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February 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Baby, it’s cold outside!!!

Land surveyor Jerry Davis braves frigid temperatures on Friday as he takes measurements along Durham Road. Very cold temperatures are expected to last until Tuesday, with a chance for wintry precipitation forecast on Monday. More...

Citizen input sought for naming of U.S. 501 North Bypass

Person County Government is currently seeking input from citizens in choosing a name for the portion of U.S. 501 currently under construction north of Roxboro. More...

Special Sections

 

Religion

Shiron Terrell fulfills call to ministry

Former Durham business owner Shiron Terrell fulfilled a calling into ministry in October when he accepted a job as the director for Youth for Christ (YFC) Roxboro’s “The Warehouse.” Terrell said he closed the automotive repair facil More...

Unbelief

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is bless More...

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

The Roxboro Christian Women’s Club will hold its February Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 18 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Homestead Steak House, 155 Frank Timberlake Rd., Timberlake. More...

Sports

BOWLING SUMMARY

PERSON COUNTY MEN’S LEAGUEWeek 25 StandingsTeam W LThe Open Kettle 46 26Tee Birds Driving Range 44 28Rocket Grill 44 28HD Kirkman Designs 44 28Cole’s Pharmacy 44 28New Comers 42 30Best Choice Lawn Care 40 32 More...

CORNHOLE

PERSON COUNTYCORNHOLE LEAGUETeam WLTFire & Ice 17 0 1Tar Devils 17 1 0The Hood 17 1 0Baby Blue 16 2 0Tall & Skinny 16 2 0Rock City Guns 15 2 1He Hates Me 15 3 0Hole Hunters 15 3 0Blue Heels 13 1 1 More...

RCS finishes off perfect conference run

Bulldogs win second-consecutive NCAC title, will report undefeated record for playoffs

DURHAM — Roxboro Community School girls’ basketball coach Brian Cousin can officially allow his girls to start getting ready for “the show” after hammering Voyager Academy 66-24 in the regular season finale for both teams Thur More...

Features

The life and times of Radford Thomas “Doc” Ramsey

Black History Month

With today’s focus on law enforcement and policing nationwide I believe you will find this story intriguing. “Once upon a time” is usually reserved for the beginning of a fairy tale. The story I’m about to share is true. More...

Education

Middle schools hold science fair

The Person County Schools Middle School Science Fair was held Feb. 2 at the Person High School media center. The fair consisted of top eighth-grade projects from Northern Middle School and Southern Middle School science fairs. More...

Lots of excitement going on at RCS

For those interested in attending Roxboro Community School (RCS) next year, Open Enrollment started Jan. 11 and will continue until Feb. 26. More information and lottery applications may be found at our school website, www.roxborocommunityschool.org. More...

Duke faculty announce union election filing

Durham — Non-tenure track faculty at Duke University announced this week that they have filed for a union election to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) as part of the national Faculty Forward campaign to raise standards in h More...

Public hearing set on parking changes proposed uptown

A public hearing has been set for Roxboro City Council’s 9 a.m. meeting on March 14 to give the public a chance to comment on several minor proposed changes designed to improve the parking situation in Uptown Roxboro. More...

Happy Valentine's Day

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Person County Warming Center opening tonight at Warren’s Grove UMC

Temperatures are forecast to drop to or below 10 degrees tonight, therefore, Warren’s Grove United Methodist Church will be opening a warming center this evening, beginning at 5 p.m. The warming center will not be limited to the homeless. More...

Used cooking oil now providing cash to Person County Schools

Biodiesel 4 Schools, a program that benefits schools in the state through recycling used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel, is up and running locally in partnership with Person County Schools (PCS). More...

News

New pediatric dentist stresses importance of early dental care, cavity prevention

In recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is observed this month, Roxboro’s new pediatric dentist, Dr. More...

GED® Testing Service changes may benefit PCC Students

GED® Testing Service announced revisions to the passing scores, as well as performance levels, for its high school equivalency test, and is making those revisions retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014, when the 2014 GED® Test series was first released. More...

Arrest warrants served on 2 more suspects identified in recent undercover drug operation

Arrest warrants have been served on two additional suspects who were sought in connection with a recent undercover drug operation. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

This week’s question: What are your plans for valentine’s day? wanda birch “Working. I work at the hospital.” rose cunningham More...

Editorial

‘Does it really matter how an alleged murderer was taken into custody?’

We were saddened and horrified this week when we learned of the heinous death of Nola Lynn Bentley, 33, inside her Sandstone Way residence. More...

Political Cartoon

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Where we’re going with teacher pay in N.C.

RALEIGH Recently in this space I wrote about where North Carolina is in average teacher pay compared to the rest of the country. Now, where is North Carolina headed on that front? More...

Records

PERSON COUNTY COURT

tuesday feb. 2 Judge Mark Galloway presided over the Tuesday, Feb. 2, session of Person County District Court during which H. Willaford and A. Black, 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...

The Rock  Free Access 

Laptops issued to students open doors

This school year, Person High School (PHS) students were given the option to rent a Person County Schools (PCS) laptop to use at school and at home during the school year. More...

ROCK STAR

Senior Margaret (Maggie) Childers is the Person High School (PHS) Rock Star of the Week. PHS earth science teacher Rebecca Jackson nominated Childers. More...

Celebrating ‘Coming Home’

The annual Person High School (PHS) Coming Home basketball game was held Friday, Jan. 29 at Rocket gymnasium during the women’s and men’s varsity match-ups with East Chapel Hill High School. More...

Poll

Sunday is Valentine's Day. A survey shows the average American will spend $150. Do you plan to spend more or less than that?