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HENDERSON — Police Chief Marcus Barrow has asked the City Council to let him do some things to increase what the Henderson Police Department pays officers, in hopes of retaining more of the officers who hire on.

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CREEDMOOR — After engaging in multiple discussions at the end of 2020 and into 2021, the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners announced at the beginning of February that Gerald C. Smith would take over as the new city manager.

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Viper Stadium at Vance County High School sits quiet on a calm, Wednesday afternoon, but the facility will come to life this evening when the school hosts Chapel Hill at 6:30 p.m. for its first football game under new head coach Hunter Jenks.

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An intense rain squall made the going treacherous on Monday afternoon for pedestrians along Dabney Drive in Henderson.

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HENDERSON — There’s a $5,000 reward available for anyone who can give local officials information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the deaths of a pair of dogs they found in crates on the side of Pool Rock Road.

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I tell folks that Petey was my first love.

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Granville-Vance Public Health staff and volunteers were administering second doses of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 at the Granville County Expo Center on Friday. About 13 percent of the residents of Granville, Vance and Warren counties have received the first of two vaccine doses nee…

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HENDERSON — Illuminated fountains will soon grace the traffic circle at the intersection of North Garnett and Charles streets. The veterans memorial, which has stood there for several years, will be moved.

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HENDERSON — A predicted ice storm seemed less serious on Thursday than initially feared, though officials worried that it still might cause serious problems as afternoon turned to evening.

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HENDERSON — The school year calendar will be a subject before the Granville County school board in March.

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HENDERSON — State Rep. Terry Garrison, D-Vance, joined seven other Democrats this week in voting for a Rapublican-sponsored bill that would order local school districts to resume in-person teaching to at least some degree even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools bus drivers are getting paid less, and the school system is seeing a reduced number of bus drivers.

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HENDERSON — Forecasters believe the week’s second ice storm could bring as much as a half-inch of icefall to the Tri-County on Thursday, an amount that would “be catastrophic” if things actually play out that way, Vance County’s emergency operations director said.

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Power trucks from Pike Electric parked on Dabney Drive on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday’s bad weather.

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HENDERSON — The cleanup from last weekend’s ice storm continued on Tuesday, and officials were optimistic that Duke Energy would complete the job of restoring power to those who lost it during the storm.

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HENDERSON — Police say an amber alert and some information they got from the State Bureau of Investigation helped them return a teenager to her home and jail a Texas man accused of abducting her.

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HENDERSON — A severe weekend ice storm knocked down trees and power lines in a significant chunk of Vance County and its neighboring communities, leaving about 15,000 customers without electricity in Vance County alone, local officials said.

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Future cheerleader Lucy Haven Satterwhite, age 10, gets in some practice at the Vance Charter-Henderson Collegiate basketball game. Her older sister is a member of the Vance Charter cheer squad.

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HENDERSON — Expected bad weather has forced officials with Maria Parham Health and Granville-Vance Public Health to postpone a weekend COVID-19 vaccination clinic they’d set up for people scheduled to receive their second-dose immunizations.

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OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools is ushering in two tools appropriate for this COVID-19 atmosphere where things are heating up for the school system.

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Maria Parham Health remains on the frontlines of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes administering vaccinations to health care workers and the elderly population by appointment only. Brandon White / Dispatch Staff

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HENDERSON — Duke University’s medical school has received permission to go ahead with plans to launch a “rural training track” that initially will see two residents a year do a large portion of their training at Maria Parham Health.

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OXFORD — The National Guard Armory in Oxford is a historic building. But on Tuesday evening, the Oxford Board of Commissioners stepped back from seeking official recognition of that status.

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HENDERSON — AdVance Academy has partnered with Gang Free Inc. to provide approximately 240 food boxes every Thursday to parents and teachers in need as they navigate their way through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HENDERSON — Green Rural Redevelopment Organization Inc. is partnering with Shiloh Baptist Church and Oxford Public Works to offer free COVID-19 testing and the distribution of food and personal protective equipment in Henderson, Oxford and Warrenton.

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HENDERSON — Vaccines against COVID-19 should be available in more places in the Tri-County than they have been to date, as the federal government moves to broaden the range of providers that will receive a supply.

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Vance Charter cheerleader Chelsea Briggs sings the national anthem before Tuesday night’s game.

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HENDERSON — Vance County Schools students will experience a blend of in-person and remote learning beginning in March, thanks to a school board vote earlier this week.

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HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College has announced a new Production Technician program, which campus leaders say will equip students with knowledge and skills for potential work.

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HENDERSON — Vance County Animal Services reported that a raccoon found acting strangely in a neighborhood near Kerr Lake has tested positive for rabies.

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Sandra Wilkerson, director of administration and events, plugs away at her work at the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday.

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BUTNER — Another inmate of the Butner federal prison has died because of COVID-19, the 29th to perish there since the start of the pandemic in the spring of 2020.

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In family lore, it’s referred to as, “The Trip From Hell.” But that’s not true.

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Diaz’s Painting of Creedmoor is power washing a building on Dabney Drive.

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NEW YORK — Job security on Broadway is tenuous in the best of times. Unless you’re a star, roles may be few and far between. So most performers look for a fallback job to pay the rent between theater gigs.

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BUTNER — In-house watchdogs in the U.S. Department of Justice say quarantine problems, staff movement and limited use of early release programs have all had a part in the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Butner federal prison.

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HENDERSON — VCS will share its plans with the Vance County Board of Commissioners on Monday evening for the Vance County Schools Center for Innovation, which will be housed in the former Henderson Middle School.

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Frosty survived the night on South Chestnut Street in Henderson after Thursday’s snowfall, and conditions were cool enough on Friday that he had a good chance of making it into the weekend.

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HENDERSON — An overnight snowfall on Thursday dumped an estimated 3 to 4 inches of powder on the Henderson area, triggering scattered power outages and traffic accidents.

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OXFORD — Families can learn Saturday about the school choices Granville County Public Schools offers when the system holds its Virtual Choice Showcase from 9 a.m. until noon.

HENDERSON — The first significant winter storm of 2021 is expected to arrive in Vance County in the early hours of Thursday morning and bring a moderate amount of snowfall with it.

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HENDERSON — Vance Virtual Village Academy hit the ground running after its launch for the 2020-21 school and is now serving more than 200 students in grades K through 12, Vance County Schools officials say.

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OXFORD — Vance and Granville counties have each lost another resident to COVID-19 in the past 10 days, the local health department says.