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‘I think it’s a good time’

Person County Economic Development Director Sherry Wilborn will resign from her post in September, she confirmed to The Courier-Times Wednesday. As a department head, Wilborn said she must give a …

DA’s office ranks highly for DWI convictions

The Eleventh Prosecutorial District, which encompasses Person, Granville, Vance, Franklin and Warren counties, finished the 2020-21 fiscal year tied for the highest amount of Driving While Impaired …

Crime Reports: Aug. 8-14

The following reports were released this week. Roxboro Police Department Monday, Aug. 8 5:42 p.m. – Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering on North Main …

‘Trying to get them into good homes’

The Person County Animal Shelter has undergone some significant changes in the past couple of years with one major goal in mind — get as many animals out of their building and into loving homes …

Bradsher, Yarboro-Jackson make first appearance in court

Former Person County District Attorney Wallace Bradsher and local resident Bettie Yarboro-Jackson made their first appearances in Superior Court last Thursday on felony bribery and conspiracy …
Sports
Person High School's Victor Rodriguez rushes head coach Carl Smith Jr. during an early August football practice. Smith is looking to his sophomore linebacker for defensive production in tomorrow's season opener at J.F. Webb.
Rockets open the season at Webb
The Person High School football team was a quarter away from opening up its 2021 season with a victory against J.F. Webb. The …
Roxboro to honor O’Briant with weekend jamboree
Wesley Winstead came up with a great way to honor Roxboro Community School assistant volleyball coach Butch O’Briant, who passed …
Variety of events dot SoBo’s late-season schedule
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – South Boston Speedway has a variety of late-season events to celebrate its 65th anniversary and the coming …
Zach Peregoy (12) attempts to fend off a challenge from fellow rookie Carter Russo as they speed into the fourth turn during one of South Boston Speedway's Budweiser Limited Sportsman Division races. Peregoy’s season has been a picture of consistency, with nine top 10 finishes in 10 starts.
Peregoy’s desire to improve lifts him into top five of SoBo’s Limited Sportsman division
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Zach Peregoy has a simple desire that is putting him among the top drivers in South Boston Speedway’s …
Hayden Hester (left), a rising senior on the Roxboro Communtiy School baseball team, will be playing in the "Battle of the Boro" preseason tournament at Optimist Park this upcoming weekend. Hester is the Bulldogs' shortstop.
Local talent to be showcased at Battle in the Boro
HitLab co-owner Fred Long found a way to channel relationships with the kids he coached over the years into a fun, end-of-summer …
Opinion
Prejudice makes us all worse off
Prejudice is morally wrong. It’s also immensely foolish, producing self-inflicted wounds for individuals, companies, and …
Crawdads — the African connection
Was “Where the Crawdads Sing” set in North Carolina--as both the book and movie assert--and where, according to her …
Volunteers in Ukraine
When Russia attacked Ukraine, “experts” said the country would fall within days.    It hasn’t. One …
Why I voted to expand healthcare for veterans exposed to burn pits
Congress recently took a monumental step forward to increase healthcare coverage for our veterans. On Aug. 10, the Honoring our PACT …
Choosing voters or choosing opponents?
To paraphrase Alice, who used the term to describe her adventures in Wonderland, election politics in America is getting …
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