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Power outages reported as tropical storm passes

More than 1,200 power outages were reported in Person County Thursday afternoon due to remnants of Tropical Storm Zeta. Duke Energy reported about 1,200 outages in the Person County area as of 2 …

Person County man charged in Vance murder

A Person County man has been charged with murder in connection with an Oct. 7 shooting death in Vance County. Wallace Wayne Yarbrough, 44, was being held in Wake County on other charges when he …

A Piece of History

In the early 1800’s, Simeon Cochran operated an Inn at Alexander Gordon’s old place near what is now Bushy Fork. As legend goes, Mr. Cochran would murder his guests in their sleep, and …

Looking Back

10 years ago – 2010Friday, Oct. 29 – The Rockets picked up their third win of the season with a 35-27 Senior Night victory over Riverside. Quarterback Jonathan Quick accounted for all of …

Forest makes weekend visit to Person County

The Republican candidate for governor made a stop in Person County on the last day of what he describes as his “barnstorming campaign across the state.”Lt. Governor Dan Forest spoke to …
Sports
Roxboro native takes Martinsville Speedway for Halloweekend
Roxboro is about to get a little bigger this weekend. At 3:30 p.m. on Halloween, Roxboro native Carl Long will be behind the wheel …
Roxboro Community School senior Kole Walker started playing lacrosse in sixth grade at RCS. Walker took on cross country in his freshman year of high school.
Baseball leads Walker to lacrosse and cross country
Roxboro Community School senior Kole Walker has a unique path to high school athletics.Walker grew up playing baseball – he kept …
RCS temporarily halting athletic activities
Due to an increase in COVID-19 activity in the community, Roxboro Community School is shutting down athletic workouts until Monday, …
Orange County Speedway wraps up abbreviated 2020 season
Orange County Speedway went six months without fans – and almost without racing.For its third and final race of the season, held …
The Person High School volleyball team celebrates after scoring a point in last year's 3A third round matchup of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state playoffs against Terry Sanford. Like 2017, Person dealt with a game delay, but overcame the break to put away Terry Sanford in four sets. Person advanced to play Chapel Hill in the fourth round.
Ramirez flashes back to Halloween
Halloween is a holiday where children go door-to-door in neighborhoods, hoping to snag their favorite candy bar while donning their …
Opinion
Lester: Exhausted Americans speak up in ‘record breaking’ numbers
When the first televised presidential debates were held in 1960, the world watched two young candidates, John F. Kennedy and Richard …
Thinking before voting
To the Editor,Without overtly supporting a candidate or a political party, I would like to motivate our readers to think about …
EDITORIAL: No bubble for schools
The convenient thing to do would be to blame the Person County School district.The last couple of weeks have been rough for the …
The Blizzard by Kelly Snow
The Blizzard: My boys first day of school together
My boys could not possibly be any different.T.J. turned seven a little more than a month ago and is just about the kindest little …
EPA’s clean cars rollback will put North Carolina in reverse
My nephew is one of the one million North Carolinians who suffer from asthma. Poor air quality affects us all, but for him, it …
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