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May 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Boston Road man jailed under $1 million bond felony charges from 2001

A Boston Road man was arrested Monday on fraud and false information charges related to a 2001 incident. More...

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The making of the state’s budget pizza

RALEIGH The state budget process, which is about to begin in earnest, is like making a pizza. Start with the dough. That’s the revenue — about $21 billion in this fiscal year. More...

Bad news for politicians — and the rest of us, too

I have some bad news for North Carolina politicians. Some of your best friends are dying. It is not people that I am thinking about. It is restaurants. More...

Features

I think I’ll toast mom this Sunday

How long has it been? Just a little over three years since my mom, Bobbye, passed a way. It seems like a blur. I always think about how Hollywood movies used to portray time passing with pages from a calendar getting blown off by gusts of wind. More...

Mother Hens

Southern Middle School (SMS), along with the Person County 4H, incubated and hatched chicken eggs in March and April. More...

Arts and Entertainment

‘Move and Groove Sensory Storytime’ to be held at library

The Person County Public Library invites youngsters to Sensory Storytime, which is geared toward children ages two to eight years old with special needs. More...

ARTS BRIEFS AND EVENTS

First Thursday, Thursday, May 7 from 5 to 8 p.m., in historic downtown Mebane will be “A Night at the Movies.” If you like movies, then this is your night. More...

Star Gazing presentation planned at Mayo Park

The Person County, Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department will sponsor a special star gazing presentation at the Mayo Park fishing pier and activities area on Friday, May 30 from 9 to 10 p.m. More...

City begins process to find new manager

The City of Roxboro has begun the process of selecting a new city manager, after city council accepted the resignation of current manager Stephen Steese last week. Steese’s last day will be June 9. More...

‘We can’t afford to sit back and do nothing’

Commissioners approve resolution requesting change in stormwater regulations; Rep. Yarborough’s ‘study bill’ on Falls Lake gains positive nod from House

The Person Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution Monday night requesting a change to the state’s requirements for stormwater regulation. More...

Person High School’s West named Beginning Teacher of Excellence

New award recognizes outstanding first-year educators

Person High School (PHS) teacher Matthew West was recognized last week as Person County Schools’ (PCS) first Beginning Teacher of Excellence. More...

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was first published in The Courier-Times in January of 2005 and features former teacher Rachael Brown (center) and her daughters Rae Brown (left) and Betty Brown Hale (right). More...

EXTENSION NOTES

TIME TO PLANT WARM SEASON VEGETABLES AND FLOWERS The beginning of May signifies that we are reasonably safe in planting warm season vegetables in our gardens. The chance of getting a killing frost in our area in early May is about five percent. More...

The Latest Agenda

Meetings The Roxboro Community School Board of Directors will meet Monday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Guidance conference room. More...

Sports

Smith makes return trip to states

Rocket relay teams fall just short at regionals

For the second time in as many tries, Person sprinter Dontavian Smith will be finishing the track season in the state championships. More...

‘Dogs on five-game winning streak

Can claim share of NCAC title with wins against River Mill, Voyager Academy to end regular season

The Roxboro Community School baseball team is heading into the final two games of the regular season with momentum after winning three games in a two day stretch. More...

Bulldogs blank Voyager, fall to Woods Charter

The Roxboro Community School soccer team split its last two games, including a 3-0 victory against Voyager Academy Saturday. More...

Living

Judge Galloway recognizes volunteers for North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Child Advocate Month

Chief District Court Judge Mark Galloway recognized the Person County Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program April 20 for exemplary service in advocating for abused and neglected children in court. More...

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. More...

Habitat to hold 5th annual May Yard Sale

Person County Habitat for Humanity will hold its fifth annual May Yard Sale on Friday, May 8, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Milestones

PINEWOOD DERBY

Boy Scouts Cherokee District winners announced

The Cherokee District of the Old North State Council for the Boy Scouts of America held its District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, April 25 in Yanceyville. Several Scouts from Roxboro’s Cub Scout Pack 239 placed in the event. More...

Gupton-Lee

Sarah Gupton and Dustin Lee of Roxboro announce their forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Patsy and Sam Gupton of Hillsborough and the granddaughter of John and Virginia Pearce of Raleigh. More...

Mason Gregory Foti

Ben and Kelly Rudder Foti of Roxboro announce the birth of their son, Mason Gregory Foti. Mason was born on Feb. 12, 2015 at Duke Regional Hospital. He weighed nine pounds. More...

Poll

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments this week over whether same-sex marriage should be the law of the land. A decision is expected in June. How do you think the Supreme Court Justices will rule?