WELCOMING A HURRICANE BABY

As Tres Ramirez looked down at his wife, Person High School volleyball coach Amanda Ramirez, holding their brand new baby boy, he shook his head, smiled and shared a simple, but heartfelt sentiment.  “I know he’s only been here a we More...

Video touts Person's good times

For those of us who live and work in Person County, it may be hard to think of this area as a tourist destination.  But that’s exactly what it is for many.  With two lakes, memorable car shows, agri-tourism opportunities and event ven More...

A day of bluegrass

Feet were tapping at Mayo Lake Amphitheater on Sept. 8, as the sixth annual Pickin’ By the Lake bluegrass festival was held from 1-9 p.m.  More...

EMERALDS OF HOPE

The Person County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina rolled out the red carpet Saturday night, holding its firstever Emeralds of Hope, a second chance prom, at Palace Pointe Amusement Center. More...

Celebrating Labor Day

PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY VARIOUS FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY SHOWING HOW THEY SPENT THEIR LABOR DAY WEEKEND.   More...

Abby’s English soccer adventure

Her very first plane ticket was paid for, the plans were made, and a trip that was a year in the making was about a week away.  And then, Abby Mayer collided with an opposing player at a camp in Virginia and everything was in doubt — but m More...

Roxboro's got PERSONALITY

Approximately 10,000 people gathered in the streets of uptown on Friday and Saturday for a day of sun, fun and activities at the annual Personality Festival. More...

Back to School

Grab your pencils and your books, because it’s back to school in Person County!  Bethel Hill Charter School, Person Early College for Leadership and Innovation, Roxboro Christian Academy and Roxboro Community School are all back in session More...

Rox N' Roll

Friday’s Rox n’ Roll Cruise-in was Kids Night, as Main Street in Uptown Roxboro was blocked off for young and old car enthusiasts alike. More...

A HECK OF A VOLLEYTOWN

The Person High School volleyball teams made the short trip across town to challenge Roxboro Community School in the first of two meetings in the annual Battle of Volleytown. The teams put on a show in front of jam-packed Dog House. More...

Getting muddy at the Catfish Crawl

It was grueling yet fun, and there were plenty of smiles as about 140 runners splashed, crawled and squirmed over three miles of obstacles as part of the fifth annual Catfish Crawl Mud Run on Saturday at Mayo Lake Park, hosted by the Person County Re More...

Early college is back in session

It’s back to school for Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership!  Fifty-two new ninthgraders and one new tenth-grader were welcomed into the PECIL community Wednesday morning, as students explored campus, met their teachers and More...

Moviemaker H. Lee Waters chronicled Roxboro life in 1930s

Most people in Person County probably haven’t heard of H. More...

A state of bee-ing

Person County 4-H partnered with the Person County Beekeepers Association on Monday for “Busy Bees,” an educational program that was all about beekeeping, honey and the important role that the tiny, hardworking pollinators play in global More...

LITTLE ROCKETS CAMPIN' IT UP

A group of young athletes spent some time last week learning the game from Person High School coaches and current Rockets during The Rock Football Camp. More...

Person County Farmers Market

Calvin Hester was feeling a little lonely Wednesday at the Person County Farmers Market.  The Wednesday market is typically less busy than the Saturday one. More...

Picture postcard perfect

Person County photographers have an eye for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.  Some of their best work is on display through the end of this month at the Kirby Gallery. More...

From clothes... ...to news

As The Courier-Times settles into its new Uptown office at 111 N. More...

Summer Time In Person!

Twins Chrisopher, front, and Jackson Douma, age 7, enjoy the swing set at Olive Hill Park. More...

Roxplex success exceeds expectations

The Rock Athletic Complex, nicknamed the “Roxplex,” is exceeding expectations as far as attendance and attracting out-of-town tournament play, according to Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department Director John Hill.  More...

Troop 239 scouts America

On June 16, Roxborobased Boy Scout Troop 239 and many of their family members headed out on a two-week, cross-country roadtrip that would span 21 states and more than 6,000 miles.  More...

Freedom, Fireworks & Fun

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Stay safe on the water

For a lot of people in Person County, the Fourth of July means time spent around water, whether it be boating on one of the lakes in the area or swimming in a neighborhood pool.  While these activities are fun and enjoyable for the whole family, More...

'A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY...'

The Force was strong with young Padawans this week, as they underwent Jedi training at Star Wars Camp, held Uptown in the studio.  More...

SNAPSHOTS OF CAMP

Summer is in full swing, and local children are taking advantage of their vacation days with a number of Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks summer camps.  From ceramics, crafts and painting to movies, Spanish lessons, games and field trips More...

