PCC begins new Agribusiness program

Under the direction of instructor/ coordinator Kin Watlington, Piedmont Community College (PCC) will offer an Associate in Applied Science degree program in Agribusiness Technology.  Three initial courses will be offered beginning October 16. More...

Classes offered and walk-in services through new Employability Skills for Career Pathways Lab

Piedmont Community College (PCC) announces a new Employability Skills Lab to help job seekers in obtaining employment. This new Lab will be open September 24 - December 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. More...

Class gives parenting advice for grandparents

More often than ever grandparents are finding themselves thrust into the role of parent, as they take on the responsibility of raising their children’s children.  The Person County Senior Center, in conjunction with the Kerr-Tar Area Agenc More...

Teachers win tablets from PCEF

Two Person County Schools teachers were recently presented with free tablets for classroom instruction through two giveaways from the Person County Education Foundation.  More...

PCC courses lead to special certifications

Piedmont Community College is offering two certification courses for certified logistics technician training and vehicle safety inspections training this fall. More...

McKenna leaves for Wake

Person County Schools is evaluating six candidates to fill a leadership position in student support services, as senior executive director Jill McKenna steps down Sept. More...

Movin’ it for Morton dance fundraiser set for Sept. 28

Movin’ it for Morton is making its exciting return with Girls’ Night Out: Sweating, Sipping and Shopping. The fundraising event will be held at Southern Middle School Friday, Sept. More...

Local educators attend NCCAT at Western Carolina

Jamie Flowers of Person High School and Jennifer McCormick of Roxboro Community School recently attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. More...

Special classes offered by PCC

Piedmont Community College will offer three special classes for the fall semester.  The classes will include instruction on defensive driving, nurses aide training and online computer training.  More...

Piedmont Community College offering late start classes

The fall semester at Piedmont Community College is underway, but students who missed the mid- August start date still have the opportunity to enroll in highly sought-after courses, such as public speaking, English, economics and history. More...

PCC selects 2018-19 student ambassadors

Patricia Holmes and Dianna McGinty, both of Roxboro, and Courtney Darr of Oxford have been selected as Piedmont Community College student ambassadors for the 2018-19 academic year.  They were selected by the college as official student represent More...

Wilson honored with emeritus status at Bethel Hill

The Bethel Hill Charter School Board recently honored alumnus Donald Wayne Wilson with the Board Member Emeritus status for being a critical leader in continuing education in the Bethel Hill community.  More...

PCS teachers receive training for new year

Person County Schools provided Seeking Safety training for its school counselors, social workers and behavior specialists on Aug. More...

Person County Schools release 18-19 bus routes

These are the Person County Schools bus routes for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  The times listed here are only approximate and will become more exact after the first few days of school as the routes and the stops become more routine.&nbs More...

Former student creates scholarship to honor coach

A $5,000 scholarship is now available for a 2019 Person High School or Roxboro Community School graduate planning to attend East Carolina University.  It was established by Person County native Carl Rogers in memory of local educator and mentor, More...

Trio of teachers honored with Sarah Elizabeth Morton Award

Three Person County Schools teachers received the 2018 Sarah Elizabeth Morton “Teach in Person” Award on Aug. 9 during a Person County Education Foundation board meeting at Roxboro Baptist Church.  More...

Rising sixth-graders get their first taste of middle school

Roxboro Community School held its first sixthgrade transition camp on Aug. 8 to welcome its class of 2025 to campus and to help acclimate its youngest Bulldogs before classes begin on Aug. More...

Students attend leadership camp

Roxboro Community School rising senior Baylor Howerton and rising junior Ahn Overbey recently attended a cooperative leadership camp hosted by the Cooperative Council of North Carolina.  The CCNC is an educational program for rising high school More...

Rougemont Ruritans recognize scholars

From left, Linward Hedgspeth (Rurital National Director), David Dohr (Club President), Jordon Hughes (Person High), Zackery Bradsher (Roxboro Community School), Laura Dickerson (Roxboro Community School), and Lawrence Daye (Chair Club Scholarship Com More...

Perkins earns Dean’s List

A Rougemont student at Chowan University of Murfreesboro has made the spring semester Dean’s List.  Duane Eric Perkins was included in the list for attaining a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.79. More...

Drill team shines in competition held last month in Winston-Salem

The Person High School drill team joined 15 other dance and drill teams from across the state in attending Universal Dance Association camp at Wake Forest University on July 25-28.  The group received a number of accolades for their performances More...

PCC will close both campuses for training sessions

PCC will close both its Person County and Caswell County campuses to the public on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Area schools list teachers’ classroom needs

Parents of students at Bethel Hill Charter, North Elementary and Northern Middle schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as these schools’ supply lists are now posted on www.TeacherLists.com.  More...

Teachers review curriculum changes

More than 100 Person County Schools’ kindergarten through eighth grade teachers met at Stories Creek Elementary School on July 16-18 to review changes in standards for K-8 math and K-12 English language arts, as released by the North Carolina D More...

PCC offers new round of HVAC courses

Piedmont Community College will offer a course in HVAC-Heating, beginning with a free orientation course in mid-August and the full training beginning in early September.  More...

EXTENSION NOTES

A Master Gardener Training course will begin Aug. 16. Classes will meet 9 a.m.-noon every Thursday through November. More...

Farmer’s market filled with treats for visitors

Support Local Farmers through the Farmers Market  More...

International teachers arriving

Person County Schools’ first international teacher arrived on Friday – the first of seven to be hired for foreign language instruction or for the new dual language immersion program at South and Woodland Elementary schools.  Diego Or More...

PCC offers basic computer skills classes next month

Piedmont Community College will offer an opportunity to gain skills in Microsoft Excel and Word 2016 beginning Aug. More...

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...