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January 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘I have a feeling it’s just going to be a great week’

Distinguished Young Woman of Year Havan Harris ready for state program

“I have a feeling it’s just going to be a great week.” Roxboro Community School (RCS) senior Havan Harris shared these words of excitement Wednesday about the coming week of preparations she will be a part of leading up to the 56th More...

Special Sections

 

Religion

Action

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 ESV) Arriving at Ft. More...

Malpass Brothers schedule special performance for their grandparents Feb. 15

The Rev. Thomas Holtsclaw and his wife Jan are in for a special treat as they sit in their usual pew near the front of Concord United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 15. More...

Share your church news with fellow Personians

Here’s how to publish your church news in Saturday's edition of The Courier-Times on the Faith and Worship page: • Put your news items in writing. We're sorry, but we do not take church announcements over the phone. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Burr in Obama’s saddle

RALEIGH As the State of the Union address by President Obama and the Republican response aptly demonstrated, the next two years are more likely to feature confrontation rather than conciliation in Washington. More...

Why Republicans aren’t too worried about $200 million

RALEIGH For many of us, being just a few thousand dollars in the hole at any given time would be cause for concern. More...

Features

Potential issues for those with mental health problems

I recently had a call from Benita Purcell, the local Cardinal Innovations Chair in town, about a potential condition that might affect those with mental health issues. More...

The library hosts a Pig Pajama Party

Brought to you by the letter “P”

“There’s a pig in the library,” whispered Amanda Weaver, Youth Services librarian at the Person County Library. More...

Living

SENIOR CENTER MENU

Menu for the week of Jan. 26 through Jan. 30 held at the Person County Senior Center; Lunch is at 11:30 a.m Monday, Jan. 26 Grilled Pork Cutlet with Gravy, Steamed Cabbage, Cheese Grits, Baked Apples, Whole Wheat Roll Tuesday, Jan. 27 More...

LIFE ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Activities for the week of Monday, Jan. 26 through Friday, Jan. 30 at the Person County Senior Center — (SC) Senior Center; (Annex) Parks-n-Rec Annex; (PCOB) Person County Office Building Monday, Jan. 26 More...

The Rock  Free Access 

ROCK STAR TEACHER OF THE MONTH

Jarrett Weaver is Person High School’s (PHS) Rock Star Teacher of the Month. Weaver is an exceptional children’s teacher in the PHS Occupational Course of Study program and also Southern Middle School’s head wrestling coach. More...

Preparations necessary for high school graduation, college admission highlighted

When high school freshman enter Person High School (PHS) for the first time, the school staff works diligently to help students prepare for high school graduation and college admission. More...

Photo

Person County Schools GE ARUP staff recently bused a group of Person High School seniors to North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University for a college tour. More...

Woodard, Yarborough listen to concerns of board of education

Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories highlighting Tuesday’s meeting of the Person County Board of Education with State Sen. Mike Woodard, D-Durham and State Rep. Larry Yarborough, R-Person. More...

National League of Cities names Newell to CED Steering Committee

Roxboro Mayor Merilyn Newell has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. More...

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was taken in either 1966 or 1967 and features trophy winners at the annual Bushy Fork Athletic Club midget banquet, which was held at the National Guard Armory. Do you know any of the people in the photo? More...

2 people arrested after search warrant served Thursday at Discount Tobacco

Roxboro Police Sgt. Ken Horton arrested two people Thursday evening after Roxboro police and North Carolina ALE officers served a search warrant at Discount Tobacco at 306 S. Madison Blvd. According to Roxboro Police Lt. More...

The Latest Agenda

Meetings PERSON COUNTY AL-ANON meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Long Memorial United Methodist Church in Roxboro. Celebrate Recovery (physical and psychological addiction) meets each Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church in Roxboro. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Editor’s note: Each week, we are venturing out onto the streets of Roxboro looking for Personians to feature and to answer our question of the week for one of our regular features, Word on the Street. More...

Sports

Pirates’ second-half rally sinks Rockets

The Person High School boys’ basketball team was flying around the basketball, forcing turnovers, getting layups and thoroughly frustrating a strong Riverside squad for about two and a half quarters. More...

McGhee’s 40 lifts Bulldogs past Kestrel Heights

The Roxboro Community School boys’ basketball team got another huge performance from Darius McGhee and came away with an 83-73 win at Kestrel Heights Tuesday. More...

‘Dogs survive Hawks scare, hosts undefeated Franklin Academy tonight

The Roxboro Community School survived a stiff test from Kestrel Heights and hung on for a 48-47 win Tuesday to set up a huge game tonight. More...

Records

REALTY TRANSFERS

In recording the real estate transfers, the law does not require that the amount paid for property be stated in deed. More...

Education

RCS, BHCS celebrating National School Choice Week

Next week is National School Choice Week, and Roxboro Community School (RCS) is looking forward to spreading the word about school choice in Person and surrounding counties. Look for posters around town in Roxboro. More...

Northern Middle holds annual science fair

Winners of the annual Northern Middle School (NMS) Science Fair were announced during ceremonies that took place Jan. 16. More...

Poll

On average, public universities in the state are requesting a four percent tuition increase in 2016, and a 3.5 percent hike in 2017. Comparisons with similar schools nationwide find N.C. campuses are among the cheapest. Should tuition hikes be approved?