Paying homage to veterans

  American Legion Post 138 adjutant Reggie Horton greets Dr. Tori Bradsher at the dedication of memorial bricks in the name of her father and brother. More...

Veteran's last day is one no one has forgotten

The last day of active service for any veteran is a day they typically don’t ever forget. More...

Habitat becomes a family affair

Nearly a quarter century after they first gathered to remember family members with the construction of a Habitat House, Roxboro’s Winstead family was back at it again this year. More...

Enter Willy Wonka's wacky world

Roxboro Little Theater’s adaptation of Willy Wonka will hit the stage Nov. 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Kirby Theater. More...

A busy life gets busier

Person High School athlete Magen Elliott has decided to challenge herself athletically, but some of her newest off-the-field challenges are also likely to claim her time going forward as well. More...

HOMECOMING 2018

Person High School students enjoyed the annual Homecoming festivities that included a parade down Main Street and culminated with a 49-0 victory over McMichael. More...

Firemen cruise down Memory Lane

Members of the Memory Lane Cruisers like putting their classic cars out for display.  But they also like helping others and that’s been a big part of their monthly cruise-ins this year.  On Saturday, the club held its last cruise-in o More...

Michael blows through Person

A large tree across Surl-Mt. Tirzah Road in eastern Person County stopped traffic, but attracted onlookers. DANIELA GAMBOA | COURIER-TIMES More...

A little Rocket entertainment

The next generation of Rockets took the football field to perform during last Friday night’s home football game. More...

Scouting for a little extra food

Members of Troop 223 gather at Beulah Baptist Association the first Wednesday of every month to help the children in need throughout Person County.  This year the number of families who have children in the public school system who fight to make More...

Cancer Fight Carries On

There’s enough of a giving spirit in Person County to fill Rocket Stadium on a Friday night, especially when there is an opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, their caregivers and those who have lost loved ones to the disease.  More...

IT'S SHOW TIME!

Kirby announces upcoming Performing Arts Series season schedule

The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department, Person County Arts Council and Piedmont Community College are proud to announce the upcoming 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series Season. This year marks the 39th year for this series. More...

Galloway bangs gavel on judicial career

When Chief District Court Judge Mark Galloway takes off his robe on Friday, it’ll be for good.  Sort of.  More...

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...