News: Tri-County

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Churches opening the door for families living with autism

A group of United Methodist churches in Vance County are holding a special event Saturday for families living with autism.

“Families living with an autistic child or adult sometimes don’t feel welcome in a church,” the Rev. Julia Alliger of Cokesbury UMC said. “After all, church is a place where children are supposed to sit still and be quiet. In the United Methodist Church, our slogan is ‘Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors,’ but people with disabilities sometimes don’t feel as if those hearts and doors and minds are open for them.”

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Crime log: Friday, April 17, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

‘Turning sympathy into empathy’

Melissa Catlett of the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments describes the virtual dementia tour as a learning experience unlike any other.

“I could give you books about dementia or talk to you about it, but it’s much more effective to walk in the shoes of a dementia patient than it is to just learn about it,” said Catlett, who is a family caregiver specialist in the aging program.

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 12:44 PM

Living history

Andy Griffith, Roberta Flack, Julianne Moore and Richard Petty were just some of the celebrities at Kerr-Vance Academy on Wednesday afternoon — sort of.

Fourth-graders at the school learned about famous North Carolinians by portraying them in wax museum-like exhibits in the gym. Viewers dropped a token in a cup in front of each celebrity, and they came to life to tell their stories.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 04:32 PM

Oxford board seeks to restore landfill

On Tuesday evening, the Oxford Board of Commissioners took steps to restore the former landfill on Industry Drive to productive use.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 04:18 PM

Crime log: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:14 PM

Tea time at Magnolia Manor

It’s time for a tea party.

Magnolia Manor Plantation Bed and Breakfast hosted a graduation Tuesday afternoon, but there were no caps or gowns. Instead there was hot tea and conversation.

The Vance-Granville Community College offers a course called “Welcome to Table Etiquette.” It’s better known by its informal name: “Let’s Have a Tea Party.” Connie Lue and B.K. McCloud teach students about tea, proper etiquette and decorum.

“There’s something about tea that’s calming,” Lue said. “It’s almost like a Zen thing.”

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

School board approves $14M budget request

The Vance County Board of Education approved its $14.5 million local budget request Monday during its regular meeting.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 02:34 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 02:27 PM

Elmwood sewer project moving ahead

The Henderson City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve the use of sewer contingency funds to cover the costs of getting land and easements for the Elmwood Cemetery sewer main replacement project instead of using federal loan funding.