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RCS 2020 graduates parade through Roxboro

Friday afternoon provided a wonderful scene in Roxboro. At 5:30 p.m., all 87 Roxboro Community School high school graduates and their families drove through the City of Roxboro for their …

Cases continue coming in, county’s worst week gets worse

The cases continue to roll in for the Person County Health Department.The department announced another case Friday afternoon that takes the county’s total to 47 since March 24.Of the total, 33 …

Money still available from PIVOT loans

There is still money and time available for small businesses to apply for the Person County Economic Development Commission’s COVID PIVOT Impact loan.Person County Economic Development Director …

Person County reports largest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases

The Person County Health Department reported the highest daily jump in COVID-19 cases to date Thursday.The county’s case count increased by seven taking the total to 46 since the first case was …
Sports
Jensen
Racing through the pandemic
Some of my friends question whether race car driving is actually a sport.My answer – yes. The amount of time drivers put in every …
High school transfers find a mixed bag
Transferring is becoming increasingly present in school sports.At the college level, athletes transfer for a variety of reasons, such …
Rocket athletes recognized in virtual fashion
Person High School athletes got their virtual moment in the sun Tuesday night.The Rocket Club athletic banquet, typically held at …
Mazda Motorsports factory driver Tom Long, a native of Poughkeepsie, NY, is participating in the IMSI iRacing event at VIRginia International Raceway – his first-ever virtual race – at 6 p.m. this evening.
VIR hosts virtual race online tonight
Charlotte native Tom Long’s racing career started in 2005 – in Showroom Stock and Spec Miata racing – winning the Mazda MX-5 Cup …
Opinion
Rise up, rural legislators
The coronavirus pandemic has starkly revealed the shortcomings of one of our most valuable pieces of infrastructure. Internet …
Politicos making hay out of pandemic
Normally I would applaud anyone or any organization who can make lemonade out of lemons, but at this juncture in our collective …
Making up for a missed graduation
Readers of this space know how importantly I view high school graduation. I’ve told the story before of being taken to task by a …
Don’t miss out on Memorial Day
Many traditional Memorial Day celebrations will go on hiatus this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that gives us no …
Debate school questions with a civil tongue
North Carolina’s economy is opening up after nearly two months of lockdown. I wish the reopening was faster, broader and more …
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