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Council ‘reluctantly’ approves ‘22-23 budget

At a special called meeting Tuesday, the Roxboro City Council unanimously approved the city’s 2022-23 budget, the first to feature a tax increase since the 2015-16 fiscal year. The budget …

EDC recognizes outgoing members

As part of the current board’s final meeting, the Person County Economic Development Commission recognized its membership Tuesday, both those who are staying on the board and those who are …

EDC hears potential strategic action plan

At its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Person County Economic Development Commission received a three-year strategic action plan from Economic Leadership LLC Managing Partner Ted …

Person County secures critical portion of megasite

Person County’s non-profit economic development arm, Person County Business and Industrial Center, Inc. (PCBIC), has purchased a previously-outstanding 2.5 acre “donut hole” at the …

PCS Board to meet Thursday

The Person County Schools Board of Education will hold a regular meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. in the board room on the bottom floor of the Person County Office Building. Among the items on the …
Sports
Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart (center) won Saturday Night's SRX race at South Boston Speedway. Stewart, SRX's founder, captured his third SRX victory in eight races.
Stewart fends off Biffle to win at SoBo
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. --- Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is getting pretty good at this whole SRX thing. Stewart, …
Peyton Sellers adjusts his sunglasses during practice before Saturday night's SRX (Superstar Racing Experience) race at South Boston Speedway. Sellers was the lone local driver in the SRX feature.
Saturday’s SRX coming full-circle for Sellers
Peyton Sellers is an established name in the local racing sphere. Sellers, who hails from Danville, Va., is the 2005 and 2021 …
Opinion
Elected leadership
During President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961, he famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for …
Will Joe Biden really go stag?
RALEIGH — Soaring prices. Social unrest. A resurgent Russia. A military withdrawal followed by the collapse of a pro-American …
Inconsistent government decisions prove incompatible with the rule of law
Government officials should apply their regulations consistently. The rule of law demands such consistency. That doesn’t mean …
Oath keeping
Among those who pledge to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, how many are needed to stabilize and keep our …
Telling an aging relative she can’t drive anymore
North Carolina is blessed with more than its share of great writers. And I am looking over some of my favorites from my 20-plus years …
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