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April 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bus stop bubbles

Nathaniel Williams has some fun with bubbles Tuesday afternoon while waiting for his sibling to arrive at a Bethel Hill Charter School bus stop at Long Memorial United Methodist Church. More...

NMS’ Dawn Suitt tabbed PCS Beginning Teacher of Excellence

Dawn Suitt, a computer applications teacher at Northern Middle School (NMS), was announced Person County Schools’ (PCS) 2016 Beginning Teacher of Excellence Wednesday afternoon during a beginning teachers meeting. More...

Special Sections

 

Religion

By faith alone

That is why it depends on faith, in order that the promise may rest on grace and be guaranteed to all his offspring — not only to the adherent of the law but also to the one who shares the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all. More...

Scout Recognition Sunday held at Concord UMC

On Sunday, April 24, Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 239 and Cub Scout Pack 239 celebrated Scout Recognition Sunday at Concord United Methodist Church. Scouts participated in the service by serving as greeters and ushers. More...

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

The Beulah Baptist Association invites everyone to join them in celebrating the NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER on Thursday, May 5 at noon at the Merritt Commons Pavilion on Main Street in Uptown Roxboro. More...

Editorial

Job well done by PCAS

It wasn’t very long ago that Person County Animal Services (PCAS) was receiving negative publicity from various media outlets in the area. That was back in 2012. At the time, PCAS was using a gas chamber as a form of euthanasia. More...

‘Perhaps we need to hear that coach’s words’

RALEIGH Recently, I watched a kids’ baseball scrimmage. A few innings into the game, a kid walked up to the field, apparently with his dad. The dad looked dirty, like he had just gotten off work as a mechanic. More...

May 1-7 is Public Service Recognition Week

To the editor: May 1-7 is Public Service Recogntion Week and I ask everyone in Person County to thank all our public servants for their service. They work tirelessly everyday to make our lives better. They protect us. They nurse us back to health. More...

Records

PERSON COUNTY COURT

tuesday april 12 Judge Mark Galloway presided over the Tuesday, April 12, session of Person County District Court during which A. Black and L. Martin, 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 Bullhorn  Free Access 

The Metro isn’t that scary

When you Google metro, you will probably find a definition. The definition is: a subway system within a city, especially Paris. More...

Golfer gives update on RCS season

The Roxboro Community School (RCS) golf team concluded its 2016 regular season with a third place finish behind Franklin Academy and East Wake Academy. The conference tournament was played on April 26 at 12 Oaks Country Club in Holly Springs. More...

RPD officers speak to Interact

Officers from the Roxboro Police Department spoke to Roxboro Community School (RCS) Interact Club members recently about how to act when getting pulled over in a traffic stop. More...

Euthanasia numbers have shown sharp decrease at county animal shelter

The total number of animals being euthanized at Person County Animal Services has shown a sharp decrease in the last two years, particularly the number of dogs, and it appears to be a sustainable trend. More...

DSS’ annual report reveals many Personians still struggling

One in four Person County households receives food stamps. There are on average 30 more children needing foster care this year than last year. More...

Person County’s jobless rate drops below 6% in March

After increasing for two consecutive months, Person County’s unemployment rate decreased in March, according to numbers released Wednesday by the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Labor & Economic Analysis Division. More...

News

Quarterly benefit charging implemented in unemployment system

The Division of Employment Security (DES) has begun the process of applying benefit charges to employer accounts quarterly instead of annually. The change is part of legislation enacted in 2015 and puts North Carolina in line with other states. More...

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was taken in August of 1993 and features the members of the Person County Cultural Drill Team. Do you know any of the people pictured? More...

Roxboro man jailed on attempted murder charge following Tuesday shooting

A Roxboro man was arrested by Person County Sheriff ’s Office deputies early Wednesday morning in connection with a Tuesday night break-in and shooting incident that occurred at a Geneva Circle residence. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

This week’s question: What are your plans for Mother’s day?  More...

Sports

Play Ball!

The Person County Little League began its inaugural season in the newly-renovated Rock Athletic Complex (formerly the Rock Sportsplex) with its opening ceremonies Friday night. More...

Season defining week ahead for Rocket softball

The Person High School softball team heads into the final week of the regular season with three games in three days that will determine whether it claims another PAC-6 title. More...

Cardinal Gibbons blanks Person, 10-0 in five innings

The Person baseball team’s late-season slide continued with a 10-0 loss to Cardinal Gibbons Tuesday in five innings. More...

Features

STUDENTS GO FIELD TRIPPIN'

A look at some learning excursions taken throughout the year

Editor’s note: The Courier-Times sent out a request via Facebook for teachers, students and parents to submit photos of educational field trips that had been taken throughout the school year. There were an abundance of photos received. More...

Education

Sorority holds ‘AKAdemic Pep Rally’

The Sigma Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated hosted an End-of- Grade/End-of-Course Tests AKAdemic Pep Rally for students of all ages in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall on April 16. More...

North holds Math Carnival

Last month, 202 parents and students attended a Math Carnival at North Elementary School. They went to their children’s grade level and participated in math games. More...

ROCKET FUEL

Progress reports were sent home with PHS students earlier this week. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6. Please celebrate all PCS teachers. PHS AP (advanced placement) testing will take place May 2-13. More...

Poll

Ted Cruz has named Carly Fiorina as his running mate, trying to generate momentum, even though he trails Donald Trump in the bid for the GOP presidential nomination. What do you think about Cruz's strategy?