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WARRENTON — Classical guitarist Joseph Pecoparo will perform at Cherry Hill on Oct. 24. The program will begin at 3 p.m. and admissions will be taken at the door. Adult admission will be $10, students will be $5 and all children 12 and will be admitted at no charge.

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RALEIGH — In support of Operation Stop Arm week, the N.C. State Highway Patrol will be aggressively enforcing stop-arm and other traffic violations in and around school zones and school bus stops.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of County and City Health Officials, representing the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, has elected Lisa Harrison, director of Granville-Vance Public Health, as president of its board of directors for 2021-22.

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OXFORD — Granville Tourism Development Authority Director Angela Allen has completed a three-year program of the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College, earning certification as a travel marketing professional.

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HENDERSON — Maria Parham Health is hosting a COVID-safe, drive-thru Trunk or Treat event on Friday evening, Oct. 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Henderson Maria Health campus. This event is free and open to the public.

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HENDERSON — On a very nice, comfortable afternoon at Fox Pond in Henderson, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, the Hart Family rejoiced in making it through the pandemic to see family members again.

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WARRENTON — Two new staff members have joined the Warren County Community and Economic Development department. Cynthia Jones joined the Warren County team on Oct. 4 as the assistant director of community and economic development, and Rachel Wooster joined on Sept. 16 as a developer.

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The Gamma Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently presented goodie bags to new educators at Northside K-8 School. Receiving goodie bags were (from left) Juan Moguel, Cherita Smith and David Hickey. Not pictured is Aimee Richardson. The bags were filled with many usefu…

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HENDERSON — The Woodland Garden Club began its 2021-22 year with their first in-person meeting on Sept. 14 at the Henderson Country Club. How delightful it was for us to be together again, though we continue to observe safety precautions during this pandemic.

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HENDERSON — Joan Robinson has been named the Henderson Optimist Club 2020-21 Optimist of the Year, an honored recognition of her displaying leadership, work ethic, creativity and development both the club and the community.

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HENDERSON — Vance County native Jeannie Adcock recently graduated from Fayetteville State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, marking yet another career milestone for the Vance-Granville Community College alumna.

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Everything in our culture points to the idol of SELF. Knowing this, fast-food sellers tell you to “Have it your way!” This approach causes every person to seek to live as little “k” kings of their own little “k” kingdoms, and that always brings conflict.

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HENDERSON — On Sept. 7, Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity Inc. celebrated the service of seven Head Start retirees.

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HENDERSON — The Vance/Warren Master Gardener Volunteers invite the public to join our upcoming Garden Chats. The theme for this interactive online lecture series is “Fall & Winter: The Most Important Gardening Season.”

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OXFORD — As the evening temperatures begin to drop, it signals the start of the parade of colors in the hills and valleys as the trees begin to change into their beautiful fall gowns. Meanwhile, the Oxford Farmers Market is still the place to be every Saturday morning.

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Gamma Chi Chapter members (from left) Dr. Sylvia Alston, Sheila Robertson, Linda Hall, Shirley White, Kathy Stewart, Beginning Teacher Support Chair Norma Retzlaff and Gail Coleman met at Mariam Boyd Elementary School in Warrenton on Sept. 29 to assemble goodie bags to welcome the 2020 and 2…

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CREEDMOOR — Now more than ever, communities need places close to home to walk in the woods, breathe fresh air, and appreciate the beauty and sounds of nature. That’s why Tar River Land Conservancy is recruiting volunteers to turn two properties near Creedmoor into new hiking trail destinations.

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HENDERSON — The Perry Memorial Library will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health partners that will be at the library include Granville-Vance Public Health, the Henderson Family YMCA, The Blood Connection, and the Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging.

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HENDERSON — Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity Inc. has announced two recent hires. Uriah Ford will serve as coordinator of the N.C. Cares program. Ariel Williams will serve as public information coordinator and community education director for the agency.

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LITTLETON — Megan Elizabeth Mohorn and Patrick Randall Whitt were united in marriage on June 5, 2021, in the bride’s home church of Bear Swamp Baptist in Littleton, North Carolina. The Revs. Howard Guidry and David Fambrough officiated the double-ring ceremony.

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HENDERSON — On Sept. 15, 2017, our daughter Charity M. Tabourn passed away suddenly from heart disease. She is truly missed. In 2019, we adopted a portion of Charlie Grissom Road in her memory.

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But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us.” — Mark 9:39-40

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OXFORD — Although the summer temperatures refuse to let go, the shorter evenings are ushering in the tranquility of the fall season. Meanwhile, the Oxford Farmers Market is still the place to be every Saturday morning. Since everything we sell is either homemade or homegrown by our vendors, …

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For National “Thank a Police Officer” Day on Saturday, Sept. 18th, the Warren County Senior Center staff and volunteers delivered cupcakes and thank you cards to local law enforcement agencies to thank them for their service to the community. Thank you cards and dozens of cupcakes were deliv…

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HENDERSON — The city of Henderson’s loose leaf collection season will begin the week of Oct. 18, 2021, and will end January 14, 2022. During this period, it is permitted to place rows or piles of loose leaves or pine straw at the roadside for the city’s Public Works Department to collect.

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OXFORD — Granville Health System will host a job fair on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its hospital’s main parking lot, 1010 College St. in Oxford. Job candidates may also participate in the job fair by calling 984-514-5019.

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RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit is accepting grant applications through Oct. 15 for programs benefiting farmers and rural residents in its 34-county service area in eastern North Carolina.

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Michael Dominguez of Henderson in Vance County, North Carolina, received a bachelor of science in justice studies/criminal justice during the Berkeley College commencement ceremony held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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At a recent Gamma Chi meeting, the 2020 and 2021 Gamma Chi Golden Key Awards were presented to Dr. Sylvia Alston. This award is intended to recognize key women educators who work in the background getting things done without personal glory or gain for herself, and one who is dedicated to ful…