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November 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Biodiesel 4 Schools effort approved for PCS by BOE

Used cooking oil will net system 25 cents per gallon

Person County Schools (PCS) is forming a new partnership with Green Circle NC (GCNC) as a participant in the organization’s Biodiesel 4 Schools fundraising program for North Carolina public school systems. More...

Special Sections

 

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was taken in 2010 and features a former restaurant owner in Roxboro and a young Personian. Do you know the people in the photo? More...

Roxboro woman arrested on drug-related charges

Deputies with the Person County Sheriff ’s Office arrested Amy Lynee Pajor, 33, of 544 Dickey Dr. Wednesday on a pair of drug-related charges after she was allegedly seen purchasing a controlled substance near Pine Ridge Drive. More...

Troopers have launched a Texting/Distracted Driving Education and Enforcement Initiative

As part of the holiday season, North Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers in Person County have launched a Texting/Distracted Driving Education and Enforcement Initiative. First Sgt. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

This week’s question: What will you be doing on Thanksgiving? John Clifford “I’m not doing too much or visiting anyone special. I will be taking the time to give thanks for how blessed I am.”  More...

Sports

Rockets grind out win in opener

CARY — Jonathan Clark’s shot looked good. It looked really good off his hands, and looked even better in the air. More...

A fantastic start to the season for a very likeable hoops team

The Blizzard

The tone was set on the first couple of defensive possession of the season. More...

Bulldog boys pound Panthers, 84-54

TIMBERLAKE — The Roxboro Community School boys’ basketball team got off to a blistering start and never let up in its 84-54 whitewashing of Granville Central Wednesday at Helena Gym. The victory improved the Bulldogs early record to 4-1. More...

Features

Thinking back on some great Thanksgiving dinners

Straight Ahead

If you love food as much as I do, and if you enjoy a large dinner format too, then our day is coming soon. Thanksgiving is the one day to really sit down with your family and not be in a hurry and count your blessings. More...

Living

LIFE ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Activities for the week of Monday, Nov. 24 through Friday, Nov. 28 at the Person County Senior Center — (SC) Senior Center; (Annex) Parks-n-Rec Annex; (PCOB) Person County Office Building Monday, NOV. 24 More...

SENIOR CENTER MENU

Menu for the week of Nov. 24 through Nov. 28 held at the Person County Senior Center; Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24 Grilled Pork Cutlet with Gravy, Sauerkraut, Cheese Grits, Baked Apples, Whole Wheat Roll, Lime Gelatin Tuesday, Nov. 25 More...

Final weekend of the Renaissance FestivalNov. 22, 23

Huntersville — Don’t miss your last chance to chomp a turkey leg before Turkey Day. The 21st annual Carolina Renaissance Festival season ends at dusk this Sunday providing just two more days to enjoy the region’s fall revel. More...

The Bullhorn  Free Access 

Love speaks the same language

Roxboro Community School (RCS) alumni Khari Johnson has led an interesting life since leaving the familiar hallways of RCS. More...

My Dyslexia

I still remember the first time while sitting in class that I looked around and I realized I couldn’t do what everyone else around me could do so effortlessly. I was always different from the others. More...

RCS seventh-graders pack shoeboxes

The seventh-graders at Roxboro Community School (RCS) decided to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child this year. The students packed the shoeboxes on Friday, Nov. 14, and teacher Gwen Litchfield took the boxes to be shipped. More...

Size waivers sought for 7 classes in county

Person County Schools (PCS) has requested a larger number of class size waivers from the state this year than usual, according to Schools Supt. Dan Holloman. More...

Giving thanks at Hyco Lake

This festive holiday display greets residents in a Hyco Lake neighborhood. More...

State’s unemployment rate declines for 2nd straight month

North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased for the second consecutive month in October, according to information released last week by the state’s Employment Security Commission (ESC). More...

Religion

Gospel Singing

Crossroads Bluegrass Gospel will be singing at Triple Spring Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall after the singing. More...

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

Join St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 10:30 a.m. for worship. Adult Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. (in the parish house behind the church) and childrens’ Catechesis of the Good Shepherd begins at 10:15 a.m. More...

For him as he is and what he has done

LIGHT STEPS

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High. (Psalm 7:17 ESV) I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. More...

Editorial

Shop safely during the holiday season

Many North Carolina consumers have already started shopping for the holidays, and certainly a host of Personians will get in on the action next week following Thanksgiving. More...

After midterm rout, Obama rebounds

Only two weeks after the world ended for Democrats and President Barack Obama became a lame duck awaiting orders from a Republican-controlled House and Senate, that script is beginning to fray. More...

PULSE POLL

THE QUESTION: A federal appeals court has upheld gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. The ruling creates a divide among federal appeals courts, increasing the likelihood the Supreme Court will now take up the issue. More...

Records

PERSON COUNTY COURT

tuesday NOV. 6 Judge Mark Galloway presided over the Thursday, Nov. 6, session of Person County District Court during which A. Black & J. Stultz, 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...

Education

RCS teacher obtains doctorate in curriculum and instruction

Roxboro Community High School (RCS) English teacher Melissa Bartlett became Dr. Bartlett this month, after completing work on her Doctorate of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction at North Carolina State University. More...

Helena celebrates Red Ribbon Week

Helena Elementary School celebrated the national Red Ribbon Week during the week of Oct. 27-30. This is a week devoted to supporting drug awareness and prevention, and the school’s theme was My School is Too Cool for Drugs. More...

Poll

Beginning next month, the Person Area Transportation System (PATS) will offer shuttle service in Roxboro from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. each Monday through Friday. Do you plan to use the shuttle service?