Champion chess player decides to retire

Deep in rural Person County, one of the greatest players of chess has decided to call it quits.  Many people have heard of American chess great Bobby Fischer, but not many, except in the chess world, have heard of Jimmy Bowen, who retired recent More...

Roxboro couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Charles and Traudl Ernst celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 28. The couple was honored with a dinner at 42nd Street Oyster Bar in Raleigh. The occasion was celebrated with their children and grandchildren. More...

Charleigh Kate Loftis

Chase Loftis and Abbey Gentry Loftis, of Roxboro, announce the birth of a daughter, Charleigh Kate Loftis on May 26, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital. More...

DO YOU KNOW?

Can you identify this well-known local signer and the band members? Send your answers to ctimes@roxboro-courier.com.   More...

EXTENSION NOTES

AGING WITH GUSTO   The Person County Copperative Extension will be hosting the 2018 Aging With Gusto conference on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The registration brochure can be downloaded or picked up at the Extension office. More...

Rimmer family reunion set for July 28

The 2018 reunion for descendants of James and Phoebe Rimmer will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

How to grill safely during the Fourth

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The Extension Office would like to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July. We hope that you are safe during your holiday celebrations.  More...

CLASS REUNION

The Person County High School Class of 1963 recently held its 55th reunion at the Homestead Restaurant. More...

PCC offers two defensive and truck driving courses

Piedmont Community College is offering a defensive driving course, as well as a truck driving class next month.   DEFENSIVE DRIVING  More...

Kiwanis Club hears presentation on Guardian ad Litem program

Nancy Wagstaff and Nancy Jeffrey with the Judicial District 9A Guardian ad Litem program addressed the Kiwanis Club at its June 11 meeting about this program which advocates for abused and neglected children in Person and Caswell counties. More...

Reid, Cozart exchange vows

Nicole Austin Cozart of Roxboro became the bride of Craig Marcus Reid on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Rougemont. The Rev. Miton Hadley performed the 4 p.m. More...

Fox named to fill unexpired term on TDA board

The Roxboro City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Kimberly Fox to fill an unexpired term on the Person County Tourism Development Authority board.  Fox is a business development officer at Fidelity Bank in Roxboro. More...

SLOGAN WINNER

The award for the anti-litter slogan contest sponsored by the Environmental Issues Impact Advisory Committee (EIAC), the Roxboro Garden Club and the Garden Study Club was recently presented at Bethel Hill Charter School. More...

Local sorority holds annual BINGO/Ice Cream Social

Roxboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held its annual BINGO/Ice Cream Social for the senior citizens of Person County at the local senior center on Thursday, May 17. More...

Navy man from Person County earns masters degree

Chief Intelligence Officer for the United States Navy and 1996 Person High School graduate Quentin L. Boyd earned his Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education from Liberty University on May 3.  With 21 years of service in the U.S. More...

Roxboro Elks hold National Youth Week

Roxboro Elks Lodge #2005 kicked off its annual National Youth Week from May 13-20.  More...

Roots & Wings named local ‘Hometown Hero’

Local family advocacy organization Roots & Wings was recognized as the 2018 Hometown Hero for Person County by Coastal Federal Credit Union Foundation on May 24, receiving a $5,000 grant for their work and impact on the local community.  More...

Woody receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine at fire department

“Dedication, that’s Ruffin Woody,” said Roxboro Fire Chief Kenneth Torain during a ceremony held April 18 to honor Walter Ruffin Woody, Jr. More...

Engagement and wedding announcements are published in Wednesday editions of The Courier-Times

Engagements and weddings must be submitted on C-T forms by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Wednesday. Typed or handwritten manu- scripts and clippings or forms from other newspapers are not accepted.  More...

Gates honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Renowned North Carolina educator and civic leader Dr. Rosalie Prince Gates, of Roxboro, was honored recently during a 90th birthday party with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, presented to her by N.C. Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall.  More...

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY

The Dr. Rev. Victor C. & Frances S. Blackwell celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a surprise party Saturday afternoon. The Blackwells were married on May 31, 1968 in their hometown of Gaffney, SC. More...

Engagement and wedding announcements are published in Wednesday editions of The Courier-Times

Engagements and weddings must be submitted on C-T forms by 5 p.m. Wednesday for publication the following Wednesday. Typed or handwritten manuscripts and clippings or forms from other newspapers are not accepted.  More...

Honor society inducts new student members

Thirty-four Piedmont Community College students were inducted to the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society’s Alpha Upsilon Theta chapter for the 2017-18 academic year in a ceremony held at the college on April 27.  The new members are as More...

HAPPY RETIREMENT

Ronnie Sherrod was presented gifts and a plaque by Janet Engen and Pattie Long celebrating his retirement after 40 years of employment with Roses, the last 27 at the Roxboro store.   More...

