News: Tri-County

May. 14, 2015 @ 08:02 PM

Alive After Five

David Forte and Patricia Coleman dance to the music of North Tower during Oxford's Alive After Five on Thursday evening. Several hundred people turned out for the event enjoying the nice weather, food and music.

May. 14, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Commissioners mull proposed budget

Vance County commissioners were given a detailed explanation of the proposed 2015-’16 budget during their work session Wednesday.

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Oxford board focuses on downtown

Downtown Oxford was the focus of attention at the Tuesday meeting of the Oxford Board of Commissioners.

May. 14, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Henderson men sentenced to federal prison

Three Henderson men were sentenced in federal court this week on firearm and drug charges.

May. 14, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Crime log: Friday, May 15, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 13, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

EDC board weighs in on water transfer

Interim City Manager Ed Wyatt gave the Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission a brief update on the status of Henderson’s request for a state permit that would allow the city to move an additional 4.2 million gallons per day out of the Roanoke River Basin.

“Even though it may sound routine, water is an absolute key component for economic development,” Wyatt said during Wednesday’s board of directors meeting.

May. 13, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Crime log: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 13, 2015 @ 03:02 PM

By land and by water

A family of Canada geese make their way across Lake Devin in Oxford. The family of six goslings was grazing along the shore Wednesday before taking to the water to seek out submerged aquatic vegetation. The month-old birds were kept under a watchful eye by their parents as they perused the shoreline and water.

May. 12, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

A text for help

A new program offered through the Henderson-Vance Emergency Operations will allow residents to contact the 911 center via text message.

Emergency Operations Director Brian Short said it is for residents who are in duress and cannot speak.

“If there is an intruder in house, you don’t want to make noise,” he said of why someone might need to text instead of call.

But Short said this method of contact is not intended to replace voice calls to 911.

“It will take us quite a bit longer to process a call using this method than it would be (to have) a simple conversation back and forth,” he said.

May. 12, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Board weighs in on superintendent qualities

Members of the Vance County Board of Education added their input to that of school staff and county residents on qualities they’d like to see in a new superintendent.

Vance County Schools is searching for a replacement for current superintendent Ronald Gregory, who will leave the district June 30 after four years as the district’s top administrator.