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Health scare forces many changes at Person Community College

PCC curriculum classes will begin, primarily online, on March 30. If you are not accustomed to online classes, or need a refresher, consider these resources: • Blackboard Orientation courses are …

What was in the news this week?

10 years ago – 2010 Sunday, March 28 – A tornado tore through southern Person County early Monday morning. The tornado brought winds estimated as high as 100 miles per hour. National Weather …

The latest Agenda 03-28-20

The Person County Habitat for Humanity Yard Sale, held at 110 Carver Drive, Roxboro, will be closed through the end of March. No donations will be accepted during this time. Caswell Council for the …

Crime Reports 03-28-20

The following reports were released Thursday. Roxboro Police Department Monday, March 23 10:24 a.m. – Karesa Ann Newman, 30, of 210 Kerr Drive, Roxboro, was charged with misdemeanor …

Golden Leaf launches recovery loan program

The Golden Leaf Foundation announced this week that it will set aside $15 million in funding to launch a rapid recovery loan program in response to economic losses related to the coronavirus. Golden …
Sports
Carroll emphasizes health over fitness
Person High School football is one of many teams affected by the coronavirus. Though football does not play until the fall, Person …
Pete Tuck, who coached RCS high school baseball for nine years, stepped down at the conclusion of the 2019 season. Tuck helped bring the Bulldogs to a state semifinal matchup against Uwharrie Charter Academy in his final season.
Bulldog legend tucks away coaching career
Pete Tuck gave baseball everything he had. At the conclusion of the 2019 Roxboro Community School baseball season, the Bulldogs’ …
Eddie Lunsford takes in Rocket basketball's Feb 14. Senior Night against Northeast Guilford. Lunsford, an 89-year-old Roxboro native, is heavily involved with Person High School athletics, coming to games for over 60 years.
Rocket sports run through native’s blood
For Roxboro native Eddie Lunsford Jr., Person High School sports are a part of his everyday life. “I come to see games, and …
Person head coach Charles Dacus (left) watches drills during a 2019 Rocket basketball practice.
Dacus takes charge with multiple teams
Person High School varsity men’s basketball head coach Charles Dacus keeps himself busy. Completing his 12th year at the helm of …
The Earl Bradsher Soccer Field, used for Person County P&R youth and adult soccer leagues, is closed for games until Monday, April 13. Families can use the field at their own discretion.
Parks and wrecked: Sports out until mid-April
Roxboro residents have to hold off a little longer if they want to play sports. Spring sports leagues for the Person County …
Opinion
Business community has a never-say-die spirit
A short walk through Uptown Roxboro illuminated a pleasant fact Thursday afternoon. Business is still churning in Roxboro. Sure …
Fighting virus confinement boredom with a good book
“Smart people don’t get bored,” my friend announced when I told her that a lot of people were getting bored from the …
Pork barrel politics doesn’t belong in crisis bill
How does a spending bill become a 1,100-page novel? Well, Washington Democrats are again showing their true colors. They are using old …
Is the cure worse than COVID-19?
To the editor: I was delighted to see this March 22 tweet from President Trump: “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM …
Take heed of warnings issued by our leaders
Now is not the time to take umbrage with our statewide or local political and governmental leadership. Officials at both levels are …
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