News: Tri-County

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Vance schools see decrease in dropout rate

Vance County Schools significantly reduced dropouts last year compared to Granville and Warren school districts — both of which saw a slight increase in the number of dropouts.


Mar. 13, 2015 @ 01:40 PM

Crime log: Saturday, March 14, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County


Mar. 13, 2015 @ 11:46 AM

Commissioners extend $27M water bond

Vance commissioners voted to extend the $27 million bond order for the county water district during a special called meeting Thursday afternoon.

"It (bond extension) just leaves that window open for another three years in case something comes up," county Finance Director David Beck said. "I don't anticipate anything coming up, but there's no harm in extending it."


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

Residents, city, county work together to green Henderson

A group of Vance County residents want to bring community gardens and greenhouses to Henderson as a way to revitalize the area.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

‘Let’s Talk About It’

Billy Yeargin’s roots are in Granville County.
He grew up here but left to continue his education, which took him to Fork Union Military Academy, Oak Ridge Military Academy, Duke University and the University of Oxford — the one in England.

He now lives in Selma, but somehow he seems to appear in Oxford on a regular basis.

His most recent visits have been connected with the “Let’s Talk About It” series on World War I that is being presented at the Richard H. Thornton Library during February and March.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Commissioners OK faster process for foreclosures

Vance County will accelerate the timetable for the foreclosure process for those who have not paid their property taxes.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

Funds available for emergency food, shelter

Funds are coming to Vance County to assist emergency food and shelter programs throughout the county.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 12:59 PM

Crime log: Friday, March 13, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:18 PM

‘Gone with the Wind’ gives insight into past

“Gone with the Wind” spoke to people in the 1930s. And it has a message for people in the 21st century, although the message may be somewhat different.


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:14 PM

‘A good, positive role model for students’

L.B. Yancey Elementary School’s Lanisha Daye is officially among the best assistant principals in the state.

Daye was recently named the 2015 N.C. Association of Educators Assistant Principal of the Year.

“My first reaction was just feeling thankful,” Daye said. “It’s an honor to receive this award.”