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July 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Person’s jobless rate climbs to near 7%

Person County’s unemployment rate climbed to nearly seven percent in May, according to num- bers released Wednesday by the Employment Security Commission (ESC) of North Carolina. More...

‘Life in Motion: Picture a Cure’

Plans underway for 2015 Person County Relay for Life

Person County Relay for Life officially began its 2015 fundraising season last week with a kickoff event held at Fabulous Feet Dance Academy. The Relay for Life event here in Person County is scheduled for Oct. 2 this year. More...

Special Sections

 

Religion

Olive Branch holds vacation Bible school

Sunday, June 14 through Friday, June 19, Olive Branch Baptist Church held vacation Bible school. Commencement was held on Friday night. More...

Obeying, trusting God in the advance of the gospel

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. More...

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

New Ephesus Baptist Church, 375 Ephesus Church Rd., Semora, will hold services to uplift youth. On Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m., Youth Revival will be observed. More...

Sports

BULLPEN SUMMER CAMP

Boston Road facility serving up fun and games for youth this summer

Summer camp continued this week at the Bullpen at 4324 Boston Rd. When The C-T stopped by Thursday, the campers were battling it out in a game of dodge ball. More...

RECREATION NEWS

Men’s volleyball registration underway The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department will have registration for the men’s volleyball league through July 9. The entry fee is $250 per team. More...

Records

PERSON COUNTY COURT

tuesday June 16 Judge Mike Gentry presided over the Tuesday, June 16, session of Person County District Court during which A. Black, assistant district attorney, 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...

Living

SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES

Activities for the week of Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10 at the Person County Senior Center — (SC) Senior Center; (Annex) Parks-n-Rec Annex; (PCOB) Person County Office Building More...

MENU

Monday, July 6 Pinto Beans, Mixed Greens, Macaroni & Cheese, Cornbread, Pears, Orange Juice Tuesday, July 7 Barbecue Chicken, Squash Casserole, Lima Beans, Roll, Apple Sauce Wednesday, July 8 More...

C-T’s July 4 edition published 1 day early

The Saturday, July 4 edition of The Courier-Times is being published one day early this week in order to assure same day delivery to subscribers within the local postal delivery area. More...

TA positions should be safe in PCS

Teacher assistant spots likely not affected by Senate budget, but teacher salary source could be in danger

A possible reduction in funding for teacher assistants in the state budget would most likely not affect Person County Schools’ (PCS) teacher assistants, but would interfere with a current source for teacher salary funds. More...

Double rainbow over Roxboro

There was some rough weather in Roxboro and Person County Tuesday evening. A severe thunderstorm warning was even issued for a part of the county. More...

News

Sheriff’s deputies arrest man on drug-related charges

Deputies with the Person County Sheriff ’s Office arrested Aaron Sylvester Taborn, 27, of 202 Front St. Monday on multiple drugrelated charges. More...

Safety tips for those planning to use fireworks during Fourth of July holiday

Officials with the N.C. Forest Service are encouraging people to celebrate Independence Day by viewing public fireworks displays rather than risk starting fires by setting off their own fireworks. More...

Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo was first published in The Courier-Times in July of 2000 and features the Person County winners in the 2000 Region K Senior Games. Do you know any of the people in the photo? More...

Word on the Street

Word on the Street

This week’s question: What is your favorite part of the Fourth of July holiday? Eli Clayton “I like the fireworks. We just go on up to Granny and Grandpa’s and take our own fireworks with us.” More...

Editorial

Declaration of Independence

Editor’s Note: We present the complete text of the Declaration of Independence. The original spelling and capitalization have been retained. More...

McCrory and the evolving media

RALEIGH In some ways, I see both sides of the latest dispute between Gov. More...

Time to make a good deal

RALEIGH The state of North Carolina has begun its 2015-16 fiscal year with a continuing resolution instead of a budget. While it would have been better if lawmakers and Gov. More...

Features

‘A big ol’ ginormous pot of cool beans’

I think it’s safe to say that almost all serious photographers with good equipment love to get out and shoot a paying gig. More...

Obsessed by ‘Longmire’ . . . both books and TV

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. 2005 by Penguin. Paperback, 354 pgs. $15. More...

‘Dewey Bob’ latest in Schachner’s cast of lovable characters

Dewey Bob by Judy Schachner. September 2015 by Dial Books for Young Readers. Hardcover, 32 pgs. $17.99. More...

Education

Drumming camp

Participants in a youth drumming camp taught by Mark Robertson last week explored world drumming with a focus on West African, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms. In addition to rhythms, the students learned how to work cooperatively in a drum circle. More...

Camp Invention coming to Bethel Hill Charter School

Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is coming to Bethel Hill Charter School, during the week of July More...

Parker representing RCS in Governor’s School

Gifted high school students from across the state are exploring cutting-edge ideas and concepts in academics and the arts as the 2015 Session of the North Carolina Governor’s School is currently underway. More...

Poll

The NC Senate's budget would cut 8,500 teacher assistant positions, while hiring 2,000 teachers. Proponents say that eliminates the need for the assistants. Teacher assistant backers say those workers do many other tasks and are needed. What do you think?