Jul. 16, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

Creating a presence

Last month, Joe Sharrow completed his first year as athletic director at Southern Vance High School. We recently sat down with the Michigan State University alum to discuss his job responsibilities, mentors, vision for the Raiders’ athletic department and more.

Jul. 15, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Getting fit

The fourth 12-week Zumba fitness class session got underway Tuesday night at the Oxford Public Works Hall.

Jul. 11, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

On the Water Week: A week of unusual sightings on the lake

Last week we saw some really neat things while boating on Kerr Lake. On Thursday while it was scalding hot, an osprey swooped down and picked up something off the water right in front of me. It’s not unusual to see one dive and pick up a small fish, but this time the bird had what looked like a hunk moss in its claws as it flew overhead. I guessed that this was being taken back to the nest in order to cool off the babies, but that is only my guess. If it was, then that was one smart bird to have taken some moss, dropped it in the lake to soak up water, and then pick up the soaked moss to place in its nest. We’ll never know, but that’s what I saw.

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Setting a standard

Dating back to 1989, Darlynn Oxendine has helped direct the UNC Volleyball Skills camp in Vance and Granville counties.

Jul. 14, 2015 @ 08:54 PM

Seeing growth

On Thursday night, the football programs from Northern Vance and Southern Vance met for a 7-on-7 competition at Northern.

Jul. 10, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

Summer League Champs

The Crossroads Christian School Colts basketball team captured the East Wake Academy summer league championship on June 25, 2015.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Dynamic season

The Henderson/Vance Recreation and Parks 8-U All-Star Softball Team concluded a terrific season last week at the Eastern North Carolina State Tournament in Winterville.

Jul. 08, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Wake up call

Facing the Roxboro Community Reds for the second day in a row, the Oxford Wildcats’ junior team was defeated 11-2 on Tuesday evening in a game played at J.F. Webb High School as part of the Junior Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 09:00 PM

Warriors attend Wake Forest team camp

The J.F. Webb Warriors summer basketball team participated at the Wake Forest University team camp June 26-27 in Winston Salem.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

Bowen: Gilligan’s Island at Kerr Lake

I’m no millionaire, but I did spend most of last Friday on Gilligan’s Island with my wife Susan.