Supporting strong families

Housing Authority hosts free event

The lawn in front of the Harris Gardens Community Center was a festive place on Thursday afternoon.  There were free hot dogs, hamburgers, and snow cones and people milling around, visiting various tables set up by non-profit agencies offering i More...

Pickin' and grinnin'

Nothing says late spring in Person County like sunshine, lakeside breezes and bluegrass music, especially when it continues for three straight days.  Willow Oak Park celebrated Fathers’ Day by hosting its annual bluegrass festival this pas More...

Dawnbreaker Farms

Farmer succeeds with intensive grazing model

Tucked away in the rolling hills outside Hurdle Mills is a small 20-acre farm where an unusual model of raising livestock is proving to be profitable for its owner, while promoting contentment for the animals under his care.  More...

Graduation Day at The Rock

Nearly 500 members of the Person High School Class of 2018 were celebrated during Saturday morning’s commencement exercise at Rocket Stadium. An overflowing crowd honored the graduates as they received their diplomas.   More...

HAVING A 'FIELD DAY' AT SCHOOL

The past few weeks were all fun in the sun for Person County students, as various school groups held their annual field days.  Students jumped around in bounce houses, swung on monkey bars and played tag before cooling off with snow cones and ic More...

A fun day for all

Person Family Medical and Dental Center recently hosted a Family Fun Day at its Main Street office   More...

'ALWAYS PART OF THE BULLDOG FAMILY'

Roxboro Community School held a commencement ceremony on Friday for its 93 graduates who are continuing on into the university system, the work force or the military.  More...

Do as the Romans do

Third-grade students put their studies of ancient Rome into practice at a special “Roman Day” event at Bethel Hill Charter School Thursday morning, Dressed in togas, tunics, sandals and gladiator armor, students rotated through four stati More...

Remembering sacrifices

A large crowd of veterans, local dignitaries and residents gathered on the lawn at the Person County Museum Saturday to observe Memorial Day. More...

Beach Music Festival

Three bands perform today at Willow Oak Park

Roxboro may be a long way from the beach but today it will be very close to beach music during the Willow Oak Beach Music Festival.  Now in its sixth year, the event is being held at Willow Oak Music Park, three miles south of Roxboro at 965 Bla More...

CONGRATS GRADUATES!

Piedmont Community College graduates, family and friends escaped the rain on Friday, holding the college’s 48th commencement ceremony in the Person High School gymnasium instead of its usual location of the football field.  More...

A small business

When local massage therapist Brian McIntyre looks back at his wellness business almost a decade ago, he recalls a small treatment space and a big vision of introducing a multi-practitioner massage agency to Roxboro.  More...

Community takes part in Clean Sweep Day

A group of about 50 volunteers gathered at City Hall at 9 a.m. More...

CELEBRATING MOM

Our Facebook friends share their favorite memories

Mother’s Day is Sunday. For moms, it’s a time to look back at the pleasurable side of raising children. More...

Poppy field dedication marks anniversary of end of World War I

There was a good crowd on hand as the two garden clubs in Person County commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and its veterans by dedicating a field of poppies Sunday afternoon on Semora Road just north of Olive Hill Park.  More...

Athletes compete in local Special Olympics

The sun shone brightly and temperatures were mild for the Person County Special Olympics on Wednesday at the Person High School stadium.  More...

23rd Annual Piedmont Farm Tour

Tour participants get a close up view of the buffalo at Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm on Saturday. More...

Groups join forces to battle highway litter

As Earth Day approaches on Sunday, the Person County Environmental Issues Advisory Committee and leadership from two local garden clubs are teaming together to define plans for addressing the problem of litter on Person County roadways.  The com More...

Color Run

Swirls of pink, blue, green, orange and purple drifted through the morning air and mingled with the excited chatter of people as they gathered in the Piedmont Community College parking lot on Saturday. More...

Library offers great deals during book sale

Book lovers found great deals during the bi-annual Friends of the Person County Library Spring Book Sale, held April 6-8 at the library.  More...

Person County 'steps into the arts'

Person County residents celebrated music, dance, crafts and theater while getting a taste of Celtic culture at this year’s Step into the Arts Festival. More...

Library program to focus on FAKE NEWS

In the last two years, the term “fake news” has become a common catchphrase for all manner of news that is intentionally false or misleading.  More...

Nat Turner’s Bible and its Person connection

One of the centerpiece exhibits in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. More...

Barbecue: an acquired taste

It’s amazing how often one is asked, “what is the difference in North Carolina Barbeque and other barbeque?” One of the main differences is how the pork is cooked. And in North Carolina, there are two BBQ styles. More...

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