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April 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

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19 arrested Thursday in latest undercover probe

Investigation continuing, charges forthcoming against additional people

“We didn’t start this with the intentions of having a big round up, but it kept growing and growing.” Person County Sheriff Dewey Jones spoke those words Friday regarding the arrest of 19 people Thursday in connection with recent undercover drug pro More...

Rougemont man jailed on host of drugs & weapons charges

After executing a search warrant Tuesday in Rougemont, deputies with the Person County Sheriff ’s Office arrested a man on multiple drugs and firearms charges. More...

PCS Teacher of the Year to be named Wednesday night

Person County Schools (PCS) has announced 10 site candidates for Teacher of the Year (TOY), and will name one of them Person County Teacher of the Year for 2015 Wednesday evening. The nominees are Ornetta Bradsher at Earl Bradsher Preschool, 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...


Person, Roxboro Community JVs compete in local Easter tourney

Rockets play in fifth-place game at 1 p.m., Bulldogs in third-place game at 4 p.m. today

The junior varsity baseball teams from Person High School and Roxboro Community School competed in the first two days of the annual JV Easter Tournament held at Person. More...

Injuries hurting Rockets’ pitching staff

The Person High School baseball team will have to go through the second half of the conference season without the pitcher expected to be the staff ’s ace. More...

Bulldogs let one get away

RCS squanders late lead against Kernersville Glenn, fall to Green Hope in doubleheader

Roxboro Community School baseball coach Pete Tuck had an interesting opportunity presented to him. More...


Easter occupies special day in year

Straight Ahead

To me, the celebration of Easter occupies a special day in my year when I can sit down and enjoy my friends, family and the Christian way of life. More...


Person 4-H’ers earn honors at 69th Livestock Show

The 69th annual Central Piedmont Junior Livestock Show and Sale was recently held on April 9-10, in Hillsborough. The tradition began on April 24, 1946 in Durham. More...


PHS Teacher Cadets send teachers on Easter egg hunt

Person High School (PHS) Teacher Cadets sent PHS teachers on an egg-finding mission last week to help them have fun and relieve some stress during the busy week before spring break. More...

The Arc announces scholarship available

The Arc of Person County announces the annual Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is available to individuals who wish to pursue or continue their education in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities education. More...

Cap and Gown

Dallas F. Shields of Rougemont and Carey A. Watkins of Roxboro graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the summer of 2013. Courtney R. Taylor of Roxboro and Carole H. More...


Stella Williams preaches Initial Sermon

New Ephesus Baptist Church in Semora, was near capacity on Sunday, March 30, when family, friends and members from churches in both North Carolina and Virginia came together to witness Stella Louise Bradsher Williams preach her Initial Sermon. More...

Easter reminds us that there is great hope for the unsaved

Mike ruffin salt and light

“For ‘whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’” (Romans 10:13) More...

Easter Celebration Services

lamberth memorial baptist church in conjunction with CONCORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will host Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 20 at 7 a.m. in front of the Lamberth Memorial Baptist Church. Breakfast will be served after the service. More...


Political Cartoon

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Gov. McCrory, Skvarla propose coal ash fix

RALEIGH The state’s chief environmental regulator may well be correct that a one-size-fitsall approach to coal ash cleanup may not work. More...

Choice program deserves defense

RALEIGH Liberal activists may fume, and left-wing editorialists may grind their teeth, but legislative leaders are going to defend their 2013 opportunity scholarship bill against lawsuits by the teacher union and other special interests. More...


Roxboro man arrested on kidnapping charge

Deputies with the Person County Sheriff ’s Office arrested a Roxboro man Wednesday after the Person County Grand Jury handed up an indictment earlier in the week. Gaston Anthony Ashley, 22, of 1210 Meadowood Ct. More...

Cases heard in Person County Court

tuesday April 8 Judge Mark E. Galloway presided over the Tuesday, April 8, session of Person County District Court during which Alicia Black and Hugh Willaford, assistant district attorneys, prosecuted for the state. More...


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 

NCSSM welcomes Bulldogs

Three RCS students have been admitted into the North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM) in Durham for the 2014-2015 school year. More...

RCS students looking forward to prom

On Monday, March 24-28, Roxboro Community School (RCS) hosted its annual Spirit Week to raise monies for this year’s prom. More...

Man On The Street

Next week, RCS and Person High seniors will attend receptions at their elementary schools. We asked a few of them, “Are you excited about going to your senior reception?” More...


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