HENDERSON — COVID-19 case rates in the Tri-County are once again on the rise, the Granville-Vance Health Department officials said this week in their latest bulletin about the virus’ effects on the area.
HENDERSON — City officials want to join forces with Vance County to deal with an abandoned dry cleaner that’s at the corner of Chestnut Street and Andrews Avenue, but the potential cost has county officials wary.
HENDERSON — Classic and collector cars will pack the parking lot at the old Charles Boyd Cadillac location beside the U.S. 158 Bypass for the Ruin Creek Cruise-In on Saturday evening, with proceeds benefiting the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society.
OXFORD — Granville County school board members got a lot of advice this week from a pair of public hearings asking for opinions on what it should do about consolidating schools on the southern end of the County.
HENDERSON — Members of Forgotten Victims of Vance, Granville, Franklin and Warren County gathered at the Vance County Courthouse on Sunday afternoon to commemorate those who had lost their lives to drugs like fentanyl.
HENDERSON — So far, only one government in the Tri-County has endorsed the framework state leaders have proposed for dividing the proceeds of a settlement with four companies implicated in the nation’s opioid-abuse crisis.
HENDERSON — The Vance County Housing Authority is partnering with local nonprofit Faith Family Outreach for a back-to-school book bag giveaway on Aug. 7 at Lincoln Height Apartments. The event is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
HENDERSON — Maria Parham Health has yet to join the list of North Carolina hospitals that are requiring employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, even though one of its corporate partners has taken that step.
The long list of musical performers with local ties at Granville County’s 275th anniversary observance on Saturday included God’s Men of Harmony, a gospel group that took the stage at about 2 p.m. The festivities at the at Granville Athletic Park marking the anniversary of the county’s found…
MIDDLEBURG — A women from Richmond, Virginia, found alongside an Interstate 85 ramp suffered apparent gunshot wounds and died, and a man from Richmond will be charged with first-degree murder in connection with the case.
OXFORD -— The next few months are expected to be very busy for Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergent as she seeks to win her sixth term in November against challenger Sherry Shavon Harris.
OXFORD — Granville County school board members say they’re going to take two plans for G.C. Hawley Middle School and three possible scenarios for Creedmoor and Wilton Elementary to public hearings next week to gather input about the future of those schools.
HENDERSON — Vance County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 73-year-old man in a home just outside Henderson “as a homicide,” Sheriff Curtis Brame said.
NORLINA — With help from U.S. Department of Agriculture subsidies and a private contractor, Norlina’s Police Department is in the midst of installing a security camera system to help it keep watch over the community’s central business district and a few other commercial areas.
HENDERSON — Turning Point Community Development Corp. is hosting a school supply drive this week until Friday. All donations will be going towards supporting the annual backpack and supply giveaway during Turning Point CDCs community day Aug. 7.
WARRENTON —The N.C. Research and Engagement Group is partnering with the Warren County Economic Development Office and the Historically Underutilized Businesses Coalition for a community forum helping educate and empower minority-owned businesses.
OXFORD — Contested mayoral races in Oxford and Stovall will highlight the 2021 election season this fall in Vance, Granville and Warren counties.
HENDERSON — The Perry Memorial Library has received two Library Services and Technology Act grants totaling $38,000 that will be used for a community needs assessment and the creation of a StoryWalk at Fox Pond Park.
HENDERSON — Many local churches suspended in-person worship services during the COVID-19 pandemic. But they carried on, although not in traditional ways. Most used some form of digital technology to bring their message to their congregation.
WARRENTON — Warren County Memorial Library is hosting a live baking demonstration featuring Denise Allen, the owner and baker of Sweet Delights Cookies in Norlina.
HENDERSON — City leaders figure on taking a couple steps by the end of the month that could bring them closer to setting up an “urban redevelopment area” in the Elmwood section of Henderson to give them more tools to promote investment there.
OXFORD — Granville County Public School System has received $300,000 for new fire alarm systems for Butner-Stem Middle School and West Oxford Elementary School.
OXFORD — Incumbent Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergent has filed for re-election, seeking her sixth term in an office she’s held since 2011.
HENDERSON — If all goes right, it’s possible that by winter local leaders will be asking developers or other potential partners whether they’d like to help them install a ready-to-use “shell building” in the third phase of the Henderson-Vance Industrial Park.
Many companies have returned to normal following the ease of COVID-19 restrictions, but others have experienced issues like the Ruby Tuesday on Dabney Drive, which has occasionally reverted to take-out only due to issues with employment. The store is currently open for dine-in service from 1…
OXFORD — Granville County Commissioners have voted to end the state of emergency they established early last year to claim the legal authority to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Andrews Avenue in Henderson has been getting a facelift this summer, with paving work earlier in the summer being followed on Friday with a signal crew from Fayetteville’s Fulcher Electric that was putting in some signal cabling at the corner of West Andrews and South Beckford Drive. After i…
OXFORD — The state moratorium on evictions that expired on July 1 likely kept some renters in Granville and Warren counties from ending up out on the street.
WARRENTON — Warren County Schools officials could have several changes in store soon for the district. They’re not only searching for a permanent superintendent, but thinking of consolidating schools, new construction and a grade reconfiguration.
HENDERSON — Cindy Bennett began her term as superintendent of the Vance County Schools on July 1. Her contract, which will pay her $170,000 a year to start, runs through June 30, 2025.
OXFORD — Two hundred seventy-five years ago, Granville County came into being on land granted to Lord John Carteret, Earl of Granville, by King George II of Great Britain.
Henderson resident Nancy Noel (center) sizes up a tomato purchase at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market on Wednesday as Wendy Short (left) and Alaina Pulley from Short’s Family Farm in Cokesbury look on.
HENDERSON — There has been another death in Vance County because of COVID-19, the first from here reported to the state since mid-May and the county’s 90th overall since the start of the pandemic more than a year ago.
HENDERSON — Vance County’s EMS department is having enough trouble hiring medics that administrators are delaying a planned switch to a new shift structure that’s designed to lower the risk of burnout among the department’s staff.