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

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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...

Book helps children transition from preschool to elementary school

At the time of year when young children transition from preschool to elementary school, I enjoy reading The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom as part of my story time.  Tess is going to kindergarten and is waiting at the bus stop for her first ride on More...

Entrance way facelift

Bethel Hill Charter School, located in the northern area of Person County, received a new look compliments of Carolina Sunrock. More...

Jennifer McCormick attends NCCAT program

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Bus Routes 2017-2018

These are the Person County Schools bus routes for the upcoming 2017 -2018 school year.  The times listed here are only approximate and will become more exact after the first few days of school. More...

N.C. public school teachers visit Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Earlier this summer, Person County residents and former Person County Schools teachers, Lisa Parker, Crystal Hall and Allison Dacus had the opportunity to take part in a fully-funded trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Cheerleading classes to resume in August

The Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks has announced the resumption of the cheerleading program under the instruction of Tabitha Smith, former North Carolina State University all-star cheerleader.  These classes will be held on Saturday More...

Cattleman’s Association presents Carly Ann Long with Rocky Carver Memorial Scholarship

The Person County Cattleman’s Association has announced the 2016-2017 winner of the Rocky Carver Memorial Scholarship. More...

Pork Council announces scholarship recipients

When the North Carolina Pork  Council’s scholarship committee reviewed applications this year for two $1,000 scholarship opportunities, they found a way to give scholarships to five applicants.  Manley “Trey” Palmer of Hur More...

Brogdon receives Golden LEAF Foundation scholarship

Person High School graduate JaLonta Brogdon was selected by the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority to receive the Golden LEAF Foundation scholarship.  The scholarship is worth $12,000.  Brogdon plans to attend the Universit More...

Roxboro Community School student serves as page in N.C. Senate

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Senate was honored recently to have Eryn Grey Haynes, a student at Roxboro Community School, serve as a page.  She is the daughter of David and Rhonda Haynes of Roxboro. More...

Seate, Hayes receive promotions

Two Person County Schools employees have new titles effective today.  Amy Seate is now chief academic officer, replacing Wendy Staskiewicz, who recently resigned.  Lily Hayes was promoted to communications director, a position Superintendan More...

CAP AND GOWN

Seven Person County residents recently graduated from Meredith College.  Lidia Aljandra Andrade Bello, Erin Elizabeth Davis, Heather Briana Hickman, Karlie Nichole Long and Kayleigh Davidson Trickey all of Roxboro; and Jessica Dale Goodwin of T More...

Walk across stage a family first

Graduating from Roxboro Community School, Friday, June 2, was not just a new start for Jessica Mata Lopez, she was also making history in her family. More...

On the road to literacy — learning to write

Parents wait for that wonderful day when their child learns to read. But reading words is only part of early literacy – writing is important to literacy, too. And, no matter what your child’s age, he is learning to write.  More...

SADD celebrates end of school year

Law enforcement officers, school staff, board members and central office administrators helped Person High School’s chapter of SADD celebrate the end of another school year on Tuesday, May 23.  Monica Daye, founder of Standup-Speakout, was More...

HONOR ROLL

Piedmont Community College has released the names of students who were placed on various honor rolls for the Spring 2017 Semester. More...

Sutton earns Dean’s List mention

Jordan Sutton, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was named to the Spring 2017 dean’s list. More...

Jeffers on A&T Dean’s List

D’Nea Darcel Jeffers of Roxboro was placed on the Spring 2017 dean’s list at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.  She is the daughter of Lyndon and Jackie Jeffers. Her major is business entrepreneurship. More...

Rene Jacques graduates

Timberlake resident Rene Jacques graduated Saturday, May 13, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Jacques received a bachelor’s degree in robotics engineering with distinction.  More...

Perkins graduates from Lees-McRae College

Julie Perkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perkins Jr. of Durham, recently graduated from Lees- McRae College in Banner Elk. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing and finance. More...

Earl Bradsher Preschool graduates 122 students — largest graduating class to date

Graduation day is a big deal. More...

Four seniors receive scholarships

Person County Retired School Personnel recently awarded its annual Dr. More...