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July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was taken in 1982 and features two Person County men, one of whom owned an electric motor repair shop on Depot Street. The two are Chelsey Wrenn (left) and George Carver Jr. More...

Pet of the Week

MEET DUKE — the Person County Animal Control Pet of the Week. Duke is a Basset mix about three years old. He loves people and attention and is good with kids, cats and some dogs. The adoption fee is $100. More...

The Latest Agenda

Meetings The first meeting of the PERSON COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ADVISORY COMMITTEE will be held at Tricia’s Expresso, 43 Abbitt St., on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. More...


Late Model twin 75s racing action set for Saturday at South Boston Speedway


Optimist Golf Classic slated for Saturday at RCC

The 22nd Annual Optimst Club Golf Classic, sponsored by the Roxboro Optimist Club, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Roxboro Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit Optimist programs for youth and the community. More...

Chambers races to the front

Mike Chambers celebrated the biggest night in his veteran racing career in front of one of the biggest crowds in the recent history of his hometown track. More...


Drill team wins ‘Superior’ award

The Person High School drill team performed and competed at the UDA dance camp at Wake Forest University with 14 other teams. Their home routine placed fourth and they earned a spirit stick. More...

William Chayton McDonald

Andrew and Libby McDonald of Roxboro announce the birth of their son, William Chayton McDonald. William was born on June 16, 2014 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. He weighed seven pounds and 14 ounces. More...

The Garden Grocery

Food For Thought

Nothing beats walking through the local Person County Farmers Market and buying some fresh, in season, locally grown produce. You can even bring your children along to get them interested in trying new fruits and vegetables. More...

Defendant in involuntary manslaughter trial found guilty

A Roxboro man was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday morning in connection with the death of a Henderson man in May of 2012. More...

Public spaces may become artists’ canvases through new art commission

Personians may notice some artistic expression being incorporated into the county’s outdoor public spaces next spring, due to the recent formation of a Roxboro Public Art Commission (RPAC). More...

Ordinance revision discussions promote diversity

“We want to promote diversity on that board. More...


‘Men are reading up on how to talk to women’

Straight Ahead

Some weeks ago, I joined two online dating sites and am starting to learn that there aren’t “too many fish in the sea” like the old rock and roll song goes. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A cynic’s guide to shutting down the short session

Today in North Carolina

RALEIGH – The curtains could come down on the General Assembly's "short" session in the next week or two, about a month later than legislative leaders predicted before the 2014 session started. More...



Virginia International Raceway recently invited area media members to the track to meet drivers from the Tudor United Sportscar Championship and enjoy a few laps around the famed road course. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Kirby August exhibit leaves interpretation to the viewer

Opening reception set for Friday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m.

Through the month of August, the Kirby Gallery in Uptown Roxboro will feature the work of Person County artist Chrystal Hardt in a show titled “Dreamscapes.” Her paintings are large colorful works with lots of movement and energy. More...

PearlDamour Theater Company to present world premiere of ‘Milton’ in Milton

Free performances will run at Milton Woman’s Club Aug. 9-11

MILTON — Award-winning interdisciplinary theater company PearlDamour announces the world premiere of Milton, a three-person performance comprised of spoken word and song that examines what it means to be American through the lens of small-town More...


After a federal appeals court ruled Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, the ACLU is now asking judges to toss out North Carolina’s gay marriage ban. Do you think they should?