May. 16, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

A strong foundation

Crossroads Christian School graduated its 10th class Saturday morning, ushering 10 graduates toward the next chapter of their lives.

The seniors — Ethan Evans, Parker McClelland, Michaela Nicholas, Kayla O'Steen, Brantley Overby, Brooklyn Rooker, Tyler Satterwhite, Sullivan Smith, Holly Waddell and Lora Yount — were surrounded by family and friends as they reflected on their time at the Christian school.

The ceremony included a slideshow of all of the graduates, the presentation of the senior class gift to the school and the presentation of senior awards. There were also tables decorated with memorabilia from each student.

O'Steen, class salutatorian, said she knew the graduates were all asking themselves the same questions as they look forward to the next step in their lives.

"Regardless of our paths in the future, one thing is true for all of us: We have endured an adventure, a journey, to get us here," she said. "These classmates have built character in one another."

May. 16, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

‘It gets really emotional'

The J.F. Webb High School cheerleaders applauded as cancer survivors entered the school’s track to walk the ceremonial first lap at Granville County’s Relay for Life kickoff Friday, May 15.

May. 16, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Council’s first budget talk set for Monday

As the annual budget season approaches, the Henderson City Council will have its first work session to discuss the city’s budget for the coming fiscal year.

May. 15, 2015 @ 09:05 PM

'A diverse community of learners'

The largest graduating class in the history of Vance-Granville Community College crossed the stage Friday night during the college's 46th annual commencement ceremony.

Nearly 600 Vanguards earned degrees and diplomas, and "Pomp and Circumstance" served as an ode to their hard work.

"I congratulate you on your success," Vance-Granville President Stelfanie Williams said. "You are to be commended on your dedication and hard work leading to your commencement."

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Vance County remembers a pillar of the community

When Ruth Burt passed away earlier this month, she left behind impressive monuments to her presence in the life of Vance County. The most important are found in the lives she touched.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Henderson native to enter N.C. Music Hall of Fame

Gerald Alston of The Manhattans is elated that he’s being inducted into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame.

The Henderson native was the lead singer of the R&B group for almost 20 years. This October, he will be recognized for his contributions to music and his role in North Carolina’s musical heritage.“I was thoroughly surprised,” Alston said. “When you’re recognized by home, it’s a different thing than anything else.

May. 15, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Crime log: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Arrests, incidents and citations in Henderson and Vance County.

May. 14, 2015 @ 08:11 PM

Under construction

A $140 million project to repair deteriorating pavement along Interstate 85 in Vance County, through Warren County and up to the Virginia state line is underway.

It’s expected to take about five years.

Steve Abbott, state Department of Transportation spokesman, said this project will update 20.6 miles of the interstate by rehabilitating the bridges and modernizing the road.

May. 14, 2015 @ 08:02 PM

Alive After Five

David Forte and Patricia Coleman dance to the music of North Tower during Oxford's Alive After Five on Thursday evening. Several hundred people turned out for the event enjoying the nice weather, food and music.

May. 14, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Commissioners mull proposed budget

Vance County commissioners were given a detailed explanation of the proposed 2015-’16 budget during their work session Wednesday.