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April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cooperative extension service honors volunteers at appreciation banquet

Several volunteers with the Person County Cooperative Extension Service were recognized Monday night during the extension’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet, which was also a celebration of the cooperative extension service’s 100th b More...

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News

Uptown Beautification Committee to host work day on Saturday

On Saturday, Roxboro Uptown Beautification Committee will be having a work day from 9 a.m.-noon. More...

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo, which was submitted by Willie Clayton, was taken in 1965 and features some employees of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. More...

The Latest Agenda

Meetings More...

Sports

Vikings win pitching duel

Sykes and Whitt each go the distance, VA eeks out 2-0 win

A pitch here, a split-second there, and a couple of basehits were all that separated two teams with conference and state title aspirations Tuesday at Optimist Park. More...

Bulldogs’ bats overwhelm Voyager in three innings

A slight drizzle started to fall in the second inning of the softball game between Roxboro Community School and Voyager Academy. More...

Hamlin among NASCAR stars racing at South Boston Speedway tomorrow night

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The stars will shine Thursday night at America’s Hometown Track when South Boston Speedway hosts the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Annual art competition to be held in May at Kirby Gallery

The Art Guild of Person County, with help from the North Carolina Arts Council, is holding its annual Artfest at the Kirby Gallery in May. More...

Heritage Festival aims to preserve agricultural, mechanical heritage

The Frick Model “O” sawmill will be on display as a working exhibit at the 11th annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival set for the first weekend in May. More...

Hyco Lake hosting an evening of music and a movie

Come to Hyco Lake Park and Campground, 205 Kelly Brewer Rd., on Saturday May 3 for an evening of music and a movie. Bring your lawn chairs, snacks and the kids to watch Frozen at the Hyco Lake Amphitheater. Music will start around 3 p.m. More...

Early voting begins Thursday

One stop balloting will take place at board of elections office on Morgan Street

One stop voting in advance of the May 6 primary election will begin tomorrow. In Person County, one stop balloting, also known as early voting, will be held at only one site this year — the Person County Board of Elections Office at 331 S. More...

State’s jobless rate drops for 8th straight month

North Carolina’s statewide unemployment rate decreased for the eighth consecutive month in March, according to information released Monday by the state’s Employment Security Commission (ESC). More...

Editorial

Tax cuts have undercut raises for all teachers

No doubt sensing that their attacks on public education – and public school teachers in particular – might backfire on Election Day, Gov. More...

No excuse not to vote in primary election

In many of our prior publications, our readers have been urged via letters to the editor to get out and vote in the primary election. We certainly urge all Personians who are registered to vote to get out this year and cast their ballots as well. More...

Tillis fighting on two fronts in primary

RALEIGH Thom Tillis has a problem. Tillis is running in a primary this spring. So is Kay Hagan, the incumbent Democratic U.S. senator whom he hopes to eventually unseat. More...

Features

‘Just make sure you have it on the right ISO!’

Straight Ahead

I’ve been up to Washington, D.C. in the spring for cherry blossom time and it’s beautiful. More...

ACC stars storm through Roxboro

Senior basketball players from nearby ACC schools converged onto Person High School Friday on a stop of the ACC Barnstorming Tour. More...

Living

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ to debut this weekend at Kirby

“It’s one of the most wonderful and beautiful love stories in American history,” said Dave Wright, director of the Roxboro Little Theatre’s (RLT) production of Annie Get Your Gun, playing this weekend at the Kirby in Uptown Ro More...

Sell like an entrepreneur

Piedmont Community College’s Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center (BDEC) will offer a class, “Sell Like an Entrepreneur – Soft Selling Your Way to Success,” that will meet on Thursday, May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Extension Notes

GROWING AND MARKETING EDIBLE SOYBEANS (EDAMAME) TO BE DISCUSED The edible soybean, also called edamame, is highly nutritious and tasty. It is cooked in the pod and the beans are popped out and consumed. More...

Poll

The IRS says about 75 percent of tax filers get refunds. Did you, or will you, get a refund?