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City council approves annexation, rezoning

Two months after beginning the annexation process, Roxboro City Council voted Tuesday night to annex and rezone approximately 29 acres on Wesleyan Heights Road. The total parcel in question is 86 …

Primary election day is Tuesday

Through Tuesday, 2,783 voters have cast their ballots early for this year’s primary, according to the Person County Board of Elections. Including absentee ballots, 1,657 voters have cast …

Crime Reports: May 2-8

The following reports were released this week. Roxboro Police Department Monday, May 2 12:20 a.m. – Officers responded to a report of communicating threats on Durham Road. 11:55 …

Two more charged in 2021 shooting

Five days after Tyrik Royster was charged in an August 2021 attempted murder, two more Roxboro men have been charged in the shooting. Derrick Marrell King, 20, of Dickens Street, and Darius …

Board selects manager search firm

By a unanimous vote Tuesday morning, the Person County Board of Commissioners selected S. Renée Narloch & Associates to …
Sports
Youth volleyball camp sign-ups open
The Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department is offering registration for its upcoming volleyball camp through July …
Youth kickball league welcome registrations
The Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department will be having individual, youth kickball registration until Wednesday, June …
Registration underway for youth basketball camp
The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department is having individual registration for its upcoming Girls and Boys 5-12 …
Olivia Townsend hoists the Roxboro Community School high school women's soccer team's conference championship trophy last Tuesday at Voyager Academy. The Bulldogs snuck by the Vikings, 3-2.
Conference crown caps off eventful few weeks for Townsend
On Tuesday, April 26, Roxboro Community School soccer player Olivia Townsend was stuck in France, after a positive COVID-19 test. A …
Monday night's Rocket Club Banquet, held at Palace Pointe, honored Person High School student-athletes for their achievements throughout the school year.
Rocket Club Awards celebrate accomplishments of many athletes
The Rocket Club held its annual athletic banquet at Palace Pointe on Monday night. Last year, due to COVID-19, the banquet took …
Opinion
Grand Old Party
To the editor: I’m embarrassed by the way the Person County GOP is behaving. Hailing from the western part of the state, at …
Let’s try grownups this time
With only a few days left to cast ballots in the 2022 primaries, most North Carolinians are worried and frustrated. Many are furious. …
Many thanks
To the editor: I would like to thank GKN, Roxboro Police Department, Person County Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Vernon, …
Keep it short
The next few weeks I bet you will be attending a graduation ceremony--yours or a friend’s or a family member’s. In an …
Age My Way
To the editor: Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities — as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, …
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