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State's largest earthquake in 94 years hits Sparta

At 8:07 Sunday morning, the largest earthquake in 94 years hit North Carolina about 2.5 miles southeast of Sparta. The epicenter was in the small Alleghany County community, roughly 35 miles west of …

Activist group to host hurricane drive Saturday

On Saturday, local activist group The Black Revolutionists will host a donation drive to support those affected by Hurricane Isaias. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the group will be set up at Boulevard …

Commissioners vote to require masks at meetings

In a 4-1 vote, the Person County Board of Commissioners moved to require face masks to be worn at the body’s meetings. Commissioner Kyle Puryear voted against the motion. Chairman Ray Jeffers …

Johnson lands prestigious internship

Roxboro native Kevin Johnson has been selected for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation’s 2020 Internship program. Johnson will be interning remotely this summer in the scripted series …

School Board to meet Thursday afternoon

The Person County Board of Education will meet Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. The public will be able to tune in through a link that will be posted on the Person County Schools website at the time …
Sports
Lunsford
Lunsford takes talents to Louisburg College
Trey Lunsford grew up playing baseball, basketball and football. Fast-forward to Person High School, and Lunsford, a member of the …
Harrison and Chapman teamed up to take gold in the Men's Open Doubles division.
Tennis players complete 42nd annual Roxboro Invitational
Over the weekend, Huck Sansbury was the place to be. The Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks Department hosted the 42nd …
Person High School rising senior Ridge Clayton excels in the classroom and on the field – he is fourth in his class with a 4.3 GPA, and he threw for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns last year.
Senior Athlete Feature – Ridge Clayton
People know Ridge Clayton through Person High School athletics. Clayton is quarterback of the football team, a forward on the …
Sports bring me my closest friends
I was not old enough to remember that moment, but I like to think I got my initial love for sports from my dad. He told me that in my …
Athletic directors gain ground in NCHSAA talks
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association invited athletic directors from all 421 of its member schools to a virtual meeting …
Opinion
The community needs prayers for healing
The events in our community last month are devastating, tragic, and heartbreaking. There are not enough words to express our sorrow to …
Proud of Chief Hess
To the editor: On three differernt occasions, I have written a letter to praise Chief David Hess and then never sent it in to be …
Social injustice and inequality
To the editor: When you find yourself in the position of leadership with a voice that has the power to influence other, it is a …
Person County needs a seat at the table
To the editor: In recent articles by the Triad Business Journal, four areas of economic growth have been identified and are now …
A scary time for our community
We were certainly concerned when we got the word that there was some sort of a shooting at the Dollar General on Old Durham Road …
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