“MOSH FOR MIRACLES”

On January 20, Palace Pointe Amusement Center in south Roxboro will be more metal than usual.  Logan Abdo, a 20-yearold from Timberlake, and his band Mirada, will join six other N.C. More...

Home is where the buffalo roam

A herd of buffalo is grazing contentedly in a pasture at Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm west of Roxboro.  Some of the hay clings to the bushy tops of their massive heads, especially the bulls that stand out for their larger mops of curly, brown hair. More...

Former PCC dean pens powerful story of human-animal bond

A mutual friend loaned me a copy of Dawn Reno Langley’s beautiful, searingly sad, yet ultimately uplifting novel featuring a mother who lives with the most unimaginable pain a human can endure and the abused elephant who helps her heal.  More...

RCS drama teacher publishes children’s book illustrated by homeless veteran

Roxboro Community School drama teacher Christie Canter recently added to her list of accomplishments by publishing a children’s book.  After 24 years in the making, her Buster the Bug: Everyone is Different, turned the teacher into an auth More...

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Person County residents share their New Year’s resolutions

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Noted photographer chronicled Person County in 1939

Dorothea Lange was a photographer whose images of struggling farmers during the Great Depression greatly influenced the field of documentary photography. More...

Christmas in Person

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Roxboro Christmas Parade

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Songs for Young and Old

The multipurpose room of the Person County Senior Center was all smiles on Wednesday, as a class from Earl Bradsher Preschool sang Christmas songs for the residents.  More...

A Christmas Carol

Coming to the Kirby this weekend

“Bah! Humbug!”  More...

Kirby Upper Gallery to feature artwork of Mimi Games in December

The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department, the Person County Arts Council and Piedmont Community College have announced that the Kirby Upper Gallery of the Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in Roxboro is featuring an exhibit “Artwork by More...

Jingle on Main draws crowd Uptown

The weather was perfect for this year’s Jingle on Main holiday festival on Thursday night in Uptown Roxboro. More...

‘Tooth Fairy in Disguise’ in Caswell County

Caswell County resident Lori Welch Wilson is a dental assistant by day, but that’s not her only super power. More...

Magical, witty, charming new Christmas favorite

The Night Before Christmas, A Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express … classic Christmas stories abound. More...

‘Taste of Person’ available for the holidays

Taste of Person is a collection of recipes from members of the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce, and is available at the Chamber office for $13. More...

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Christmas tree farm keeping tradition alive

Back in 2012, Scott Rolison decided to take a break from selling Christmas trees. He was going through some “life changing events,” as he says, and didn’t order any Fraser firs from the mountains as he usually does. More...

Teaching passion to the digital arts world

The best way to teach something is to always be doing it yourself. So says Adam Kania, Piedmont Community College’s new Digital Effects and Animation instructor.  More...

Tucked between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a popular time to get some Christmas shopping done and to snatch up some good bargains while doing it. Braving the long lines, the crowds and the alarm clock that wakes you up for that 4 a.m. More...

Taking a peek inside Allen Long’s cinnamon roll heaven

The inviting smells of baked bread, cinnamon and brown sugar wafting down Allen Long’s street may have you wondering if a new bakery has opened nearby. More...

Daughter of WWII bomber crewman relives his flight

Sometime in January 1943, 19-year-old John Chesley Wrenn packed his bag and walked four miles from his family farm into Roxboro, having enlisted to fight in the second World War.  The family had no car so the only way to get to town was on foot. More...

Turkey shoot

Get your baster and carving knife ready, because it’s turkey season at the Allensville Volunteer Fire Department.  Under the light of a full moon, a crowd of over 50 people gathered behind the fire station for the Turkey Shoot, an annual e More...

Pickleball gains in popularity in Person

Some call it the fastest growing sport in the country that nobody has ever heard of.  More...

Bittersweet discovery

new favorite author

Every serious bibliophile knows the thrill of discovering a new author who writes in a way that makes both the mind and heart sing. I did just that a couple months ago, via Audible.  More...

Exceptional, interactive children’s book

Recently, when a shipment of new children’s picture books arrived at the library, Amanda Weaver, the children’s librarian, pulled an exceptional one from the stack and handed it to me. This book was possessed by a little monster.  More...

