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September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Voter photo ID forum slated Sept. 10

The Person County Board of Elections, in conjunction with the Person County Senior Center, will host a voter education forum on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

 

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Eating with locals near the water

How do you find a home cooking restaurant that is both near an interstate highway and on or near the water? It is not easy. More...

Grateful for the great support of Personality

To the editor: We appreciate all the support we received for the 2015 Personality Festival. There is no way this annual event could take place without our generous sponsors and volunteers. With that in mind, let the acknowledgments begin! Thank you: More...

Features

‘Now, none of that is going to happen’

My last column was written about last week’s murder up in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia where two television reporters were gunned down while doing a live broadcast. More...

Personality Festival

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Arts and Entertainment

Basket class to weave fall basket

Basket class will be held in the level one back kitchen at the Person County Office Building on Tuesday, Sept. 8 starting at 10 a.m. Class will continue until the basket is complete. More...

Andee Candy

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Beach Music Festival to be held at Cambridge Hills

Cambridge Hills will host a Beach Music Festival and the public is invited to attend. The event will be held at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living at 5660 Durham Road on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Threat of HPAI cancels Person County Farm Tour

The fourth annual Person County Farm Tour, originally scheduled to be held Sept. 26 and 27, has been cancelled in order to protect poultry flocks from a possible outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). More...

County’s jobless rate remains at 7.2% in July

After increasing for two consecutive months, Person County’s unemployment rate remained steady in July, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Employment Security Commission (ESC) of North Carolina. More...

Bringing in the tobacco crop

Tobacco was being harvested on a Person County farm Monday afternoon. More...

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was taken in October of 2001 and features the top winners in the 2001 Roxboro Jaycees’ Junior Miss program. More...

Little Miss Personality Contest

The winners in the annual Little Miss Personality Contest were crowned Friday evening in Uptown Roxboro during the Personality Festival. More...

Sheriff’s deputies arrest man on felony drug-related charge

Deputies with the Person County Sheriff ’s Office arrested a Roxboro man Monday while conducting marijuana eradication at a Moss Creek residence. James Thomas McCraken, 26, of 394 Moss Creek Dr. More...

Sports

Big second-half lifts Warriors past RCS

The Roxboro Community School boys’ soccer team got off to a great start, but Webb roared back for a 6-2 Friday in Oxford. The Bulldogs took a 2-1 lead into halftime, but the Warriors rallied with five second-half goals. More...

Person sweeps Bulldogs, 9-0

The Person High School tennis team snapped its recent losing streak with a 9-0 victory against Roxboro Community School Saturday. The Rockets comfortably won all of the matches in straight sets. More...

On The Links

The Optimist Club sponsored its annual Golf Classic this summer at Roxboro Country Club. Winning teams include: (front row, left-to-right) first place — Darrell Long, Robbie Long, Neal Long, Tyler Coleman. More...

Living

SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, Sept. 2 9 a.m. — Rummikub (SC) 9:30 a.m. — Gerofit (GYM) 10:30 a.m. — Senior Saints (SC) 10:45 a.m. — Line Dancing (ANX) 6 p.m. — Tai Chi (SC) Thursday, Sept. 3 9 a.m. — Dominos (SC) More...

Pet of the Week

MEET TRACKER — the Person County Animal Services Pet of the Week. Trackers is a three-year-old male tri-colored hound. He is very sweet and know basic commands. More...

Our nation continues to grow

Over the past 45 years, our nation has continued to grow and I am not talking about population. Since the 1970s, Americans have increased daily calorie intake by over 200 calories. More...

Milestones

Shirley Deal honored at National Health Center Celebration

Shirley Deal, chairperson of Piedmont Community College (PCC) Alumni Partnership and former CEO of Caswell Family Medical Center, was honored at the National Health Center Week celebration. More...

Boling- Rogers

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Christopher Boling of Hurdle Mills announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Ashlyn Boling, to Joshua Bradsher Rogers of Hurdle Mills. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Ella Kathryn Roach

Ricky Roach and Amy Brooks Roach of Roxboro announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Kathryn Roach. Ella was born on July 2, 2015 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. She weighed eight pounds and 13 ounces. More...

Poll

The tragic on-air shooting of a news reporter and cameraman in Virginia Wednesday morning has, once again, prompted discussion regarding gun control laws. Do you believe the government should implement more gun control laws?