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Person County commissioners have been asked to consider a new policy under which county staff (and county commissioners) would be issued county-owned cell phones. The reaction of some commissioners … more
Roxboro Chief of Police David Hess has said he hopes city council members will approve funding to allow the police department to establish a traffic unit. That would be a good use of the city’s … more
Two interesting moments converge on Monday when Person County commissioners will gather for their twice-yearly Local Government Day meeting. In the audience will be a host of students from area … more
A proposed new law making its way through the General Assembly would give teachers a 5 percent pay raise if they undergo special firearms training and carry a gun while they are on school grounds. … more
If you need any evidence of the economic power of North Carolina’s capital city, just consider the recommendation put forward by the Person County Economic Development Commission last week. That … more
Volunteer fire departments face a challenging conundrum. Safety and training expectations for volunteer firefighters gets more stringent just about every year. That ought to please most everybody … more
The Person County school system is looking at its salaries with an eye toward how they stack up against their neighbors and against their competition for workers. It’s a worthwhile exercise, to … more
N.C. Rep. Larry Yarborough recently introduced a local bill that would give school system leaders in Person and Granville counties more flexibility when setting the school calendar. That’s a … more
North Carolina opened a Pandora’s box in 2005, when it legalized gambling through the North Carolina Lottery. Now cities, towns and counties around North Carolina are having to legislate to … more
Person County commissioners are certainly correct when they say that local government services are intertwined, making it difficult to settle on one area as a priority. At a retreat earlier this … more
Readers of this space have seen previous entreaties for people to volunteer in the community. It’s a common sense way of taking care of ourselves, resolving our own community’s problems and … more
We were pleased to read reports from the county’s volunteer fire departments that outlined the efforts each department is taking to improve the insurance rating within each district. County … more
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