Lundsford and Levi Miller hold hands after sliding and heading back to the ladder to slide again at Satterwhite Point on Tuesday afternoon. The impromptu play date happened when the 3-year-olds' grandmothers decided to take their grandchild to the lake to enjoy the warm weather. The children did not know each other before the chance meeting on the playground.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 05:14 PM

Rags to Riches brings dragon, Common Core to life

“The Disenchanted Dragon” visited Tar River Elementary School on Monday morning.

Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences brought the re-imagined fairy tale to life for students while supporting the Common Core curriculum.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 05:11 PM

Commissioners approve county goals

Vance County commissioners agreed on nine goals that will guide their decisions during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Teens compete in Rec and Park’s African-American quiz bowl

By the final round of the African-American quiz bowl, players from both teams tightly clutched their buzzers on the edge of their seats.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 08:32 AM

Crime log: March 15

Arrests, citations and incidents in Granville and Warren counties.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Changing it up

Mike Waters is into his third month as district attorney for the 9th Judicial District.

“It’s a period of transition, but I think things are going well,” his said of his first 10 weeks in office.

Mike Waters was elected in November after defeating former assistant district attorney Cindy Bostic in the primary election. He replaces Sam Currin, who retired in January.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Police step up patrols ahead of St. Patrick's Day

Law enforcement across the state are stepping up efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road ahead of St. Patrick's Day.