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State reports COVID death of Vance jail staff member

HENDERSON — Local and state health officials say a staff member of the Vance County Jail has died because of COVID-19, as part of an outbre… Read more

Donald Seifert awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

HENDERSON — Back in September, Donald Seifert thought he was going to a birthday party. It was a party, but it was much more. Read more

USDA money helping Vance move forward with water system's next phase

HENDERSON — Vance County officials say they’ve got enough funding in place to make it possible that construction of Phase 1B of their gover… Read more

Sports

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Montana State's defense stands strong, Bobcats survive for win at Weber State

OGDEN, Utah — Desperately sprinting to his right, Bronson Barron searched the field for an answer. But the Weber State quarterback didn’t find any. Read more

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Broncos still in control of Mountain West destiny heading into Air Force matchup

BOISE — The Boise State football team finds itself in a rare spot heading into tonight’s game against Air Force at Albertsons Stadium. Read more

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Defense, special teams boost Cienega to second straight win

The Bobcats scored 17 answered points during the game to beat Ironwood Ridge. Nighthawks running back Jordan Thomas accounted for over 200 scrimmage yards and three touchdowns. Read more

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Opinion

High school football a source of county pride

I can’t remember exactly the year, but I know it was either 1999 or 2000 when my dad took me to see a Warren County at Northern Vance regul… Read more

Following Macbeth’s advice in Afghanistan

Can Shakespeare’s Macbeth help us deal with President Biden’s decision to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan and do it quickly? Read more

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Hell can be a cold, cold place

It was 1959, and normally, unmarried women didn’t travel with unmarried men. Read more

Obituaries

Obituaries, Oct. 16

Jasper Thomas Wells, 96 Read more

Edwin B. Poythress

ROCKY MOUNT — Edwin Braxton Poythress, 89, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Born in Vance County, North Carolina, on Dec. 22, 1931, … Read more

Sandra M. Edwards

LOUISBURG — Sandra McGhee Edwards, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Franklin Oaks Nursing and Rehab. Born in Vance County on Feb. 6, 19… Read more

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Showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 40s.

Humidity:82%
Cloud Coverage:36%
Wind:SW at 12 mph
Chance of Rain:71%
UV Index:5 Moderate
Sunrise:07:22:06 AM
Sunset:06:35:37 PM
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