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Interim manager suggests decision on Old Helena School

Interim County Manager Ralph Clark has recommended a final decision on the Old Helena School – demolition. During his regular report at Monday’s meeting of the Board of County …

Commissioners move forward with hangar lease

The Person County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Monday morning to move forward with the bid process for the newly-constructed corporate hangar at the Raleigh Regional Airport at Person …

Commissioners discuss appointment process

The Person County Board of Commissioners discussed its appointment process during Monday’s morning meeting. The agenda item came at the request of commissioner P.J. Gentry at the …

Crime reports: Sept. 12-19

The following reports were released this week. Roxboro Police Department Monday, Sept. 12 9:48 a.m. – Officers responded to a report of financial transaction card fraud on Long Avenue. …

Man, juvenile charged with murder

One man and a juvenile have been charged with the murder earlier this week of Nancy Duncan Horton. The two have also been charged in relation to breaking and entering into motor vehicles Monday …
Sports
Youth basketball registration is up and running
The Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department is having individual registration for its upcoming girls and boys 5-12 …
This week’s schedule
Thursday Roxboro Community School middle school men’s soccer, vs. Vance Charter 4 p.m. RCS middle school volleyball, vs. …
Southern Middle School varsity volleyball player Tyler Massey is all smiles during a timeout Tuesday evening against Smith Middle School. Massey helped the Panthers rally from a third-set deficit in a 25-4, 21-25, 26-14 victory.
Panthers escape with comeback win
Southern Middle School head volleyball coach Tracey Atkins knew her team could play better. That’s why she called timeout …
Volleydogs blast Knights, keep hold on second place
Ten days between games did not matter for the Roxboro Community School varsity volleyball team. The Bulldogs, who last played in a …
Opinion
North Carolina’s Queen Elizabeth and King Charles
We watched the great and solemn events in Britain over the last few days. But we heard not a mention of North Carolina’s important …
Is the social safety net a springboard or cushion?
There are few public issues that create more debate than the “social safety net.” By social safety net, I mean the set of …
A Democracy in peril?
Jan. 6, 2021 should be in our rearview mirrors; instead, it looms large over our country as election deniers are on midterm ballots …
Crime is back as a voting issue
Violent crime is on the rise in North Carolina — up 18% since 2018. Voter concern about crime is also rising. It played a key role …
Another senseless tragedy
This will probably not be the most conventional use of this real estate in our newspaper, but here it goes. I was all set to use …
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