News: Tri-County

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 09:24 PM

EDC offers help in battle against blight

The Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission has offered to support the county and city in an effort to sell vacant commercial properties.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

Tri-County labor force decreasing

In figures released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Vance County lost 115 people from the work force between January and February. The unemployment rate fell from 9.7 percent to 9.3 percent, ranking 87th of 100 counties.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 09:17 PM

MGM member sentenced to seven years

Tyrone “Whoadie” Yancey, another member of the criminal organization known as the Money Gang Mob, was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in prison.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

Cycling event to stop in Oxford

This fall’s annual Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast Bike Ride will be making an overnight stop in Oxford.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

Arrests, citations in Henderson, Vance County

Arrests, citation reports from the Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff's Office.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 09:15 PM

Rain causes overflow at Sandy Creek

Untreated wastewater from the Sandy Creek Sewage Pumping Station entered the Tar-Pamlico River Basin on Monday afternoon at 1:25.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

Smith takes his second chance to give back

Christian Smith has logged more than 90 hours of community service in the past three months.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Locked up for a good cause

Area elected officials and public figures spent an hour in time out Tuesday.

Several who serve Henderson, Oxford and Vance County served time in a make-shift jail as a way to raise money for Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Games urge seniors to compete

Florine Davis stood in the Aycock Recreation Center on Tuesday, cane in hand, poised to hit a shuttlecock.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Granville DSS facility nearly completed

The future home of the Granville County Department of Social Services is receiving final touches to prepare it for occupancy. The facility at 120 Orange Street has been under renovation for the past two years and should be finished in May.