Apr. 20, 2015 @ 06:10 PM

Baskerville wins state award for work with Teen Court

Growing up together in Vance County, Nathan Baskerville and Greg Kelly imagined themselves one day becoming an athlete-agent team with Kelly as the pro football player and Baskerville his agent.

Decades later, life turned out differently for both Henderson residents who returned to their hometown to work after graduating college.

Baskerville — a defense attorney in Henderson and member of the state House of Representatives —recently received the Governor’s 2015 Medallion Award for Volunteer Service for his work in Vance County Teen Court. Kelly said Baskerville was a shoo-in for all the hard work he does for the community.

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

Crime log: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Arrests, citations and incidents in Henderson and Vance County.

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

School board approves 2015-’16 calendar

Vance County Schools has its 2015-’16 academic calendar.

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 12:55 AM

On Mission

    As the missionaries made their way down the street to knock on the door of another house, they recorded contact information from those in the previous house they visited in small black books.
    Elders Patrick Widdison and Joseph Stock are missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as Mormons.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 06:48 PM

'It's an emotional feeling'

Beneath a clear blue sky and bright sun, more than 400 dancers descended upon the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School grounds to partake in the tribe's 50th anniversary powwow Saturday.

The grand entry, which kicked off the powwow, was a vibrant explosion of colors, songs and rhythmic dancing.

The celebration will continue through Sunday, with the grand entry at 1 p.m.

Janice Davis, who is one-eighth Cherokee, came Saturday with her husband and daughter, Gianna Hill.

Davis said she attends powwows across the state, but this is one of her favorites.

"The Haliwa-Saponi are really welcoming," she said, adding that the tribal regalia and dancers are spectacular to watch.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

Duke site program completes review of Ellington tract

A national consulting firm hired by Duke Energy has assessed the Ellington tract and completed a property evaluation, which was presented to Vance County officials and area business leaders in November.

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

On the runway

Georgia Hobbs spent most of the week putting finishing touches on her debut fashion collection, “Ethereal Mutation.”
Hobbs’s designs were unveiled Friday night as part of North Carolina State University’s 13th annual Art2Wear, a student-organized runway show that showcases fashion and costume and wearable sculptures created by the university’s College of Design and College of Textiles students.

The show has grown annually and now attracts thousands of spectators.

Hobbs said this year’s theme, “Tell Me A Story,” led to her basing her eight-piece collection on dreams.

“I’m relating dreams to it as the stories we tell ourselves in our sleep,” she said. “Since dreams change really rapidly, the looks change rapidly on the runway.”

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 09:42 AM

Crime log: Sunday, April 19

Arrests, incidents and citations in Warren and Granville counties

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Preserving history

Mike Roy (left) and Alan Wilson of Design Dimension Inc. prepare to hang an exhibit on Paul Howard Rose, the founder of Rose's Stores, on Friday afternoon at Perry Memorial Library. The exhibit is part of the new Vance County Historical Museum room at the library.

Apr. 17, 2015 @ 03:37 PM

New tourism director excited about what Granville has to offer

If enthusiasm can bring in tourists, Granville County might well get ready for an invasion.
Angela Allen, who took the position of director of the Granville County Tourism Development Authority on April 1, is enthusiastic about her new job. She’s enthusiastic about Granville County. She is even enthusiastic about the job she just left.

“This is a great opportunity to show people the place where I live, where I work and where I play,” Allen said of her new position.