OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools officials say they’ve completed the sale of Joe Toler-Oak Elementary School, more than two years after closing the campus that formerly served students from the rural north of the county.
HENDERSON — First responders across Vance County will be holding a benefit drive on April 30 at the Tri-County Shrine Club from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in honor of Capt. Mike Davis and Trooper Brent Montgomery, who both lost their lives to COVID-19 in the past year.
HENDERSON — After enjoying a stellar opening month as a successor for Carolina Lanes, Before the 1st Frame Henderson conducted an official ribbon cutting ceremony Friday afternoon.
HENDERSON — More than 30% of the residents of Vance, Granville and Warren counties have now received at least the first dose of one of the two main vaccines against COVID-19, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reports.
HENDERSON — Local officials have begun trying to figure out whether and how they might add a ready-to-use “shell building” to the third phase of the Henderson-Vance Industrial Park to make it more enticing to companies looking to expand or relocate.
Above: Librarians Camille Stokes (left) and Amanda Yetter prepare for patrons at Perry Memorial Library on Thursday. The library has been doing curbside service during the pandemic, but reopened its doors to the public April 5. The library plans to continue curbside service, as well. Right: …
HENDERSON — Gang Free Inc., Seven Springs Farm and Vineyard and W.A.R.4Life are collaborating to host an event to offer vaccinations to provide protection against the COVID virus Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the vineyard in Warren County.
OXFORD — Granville County’s N.C. Senate delegate has joined two of his colleagues in introducing a bill that would legalize the possession and sale of marijuana in North Carolina.
HENDERSON — NC MedAssist will hold a free mobile pharmacy in collaboration with Triangle North Healthcare Foundation at the Salvation Army in Vance County from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 30.
With pollen season in full swing throughout the Tri-County on Wednesday, many residents also judged it a good day to visit a local car wash, like this one in Norlina, to hose off their vehicle.
Juice & Moor owners Khadirah ElBey and Alim ElBey (second and third from left) got some help planting moringa and papaya in pots outside their business on Garnett Street in downtown Henderson on Tuesday.
HENDERSON — A shooting on Monday left a man dead and Vance County sheriff’s deputies looking for a male juvenile they consider both “a person of interest” in the case and someone who’s armed and dangerous.
HENDERSON — Jury trials have resumed in Vance County for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. Now, court officials just need to find some jurors.
OXFORD — The Granville County Public Schools doesn’t have an off-the-shelf plan ready for merging its two high schools in the southern portion of the county, the district’s operations chief says.
STEM — Roberts Chapel Conservation Area covers 55 acres in southern Granville County. The Tar River Land Conservancy is building trails and footbridges there to make the tract suitable for hiking and nature study.
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RALEIGH — The gas company that serves Vance, Granville and Franklin counties has asked state regulators to approve a rate increase it says will add about $4 a month to the monthly bill of an average residential customer.
HENDERSON — In a partnership with NCWorks, the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments will host a virtual hiring event featuring Food Lion Distribution on Tuesday morning at 11 a.m..
HENDERSON — When Arts Alive livestreams its talented on-stage performers on April 24, it will also feature the talent of graphic artists. A virtual art gallery will display the work of Vance County Schools’ student artists.
Christine Winstead (left) of Henderson and Frances Beckham of Kittrell are bundled up against the cold Friday as they leave Golden Skillet on Dabney Drive after lunch. The two eat at the restaurant every day during the week for lunch. Temperatures will warm up over the weekend and may climb …
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HENDERSON — Almost 29% of the residents of Vance and Granville counties have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, along with almost 31% of the residents of Warren County, state officials say.
CREEDMOOR — Granville County Commissioners signaled this week that they’re unlikely to support putting money toward rebuilding G.C. Hawley Middle School, and instead would prefer to see the county school board engage in a further round of school consolidations.
OXFORD — With COVID-19 restrictions easing around North Carolina, residents in Oxford will now have an opportunity to enjoy the renovations made to Currin Park and Old Wearhouse Square.
HENDERSON — It’s likely going to take 21 to 30 months to replace a bridge on Burnside Road that suffered damage last September when the remnants of Hurricane Sally passed through the area, N.C. Department of Transportation officials said.
HENDERSON — The annual Spring Litter Sweep will get underway April 10. Vance County residents and businesses are encouraged to use the two-week period between April 10 and April 24 to pick up trash and litter from streets and neighborhoods.
HENDERSON — One of the newest but most impactful members of the Vance County community in Sadie’s Coffee Corner co-owner Stephen Pearson died on Thursday at the age of 57.
HENDERSON — Thieves have put a significant crimp in the operations of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s road-maintenance yard in Gillburg by stealing the catalytic converters off three-quarters of its pickup trucks.
HENDERSON — Public school systems in the Tri-County all do better than the state average when it comes to minimize inequities among racial and ethnic groups in the handling of student discipline, but they’re still prone to suspending Black students at higher rates, a civil-rights group said.
HENDERSON — South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church pastor Frank Sossamon is stepping down from his position after four decades of serving Vance County.
HENDERSON — For the third consecutive year, the end of the 2020-21 academic year will see Henderson Collegiate continue the tradition of having every member of its senior class accepted into college.
Maria Bailey weeds and picks up trash on Chestnut Street in downtown Henderson on Thursday to help beautify the city. She and friend Kathy Walters spent the morning tending to flower beds along the street.
OXFORD — As temperatures begin to increase around the state, the N.C. Forest Service is cautioning residents to be smart with controlled burns so that potential wildfires are prevented.
HENDERSON — The Rotary Club of Henderson has begun taking applications for a trio of $2,500 college scholarships that are available to seniors in any of Vance County’s high schools.
OXFORD — City officials are likely to decide next week whether to borrow more than $1 million so they can piggyback on an upcoming N.C. Department of Transportation paving program so they can get more work done on Oxford’s streets.
The fountains being placed at the intersection of Charles and N. Garnett streets are quickly taking shape in Henderson. The fountains will replace the Veteran’s Memorial at the location, which will have a new home at the Henderson Police Department. Thompson’s Landscaping was working on the …
OXFORD — Granville County’s school board has voted unanimously to bring students in grades 6 through 12 back to in-person classes at system schools for four days each week.
HENDERSON — Vance County High School is continuing to bring back students into the facility through Plan B this week, which will see seniors begin taking in-person classes again.
OXFORD — The Tri-County escaped damage Thursday evening that saw the National Weather Service issue several tornado warnings for the area as a major storm system passed through.