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August 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hot weather requires extra precautions for people with diabetes

Because temperatures are reaching dangerous highs this time of year, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health (DPH) is encouraging people with diabetes to take extra precaution to maintain healthy bl More...

Cortney Morrow named coordinator for Christian Help Center’s Circles Program

Cortney Morrow enjoys helping Personians in need take advantage of the resources available in the community, and she’s now doing that in a way that is new for the county, as coordinator for the Christian Help Center’s (CHC) Circles Progra More...

Special Sections

 

Religion

Sensational Nightingales to appear in Roxboro Sunday

The Roxboro Church of God, 1415 N. Main Street will sponsor a Musical Gospel Concert, featuring The Sensational Nightingales of Durham on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. More...

The advance of the gospel in a person

And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John 2:2 KJV) More...

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Pastor Robbie A. Bynum invites everyone to the Ushers Ministry’s 64th anniversary at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 2 beginning at 10:45 a.m. More...

Sports

Twin races on the menu for tonight at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — Three sets of twin races and seven total races. That’s what will be served up Saturday night, Aug. More...

Reasons for optimism for Rocket football

So it would be completely understandable if there wasn’t a whole lot of optimism heading into the 2015 Person High School football season. More...

PHS cross country practice set to start Aug. 3

The Person High School cross country team will begin its fall practice Monday, Aug. 3. Runners are asked to meet at the gym at 8:30 a.m. To practice, runners must have an up-to-date physical packet on file. More...

Records

PERSON COUNTY COURT

tuesday July 21 Judge Mark E. Galloway presided over the Tuesday, July 21, session of Person County District Court during which A. Black and L.A. Martin, assistant district attorneys, prosecuted for the state. More...

REALTY TRANSFERS

In recording the real estate transfers, the law does not require that the amount paid for property be stated in deed. More...

Education

Education Lottery sets sales, earnings records for 9th year in row

Earnings for education hit $522 million, up 3.8 percent in fiscal year 2015

RALEIGH – For the 9th year in a row, the N.C. Education Lottery set new records in sales and earnings in fiscal year 2015, raising $522 million for education programs in the state. More...

Durham History Hub launches new A-to-Z exhibit

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Museum of Durham History will launch the newest installment of its Durham A-Z exhibit series, G is for Geography and Growth. The no-cost, public party will be held at the History Hub, 500 West Main St., from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Cattleman’s Association names scholarship winners

The Person County Cattleman’s Association has announced the 2014- 2015 winners of the Rocky Carver Memorial Scholarship. More...

Huck Sansbury Park to host National Night Out Tuesday

“This event will be a great opportunity to demonstrate what makes Roxboro and Person County such a great place to live — the families.” Those were among the words from Roxboro Police Chief David Hess regarding the National Night Ou More...

Jobless rate climbs over 7% locally

County’s unemployment mark has now risen to 7.3 percent

Person County’s unemployment rate has now increased for two consecutive months, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Commission (ESC) of North Carolina. More...

CHC over $8,000 shy of matching fund goal

The Christian Help Center (CHC) had raised $1,433 toward its $10,000 goal for a matching fund drive as of Wednesday, and is entreating Personians to help out the less fortunate in the community by contributing to the campaign. More...

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo features the members of Person High School’s volleyball team for the 2000 season. Do you know any of the team’s members? More...

Roxboro man jailed on multiple charges following Tuesday night drug raid

Roxboro police and investigators with the Person County Sheriff ’s Office arrested a Harris Street resident Tuesday night on multiple drug charges following an investigation and drug raid that was conducted. More...

Union Bank posts profits for second quarter

OXFORD — Union Bank & Trust Company (“Union”), a community bank based in Oxford, reported net income of $416,000 for the second quarter ending June 30 compared to net income of $415,000 for the same period in 2014. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

This week’s question: What have you done to prepare for your new school year? josie garner “I read a lot all through this summer in an assigned reading class. More...

Editorial

National Night Out returning to Roxboro/Person County Tuesday

National Night Out (NNO) is returning to Roxboro and Person County this coming Tuesday, Aug. 4. More...

PULSE POLL

THE QUESTION: Following the deadly shooting at the Chattanooga military recruiting center, there are calls to allow military members to arm themselves at such centers. Do you think they should be allowed to carry guns? NEXT WEEK’S QUESTION: More...

With vouchers approved, time for accountability

RALEIGH Does it serve a clear public purpose to give lower-income families $4,200-a-year, taxpayer-funded scholarships so their children can attend private or religious schools? More...

Features

It’s time to cook up some good ol’ eggplant

I spent a nice, relaxing couple of hours Wednesday at the Person County Farmers Market. It’s a good place to talk about what crops are coming and going at this stage of the summer. More...

‘Watchman’ a confounding novel, raises many a question

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. 2015 by HarperCollins. Hardcover, 278 pgs. $27.99. More...

TAB to meet Monday, Aug. 3

The Person County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will meet on Monday, Aug. 3, at 4 p.m. at the library. More...

Poll

The NFL has upheld the four game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game last year. Do you agree with the decision?