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February 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

No discount for paying taxes early

Person County commissioners were quick to decide Monday that offering a break for those who pay their property taxes early makes no sense for the county. More...

‘Today’s Decisions... Tomorrow’s Hope’

Life Choices has improved its service to the community

Life Choices, formerly known as the Pregnancy Support Center, has recently changed its name to one that better reflects the variety of services it offers, and has restructured staff positions in order to improve its service to the local community. More...

Special Sections

 

Religion

Lattisville on a mission — ‘WATER 4 FLINT’

Recent media reports have given Americans an image of the water conditions and the need for help in Flint, Michigan. More...

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

On Sunday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., Bethany Baptist church will host a special prayer service for Pastor Brian Hager and his family. More...

Discomfort to restlessness to righteousness or continued rebellion

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. More...

Editorial

A ‘true gentleman’

Roxboro and Person County lost a true friend and great supporter Wednesday when James M. Allen passed away at the age of 93. Allen dedicated a large portion of his life to the City of Roxboro, serving 34 total years on Roxboro City Council. More...

‘A wonderful public servant’

John Irvin Gentry II only lived 56 years; however, he accomplished more in that short amount of time than many do in a much longer span of time. More...

PULSE POLL

THE QUESTION: A federal appeals court is examining whether county commissioners in North Carolina should be allowed to open their meetings with Christian prayers. Do you think they should be allowed to do so? NEXT WEEK’S QUESTION: More...

Records

PERSON COUNTY COURT

tuesday jan. 26 Judge Mark Galloway presided over the Tuesday, Jan. 26, session of Person County District Court during which H. Willaford and A. Black, assistant district attorneys, prosecuted for the state. More...

Education

Girl Scout cookies for sale

Person County Girl Scouts are out and about selling cookies, and Girl Scout leaders ask that the community support local Scouts by making purchases. More...

Get help with FAFSA forms at PCC

Receive free, personal help in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form from Piedmont Community College personnel on FAFSA Day, Saturday, Feb. 20. Assistance will be available from 9 a.m. More...

Free help with FAFSA completion available on Saturday, Feb. 20

Free in-person help with FAFSA continues week of Feb. 22-26; toll-free phone number open for questions every Tuesday in February

College financial aid officers and specialists will be available throughout North Carolina on Saturday, Feb. More...

Senior center input sought

Public to receive overview, have chance to offer suggestions at Monday meeting

A public input meeting for the design of the Person County Senior Center will take place Monday, Feb. 8 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the Person County Office Building Auditorium, located at 304 S. Morgan St. More...

Are you ready for some football?!?!

These students at Stories Creek Elementary School are ready to cheer on their Carolina Panthers in Sunday’s matchup against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. More...

News

Man arrested, charged with felony drug counts

A suspect sought in a pair of undercover drug operations was arrested by Person County Sheriff ’s Office deputies Tuesday on a host of drug-related charges. More...

Farm Transition Planning Workshop to be held Feb. 8

A Farm Transition Planning Workshop will be held Monday, Feb. 8 beginning at 8 a.m. for a light breakfast followed by a morning of informational presentations. The workshop will be held in the Person County Office Building auditorium at 304 S. More...

The Latest Agenda

Meetin gs A PUBLIC INPUT MEETING for the design of the Person County Senior Center will be held Monday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Person County Office Building auditorium, 304 South Morgan St. More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

Editor’s note: Each week, we are venturing out onto the streets of Roxboro looking for Personians to feature and to answer our question of the week for one of our regular features, Word on the Street. More...

Sports

Rockets notch first PAC-6 win

Person High School boys’ basketball coach Charles Dacus couldn’t even get the words out of his mouth as he entered the locker room. More...

Big night, bigger loss

Bulldogs fall to River Mill despite McGhee’s 57-point explosion

TIMBERLAKE — Roxboro Community School boys’ basketball player Darius McGhee was good through three quarters Wednesday against River Mill Academy — really good. More...

Crusaders down Person

The Cardinal Gibbons’ girls’ basketball team turned up the full-court pressure from the opening tip and ran away from Person High School 81- 49 Friday in Roxboro. More...

Features

The Harpers esteemed educators

George Leslie Harper was born on Dec. 24, 1902 in Lenoir County near Kinston. He was one of six offspring of the late Calvin and Sylvia Harper. More...

The Bullhorn  Free Access 

Variety Show offers, well, variety

The Roxboro Community School Variety Show, was held Jan. 29 and 30 at the Kirby. More...

Gender equality club begins at RCS

A new club is entering the scene and stirring up controversy at RCS. More...

Parker second runner-up in state scholarship program

Roxboro Community School senior Alycia Parker, the Distinguished Young Woman of Roxboro for 2016, went on to compete in the Distinguished Young Women of North Carolina program on Jan. 29 and 30. More...

Poll

The 2016 race for the White House is officially underway with the first votes having been cast in the Iowa Caucuses. How much attention are you paying to the presidential campaign?