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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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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. 

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The holidays can be very stressful dealing with family, events, and trying to stay healthy. The average American gains about 8 pounds during the holiday season. Preparing nutritious foods that taste good can be difficult any time of the year, but the holidays present special challenges for t…

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HILLSBOROUGH --- Piedmont Electric Cooperative has awarded $50,403.18 in Bright Ideas education grants to 30 local teachers to fund engaging projects for their students. More than 7,410 students at schools in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties will benefit from …

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But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. (James 1:25 ESV)

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Old Testament: “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” Psalm 100:4

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. (James 1:23–24 ESV)

The Person County Public Library offers a variety of free programs and services for all ages. We hope that you will join us for these wonderful events. Unless otherwise noted, all in-person events are free and are held at the Person County Public Library. To register for events, please drop-…

One man and a juvenile have been charged with the murder earlier this week of Nancy Duncan Horton.

Sometimes we talk about “what” of the signs of the times without considering the “why”. In other words, why did God tell us there would be signs to look for pointing to Jesus second coming? I believe there are three reasons: He does not allow us to know the day or the hour, but He wants us t…

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (James 1:19–20 ESV)

Person County Schools responded in writing late Wednesday afternoon to two items, that were handed to its board members and superintendent Rodney Peterson during the Feb. 10 regular meeting.

For the first time all year, Person County’s new weekly COVID-19 cases have stopped their climb.

Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel! He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has…

After four weeks of increasing new COVID-19 case totals, Person County has seen a fall.

Old Testament: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Now Boaz had gone up to the gate and sat down there. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. So Boaz said, “Turn aside, friend; sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down. And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down. The…

So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother-in-law had commanded her. And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came softly and uncovered his feet and lay down. (Ruth 3:6–7 ESV)

Person County’s new cases showed a slight decline this week, but a rash of virus-related deaths were reported to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard this week.

Since last Thursday, 191 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Person County, according to data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard.

A shooting during a trial at the Person County Courthouse has left one person in critical condition, according to a joint release this afternoon from the Person County Sheriff's Office and Roxboro Police Department.

Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Now, listen, my daughter, do not go to glean in another field or leave this one, but keep close to my young women. Let your eyes be on the field that they are reaping, and go after them. Have I not charged the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go …

So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech. (Ruth 2:3 ESV)

Views among modern Christians regarding weapons range from those who believe in pacifism at all cost to those who believe owning a gun is a God-given right.

This week’s spread of COVID-19 is Person County’s worst since February with 99 new cases being reported on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard since last Thursday.

Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. (Ruth 2:1 ESV)

So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest. (Ruth 1:22 ESV)

This week’s spread of COVID-19 in Person County is consistent with last week, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Dashboard.

Fifteen new cases highlight Person County’s week, according to data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 dashboard.

So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. And when they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them. And the women said, “Is this Naomi?” (Ruth 1:19 ESV)

Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food. So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the …

Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food. (Ruth 1:6 ESV)

In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion.…

Indoctrination means to instruct especially in fundamentals or rudiments — to teach.

In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion.…

The Wednesday update to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 dashboard shows several improved metrics in Person County.

The number of new weekly cases and average of positive tests have fallen for the second straight week, according to the most recent update to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services dashboard.

Socialism is so attractive in theory. But it is vicious in practice.

The Roxboro Police Department has named a suspect in the December drive-by shooting that killed 22-year-old Dontavyn Shyheim Long.

New cases reported on the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 dashboard show 163 more cases in Person County since last week, up from 94 in the previous week.

The Bible assures us that evil and suffering do indeed have an end. Job’s friends may have given him bad advice, but Zophar the Naamathite made a really good observation.

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message we…

One of the reasons why God allows the innocent to suffer evil and be inflicted by the pain of evil is that there is no one who is truly innocent.