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September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Exterminator halts black rat snake woes at RCS

Snakes found recently in and around an unfinished area of the Roxboro Community School (RCS) building have been identified as non-venomous black rat snakes. More...

Farmers urged to test corn for aflatoxin

In a press release issued by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) this week, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler encouraged farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of fee More...

Special Sections

 

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo, which was submitted by Pastor Ricky Sampson, features former champions of the Person County Recreation Department’s Flag Football League. More...

Special flag ceremony

FCP Scott Walters, stationed in San Diego, Calif., along with 10 additional Marines, was chosen to be part of a special flag ceremony for the 9-11 tribute at the televised Chargers and Seahawks football game played on Sunday, Sept. 14. More...

What's Going On?

What was going on Friday night at Rocket Stadium before Person High School’s varsity football team squared off against Halifax County, Virginia in a non-conference contest? More...

Features

Looking forward to Tapp's repeat performance

Sometimes I can get sucker-punched because I have a habit of pre-judging an event or performance before I attend it. A good friend of mine advised me to never have great expectations and I’d never be disappointed at any outcome. More...

AT THE MOVIES

Upcoming Kirby film series to benefit non-profits

The Person County Arts Council has put a new spin on its Classic Movie Sundays series, with the showings in the upcoming series serving as fundraisers for nonprofit groups in the county. More...

Arts and Entertainment

Renaissance Festival reigns as region’s great costume party

When you time travel to the Carolina Renaissance Festival weekends this October and November, a big dose of cheer is to be expected. More...

Art Briefs

The Carolina Mountain Dulcimers will meet on Sept. 18 at the Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Beginners, experts and all stringed instruments are welcome. More...

ACBL BRIDGE RESULTS

Wednesday, Sept. 10 1 Judy Long - Fran Westmoreland 2 Frances Wilkins - Linda Bridges 3/4 John Barnard - Charlotte Barnard 3/4 Helen Hobgood - Darcas Woody More...

SilverSneakers

New program gives Person County senior citizens incentive to stay fit

Person County senior citizens have an extra incentive to stay fit and active these days, now that local gyms are participating in the SilverSneakers program. More...

Congressional hopeful visits Roxboro

Mark Walker, a Republican candidate for the 6th Congressional District seat in Washington, D.C., visited Roxboro Tuesday morning, making stops at several area businesses. More...

Editorial

Government corruption in the spotlight

RALEIGH This column has been on the list for awhile, and the longer it waits, the more examples of government corruption show up in media reports. Each time they do, the public gets a little more cynical, losing a little more faith in government. More...

New lessons from old wars

Bookwatch

At the end of a two-day conference about World War I at UNC-Chapel Hill, I asked a leading military historian what approach he would recommend to the United States to deal with the challenge of ISIS. I will tell you about his response in a minute. More...

Political Cartoon

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Sports

PHS heads to Burlington to challenge Cummings Friday

The Person High School football team is certainly not alone in its struggles this season. More...

Bulldogs make statement

Roxboro Community School sweeps Voyager Academy, takes sole possession of first in North Central Athletic Conference

Three-hundred and twenty seven days. The Roxboro Community School volleyball team waited 327 days to get on the court with North Central Athletic Conference rival Voyager Academy. More...

Sellers claims Late Model title at South Boston Speedway

South Boston, VA — Peyton Sellers is now a two-time South Boston Speedway NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car Division champion. More...

Living

Kiwanis Club donates to Special Olympics

At the Aug. 11, meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club at Clarksville Station restaurant, President Paul Williams announced that installation of officers for the new year beginning Oct. 1 would be held at Mayo Lake on Sept. 8. More...

Teen Talk

Editor’s note: As part of a Silver Award project, members of Girl Scout Troop 172 at Helena United Methodist Church will publish The Courier-Times’ newest feature, Teen Talk, each week. More...

PC to offer a new course ‘Bon Appetit! Irresistible Fall Soups’

Piedmont Community College will offer the course, “Bon Appetit! Irresistible Fall Soups” on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at PCC’s Person County campus, 1715 College Dr., in Building S, Room 100. More...

Milestones

Brake-Oakes

Lindsey Ryan Brake became the bride of Tyler Chatman Oakes of Greensboro on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The Rev. Sydney Charnley performed the double-ring 5:30 p.m. ceremony in Summerfield. More...

Whitfield- Harris

Wayne and Laura Whitfield of Roxboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Lauren Whitfield, to Credle Allen Harris of Bath. More...

Hear true story of Smokey the Bear at library

The Person County Public Library invites children and parents to come and hear the True Story of Smokey the Bear on Thursday, Sept.18 at 4 p.m. The North Carolina Forest Services will present Smokey the Bear’s larger than life tale. More...

Poll

A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day. Which candidate do you plan to vote for?