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December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

C-T announces schedule for Christmas holiday

So that the staff may enjoy the Christmas holidays with their families, The Courier- Times is observing an altered publication schedule and office hours during the Christmas holiday week. More...

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Do You Know These People?

This week’s photo features two spectators at the 1994 Christmas Parade in Uptown Roxboro. The two had a front row seat for the happenings on Main Street. The two shown are Herschel Seets and Deonte Edwards. More...

Deputies arrest Person County woman on multiple drug-related charges

Deputies with the Person County Sheriff ’s Office arrested Sasha Kendra Watts, 27, of 971 McGhee’s Mill Rd. Friday on a trio of drug-related charges. The incidents that led to the charges against Watts reportedly occurred on Dec. 4. More...

More arrests in connection with undercover drug operation

Two more people were arrested in connection with an undercover drug operation that culminated last week. More...


Northern Durham tops Person in PAC-6 opener

The Person High School wrestling team opened its PAC-6 season with a 54-30 loss to Northern Durham last Wednesday at home. The match marked the Rockets’ first appearance at home this season. More...

Orange shoots down Rockets

The Orange High School boys’ basketball team drilled its first 3-pointer 27 seconds into Monday’s game and its last with 12 seconds to play. More...

Bulldogs go 1-2 at Westover Christian Academy tournament

The Roxboro Community School Middle School boys’ basketball team finished 1-2 in the Westover Christian Academy Tournament this weekend in Danvile, Virginia. More...


Extension Notes

I read a great article from Soynews that showed the numbers on soybean usage that was fantastic. This year in 2014 we harvested 103.8 tons of soybeans from fields 13.6 percent above the previous record set in 2009. More...

PCC’s next Certified Logistics Technician Training to begin Jan. 5

Piedmont Community College (PCC) will offer its next Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) training course Jan. 5 – 28. The class will be held at PCC’s Workforce Training Center at 303 S. Morgan St., Roxboro. It will meet from 8 a.m. More...

Balloon release

On Saturday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. The Community Cancer Awareness Group of Person County sponsored a balloon release at Huck Sansbury Park. More...



Jane Loudell Harris became the bride of Stephen Vincent Medford of Clemmons on May 31, 2014 in Timberlake. Dr. Bob Medford performed the double ring 1 p.m. ceremony in the Timberlake Suite at the Homestead Steakhouse. More...

Person County ECA holds annual ‘Achievement Program’

On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Person County Extension & Community Association held its annual Achievement Program at the Person County Office Building. More...

Ellison Reece Harris

John Price Harris and Meredith Lea Harris of Roxboro announce the birth of their daughter, Ellison Reece Harris. Ellison was born on Oct. 14, 2014 at Duke Regional Hospital. She weighed eight pounds and seven ounces. More...

Suspect in robbery of RadioShack sought by Roxboro police

Roxboro police are looking for a suspect in connection with a robbery, assault and larceny incident that occurred Saturday evening at RadioShack at 1021 Durham Rd. Police responded to RadioShack shortly after 6:15 p.m. More...

Jan. 5 is deadline to pay 2014 property taxes

Tax listing forms for 2015 will be mailed out on Dec. 30

The deadline for Person County citizens to pay 2014 property taxes is nearing. The deadline for Personians to pay their county taxes without being subject to past due charges is Monday, Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. More...


Political Cartoon

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Vote-buying allegations prompt state board review

RALEIGH The agenda for last week’s State Board of Elections meeting sounded like something out of a novel or HBO series or third world country. Could vote-buying really be happening in North Carolina? And by no less than a candidate for sheriff ? More...

Wake up with a start up


RALEIGH The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, and North Carolina continues to recover at a faster rate than the national average. But few would describe the general trend as impressive by historical standards. More...


Getting to know the new field crops agent

I’ve always been interested in agriculture and living in Southern California was the perfect area to grow up and to be exposed to farming and cultivation. More...

Roxboro Christmas Parade 2014

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Arts and Entertainment

Person High School band to present Christmas concert Thursday at Kirby Theater

The Tradition Winds of Person High School with special guests The Person High School Chorus will present the 2014 Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirby Theater. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. More...

Andee Candy

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Country ClubDec. 101st Judy Long2nd Martha Bradsher3rd Martha O’HaraSenior Center Dec. 11 More...


Sony Pictures has canceled the Dec. 25 release of The Interview after hackers threatened terrorist attacks and the largest multiplex chains in North America pulled the film. Do you agree with the decision?