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Boulevard median project coming, but delayed

By George Willoughbygwilloughby@roxboro-courier.comThe proposed North Carolina Department of Transportation project on Madison Boulevard is in the pipeline, though there have been some recent delays …

Governor eases restrictions, county approaching 3,000 cases

In a Wednesday briefing, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that he is signing an Executive Order easing the state’s COVID-19 restrictions starting FridayThe only restriction fully lifted is the …

Murder suspect nabbed in Michigan

The suspect in a Dec. 5 drive-by shooting has been arrested in Michigan, the Roxboro Police Department announced last Wednesday.Zaevien Newman, 20, was named a suspect in the Dec. 5 shooting death of …

PCS talks virtual school, vaccines in work session

The Person County Board of Education met last Thursday evening for a work session in which PCS staff made presentations to the board on various topics. No actions were taken by the board during the …

UPDATED – Potential for more ice Thursday morning

  Less than a week after it was hit by an ice storm, projections place a similar storm on the horizon for Person …
Sports
Person High School's Zion Norwood looks for a bucket as he drives to the hoop on Tuesday night.
Rockets’ fourth quarter rally falls short in loss to Nighthawks
GREENSBORO — Tae Bailey’s 3-point shooting almost singlehandedly carried the Person High School men’s basketball team to one of …
NCHSAA releases third draft of conference realignment
As schools are continuing to change projected conferences, Person and Roxboro Community School are holding steady.The North Carolina …
Jasiel Bumphus only dropped five points in Person's 95-53 loss to Northern Guilford Monday night. "Northern Guilford, they put more pressure on you as a team than any team we've played," Rockets head coach Charles Dacus said.
Second-half turnovers, perimeter shooting doom Person in loss to Northern Guilford
Northern Guilford overwhelmed Person in Tuesday night’s men’s basketball tilt, 95-53.Northern Guilford (5-0) buried 15 threes and …
Jewel Hollowayled the Rocketes with 15 points in her return to the court. Holloway spent significant time recovering from a torn meniscus and partially torn ACL.
Rockets outshot by Nighthawks in loss
Jay Carmichael tells his team time and time again – free throws win and lose games.The Person High School women’s basketball team …
Madison Dunkley attempts to kill the ball in Person High School's second round state playoff victory at Clayton High School on Thursday night. Dunkley ended the match, a 25-18, 27-25, 25-22 Rocket sweep, with a third set kill.
Person’s season ends in four-set loss to Rose
By Aidan jensenajensen@roxboro-courier.comEven though the Person High School volleyball team found itself a point away from pushing …
Opinion
CONSERVATIVE CORNER — Dear Democrats, it’s up to you
Dear Democrats, After watching Joe Biden’s first three weeks, we can clearly see there is no hope for our country if we have him …
Time to address economic concerns
To the editor: In the Feb. 11 edition of The Courier-Times, it was reported in a statement, that “Board Chairman Phillip …
A lifesaving program for our community
A little after 8 a.m. last Wednesday morning, we got a text from the Person County Sheriff’s Department letting us know it had a …
It’s time to take action
To the editor:During the Commissioner’s Board meeting this Tuesday, Commissioner (P.J.) Gentry gave an excellent presentation on the …
PCHD are our hometown heroes
To the editor:We are 10 months into a global pandemic and our very rural community’s hard working health department is literally …