Green, Betts exchange vows

Lanette Camille Green of Charlotte became the bride of Edward LaDonta Betts of Roxboro on Thursday, May 10 in Charlotte.  More...

Amelia Victoria Rivera

David and Lisa Hurdle of Hurdle Mills announce the birth of their granddaughter Amelia Victoria Rivera. More...

NSDAR Photo

The Thomas Person Chapter, National Society Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR) installed officers for 2018- 20. More...

Relay for Life kickoff

Person County Relay for Life kicked off its fundraising precursors to the big September Relay event with the Garden of Hope Campaign on May 10. Breast cancer survivor Sonja Vaughan was the guest speaker.  More...

Hill named Health Dept. Employee of the Year

The Person County Health Department recently honored Cassidy Hill, a public health nurse III with Home Health and Hospice of Person County, as the 2017 Employee of the Year.  The award is given to an individual for their exceptional performance More...

Caswell County Heritage Festival to commemorate World War I soldiers

YANCEYVILLE — The 6th Annual Caswell County Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, June 23rd and will be a 100 year commemoration for the county’s WWI soldiers. More...

Hicks, Chandler exchange vows

Natalie Paige Hicks of Oxford became the bride of Jordan Matthew Chandler on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Rougemont. The Rev. Keith Williams performed the 4:30 p.m. More...

Local child advocacy group honored

District Court Judge J. Hoyte Stultz III honored 36 Guardian ad Litem volunteers on April 16 at the Person County courthouse for their exemplary service in advocating for abused and neglected children in court.  More...

CLEANING UP

Members of Roxboro Presbyterian Church picked up trash on the road near the Ca-Vel area of Person County last month. The group of 10, including (left) Olivia Townsend and Pastor Evan Walker, picked up 26 bags of trash.   More...

CELEBRATING

The Person Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met at the Golden Corral for its annual party and elected its officers for 2018. More...

Local child advocacy organization honored

District Court Judge J. Hoyte Stultz III honored 36 Guardian ad Litem volunteers on April 16 at the Person County courthouse for their exemplary service in advocating for abused and neglected children in court.  More...

Dickerson – Foushee

Lindsay Nicole Dickerson and Matthew Clayton Foushee of Timberlake announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeff and Renee Dickerson of Roxboro. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Barbecue fundraiser to benefit July 4 fireworks display

There will be a barbeque fundraiser next week to raise money for the annual Independence Day Fireworks Fund.  More...

Children’s book author appears Saturday

Local children’s book author, Lisa Fuller and illustrator son Michael J. Fuller return to the Person County Public Library at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5th for a storytime, craft and book signing.  More...

Jaxon Phoenix Rimmer

Lindsay Bowes Rimmer and Robert Rimmer of Roxboro announce the birth of their son, Jaxon Phoenix Rimmer.  Jaxon was born on Thursday, Mary 29, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. More...

Strawberry season is here

Alas, spring is here, and there is nothing that represents the taste of spring like the first bite of a fresh ripe strawberry. More...

Roxboro couple to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Ronnie and Sharon Beaver Zickafoose of Roxboro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, April 27, 2018. The couple will be honored with a family dinner at their home in Roxboro.  More...

Justin Devon Whitt

Christina Hilliard Whitt and George E. Whitt of Roxboro announce the birth of their son, Justin Devon Whitt.  Justin was born on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. More...

Local nurse awarded for service

The Person County Health Department honored local nurse Tabatha Philpott with the Going the Extra Mile Award at the Public Health Month Recognition Celebration, held at the department during a staff meeting on April 11.  Philpott is a Public Hea More...

Couple receives wedding shower

A lawn and garden party was held in honor of brideelect Nicole Cozart and prospective bridegroom Craig Reid on April 14 at the home of Susan and Joey Cozart in Roxboro.  Hosting the event were Ashley and Tim Bass, Doris and Alvin Coleman, Robin More...

Wedding, birth announcement forms available

Forms for submitting parties and showers,birth announcements, anniversaries, weddings and engagements are available at the Courier-Times office, 109 Clayton Ave. or by mail at P.O. More...

Students advance to state in soil and water poster competition

Two local elementary students will compete in a state-level Soil and Water Conservation District poster competition next month, as they beat out competitors at both the local and area level. More...

Local Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter works to enrich community

The Sigma Nu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. More...

Top local Girl Scout cookie sellers named

Katelyn Clement, a Creedmoor resident whose troop meets in Timberlake, is the top seller in Person County for the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program.  Clement sold 1,686 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the annual cookie program that ended in March. More...

Carroll – Parker

Jessica Renee Carroll of Timberlake and Johnny Watts Parker Jr. of Rougemont announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Angela Carroll of Roxboro and Timberlake, respectively. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. More...

Engagement and wedding announcements are published in Wednesday editions of The C-T

Engagements and weddings must be submitted on C-T forms by 5 p.m.  Wednesday for publication the following Wednesday. More...