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July 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Person County Schools’ first Reading Camp a success

About 70 students who were in third-grade this past school year are working on improving their reading skills this summer during Person County Schools’ (PCS) first summer reading camp. More...

Special Sections

 

News

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was taken in 1982 and features two Person County men, one of whom owned an electric motor repair shop on Depot Street. Do you know the people in the photo? More...

FOOTWEAR PLUS

Known for its heavy duty work boots and work clothing, Footwear Plus also offers clothing and footwear beyond the customer’s work needs. A Person County institution since 1946, Footwear Plus is owned and operated by the Chambers family. More...

The Latest Agenda

Meetings PERSON COUNTY AL-ANON meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Long Memorial United Methodist Church in Roxboro. Celebrate Recovery (physical and psychological addiction) meets each Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church in Roxboro. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

What is your favorite movie and why? Calie coat es “The movie Tammy because it’s funny.” paul foster More...

Sports

Twin 75-lap Late Model races scheduled at SoBo for remainder of 2014 season

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — South Boston Speedway officials announced a weather-related change to the remainder of the 2014 schedule this week. More...

Optimist Golf Classic slated for Aug. 2 at RCC

The 22nd Annual Optimst Club Golf Classic, sponsored by the Roxboro Optimist Club, will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at Roxboro Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit Optimist programs for youth and the community. More...

HS practices begin next week

The Person High School volleyball team will begin tryouts for the upcoming season next Friday. The tryouts will be held Friday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and again Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in school’s gyms. More...

Features

Whipping up the perfect patty melt

Straight Ahead

There are very few things better to eat than a grilled cheese sandwich at lunchtime, and I’ll bet I’ve had a thousand of them. More...

Girl Scouts participate in archery training

The Person County Girl Scouts participated in a day of archery on July 5 at Gooch’s Mill Archery Club in Oxford. The girls in attendance were able to learn skills from archery-certified trainer and leader Tanya Chase. More...

Education

Local student serves as page in the North Carolina Senate

Raleigh – Richard Andrew Perrigo, a student at Liberty Christian School, recently served as a page in the North Carolina Senate. Perrigo is the son of Andy and Carrie Perrigo of Roxboro. More...

Reader of the Week

Carolyn Cates is the Person County Public Library’s (PCPL) Summer Reader of the Week. Cates is currently reading To Sketch a Thief by Sharon Pape. She enjoys reading any cozy or mystery fiction she can get her hands on. More...

Cap and Gown

Rebecca Lynn Martin of Roxboro was named to the Dean’s List at Western Carolina University for the spring 2014 semester. More...

‘Dancing Stories’ a hit at public library Friday

April Turner of Charlotte-based Life As Art Productions presents “Dancing Stories,” a program on traditional West African music, dance and folklore at the Person County Public Library Friday morning. More...

County’s tax collection rate exceeded budgeted amount

Person County’s tax collection rate for fiscal year 2014 exceeded the budgeted collection rate by 1.3 percentage points, resulting in $994,485 more than was anticipated, according to a report by Tax Administrator Russell Jones during a Monday m More...

Milton’s Herman Joubert officially chosen as Republican candidate for District 22 Senate seat

It’s now official. Milton’s Herman Joubert will be the Republican candidate for the District 22 seat in the North Carolina Senate in the November general election. More...

Religion

Women’s Conference to be held at Zion Level

The missionaries of Zion Level Missionary Baptist Church will host a Women’s Conference Thursday, July 31 through Saturday, Aug. 2. The theme for the conference is “Reaping the Rewards of Righteousness — Pay Day is Coming.” More...

MissionBLAST planned for 1st week in August

Beulah Baptist Association’s (BBA) MissionBLAST will be held Saturday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 8. More...

Just holding the pen

Salt and Light

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) More...

Editorial

‘Freedom of speech for me — but not for those I oppose’

Campus collisions over commencement speakers. Over-thetop public reaction to celebrity shockers. And genuine fear of physical reprisals over controversial issues. Clearly, we’re a nation vigorously exercising our lungs as well as our rights. More...

Huge issue ahead for North Carolina

Today in North Carolina

RALEIGH Decades from now, when school children in North Carolina look back on 2014, they might hear about the massive coal ash spill into the Dan River and subsequent legislation requiring cleanup of Duke Energy coal ash ponds. More...

Credit claims are poorly scripted

Conservative

RALEIGH When liberals debate tax policy, it can be hard to keep track of their current positions. They keep changing. More...

Records

Cases heard in Person County Court

thursday July 10 Judge Mike Gentry presided over the Thursday, July 10, session of Person County District Court during which Alicia Black and Hugh Willaford, assistant district attorneys, prosecuted for the state. Elisabeth N. 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...

Poll

How much time do you spend checking Facebook? The company now says the average American spends 40 minutes a day on the site. How does that compare to your use?