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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...

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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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Fitness classes offer more than good health

Group exercise classes are more than the loud music, fast movements and shouts of encouragement that are seen and heard in a fitness room. These onehour blocks of time offer social inclusion opportunities, health benefits and psychological support. More...

Egg hunt opens door to success

John Lyon faced a challenge last Saturday. More...

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Fun on the farm

Saturday was filled with sunshine, barbecue, farm animals and all kinds of outdoor activities, as Eight Arrows Farm held its first Spring Farm Day.  More...

Planning ahead saves loved one’s added grief

Although some people might view the idea of planning your own funeral service as a slightly morbid topic, or want to avoid the subject altogether, there are actually a number of practical reasons to consider pre-planning.  Taking charge of plann More...

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Florists know all the tricks to retain freshness

Do those little packets that come with fresh cut flowers really help keep flowers fresh?  Like your elementary school science project, here is some of what we tested:  · Vodka — Vodka, or any alcohol, may have a preserving effect halt More...

No eggscaping these Easter hunters

Children start the Easter egg hunt on Wednesday at the Huck Sansbury Recreation Complex. More...

Seniors enjoy group exercise classes at Senior Center

Wednesday mornings are a busy time at the Person County Senior Center.  That’s when two of the popular exercise classes take place, beginning with the Silver Sneakers class at 9:30 a.m., followed by the line dancing class at 10:30 a.m.&nbs More...

A few easy chores will save you money

With summertime just around the corner, air conditioners will soon be running non-stop in Person County. When our North Carolina temperatures heat up, the efficiency of an air conditioner drops dramatically. More...

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Person County real estate in demand

Driven by frustrated buyers who rolled over from last year and record-breaking lows in housing inventory, the 2018 spring buying season is expected to be one of the most competitive in years—but buyers are still optimistic about getting into their dr More...

Person County is a disc golfer's paradise

Spring is officially here, and disc golf season is upon us. Whether you’re new to the sport or honing your skills, this outdoor activity is fun for all ages and levels of expertise.  More...

Person Memorial Hospital is focused on being an expert in you

At Person Memorial Hospital, we understand that your health care journey is unique. And that’s why we’re dedicated to being experts in YOU.  More...

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Patients want to get the most from their medical appointments, but sometimes it’s hard to bring up sensitive issues or to remember all the questions you’ve been storing up. More...

What makes a good restaurant?

Good food isn’t the only ingredient of an enjoyable dining experience. What makes you choose a restaurant? More...

Your chance to vote for your favorites is here

There’s nothing quite like casting your ballot.  Except. maybe casting it twice, or three times... More...