HENDERSON — Over the past two decades, Vance County has seen its small Hispanic and Latino demographic grow substantially, from 4.6 percent in 2000 to 8.3 percent of the population in the 2010 U.S. census.

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HENDERSON — Charter- and traditional-school students and staff joined forces in Henderson on Thursday to encourage all those who are eligible to get out and vote in the 2020 election.

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HENDERSON — State health officials have declared an official end to the last of the three COVID-19 outbreaks that had struck Henderson-based nursing homes since the pandemic’s onset.

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OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools has secured a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant that will help it purchase additional video conferencing hardware and software that should help teachers and students alike.

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HENDERSON — Tri-County elections boards say they’re coping with a new directive on how to deal with “deficient” absentee-ballot submissions so voters have a chance to make sure their ballots count.

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The latest business to improve the appearance of downtown Henderson is the Darkside Motorcycle Club, as Randy Pinkerton (on step ladder) and Justin Hart (on tall ladder) helped do some work to the facade of the club’s building on Garnett Street on Monday.

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She sat me down for a serious talk.

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HENDERSON — The Henderson Police Department was forced to retire the last remaining dog in its K-9 unit, a German Shepherd named Deli, after she was diagnosed with an eye disorder that prevented her from properly doing her job.

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HENDERSON — On Nov. 27, 1820, 24 members of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church reached across Granville County to establish a church to serve Baptists in the eastern part of the county.

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In-person early voting for this year’s elections began on Thursday and voters in Vance County lined up at two voting sites to cast their ballots. The line at one site, the Henderson Operations Center, wrapped around the building. There was a shorter wait at the Aycock Recreation Center but a…

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HENDERSON — Six Vance County Schools principals have received the opportunity to participate in a training program intended to sharpen their ability to lead the sort of remote-learning programs that have become more common during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HENDERSON — A Tuesday night robbery attempt at a house on David Street just outside Henderson left a man dead and a woman and a child injured, Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame said.

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HENDERSON — The suspect in an Oct. 7 homicide is now in custody in Wake County and has an arrest warrant pending against him in connection with the shooting that left an 18-year-old dead, Henderson police say.

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HENDERSON — Early in-person voting for the Nov. 3 general election started today, Thursday, Oct. 15, and will end on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m.

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Above: The latest arrival at the Corbitt Preservation Association’s Bennett H. Perry Museum is a chassis from a 1917 or 1918 Corbitt bus, with most of the wooden wheel spokes still intact. The chassis was donated by Rose Holmes of the Ingleside community in Franklin County. Left: The museum’…

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HENDERSON — Construction on the brand new Granville County Animal Shelter located at 515 New Commerce Drive in Oxford beside Interstate 85 has been completed, and the building is set to become fully operational before the end of the month.

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HENDERSON — A Sunday night shooting in a home on Rowland Street near the former Henderson Middle School left a man dead.

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Rubi Morales and Edna Humberta carry boxes of food during a recent food delivery put together by Hendfact Henderson Fuerza Activa, a community organization that works with Gang Free Inc., the Salvation Army and other community groups and governmental organizations to help families.

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HENDERSON — Financial aid to offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is potentially available to farmers markets, and one local market is interested in applying for it.

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HENDERSON — The actions of Gang Free Inc. and executive director Melissa Elliott to empower and educate others has contributed to the organization becoming a finalist in the Small Business, Big Impact Contest hosted by Inc. Magazine.

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HENDERSON — Incumbent state Rep. Terry Garrison of Henderson, a Democrat, faces a challenge from Republican nominee David Woodson of Warrenton for the District 32 seat in the N.C. House.

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HENDERSON — A dog that wasn’t up to date on its vaccinations killed a rabid skunk that had crawled into its kennel, putting its own fate in doubt.

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HENDERSON — Less than a month before Election Day, the boards of elections in the Tri-County area are dealing with large numbers of absentee ballots.

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Workers have been busy this week building the framework for some new townhouses on Graham Avenue in Henderson.

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HENDERSON — Another Vance County resident has died because of COVID-19, raising the county’s death toll from the virus to 46 since the start of the pandemic this spring.

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HENDERSON — A raid by Vance County Sheriff’s Office deputies Saturday ended with the arrest of a 30-year-old man who now stands accused of several drug crimes.

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OXFORD — Three candidates with widely differing views are running for a N.C. Senate seat representing District 22, which covers northern Durham County and all of Granville and Person counties.

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HENDERSON — Authorities have arrested the man who, already facing trial on a 2018 murder charge, became the leading suspect in a Sept. 25 shooting that wounded a 51-year-old woman.

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HENDERSON — A beautiful fall afternoon greeted a handful of golfers at the Henderson Country Club on Tuesday, who had gathered to participate in the Seventh Annual Granville County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.

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HENDERSON — Officials with the local health department say a 72-year-old man died on Oct. 3 because of COVID-19, raising the death toll in Vance County from the coronavirus to 45 since the onset of the pandemic in the spring.

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Wendy Smith checks in a driver who registered to be tested for COVID-19 at Gang Free Inc. in Henderson on Monday morning.

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HENDERSON — Returning students to in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic is going to make for some interesting challenges for area school districts when it comes to the use of school buses.

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OXFORD — Republican incumbent state Rep. Larry Yarborough is facing Democratic challenger Cindy Deporter in this fall’s election for the House District 2 seat that represents southern and western portions of Granville County.

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Juniper Cumming, one of the youth who have organized a local chapter of what’s called the Sunrise Movement, implores people attending a small rally outside the Warren County Courthouse on Friday evening to make sure they vote in this fall’s election. Friday’s rally in downtown Warrenton also…

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HENDERSON — The popular Henderson Chick-fil-A, located off Dabney Drive beside Interstate 85, will close temporarily on Oct. 15 to embark on an extensive remodeling project.

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CREEDMOOR — Police have arrested and charged a man with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the March 13 shooting death of his 29-year-old girlfriend.

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OXFORD — Despite previously announcing his resignation, Granville County school board member Rob Rivers isn’t departing from the board just yet, as he said at the board’s Sept. 14 meeting he’s delayed leaving.