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July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New opportunities being offered at PCC starting in the fall

Piedmont Community College (PCC) is offering its students some additional opportunities in the fall in the program areas of computer technology integration-network systems and electrical systems technology. More...

Special Sections

 

Editorial

Non-valid assumptions by Conservative Corner writer

If the recent ranting of the “Conservative Corner” contributor published in the July 15 edition of The Courier-Times contained an ounce of validity, I would encourage everyone to take heed and lend a listening ear. More...

Builders’ windfall or smart policy?

RALEIGH I recently received an email from an acquaintance in Wilmington, where I used to write for the local paper. There, real estate, building and development interests have long had an oversized influence in local politics, as they do elsewhere. More...

Court made the right decision

RALEIGH There was absolutely nothing surprising about the North Carolina Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision to uphold the constitutionality of the state’s new Opportunity Scholarship program. The outcome was welcome. More...

Living

Belly dancing

The belly dancing Golden Genies from the Durham County Senior Center came to Person County on Wednesday, July 22 and performed for the residents at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living. More...

Get healthy this summer

Summer is a wonderful time to start developing healthier eating habits. It is a much hotter time of the year and instead of something heavy to eat, try eating something light and refreshing like a salad. More...

Milestones

Fabulous Feet wins awards

Fabulous Feet Dance Academy company dancers won top awards this competition season. The dancers competed regionals at the Southeast Showdown where they received first in overall production. More...

Fox- Oakley

Keith and Cindy Fox of Roxboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Ann Fox, to Johnathan Seth Oakley of Roxboro. More...

Abigail Rae Weaver

Jarrett Lee and Joanna Oliver Weaver of Timberlake announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Rae Weaver. Abigail was born on June 1, 2015 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. She weighed eight pounds and two ounces. More...

10-point grading scale introduced

Person County Schools to implement new policy in grades 6-12

The Person County Board of Education updated its grading scale policy last week to reflect the transition from a seven point to a 10-point grading scale in Person County Schools (PCS) for grades six through 12. More...

Distribution schedules for laptops set by PCS officials

Person County Schools (PCS) announced this week the dates for the laptop distribution sessions that all middle and high school students and their parent/guardian must attend in order to have access to PCS technology next year. More...

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo, which was submitted by George Harris, was taken in approximately 1916 and features the first basketball team at Roxboro High School. The members of the team included, first row, left to right, Dr. B.A. More...

What's Going On?

What was going on Tuesday morning at 102 N. Main St.? The Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) held a commemorative ribbon cutting to welcome A Better Bail Company, a new RACC member and local business. More...

Prices at pump continue downward trend

After dropping nearly four cents per gallon one week earlier, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in North Carolina decreased nearly a nickel per gallon in the past week. More...

Sports

Seven races on tap for Saturday at South Boston Speedway

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — America’s Hometown Track will drop the green flag on seven action-packed events on Saturday, Aug. More...

Berry wins by inches at Orange County

Rougemont — Josh Berry edged Justin Johnson by a fender to win the Summer Sizzler 75 lap Late Model race at Orange County Speedway Saturday night. Johnson of Semora would lean on Berry during the final laps in the green-white-checkered finish. More...

Rocket football team finishes up minicamp this week, start practice Saturday

The Person High School football team will wrap up its summer workouts this week in advance of the start of official practices next Saturday. More...

Features

‘He’s paid for his crime long enough’

Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame? That is a very good question and I’ll have to think about it. I looked over the list of the four newest inductees and double-checked their stats and they were real good choices. More...

A night of remembrance

Large crowd attends Friday vigil to honor children killed in Myrtle Beach crash

Several hundred people were on hand Friday evening at the Huck Sansbury Recreation Complex for a candlelight vigil held to remember two young Personians who were killed earlier in the week. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Andee Candy

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BRIDGE RESULTS

Roxboro Senior Center July 23 Duplicat e Bridge North South 1st Martha Bradsher – Mabel Cleveland 2nd Paul Williams – Claiborne Tuck More...

ARTS BRIEFS

Mebane’s Downtown Block Party will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music, party food and drinks, craft beer tent, games, sidewalk sale, photo booth, new products unveiled, ice cream special, beer tasting and more. More...

Poll

The NFL has upheld the four game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game last year. Do you agree with the decision?