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Schools celebrate fall season

The last two weeks of October were filled with costumes, food, music and games, as Person County’s schools welcomed in the fall season.  More...

UNDEAD UPTOWN

Uptown Roxboro looked a little less alive on Thursday as local residents donned costumes and face paint for the annual Zombie Walk.  More...

Brewery preparing for uptown grand opening event on Friday

Good times are brewing in Uptown Roxboro, as Black Creek Brewery prepares for its grand opening on Friday at 4 p.m. The event will feature singer-songwriter Cameron Moore and 12 taps of eclectic beer ranging from a light kolsch to a dark stout.  More...

Fall at Mayo Lake

Fall at Mayo Lake Park means crappie season, bright red maple trees, whitetail deer and warm cabins.  More...

HOMECOMING 2017

Person High School celebrated its Homecoming last Friday with the annual parade down Main Street before the Rockets’ football game against Northern Guilford. More...

Chihuahua rescue group retrieves HARVEY DOGS

Eleven chihuahuas displaced by Hurricane Harvey were brought to Woodsdale Animal Hospital on Sunday, Oct. More...

Epps wears a lot of hats at PHS

Person High School is known for the Rock, the drill team, volleyball and Ronnie Epps. More...

Personian pens inspiring tale set during Harlem Renaissance

Signing slated at library today

Woodsdale native Karla Mitchell Diggs has penned a heartbreaking, heartwarming, ultimately uplifting and inspiring historical tale set in New York during the Harlem Renaissance.  More...

October story time offers hair-raising delights

Person County Outreach offers a hair-raising delight to preschool children with its October story time. More...

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN coming to the Kirby Oct. 13-15

The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department, Person County Arts Council and Piedmont Community College have announced that Roxboro Little Theater’s Production of “Young Frankenstein” will be held on Friday and Saturday, More...

Triple Springs F.D. mends after loss

The Triple Springs Fire Department is facing the same issues as all the volunteer departments in the county — trying to maintain equipment with limited funding, and recruiting and retaining volunteers. More...

Ceffo’s needs run deep

Ceffo Fire and Rescue Chief Blake Whitt sat down at a table in the meeting room at the fire department and pulled a piece of paper from his pocket.  More...

Allensville Fire Department makes do with limited funding

All the volunteer fire departments in Person County are trying to get by with limited funding, and the same is true for the Allensville Fire Department.  Allensville is among the least funded, receiving $45,200 last year from the county, in add More...

Semora F.D. serves a district that includes two counties

Bobby Dodson has a relaxed look about him. But that may only be temporary. More...

Semora Fire Dept. dedicates new fire truck

Thursday was a celebratory day for the Semora community as firefighters and local dignitaries gathered to dedicate the department’s newest fire truck.  The department took delivery of the truck a few weeks ago, but has spent the time since More...

Woodsdale F.D. faces familiar issues

For the Woodsdale Volunteer Fire Department, there are two challenges which are as perennial as summertime heat — recruiting enough volunteers and maintaining the fleet and equipment with limited funding. More...

Moriah FD faces challenges

In 1982, a small group of people gathered at a church in the Moriah community to kick around the idea of starting a community watch program.  What they got was the Moriah Fire Department.  More...

Timberlake busiest volunteer fire department in Person

The Timberlake Fire Department is the busiest volunteer fire department in the county, responding to over 500 calls a year.  Most of the calls are not fire related, but first responder calls to medical emergencies or wrecks.  The fire distr More...

Hurdle Mills F.D. to enter busiest time of year

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories to run this month, which will feature each of Person County’s volunteer fire departments.  F ire departments across Person  County cover a lot of territory. More...

Library hosting Banned Books Week events

The Person County Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week 2017, Sept. 24-30 through several events.  More...

AT THE LIBRARY

Labor Day Closure   The Person County Public Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. More...

Looking forward to Johnson’s 13th in bestselling Longmire series

If you haven’t yet read Craig Johnson’s Longmire series, go to the library or book store right now, and pick up all you can get your hands on. I promise, you will read until you’ve blazed through the entire dozen volumes.  More...