News: Tri-County

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.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

Henderson man gets 9 years in federal court

A 27-year-old Henderson man was sentenced Monday to nine years in federal prison on charges of trafficking heroin.

Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:25 PM

Crime log: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Preserving the old

North Carolina Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz is on a mission.

She described it on a visit to Warrenton on Thursday: “We’ve got a crisis in Raleigh.”

The crisis she referred to was the expiration of historic tax credits earlier this year.

The credits have been offered by the state since 1998 to encourage the preservation and re-use of historic buildings. Since that year, the Department of Cultural Resources estimates it has brought more than $1.6 billion of private investment into North Carolina communities.

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Go bald, raise funds for St. Baldrick’s

Who’s ready to go bald for a good cause?

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 03:27 PM

Economic development board to stick with regional partnership

The Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission board of directors agreed Wednesday to keep its membership in the Research Triangle Regional Partnership — an organization that promotes economic development for the Triangle region.