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Portion of Main Street to be closed for crosswalk repair through Sunday

By George Willoughby gwilloughby@roxboro-courier.com In order to repaint and seal the crosswalk in front of the Kirby Theater, Main Street will be closed between Depot and Morehead streets …

Biscuitville eyeing traffic fixes

Biscuitville corporate representatives are looking at a number of changes, including a new location, to alleviate some of the Madison Boulevard restaurant’s traffic concerns. Blake Jennings, …

Council approves 84-apartment site plan

By a unanimous vote, the Roxboro City Council approved the site plan for the 84-unit Somerset Place apartments off Old Durham Road at its meeting last Tuesday night. The complex will include six …

Person band merges squads, Drill Team affected

A decision made by Person High School to alter its band program has created a social media firestorm and has threatened the existence of a long-time staple in the community. Person High School …

Crime Reports July 5-12

The following reports were released this week. Roxboro Police Department Monday, July 5 8:29 p.m. – Officers responded to a report of breaking and entering on Franklin Street. 6:18 …
Sports
Win in Saturday’s race would be special for Mike Looney
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – Saturday’s Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway, presented by Grand Atlantic …
Person High School wrestler Dawson Thibodeau, who did not start wrestling until his eighth grade year at Southern Middle School, will enter the Marines. Thibodeau made states in his final two seasons as a Rocket.
Rocket seniors finish careers with states
GIBSONVILLE – Person High School wrestlers Diego Jimenez, Zak Lieske, Jailin Smith and Dawson Thibodeau ended their careers on …
Person baseball opens summer ball with shutouts
Last week signified the start of summer baseball for Person High School. Person is competing in summer ball as the Rail …
Justin Carden was the lone Person High School baseball player on the Mid-State 2A/3A All-Conference list. Carden struck out 55 batters this year, which is 10th-most in a season in school history. Carden's 2.86 career ERA is fifth-lowest in Rocket history.
Seven Rockets highlight Mid-State 2A/3A All-Conference list
Person High School’s Mid-State 2A/3A Conference announced its list of All-Conference athletes for wrestling, baseball, track and …
Opinion
A tone-deaf decision
It was a little after 9:30 last Wednesday evening when seemingly every cell phone in Person County started buzzing with news that the …
CONSERVATIVE CORNER — Dear Democrats, yet another war on poverty?
Dear Democrats, Occasionally, I struggle to choose a topic for this column. These days Democratic politicians create so many …
Removing partisanship from local elections
It’s election time, once again. Citizens who reside inside the City of Roxboro will go to the polls in October to select the …
VOICE FOR THE COMMUNITY — he fight for the nation’s poor started in North Carolina
“Love thy neighbor as thyself” is more apparent in today’s climate than ever before.  In one of the wealthiest countries in the …
Well-deserved harsh words
The following was read by the writer during the public comment period in Monday’s Person County Board of Commissioners’ …
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