Eleven locals graduate from East Carolina

Eleven Person County natives graduated from East Carolina University on May 4. The university’s 109th commencement ceremony was held in Dowdy- Ficklen Stadium.  The graduates include:  More...

Hoops fundraiser supports memorial fund

The Lewis “Eddie” Winstead Memorial Fund is now seeking sponsors for a fundraising event planned for later this year. More...

Local teachers attend training programs at NCCAT

South Elementary School Exceptional Children’s Teacher Dr. More...

De’Ja Bailey earns Dean’s List honors at Western Carolina University

Western Carolina University student and Person High School graduate De’Ja Bailey was named to WCU’s Spring 2018 Dean’s List, an honor that recognizes students who earn at least a 3.5 grade point average.  Bailey is the daughter More...

Gift boosts PCC Foundation’s efforts

The Piedmont Community College Foundation kicked off its Community Partner fundraising campaign in the spring, calling on local businesses, organizations and friends to help fulfill its mission of supporting students at PCC. More...

Students earn hands-on experience in PCC class

Students enrolled in Piedmont Community College’s science courses receive instruction from North Carolina BioNetwork instructors for additional hands-on learning opportunities.  More...

Roxboro Elks nominee wins $50,000 scholarship

A Roxboro native was recently awarded a $50,000 scholarship by the Elks, winning first place over about 20,000 applicants nationwide.  Shiv Patel was born in Roxboro and raised in Durham. More...

Local grads named recipients of the David Rogers Scholarship

Four local graduates were selected to receive the Dr. More...

PCC training program teaches computer skills for unemployed

Piedmont Community College will offer the Certified Production Technician training beginning with Orientation to CPT on July 9-23. This free class will meet 9 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Bricen Jones serves as House page

Bricen Jones, a student at Roxboro Community School, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. He is the son of Bridgit Jones and Berk Jones and was sponsored by Rep. More...

PCC offers driving classes

Piedmont Community College is offering a defensive driving course, as well as a truck driving class next month.   Defensive driving  The National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving course will be held from 6-10 p.m. More...

Pre-school grads contemplate the future

Those who grew up in the 1950s and ‘60s may remember a popular television show segment called Kids Say the Darnedest Things!, in which host Art Linkletter interviewed children, asking them various simple questions.  More...

Pendelton wins scholarship

Roxboro Community School graduate and valedictorian Jade Pendleton was recently named a recipient of a $12,000 Aubrey Lee Brooks Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year, which she will spend at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  More...

PCS will apply for COLA funding

Person County Schools submitted an application on June 18 for a 2.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment from the National Head Start Association totaling $22,614.  More...

Jackson Loftis makes the most of his time

Jackson Loftis won’t be walking across a stage to get a diploma this spring, but he does have some bragging rights. At the young age of 17, he will be transferring from Piedmont Community College to become a junior at UNC-CH this fall.  More...

Teacher builds skills

Helena Elementary School third-grade teacher Jamie Williammee recently attended a “Foundations of Math” program through the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching – a recognized national leader in professional develop More...

Scholarship opportunity targets rural students

Students in Piedmont Community College’s Criminal Justice Camp had the opportunity to learn from two Roxboro Police Department staff members, as well as instructors from PCC and Central Carolina Community College. More...

PCC spring honor roll

Piedmont Community College has released various honor rolls for the spring 2018 semester

PRESIDENT’S LIST  The following students completed a minimum course load of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.00.  More...

Program teaches diabetes prevention

A local diabetes prevention program offered through the Person County Health Department will kick off Tuesday for its second year running.  The program, which provides participants with information, tips and support in preventing type-2 diabetes More...

PCC offers two new scholarships

Piedmont Community College is offering two new scholarships by Piedmont Electric Helping Hand Foundation for students attending PCC this fall.  More...

Auditions for Legally Blonde are just around the corner at the Kirby

The audition dates have been set for the Roxboro Little Theater Youth production of “Legally Blonde, Jr.,” which will be staged in August at the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in Uptown Roxboro.  This play will be directed by Kelly Roge More...

Local young entrepreneurs take NYC

Person High School’s Virtual Enterprises International students traveled to New York City in April to attend the Youth Business Summit, where they mingled with VEI students from all over the world.  More...

TIPS endowment honors Person High School grads, future teachers

Two Person High School seniors and aspiring elementary teachers have each been awarded the $1,000 Sarah Elizabeth Morton “Teach in Person” Scholarship, which is given to PHS students who are pursuing degrees in education and wish to retur More...

PCEF to accept teacher grant applications

Person County Education Foundation Executive Director Amanda Morrow and other PCEF board members will visit local schools on June 4 to share with teachers the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teacher mini-grant oppor- tunities More...

DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR BEGINNING TEACHERS

This year, a new TIPS endowment has been established that is specifically for college graduates who are returning to PCS to teach.  A fundraiser is currently being held to help support these beginning teachers as they return home to start their More...

