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Last week was highest in county COVID-19 growth

With 47 new COVID-19 cases, last week saw the largest growth in new cases since the disease arrived in Person County. Those new cases took the county's total caseload since March 24 to …

Early voting to begin Thursday

One-stop early voting will begin across North Carolina Thursday and will run until Oct. 31. In Person County, the two early voting sites are the Person County Office Building Auditorium and the …

Council discusses Halloween, COVID-19 cases

In an almost four-hour meeting, the Roxboro City Council touched on Halloween and multiple COVID-19 cases in the city Public Services Department Roxboro Police Chief David Hess said his department …

Bradsher named to fill open EDC seat

After an interview period Monday night, the Person Board of County Commissioners selected Elizabeth Bradsher to fill an open seat on the county’s Economic Development Commission. With a 3-2 …

Court of Appeals vacates two charges in Bradsher case

The North Carolina Court of Appeals vacated two convictions on charges against former Person County District Attorney Wallace Bradsher Tuesday. Bradsher initially appeared in trial court in June …
Sports
Person basketball player, Jasiel Bumphus, shown here during a game last season, dunked during a recent workout that was recorded and earned him a spot on Sportscenter’s Top-10.
Bumphus makes SportsCenter Top 10
Person High School junior Jasiel Bumphus called his shot. On Thursday, Oct. 1, Bumphus, the starting shooting guard on the PHS …
Person High School senior Maggie Holeman played soccer up until high school. Former cross-country teammate Magen Elliott sold Holeman on running, saying "It's great – you should try it."
Cross-country plays big role in Holeman’s life
Person High School rising senior Maggie Holeman did not always run cross-country. In middle school, Holeman played soccer. It was …
Tymaureon Outlaw is a member of Garner Road's 15U squad, while Bumphus is a member of the 16U team. Summer ball is helping keep the duo in shape for the upcoming school ball season, which begins with games on Monday, Jan. 4.
Garner Road prepares Rocket teammates for school ball
Local basketball fans might know Jasiel Bumphus and Tymaureon Outlaw from the Person High School basketball team. In addition to …
Person High School sophomore Delaney Glover starts her stride during an at-bat agaisnt Eastern Alamance in the Spring 2020 softball season. Glover is playing travel ball this summer – which she attributes to keeping her in shape – with the Williamsburg Starz Gold 18U Pearce.
Travel sports cement Glover’s love for softball
    Initially, Delaney Glover had no interest in playing softball. Now in her eighth year with the sport, Glover has her …
Head coach Kyle Boyette chats with junior Cayden Goodwin during stretches at Monday's baseball workouts.
Rocket baseball taking advantage of extra time
Person High School varsity baseball head coach Kyle Boyette is making sure that his guys are staying in top shape this …
Opinion
Common Sense Leadership During COVID
To the editor: As the United States exceeds 160,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic in just under five months, Donald …
A well-informed electorate
There is nothing more important in a democracy than a well-informed electorate. I wish I could say that that this …
COVID response creates policy options
Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t …
Saltbox Seafood Joint, surviving the coronavirus
Can any of North Carolina’s great roadside eateries and local joints survive the coronavirus? I have my doubts. So does …
NAACP statement on the shooting death of David Brooks Jr.
At the request of the family of Mr. David Brooks, Jr. the leadership of the Person County NAACP recently met with the district …
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