News: Tri-County

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Expo brings health, services information to seniors

  “We’re here to share health information and services for senior citizens,” said Rhonda Smith, director of the Area Agency on Aging of Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

She was describing the Senior, Caregiver, and Baby Boomer Expo held in the Vance-Granville Community College civic center on Thursday.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Three Henderson men face heroin charges

Three Henderson men indicted on federal drug charges were arrested Tuesday.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 02:42 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 11:08 AM

Two Halifax County men arrested in Warren homicide

Investigators arrested two Halifax County men Tuesday in connection with an Oct. 11 homicide in Warren County.

Rance J. Richardson, 24, and Luchano Johnson, 17, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Daniel Perez Martinez.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Showing their colors

As fall temperatures in the Tri-County area have fluctuated quite a bit lately, leaves are starting to change color. This crepe myrtle is in the early stages of change as some leaves seem to be waiting for cooler temperatures before showing off their brilliant yellows, oranges and reds.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

SAT scores need work

It’s testing time for Vance County seniors.

The SAT is a globally recognized standard for college admissions.

Southern Vance High School college advisor Austin Dixon said he felt many students weren’t ready.

“For me, I would say no,” he said. “They are resources for people, though.”

The college advisor program — which brought Dixon and Tavaris Baxter to Vance County this year — is a new partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina College Advising Corps. It is aimed at helping students find the institution fitting their needs.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Wyatt named interim manager

A familiar face is returning to Henderson as the city’s interim city manager.

Ed Wyatt, a retired city manager, will start his first day on the job Oct. 31. The city council made the decision at a special called meeting Tuesday night.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Karan touts reputation as ‘a known conservative’

Republican Tim Karan, the incumbent Granville County commissioner for District 6, is facing a challenge from Democrat Mike Turner in the November general election.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Turner’s top priorities: education, economics, industry

Democrat Mike Turner is challenging Republican incumbent Tim Karan for the District 6 seat on the Granville County Board of Commissioners.


Oct. 15, 2014 @ 04:21 PM

Curriculum night meant in encourage parental involvement

Principal Michael Putney opened Dabney Elementary School’s curriculum night by encouraging families to be active in their students’ education.

“We need to be a family,” he said.