Sartin earns Paramedic of the Year honors

Paramedic Corey Sartin was selected as the Person County Emergency Medical Services Paramedic of the Year during last week, during EMS Week 2018.  Each employee within the EMS Division was given the opportunity to nominate one of their peers. More...

Person County EMS receives the AHA Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Level Recognition Award

Roxboro, NC- Person County Emergency Services EMS Division recently received the American Heart Association (AHA) Mission Lifeline EMS Gold Level Recognition Award for the 2017 calendar year. More...

SCAM JAM to be held in Vance County on June 7

The Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging and the Vance County Senior Center is hosting a SCAM JAM on June 7 to help educate seniors about how to protect themselves from frauds and scams.  This free educational and forum allows seniors to learn how to a More...

RCS jazz ensemble schooled by a master

The Roxboro Community School Jazz Ensemble participated in the James Ketch Jazz Festival May 19 in Durham.  The festival was produced by the North Carolina School of Science and Math, and the Durham Jazz Workshop. More...

Page brings lecture seminar to PCC

Internationally-known speaker, instructor, author and paramedic Bob Page shared his knowledge with Piedmont Community College through a two-day seminar at the school – his only scheduled seminar in North Carolina this year.  More...

Optimist scholar

Roxboro Community School senior Hannah Hawkins is presented with a scholarship from the Roxboro Optimist Club by club member Kendall Gentry.   More...

PCC offers summer camp for high-schoolers

Piedmont Community College is offering high school students a chance to participate in free, hands-on summer activities to help them learn about various programs of study and career options.  More...

Career and College Promise student wins state contest

Piedmont Community College Career and College Promise student Brianna Wrenn earned first place in the SkillsUSA Hair Color Contest during the 53rd annual North Carolina Leadership and Skills Conference, held last month at the Koury Convention Center More...

Roxboro Community School’s new vocabulary program

At the beginning of Roxboro Community School’s (RCS) school year, some of the school’s classes decided to take part in a website called vocabulary.com.  It is a vocabulary-intense program that allows teachers to find a list of words More...

Person’s Kayla Tuck honored

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Thomas Person Chapter, has awarded a Junior Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Bronze Medal to Person High School student Kayla Tuck. More...

Bethel Hill honors contributors

The Bethel Hill Charter School board has established an “Honor Wall” presentation cabinet in the auditorium entrance as a permanent tribute to individuals for their educational contributions in the Bethel Hill community.  Each plaque More...

PCC donor establishes scholarship in daughter’s name

A new scholarship endowment at Piedmont Community College will honor the academically and musically talented daughter of a Person County native while supporting one or more students in a technical or vocational program.  More...

Middle-schoolers explore career options

On April 12, Southern Middle School students looked toward the future as they explored a number of careers, including graphic design, physical therapy, law enforcement, make-up art and the military.  More...

Rimmer joins university honor society

Anna Love Rimmer, a 2014 graduate of Person High School, was recently inducted into the Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at North Carolina State University, where she currently attends.  More...

NMS hosts Middle School Truck Rodeo

Middle school students in the Person County Schools’ Career and Technical Education program explored different careers at a Truck Rodeo, held at Northern Middle School April 27.  More...

Education Foundation honors scholarship winners

Five local, graduating high-school students were awarded scholarships through the Person County Education Foundation on Tuesday at a reception held at Long Memorial United Methodist Church.  More...

SMS students attend Coasters 101

The Southern Middle School National Junior Honor Society visited Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Va. More...

Seasonal fashions

Bethel Hill Charter School kindergarteners held their annual fashion show March 22 to share their knowledge of the four seasons. More...

Teens attend peer justice event

Person County Teen Court volunteers attended the North Carolina Teen Court Association Mock Trial Summit on April 13- 15, which was held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord.  The annual springtime event involved a mock trial competition, various More...

PCC offers exam preparation classes for future medical techs

Piedmont Community College will offer a Medication Tech exam preparation course on its Caswell County campus on April 30 to May 8. More...

Oak Lane students get a taste of traditional Irish music

Musician Michael Thompson brought the music and history of Irish culture to Emily Dallas’ third-grade class at Oak Lane Elementary School last month. More...

Senior speeches ahead

Roxboro Community School seniors are gearing up for their senior speeches, which are written and presented during the last few months before graduation. This year’s speeches will be presented on April 24.  More...

PCC offers general interest classes

Piedmont Community College is offering a pair of general interest courses this month that are open to the general public.  Call the college at 336- 599-0032 to register for either class.  Defensive Driving course   More...

Youth Livestock show set April 18-19

Person County 4-H and FFA youth will be among those competing in the Central Piedmont Junior Livestock Show and Sale, to be held April 18-19 in Hillsborough.  The event will be held at the Central Carolina Holstein Show Barn on Orange Grove Road More...

Person County Library planning series of events to mark April

April 8-14 is National Library Week, a nationwide event sponsored by the American Library Association that celebrates the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.  The cel More...