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12 in total arrested following most recent protest

The Roxboro Police Department and Person County Sheriff’s Office have made 12 arrests related to the most recent protest in Uptown Roxboro,Last Wednesday, the RPD arrested Danielle Marie Davis, …

Henderson murder suspect arrested in Roxboro

A man wanted for a Sept. 3 murder in Henderson was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Roxboro, according to a release from the Henderson Police department.Se’Quayveon Batchelor. 22, of 820 Dorsey …

Cemetery historical society to be formed

A local resident is leading the charge to form the Burchwood Cemetery Historical Society. Ray Winstead said the group’s main goals will be to preserve the cemetery and to create a map of who is …

Arrests stem from Friday protest

Roxboro Police made four attests Wednesday in connection to a Friday-night demonstration in front of the Person County Courthouse in response to the police shooting of David Brooks Jr. in …

Officer who killed Brooks will not be charged

In a Wednesday afternoon release, Person County District Attorney Michael Waters announced that the officer who fired the single shot that killed 45-year-old David Brooks Jr. Friday, July 24 will not …
Sports
Susan Pierson Garrett, third from left, halps lead the 2019 survivor walk. Garrett was the Person County Relay For Life's survivor speaker.  The traditional Relay for Life for this year was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but will instead include a drive-thru survivors dinner at the Homestead Steakhouse on Sept. 18.
A different kind of relay this year
COVID-19 may have robbed Person County of one of the most anticipated local events of the fall, but Relay will go on — but will …
Bulldogs looking for new basketball coaches
Roxboro Community School seeks knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced coaches to help build its Bulldog athletic programs. RCS …
Pickleball tournament set for October
The Person County Recreation, Arts, and Parks would like to announce the first Oktoberfest Pickleball Tournament. The tournament, …
While not racing, Younger makes progress with car in test sessions at South Boston Speedway
SOUTH BOSTON, VA – Brent Younger is like many other drivers, wishing he could be racing at South Boston Speedway and contending for …
RCS suspends middle school athletic workouts
Roxboro Community School made the decision Friday to suspend middle school workouts for the foreseeable future due to the COVID …
Opinion
Common Sense Leadership During COVID
To the editor: As the United States exceeds 160,000 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic in just under five months, Donald …
A well-informed electorate
There is nothing more important in a democracy than a well-informed electorate. I wish I could say that that this …
COVID response creates policy options
Although working from home provides a great deal of flexibility and potential benefits, professional and personal, most of us don’t …
Saltbox Seafood Joint, surviving the coronavirus
Can any of North Carolina’s great roadside eateries and local joints survive the coronavirus? I have my doubts. So does …
NAACP statement on the shooting death of David Brooks Jr.
At the request of the family of Mr. David Brooks, Jr. the leadership of the Person County NAACP recently met with the district …
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