Oct. 17, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

Permit process made simpler

The Tri-County’s representatives in Raleigh have accelerated the process for increasing water capacity in Kerr Lake.

Local legislators added a provision to the regulatory reform law in August that establishes an expedited permit process for the expansion of the Kerr Lake regional water system.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Semprius closer to grant extension

Semprius could have brighter days ahead.

The Vance County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a request Oct. 6 to extend its land-use grant. Deputy county manager and planning director Jordan McMillen said he sent it to the state and is waiting for a response.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Vance deputy saves a life

Sheriff deputies in Vance County must wear many hats.

A couple months ago, Deputy Darlene Satterwhite was supervising the courthouse X -ray machine when a woman standing at the clerk’s counter suddenly dropped to the ground.

“I had just been talking to her and next thing I knew, she hit the floor,” Satterwhite said.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Gay couples marry in Granville

Beth Matthews thought she would never see the day when gay couples could marry in her home state of North Carolina.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:26 PM

Show time for drag racers

Drag racers are revving up their engines for the 14th annual Show, Shine, Shag & Dine this weekend in Henderson.

As the largest event in Vance County, the car show brought in about 35,000 to 40,000 people last year, said Nancy Wilson, the executive director of the Vance County Tourism Development Authority. “I do think we will have a larger crowd this year due to the nice weather we are supposed to get.”

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

2 charged in Oct. 11 murder

Investigators arrested two Halifax County men Tuesday in connection with a Saturday homicide in Warren County.

Rance J. Richardson, 24, and Luchano Johnson, 17, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Daniel Perez Martinez.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Police shut down meth lab, arrest 3

Henderson police shut down a meth lab Wednesday that was operating out of a motel within city limits.

Agents with the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit and State Bureau of Investigations executed a search warrant at The Knight’s Inn room 214, 1052 Ruin Creek Road.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Expo brings health, services information to seniors

  “We’re here to share health information and services for senior citizens,” said Rhonda Smith, director of the Area Agency on Aging of Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments.

She was describing the Senior, Caregiver, and Baby Boomer Expo held in the Vance-Granville Community College civic center on Thursday.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Three Henderson men face heroin charges

Three Henderson men indicted on federal drug charges were arrested Tuesday.