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The new roundabout in downtown Oxford at Spring and Main Streets is nearing completion. Construction on the roundabout, the first of its kind in the city, has been ongoing since June 7.

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HENDERSON — The average elementary school student spends an equal amount of focus interacting with their friends and finishing up homework for school, all while never expressing too much concern over the future

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HENDERSON — The average elementary school student spends an equal amount of focus interacting with their friends and finishing up homework for school, all while never expressing too much concern over the future

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OXFORD — A group called Acuity Public Schools recently petitioned the N.C. Department of Public Instruction for permission to set up a charter school in Granville County.

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HENDERSON — Colton Maddox is a fighter. For all of his 4½ years, he has been a fighter. And his mother, Kelsey, is fighting right along with him.

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HENDERSON — After pleading guilty to two counts of ammunition possession by a felon, a Henderson man authorities believe was involved in a shooting will serve nearly 20 years in federal prison.

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HENDERSON — Vance, Warren and Granville county school systems are each experiencing staffing shortages, some that are not due to COVID-19.

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HENDERSON — Health officials say another person in Granville County has died because of COVID-19, raising the death toll there to 93.

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WARRENTON — The Warren County Schools district is now requiring vaccinations or COVID-19 testing for all teachers, employees and student athletes. The school system is also offering voluntary testing for all students and employees.

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BOYDTON — A small crowd gathered at Palmer Point Park on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks to watch members of the Wild at Heart Wildlife Sanctuary release two juvenile bald eagles into the surrounding Kerr Lake ecosystem.

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HENDERSON — Vance County Schools officials have honored Dr. Tim Hall of Vance Virtual Village Academy as its Teacher of the Year, and Pinkston Street Elementary School principal Dr. Jacqueline Batchelor-Crosson as its Principal of the Year.

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The memories of 9/11 remain fresh in the minds of Vance County and American citizens 20 years after the tragedy. This monument in front of Vance County High School was dedicated to the survivors of the World Trade Center by Southern Vance High School’s Class of 2002.

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OXFORD — For the second year in a row, the Masonic Homecoming Festival has been canceled, a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Firefighters work beneath the destroyed mullions, the vertical struts that once faced the outer walls of the World Trade Center towers, after a terrorist attack on the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York.

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HENDERSON — A jury on Thursday found Ryan Taylor guilty on all charges stemming from his involvement in the deaths of Henderson Collegiate students Elijah Brown and Kasi Thompson in a May 2018 traffic accident.

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HENDERSON — COVID-19 has claimed more lives in Granville and Vance counties, with the toll in each now standing at 92 people, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reports.

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HENDERSON — Vance County Commissioners decided this week to re-initiate the tax-foreclosure process on an abandoned dry cleaner’s that’s at the corner of Chestnut Street and Andrews Avenue.

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WARRENTON— The Keep Warren County Beautiful Committee recently conducted the Community Appearance Index between May and June, using a tool designed by the national organization Keep America Beautiful.

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OXFORD — The Granville County Republican Party has signed up some former Democrats or unaffiliated office holders in recent weeks.

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HENDERSON — The end of the moratorium on evictions appears so far to have had only a marginal impact on local renters.

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U.S. Rep. David Price (left), D-4th, joined Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington (center), Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergent and other local officials on a Thursday tour of the Kerr Lake Regional Water System’s treatment plant near Kerr Lake. Plant manager Steve Gupton (right) conducted the tour. Price…

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HENDERSON — Vance County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested and charged a man with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that happened in the Williamsboro area on Aug. 27.

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BUTNER — Another inmate at the Butner federal prison has died because of COVID-19, the first since early February and the 31st since the start of the pandemic in the spring of 2020.

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HENDERSON — Stymied in two attempts to convert it into a charter school, the leaders of Kerr-Vance Academy are still looking for a long-term strategy for keeping the school on a sound business footing in the face of lower enrollment.

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HENDERSON — The rise of COVID-19 cases triggered by virus’ delta variant has put a strain on hospitals throughout the state, and the two here in the Tri-County are no exception.

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OXFORD— North Carolina’s Teacher of the Year, Eugenia Floyd, visited Granville County Schools this week, spending time at Tar River Elementary and Butner-Stem Middle School touring the buildings and speaking with administrators, teachers and students.

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HENDERSON — Vance County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting in the Williamsboro area that left a 25-year-old man dead.

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HENDERSON — At least four more people have died of COVID-19 in the Tri-County, raising the death toll from the virus to 91 in Granville County and 92 in Vance County, according to figures released Monday by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Jerry Stegall, who works at Journigan’s Tire & Battery in downtown Henderson, had an addition for the stack of tires in back of the shop on Monday. His boss, shop manager Donald Ayscue, said he’s been looking for someone to haul off the tires, so far unsuccessfully. The shop’s also looki…

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HENDERSON — After being unable to host the event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Helping All People Excel is reviving the Tri-County Barbecue Competition at the Kerr Lake Country Club next month.

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HENDERSON — Labor Day weekend celebrations at Kerr Lake and Littleton are on track to take place, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibility of fallout from Hurricane Ida.

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OXFORD — N.C. Department of Insurance officials have distributed grants totaling a combined $317,262 to 19 volunteer fire departments that operate in Vance or Granville counties.

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A train crew from CSX visited a siding near the Sanford Milling Co. in Henderson on Friday afternoon to collect some cars that had been left there waiting for the move out of town. It took some back and forth on a parallel track to get everything coupled up.

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HENDERSON —Vance, Warren and Granville Counties Schools returned to school this week practicing COVID-19 safety restrictions, but that hasn’t meant a lack of actual COVID cases to deal with.