News: Tri-County

May. 12, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Council gets solar farm update

The Henderson City Council received an update on the Planning Board’s recommendations for regulating solar farms in the city.

There was no discussion about the update, and council members did not ask any questions.

May. 12, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

Crime log: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 11, 2015 @ 07:43 PM

Helping hand

Chester Harris helps out a neighbor as he performs some routine maintenance on his Dillard Street home Monday evening. Harris, who is retired, was replacing some rusted screws around a window frame on the home.

May. 11, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Crime log: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 11, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

Warren shelter offering chemical neutering for dogs

The Warren County Animal Ark was the first shelter in the state to offer an new chemical neutering procedure, according to a press release from Warren County Animal Control Director Elma Rae Greene.

May. 09, 2015 @ 06:18 PM

Crime log: Sunday, May 10, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Granville and Warren counties.

May. 08, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Barker House gets national recognition

A historic Vance County property was added this month to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Barker House, on Barker Road, is a plantation house that predates the Civil War with roots that have been traced back to the 18th century.

Jim Barker, along with his two brothers, are descendants of the home’s original owners.

He and his brothers grew up in Pennsylvania, but their father’s relatives hailed from Vance and Granville counties.

“We visited North Carolina once a year to visit family there,” Jim Barker said. “We always heard about an old house where my father was born and his father was born.”

May. 08, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Baskerville supports raising minimum wage

The state legislator representing Vance, Granville and Warren counties introduced a bill recently that would raise the minimum wage for large businesses to $9 per hour.

Nathan Baskerville, who is serving his second term in the state House of Representatives, is the primary sponsor of the bill.

“North Carolinians have long deserved a living wage, and this bill does just that — rewards an honest living with an honest wage all while protecting business interests,” Baskerville said in a press release.

May. 08, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Welcome to North Carolina

Peggy Richardson (left) talks to Lina Velandia about things to do in Warren County at the I-85 North Welcome Center on Friday afternoon. Several booths from tourist attractions around the state were set up at the rest area for National Travel and Tourism Week.

May. 08, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

The Ideal Scout

Henderson got together to celebrate one of its own Thursday.

A capacity crowd gathered at Henderson Country Club to honor Robert “Chick” Young as the recipient of the George Rose Watkins Sr. 2015 Citizen of the Year Award, presented by the Awahili District of the Occoneechee Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

In presenting the award, Cliff Rogers, council president, based his remarks on R. Tait McKenzie’s statue of “The Ideal Scout,” which symbolizes reverence, obedience to proper authority, discipline and truthfulness.

“That’s what this statue represents, and that’s the manner in which Chick Young has lived his life,” Rogers said.