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September 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State’s jobless rate inches up for 2nd straight month

N.C. unemployment mark up to 6.8%

For the second straight month, North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased slightly in August, according to information released Friday by the state’s Employment Security Commission (ESC). More...

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Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo features a former group of Person High School cheerleaders. Do you know any of the people in the photo? More...

Studio You

Studio You, a fine art boutique portrait studio, was founded in 2010 by Allison Satterfield and Lianna Slaughter. More...

Library to host ‘County Services Day’

The Person County Public Library will host the first annual County Services Day on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library gallery. More...


25 years of paper prowess and support locally

Service Above Self. That is the motto of the Rotary Club of Roxboro and Rotary International. This week, for the 25th consecutive year, the Rotary Club of Roxboro kicked off its Annual Paper Drive campaign. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Video killed the proposed special session

RALEIGH In a video posted online Friday, Sept. 12, Gov. Pat McCrory, smiling throughout, announced he wouldn’t call legislators back to Raleigh this year to consider new economic development incentives or extend existing tax credit programs. More...


Person County Court

tuesday Sept. 9 Judge Mike Gentry presided over the Tuesday, Sept. 9, session of Person County District Court during which Alicia Black and J. Stultz, assistant district attorneys, prosecuted for the state. More...


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


Roxboro physical therapist receives geriatric specialist certification

Tonya Hamm, PT, GCS, physical therapist for Home Health and Hospice of Person County, has been certified as a clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). More...

Ground-breaking APP to serve as turnkey health lesson

JASPER, Ala. More...

Bulldog Day raises funds for athletics; tennis, cross country doing well

bulldog buzz

The Roxboro Community School (RCS) faculty and staff would like to thank the students, parents, and community for the wonderful support of Bulldog Day on Saturday, Sept. 13. Despite the weather, the day was a huge success for the athletics program. More...

Commission to consider financing agreement for multiple projects

Public hearing on matters scheduled Monday morning

The Person Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Monday morning to consider whether or not the board should approve a proposed installment financing agreement to finance a portion of the costs of various projects, and whether it sh More...

Fall is fast approaching

The colors of fall and an abundance of pumpkins were spotted by Lea Russell at Brown Farms last week as she enjoyed a visit to the Rougemont farm as part of the Person County Farm Tour. More...

Health department to begin season flu shot campaign Oct. 6

The Person County Health Department will begin providing flu shots to the public on Monday, Oct. 6. The health department is located within the Person County Human Services Building, 355-A South Madison Blvd. More...


The right and righteous fight


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. More...

Church Activities

Union Grove Baptist Church will have early services through Sept. 28. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. and worship service will begin at 10:15 a.m. More...

God is God

A Different View

OLD Testament: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding”. Proverbs 3:5 NEW Testament: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness…” II Corinthians 12:9 More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

This week’s question: How will all the recent scandals effect the NFL? Christina Adams “I actually think that more people will be watching the games because of this media coverage.” Renee Barker More...


A cavalier heartbreaker for Person

Last-second touchdown pass lifts Burlington Cummings past Person

BURLINGTON — For the second consecutive year, the Person High School football came up one play short against Burlington Cummings. More...

Division champions for the 2014 season crowned at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway has closed the curtain on the 2014 season, and champions have been named in each of the track’s divisions. More...

Wildcats run past Person in PAC-6 meet

The Person High School boys’ cross country team suffered its first loss of the season, 21-76 Tuesday at East Chapel Hill. More...


‘I’m getting hungry just thinking about it’

Straight Ahead

People always asked me how and why I learned to cook and why I am so into it. The best reason I can come up with is that I grew up in California where great food is celebrated. More...

Smokey Bear visits library

County Public Library Children’s Librarian Amanda Weaver invited Smokey Bear (a.k.a. George Brown) and North Carolina Forest Ranger Phillip Reams to the library to present “The True Story of Smokey Bear” on Thursday, Sept. 18. More...


A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day. Which candidate do you plan to vote for?