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Person County reports three new coronavirus cases

For the first time in five days, Person County health officials reported new cases of coronavirus Saturday afternoon. And, the health department's report included the single largest number of cases …

EDC will resume meeting schedule

The Person County Economic Development Commission will return to meeting May 28 after a two-month hiatus.The EDC will meet Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m. via Zoom and in person in the Person County …

Person County middle of the road in March unemployment claims

Person County was roughly in middle of the road among the state’s 100 counties in March unemployment claims.Those numbers, the most recent released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, …

Commissioners approve jail food service contract

The Person County Board of Commissioners unanimously a new three-year contract to provide food service to the Person County Jail at its meeting Monday.Chief Deputy Kevin Crabtree said the county …

Crime reports | 5.21.20

The following reports were released Thursday.Roxboro Police DepartmentMonday, May 1812:00 a.m. - Officers responded to a report of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Shotwell Street.1:53 p.m. - …
Sports
Tori Bailey (left), Earl Bailey, Jalen Bailey, and Nichelle Bailey pose for a picture before Roxboro Community School basketball's senior night on Thursday, Feb. 13 against Triangle Math and Science Academy. Earl is coach of the women's basketball team, Tori will be a sophomore point guard on the women's team, while Jalen finished his final season on the men's team.
Bailey siblings dazzled on the RCS hardwood
If you went to Roxboro Community School basketball games in the 2019-2020 season, you saw Tori and Jalen Bailey light up the …
Emma Thompson punts the ball away in RCS' March 6, cross-town rivarly match against Person. Thompson is competing for the starting goalie job next year.
Thompson thrust into spotlight for Bulldog soccer
Learning a new skill is tough.For Roxboro Community School junior Emma Thompson, that skill was goalkeeping.The Lady Bulldog soccer …
Person goalkeeper Alex Chapman punts the ball away in the Rockets' March 6, cross-town rivalry match against Roxboro Community School.
Seniors leave mark on Lady Rocket soccer program
Goalkeeper Alex Chapman and striker Abby Mayer left their mark on Person High School women’s soccer.“I’ve been one of the main …
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Sports creates fond memories through the years
Every kid has memorable moments in his or her childhood.For me, a lot of those moments come during my days as a youth athlete.My …
High school sports inch closer to start date
On Tuesday, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released a 16-page document that outlines how high school …
Opinion
Don’t miss out on Memorial Day
Many traditional Memorial Day celebrations will go on hiatus this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that gives us no …
Debate school questions with a civil tongue
North Carolina’s economy is opening up after nearly two months of lockdown. I wish the reopening was faster, broader and more …
Miss Molly was Person’s matchmaker
The more time I spend in Person County, the more fun I have learning about its people and places. Recently I asked our museum docents …
Celebrating Roxboro on my birthday
To the editor: The celebration of my birthday was led by the mayor, with patrol cars and lighted fire trucks sounding and flashing, …
Boosters make livestock sale possible
To the editor: Each year, 4-Hers from Person County and several surrounding counties plan and prepare livestock projects in order …
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