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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.

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HENDERSON — Vance County High School held a special graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon for Journey Coleman of the class of 2022.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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Come closer, my children. Tonight I’ll tell you a story that will fire your imagination and chill your blood.

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Vanessa "Preachergirl" Mitchell and I Dance Praise Academy are preparing for a gospel video shoot and for their Summer Bash coming up on July 31 at noon at 902 Dorsey Ave. in Henderson.

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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.

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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.

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Laci Oettinger, left, and Anna-Beth Jacobs take a moment for a quick photo while waiting in line at Pelican’s on Wednesday.

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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.

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WARRENTON — The Local Government Federal Credit Union has given Warren County’s recreation department a $250 donation.

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Mikey the Mako Shark showed up at Perry Memorial Library on Monday to greet patrons and help celebrate Shark Week.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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WARRENTON — Warren County Memorial Library is hosting a live baking demonstration featuring Denise Allen, the owner and baker of Sweet Delights Cookies in Norlina.

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An article in Tuesday's Dispatch gave an incorrect name for Stovall Town Board incumbent candidate Carl Roberts. 

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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.

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HENDERSON — Vance Charter School teacher Kelly Dixon has earned an Ag in the Classroom Going Local grant from North Carolina Farm Bureau.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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When Petey and I were engaged, we contemplated our honeymoon cottage.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.