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August 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Roxboro mayor injured in Friday accident

Former Roxboro Mayor Don Waldo suffered serious injuries Friday morning when he was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Long Avenue and Leasburg Road. More...

Commission chairman tabbed for award

NCACC President Ray Jeffers, vice chair of Person County board, presents state honor to fellow Commissioner Jimmy Clayton

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) named Person County’s Jimmy Clayton co-winner of the Outstanding County Commissioner Award for 2013-14 during its 107th Annual Conference, which was held Aug. More...

Special Sections

 

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was taken in May of 1973 and features a group of Person County doctors who participated in a sports medicine clinic. Do you know any of the doctors in the photograph? More...

Personality time!

The annual Personality Festival, which began Friday evening in Uptown Roxboro, will continue throughout the day today. In this photo, a worker prepares a ride, which will offer youngsters a chance to go swinging on Abbitt Street. More...

What's Going On?

What was going on last Wednesday at 214 S. Madison Blvd.? The Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to commemorate the new ownership of On the Spot Cleaners, formerly Joe’s Drycleaners. More...

Editorial

PCS making school buses even safer

The bells will ring Monday morning to start a new academic year for students in Person County Schools (PCS). More...

RHA is grateful

To the editor: On Aug. More...

Many thanks

To the editor: Early on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 20, a large dead pine tree fell across the west end of Patterson Drive completely blocking the road. More...

Living

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

Each day thousands upon thousands of children board school buses to take them to and from school. Parents and caregivers entrust their children’s well-being to the care of school bus drivers and aides. More...

Education

Cattleman’s Association announces scholarship winners

The Person County Cattleman’s Association has announced the 2013-2014 winners of the Rocky Carver Memorial Scholarship. This year’s recipients are Bryce H. More...

Readers Of The Week

Noah and Peter Liggitt are Person County Public Library’s Summer Readers of the Week. Noah, age three, and Peter, age five, visit the library often with their grandmother Susan Liggitt. More...

Person County schools to implement staggered kindergarten entry

Person County Schools will implement a staggered kindergarten entry when school starts back next week to facilitate a smoother transition for kindergarten students. The general schedule of the staggered entry is as follows: Aug. More...

Opening day fun at Roxboro Christian Academy

Sebastian Winstead (left) and Brooklyn Burdick enjoy some play time in their K-4 classroom at Roxboro Christian Academy on the first day of school Wednesday morning before class starts. More...

New learning tools to launch this year at Person High

Person High School (PHS) has acquired some new learning tools this year as it launches its “Rockets Engage” initiative. The initiative has been made possible by a $195,000 Golden LEAF Foundation grant the school received in December. More...

Fixed-route transit service possible in Roxboro

Roxboro may soon see a fixed-route transit service in the city, as efforts by local and regional agencies in partnership with the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) to offer such a service are currently underway. More...

Religion

Navy reverses Bible removal decision — considered victory for religious freedom

American Family Association applauds Navy’s decision, says voices of concerned Americans were heard

TUPELO, Miss.—The United States Navy has announced it has reversed its decision to remove Bibles from Navy hotel rooms, in a victory for religious freedom for military men and women. More...

Stand by the Lord as he strengthens his church

LIGHT STEPS

At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. More...

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Upcoming events in area churches

The Granville County Deacons Wives and Deaconess Auxiliary will have their annual service, along with a birthday rally, ending with a fellowship lunch on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Stovall. All are welcome. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

This week’s question: What do you like most about the Personality festival? Robin Horner “Eating, of course.” Brady Jacobs “It’s enjoyable for the entertainment.” More...

Sports

Crusaders overwhelm PHS volleyballers in three sets

The Person High School volleyball team has the potential to be one of the better teams in 4-A this season. More...

Panthers survive gutty Rocket effort

6-TD favorite Orange holds on for 27-14 victory in season-opener

The Person High School football team had absolutely no business staying close with Orange. Or so many thought. More...

Person netters split matches to open season

The Person High School girls’ tennis team opened its season with a pair of matches against members of the 3-A Big Eight Conference. More...

Records

Cases Heard In Person County Court

tuesday aug. 12 Judge Mark E. Galloway presided over the Tuesday, August 12, session of Person County District Court during which Alicia Black and Hugh Willaford, 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...

Poll

Nearly a third of all Americans have not saved any money for retirement, according to a new Bankrate.com report. That's 69 percent of 18-29 year olds, 33 percent of 30-49 year olds, and 26 percent of 50-65 year olds. Have you started saving?