Roxboro sorority celebrates HBCUs

The Sigma Nu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated historically black colleges and universities with their second annual “THINK HBCU: Let’s Get Schooled” scholarship banquet and ball on Saturday, Dec. More...

PCC offers logistics training this month

Piedmont Community College will offer the Certified Logistics Technician training beginning with Orientation to CLT Jan. 16-30.  This class will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Survey yields surprising results

The results of a student interest survey, which was sent out to students on Dec. 11, 2017 and closed on Jan. More...

Protect against cold weather maladies

Winter is in full effect, with below-freezing conditions that bring about a number of ailments.  According to a 2015 study by a team of Yale University scientists, colder temperatures slow the body’s immune system, weakening its defense ag More...

Middle schools consider expanding their academic offerings

Through a new campaign called “Schools with Choice,” Northern and Southern Middle Schools are coming together to expand their students’ academic options.  The goal of the collaboration is to offer individualized pathways for st More...

Person County Schools announces new logo

Person County Schools unveiled a new logo design at a Thursday, Dec. 14 school board meeting that will be used for the school system’s web presence, official documents and building signage.  More...

Initiative aims to modernize educational spaces

The media centers in Person County’s elementary and middle schools may soon get a makeover, as school officials reviewed the plans for an innovative classrooms initiative at a board meeting on Dec. 14.  More...

January full of CREATIVITY AND LEARNING at the LIBRARY

The Person County Public Library is hosting an all ages Bookmark Design Contest from Jan. 2 to Jan. More...

Students and teachers recognized by school board

Five groups of Person County students and teachers were recognized at a Person County school board meeting on Dec. 14. More...

North Elementary students donate food items to Christian Help Center

The students at North Elementary School donated over 800 food items to the Christian Help Center on Dec. 14 at the end of a month-long food drive they started on Nov. 6.  More...

Exceptional Children program to participate in pilot

Starting in early February, staffers in Person County Schools’ Exceptional Children programs will take part in a Special Education and Medicaid Modules pilot, implemented by the N.C. More...

Board to review PCC survey results

Piedmont Community College President Dr. More...

Local cheerleaders shine bright at Duke women’s basketball game

A local community cheerleading team called the Person County Diamonds performed the halftime show at a Duke women’s basketball game on Sunday.  The squad, which is organized through the Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department, More...

Applications for scholarships now open

Two academic scholarships sponsored by the College Foundation of North Carolina are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.   More...

Homeschool group travels through time

A local homeschool group known as The Time Travelers has been busy this year exploring America’s history. More...

The Future of Coding is Female

Three Person County middle-schoolers explored the world of technology at a “Coders Experience” conference held at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Virginia on Oct. 14.  More...

Person County charities receive holiday boost from Duke Energy fundraiser

Duke Energy employees at the Roxboro and Mayo stations held a charity golf tournament Nov. 3 to raise money for two organizations focused on the success of local youth.  More...

North End hosts family STEAM night

Flashlights made out of aluminum foil, an LED lightbulb and a battery. Marshmallow-launching catapults constructed with popsicle sticks and rubber bands. Moldable slime formed with Elmer’s glue, baking soda and glitter.  More...

Colonial Day held at Bethel Hill Charter School

Bethel Hill Charter School rolled back the clock four centuries this week, as first- and secondgrade students celebrated Colonial Days.  The events took place on Monday and Tuesday mornings.  Donning colonial and Native American attire, stu More...

Person County schools recognized for good behavior

Seven Person County schools were honored for their commitment to behavior management at the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) State Recognition Ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Students learn about wind energy

Monday morning in Piedmont Community College’s electrical power production classroom was all about wind energy, as instructor Mac McCormick discussed the function and design of wind turbines, and demonstrated a mini windmill replica.  More...

Person County Education Foundation supports small, local grants

Person County Education Foundation awarded academic grants to three Person County public school teachers on Friday, Nov. 3, in partnership with Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation.  More...

Battle of the Books

There was a North- South battle in the Person County Office Building Auditorium last Friday, as student bookworms from Person County’s two middle schools competed against each other in the Battle of the Books.  The local competition is par More...

PECIL to hold informational meetings

Person Early College for Innovation and Learning is holding two informational meetings for the 2018-2019 school year at Piedmont Community College’s Person County campus in building S-100.  One will be held on Thursday, Nov. More...

RCS hosts Holiday Extravaganza

Roxboro Community School encouraged local residents to get their Christmas shopping done early at its 11th annual Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday.  More...

