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City Council rules on rezoning requests

The Roxboro City Council ruled on two rezoning requests from property owners at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The first request was for the parcel located at 1528 N. Main St., known as …

Think about non-cash donations

Donations come in many forms. Charitable organizations can always benefit from financial donations. But cold hard cash isn’t the only way to help a favorite charity. Noncash donations can …

School board debates touchy access policy

The Person County Board of Education is wrestling with changes to a policy that could have implications for area businesses, organizations and even political candidates. As part of an ongoing …

Follow IRS advice for building returns

The tax filing season is upon us, and many people will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. These taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely. This is because it’s …
Sports
Morehead rallies past PHS despite 24 from Bumphus
After totaling 57 points in the first three quarters, the PHS men’s basketball team only managed 10 in the fourth quarter, losing …
Marner, Dunkley lead the way to a blowout win
The PHS women’s basketball team rode a strong first half to victory on Friday night, beating Morehead 56-19. In the first …
Lady Bulldogs fight back in loss
Even though the RCS women’s basketball team closed their deficit to 12 points early in the fourth quarter, Franklin Academy held on …
Bulldogs falter down the stretch
After RCS senior guard Mack Warren sent Tuesday night’s game against Franklin Academy into overtime with a free throw in the final …
The Twinkles, one of two cheerleading teams in Person County Parks and Rec, placed first in their division at the Champions of the East competition in Dorton Arena this past weekend.
Local cheer teams take home hardware
The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department announced that on Jan. 11, its two cheerleading teams competed at Dorton Arena …
Opinion
Managing access to public school students
The Person County Board of Education faces a vexing question when its members gather the next time. At issue is the question of how …
Foreign assassinations have unintended consequences
“I don’t think the U.S. should be in the business of assassinating foreign leaders.” This was not me talking about the recent …
Take action on affordable housing
Though often skeptical about the benefits of government intervention, I am by nature an optimistic person. Indeed, I consider my …
Where coal ash cost belongs
To the editor: After much legal wrangling, 2020 kicked off with news that Duke Energy finally had agreed to excavate all of its …
Time to exercise your right
Voters in Person County and across North Carolina will go to the polls in just a few short weeks to cast ballots in the primary …
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