Oct. 28, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

Employee embezzlement case moves ahead

The former county finance employee accused of stealing more than $300,000 from her employer is seeking to move her case out of Vance County.

Christa Reavis, 41, of 94 Oak Forest Drive, appeared in Vance County Superior Court on Tuesday with her attorney Nick Bagshawe.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

First gay couple marries in Vance

Amanda and Brandi Pope have always talked about getting married. On Saturday, the couple held a legally binding ceremony on Kerr Lake.

“It was beautiful,” Brandi Pope said. “It was everything I wanted.”

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Water advisory board should get permit soon

The Kerr Lake Regional Water System Advisory Board can expect to have state approval for a permit to move water within its basins by May, according to technologists at CH2M Hill.

The consulting firm was hired to help the regional water system secure its inter-basin transfer permit, which allows it to move massive amounts of water to the Roanoke River, Tar-Pamlico rivers and Fishing Creek basins used by the water system’s three partners: Oxford, Henderson and Warren County.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Companies interested in solar farms in Vance County

A committee of the Vance County Board of Commissioners is looking at the county’s solar farm regulations amidst a surge of companies interested in county land.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Defendant pleads guilty to murder

The co-defendant charged with the murder of Thomas Forte pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in Granville County Superior Court.

Shauna M. Parker, 30, of 1642 Gate 2 Road, Creedmoor, was sentenced to about 22 to 28 years by Judge Allen Baddour for the second-degree murder charge.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

'No more silence'

Melissa Elliott, of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, raised the microphone into the crowd and asked everyone to repeat after her: “No more silence!”

A group of about 50 local parents and students joined Elliott for a rally against bullying Saturday in the Henderson Middle School auditorium.

In addition to guest speakers, there were performances by the Northern Vance High band and praise dancers from Monte De Sion Church.

Clarence Hicks, L.B. Yancey principal, brought some of his students to the event.

“I want to share with the students and parents in here that bullying starts at a very young age,” he said. “We have pre-K to fourth grade at our school, and at least once a week I may get a call from a parent who says that their child is being bullied. People wouldn’t think that elementary kids bully, but they do, and we need to deal with it at this very young age and stamp it out.

"I’m saying to the young people here: If you experience any type of bullying — whether it happens in the school or in your community — share with teachers and parents.”


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:54 PM

City sees drop in reported crime

Overall reported crime is decreasing in Henderson, but the crime rate remains higher than other local municipalities.

There were 1,660 total reported offenses last year, compared to 1,858 in 2012 and 2,012 in 2011, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

City to talk potential I-85 closure

At a meeting Monday night, the Henderson City Council will discuss ways to minimize the impact of Interstate 85 construction that is slated to begin within the next year.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is in the process of completing plans for major improvements to the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 85 — which will start from just west of Andrews Avenue.

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

Arrests and incidents in Granville and Warren counties

Arrests and incidents in Granville and Warren counties.