HONOR ROLL

Person Early College Honor Roll students   9th grade  A-honor roll  Jonathan Bradsher, Yesenia Garcia, Natalie Garrett, Delaney Griffin, Jodie Hall, Michael Keeton, Lacy Rogers   9th grade  More...

Teachers recognized for ‘Bright Ideas’

Six Person County teachers have been awarded $1,500 each in educational grants through the Bright Ideas education grant program, sponsored by N.C. Electric Cooperatives. More...

PHS seniors practice driving with mobile simulator

The N.C. More...

Roxboro’s Distinguished Young Woman prepares for state competition

Elena Meiggs is honing all of her talents for the Distinguished Young Women of North Carolina competition at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro on Jan. 26-27, 2018.  More...

NMS Broadcast Journalism Class Reaches Fundraising Goal

With almost three months left until its fundraising deadline, the Northern Middle School Broadcasting and Journalism class has reached its goal of raising $2,353 for broadcasting equipment.  More...

Piedmont Community College to offer Open Houses next month

Piedmont Community College is hosting two upcoming Open House events for prospective students.  More...

Mayor receives German exchange students

More than 30 people filled the training room of the Roxboro Police Department to help Mayor Merilyn Newell welcome a group of German exchange students, who are part of an exchange program with Person High School.  More...

Legos become teaching tool at North End, Woodland

Lego bricks are more than just a popular children’s toy from the 1930s or little plastic landmines in the carpet that cause crippling foot pain. More...

RCS student wins NCHSAA Award

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, Roxboro Community School (RCS) senior Mackenzi Thornburg won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Performance of the Week Award for volleyball.  The award is given to two athletes each week. More...

Get help completing college financial aid forms on Oct. 28 at PCC

Piedmont Community College (PCC) financial aid administrators will be available on FAFSA Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. to walk students through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process.  More...

Students hone soft skills at Person High School

Students at Person High School received real-world workforce training at the Soft Skills Tips for Teen Workers event on Thursday, which brought in community leaders from various Person County businesses to share advice and experiences about entering More...

HONOR ROLL

Roxboro Community Middle School Honor Roll First Six Weeks 2017-18   6th Grade Al A’s  More...

Students hold drive to collect items to help hurricane victims

When Kryslin Wilson sent a group text on Friday, Aug. More...

‘Bulldogs for Cure’ fight against cancer

“Dig Pink” was the theme of the night as Roxboro Community School’s volleyball team took on the Carolina Mustangs in their last regular season home game on Tuesday. More...

NMS broadcast journalism class plans fundraiser

The Northern Middle School students in Jeremy Clayton’s broadcast journalism class are raising money for equipment, including a high-definition camera, microphones, green screens and lighting.  These will give students in the class first-h More...

TAB meeting to be held at public library

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will hold its monthly meeting in the Gallery of the Person County Public Library on Monday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m. More...

Bake sale at library to benefit teen programming

The Person County Public Library will host a movie showing of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13, 103 min.) and a bake sale on Saturday, Sept. More...

Scholarship awarded

On Tuesday, June 27, the Leasburg Ruritan Club awarded James Blalock with their 2017 scholarship. Blalock will be attending college in the fall in Charlotte. He is an honor student in the 2017 graduating class from Bartlett Yancey High School. More...

Chi Chapter awards scholarship

The Chi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa awarded its annual scholarship to Jayna Perry. President Faye Daniel and past president Laura Carver are all smiles as they support a future educator. Chi Chapter fundraisers make the scholarship possible.   More...

DON’T GET HOOKED BY FINANCIAL AID SCAMS

Raleigh — Organizations claiming to provide guarantees about financial aid in exchange for fees are beginning to show up across North Carolina. More...

Know your rights in public schools

Free back-to-school legal clinic to be held in Roxboro

Legal Aid of North Carolina and the Person County Public Library will hold a free back-to-school legal clinic on student rights in the North Carolina school system. The clinic will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. More...

Time for college-bound seniors to fill out the FAFSA

Financial Aid Tip of the Month, September 2017

High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school next fall should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also called the FAFSA, as soon as possible beginning Oct. 1, according to KHEAA. More...

Johnysia Thorpe receives scholarship

Johnysia LaVestiny Thorpe received a scholarship from New St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 4130 Pixley- Pritchard Road, Timberlake in the amount of $500.  She is the daughter of Ella J. More...

Library to host do-it-yourself legal clinics in September

In September, the Person County Public Library will host free do-it-yourself legal clinics.  On Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., the library will host a Child Custody Clinic. More...

It’s Storytime at library

Clifford to visit library in September

The world of literacy starts at home, and the Person County Public Library is here to help. The library and parents can encourage children to be a ready reader.  More...