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Semora man in custody after hours-long standoff

A Semora man is in custody after a five-hour standoff with law enforcement Wednesday. Kevin Desilva, of Paradise Lane, Semora, was being served with a domestic violence protective order at his …

Council, Planning Board discuss future developments

The Roxboro City Council and Planning Board discussed the future of development in the city at a planning session Monday night. As an introduction, Planning Director Lauren Johnson gave an …

COG seeks public development input

The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments is seeking the input of the general public to assess the region’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as it begins forming its …

Three new arrests made following July shootings

The Roxboro Police Department has made three arrests related to shootings July 9 and 10 in the Burch Avenue area. The department has also seized three firearms believed to be involved during a …

New chambers among items discussed by BOC

In what was supposed to be a light Person County Board of Commissioners meeting with only one piece of new business scheduled to be presented, Interim County Manager Ralph Clark brought up three …
Sports
Tyler White, a rising senior at Person High School, competed with his Dirtbags travel baseball teammates at the Perfect Game National Championship in Florida over the weekend. White helped the Dirtbags by finishing the tournament 8-for-14 at the plate, which included a home run and eight RBIs.
White raking in the tropics
Tyler White, a rising senior at Person High School, competed with his Dirtbags travel baseball teammates at the Perfect Game National …
Most equipment in Person High School's brand new weight room, which occupies where the football coaching offices used to be, is etched with Person Rockets, Rockets or the signature "P."
PHS opens up new weight room
Thanks to a financial grant, Person High School athletes now have a newly-built, top-notch weight room to work out in. The shiny …
Lillie Davis thrived as a pitcher in her final season on the Person High School softball team, compiling a 6-2 record, 0.75 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 74 2/3 innings pitched.
Davis makes HSOT All-State third team
Lillie Davis was a lights-out pitcher and dynamite hitter during her four years on the Person High School softball team. She will …
Elana Ingram, who led the Roxboro Community School women's basketball team to consecutive 1A regional final appearances in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 campaigns, suffered a sprained MCL at the end of her sophomore season playing for Wingate University. Ingram's injury ultimately led to a surgery last September that removed a pseudoaneurysm from the back of her right leg.
Ingram transitions from terrifying injury into coaching position
When Wingate University women’s basketball player Elana Ingram suffered a sprained MCL in the closing moments of a late season …
Opinion
We must invest and prioritize education
“We don’t have any teacher applicants for our vacancies,” said two superintendents from rural North Carolina public …
Community-oriented policing
Nearly 200 years ago, Sir Robert Peel famously penned nine principles of policing.  Those principles remain foundational to 21st …
Cookbooks that tell stories
What North Carolina cookbook has sold the most copies? If you ask the folks at UNC Press they will tell you that “Mama …
How to read this column
One of the consequences of writing a syndicated column on politics and public policy for more than a quarter of a century is that I am …
Fort Bragg can help
To the editor: The “gun violence” in our nation has reached critical mass. The budgets of small countries and …