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Following a presentation on the North Carolina Utilities Commission’s Carbon Plan, the Person County Economic Development Commission discussed its impacts and the county’s response at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.

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The Person County Economic Development Commission re-elected its current leadership for the coming year at its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.

A popular Uptown Roxboro hangout and a beloved community leader were honored Thursday at the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, held at Palace Pointe.

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Silas Albright realized he was not going to make the NBA in middle school.

The Person County Board of Education voted to allow students and their chaperones to take a summer adventure to Southeast Asia.

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Amid a cloudy future for the Duke Energy coal plants in the county, the Person County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to retain a legislative lobbyist in the General Assembly during the board’s Tuesday morning meeting.

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Local pastor Clevie Brandon offered words of prayer during Monday’s service at Zion Christian Center honoring the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Services commemorating the holiday took place at several churches throughout the county and the Person County Interdenominational …

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After more than four decades in the textiles industry, P&A Industrial Fabrications co-founder Jack Adams will retire this month.

In a Tuesday release, Person County announced its next assistant county manager.

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The suspect in a string of car thefts last Thursday has been taken into custody.

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The suspect in relation to multiple stolen vehicles, stolen firearms and a motor vehicle collision Thursday morning has been taken into custody.

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For about the last eight years, when it was time for Person County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Heath Gill to leave his house and go to work, his best buddy, Paxo, was right there, wagging his tail waiting to jump in the cruiser with him.

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Person County native Ray Jeffers was ceremonially sworn in to represent District 2 in the North Carolina House of Representatives Tuesday night in front of family, friends and supporters at Roxboro City Hall.

The City of Roxboro said that the community “may begin to see construction equipment in the area” around 108 Main Street with the next week.

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The Person County Board of Commissioners advanced its County Farm park project Tuesday night by granting a special-use permit to operate it in the residential zoning category west of Moores Mill Road and north of Onie Burton Road.

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The Person County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in relation to multiple stolen vehicles, stolen firearms and a motor vehicle collision Thursday morning. The man was identified by the Halifax County (Va.) Sheriff's Office and confirmed by Person County Sheriff Jason Wilborn to b…

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This year saw a number of changes in local government highlighted by this year’s midterm election.

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After being sought for a Dec. 17 attempted murder on Garrett Street, a Roxboro man is in custody for another murder that occurred last Thursday.

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At its meeting last week, the Roxboro City Council unanimously voted to award the contract for its upcoming Uptown Streetscape Plan to SEPI.

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Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that he was commuting the sentence of 37-year-old Donnie Chase Parker, who, at 17, was part of the plan to rob taxi driver Lila Burton McGhee that led to her murder in 2002.

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The Roxboro City Council unanimously voted to accept the low bids for the city’s water and wastewater processes amid increasing chemical costs Tuesday night.

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A portion of Main Street from Reams Avenue to Court Street is closed as the brick facade on the building at 108 North Main Street is at risk of falling.

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After being temporarily closed in November, the Timberland Motel and America’s Best Value Inn have been granted transitional operating permits, but require further repairs and improvements before being allowed to reopen, according to Person County Health Department records.

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The following reports were released this week.

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One of the best gifts to give someone is a homemade gift. Making food-related gifts for your friends and family can be a wonderful way to put a personal touch on the holiday and get creative while doing it. If you are looking for some ideas for holiday gifts, join us for our monthly Lunch N’…

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After beginning the process at its Nov. 7 meeting, the Person County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to sell approximately two acres of land adjacent to Helena Park.

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Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 ESV)

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Old Testament: “And their father gave them gifts ...” 2 Chronicles 21:3

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A Richmond juvenile has been charged after a high-speed chase involving the Roxboro Police Department last Friday night ended in South Boston, Va.

Person County Board of Commissioner-elect Jason Thomas and incumbent Kyle Puryear will officially start their new terms Monday night.

The Community Choir of Person County was hard at work Monday preparing for next week’s performances. The choir will present its Concert for the Christmas Season Dec. 9-10 at Roxboro Baptist Church. Both performances are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

The Christmas season will officially begin tonight as Uptown Roxboro celebrates Jingle on Main.

After initially raising the issue in October, Sheriff Dewey Jones confirmed that the staffing issue in the Person County Jail is improving.

The Roxboro Jaycees will require additional safety measures for this year’s annual Christmas Parade, the organization announced in a joint release with the Roxboro Police Department this week.

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For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans 1:21 ESV)

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At their third discussion of the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) funds, the Person County Board of Commissioners voted to set aside $2 million of the remaining $4.4 million. 

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After last Friday’s official canvass, the Person County Board of Elections has finalized the county’s midterm turnout at 15,658.

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The Person County Public Library offers a variety of free programs and services for all ages. Unless otherwise noted, all in-person events are free and are held at the Person County Public Library. To register for events, drop-by the library front desk, or call at 336-597-7881. Guests do not…

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We had an informative and fun morning at our Alzheimer’s Awareness event which was held on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Roxboro at the Person County Office Building Auditorium with more than 40 people in attendance at this event. 

Throughout the month of November, the Extension Community Association (ECA) will have a display at the Person County Public Library. As visitors walk into the library, there is a decorated glass display case on the left with some pictures, information and mementos from the years that ECA has…