May. 02, 2015 @ 07:48 PM

Commissioners to talk budget, solar farms

The proposed 2015-16 budget for Vance County will be presented at Monday’s county commissioners meeting.

May. 02, 2015 @ 07:31 PM

Gang law underused statewide, in Vance

In the aftermath of UNC-Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson’s death in 2008, the state General Assembly passed a law aimed at taking gang members off the streets.

The Street Gang Suppression Act of 2008 has been used to make charges in 14 Vance County cases since 2009, but none have resulted in convictions, according to data from the state Administrative Office of the Courts.

In fact, only 30 convictions have been made under the law statewide since 2009.

May. 02, 2015 @ 07:12 PM

Bank employee faces charges

A Vance County resident is facing identity theft and fraud charges stemming from his employment at a Henderson bank.

May. 01, 2015 @ 07:11 PM

Crime log: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Granville and Warren counties.

May. 01, 2015 @ 07:06 PM

Henderson native Ben E. King dead at age 76

Ben E. King, front man for the Drifters and a solo star who lent his distinctive voice to the rhythm and blues classic “Stand By Me,” died Thursday. He was 76.

May. 01, 2015 @ 06:34 PM

City planning board talks solar farm rules

Henderson’s Planning Board continued its discussion this week about an ordinance regulating solar farms in the city and extra-territorial jurisdiction.

May. 01, 2015 @ 05:14 PM

‘Do you need a friend?’

The Buddy Benches at Aycock Elementary School are the new best places to find a friend.

To most people they look like two red benches. But to a shy child or to a student who has been bulliedbar, the Buddy Bench creates the opportunity to sit next to a new friend.

The two benches were unveiled at Aycock on Friday afternoon. Rain moved the presentation into the school gym but didn’t stop the message the benches are meant deliver.

“When a person is lonely, can’t find a friend or is upset, they can come sit on the Buddy Bench and someone will try to comfort that person,” fifth-grader Kamari Purnell said.

May. 01, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Crime log: Saturday, May 2, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 08:16 PM

Quiet time at the library

Michael Perry visits Perry Memorial Library each Thursday evening as he brings a group of students from Kittrell Job Corps to check out books and use the computers. During the visits each week, Perry, who is an educator in Warren County, takes the time to catch up on his reading.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 04:45 PM

Local reps split on environmental reform bill

An environmental reform bill that passed in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday has local legislators divided across party lines.