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Crime reports

The following reports were released this week. Roxboro Police Department Monday, Jan. 3 7:17 a.m. – Officers conducted a death investigation on Pointer Street.   Tuesday, …

New cases break record for second straight week

For the second-straight week, Person County’s new COVID-19 cases have set weekly highs. In the past week, 433 new cases have been reported in the county, up from the previous high of 293 set …

Council approves new retail development

By a unanimous vote, the Roxboro City Council voted Tuesday night to approve a new retail and grocery development on U.S. 501 near the proposed Satterfield Farms development. The approved 10,157 …

The first snow of the year

It was a beautiful day in Roxboro as snow fell throughout the county Monday. The snow began to fall during the morning hours and continued throughout the early part of the afternoon with a couple of …

County hits weekly high of new COVID cases

Person County has seen 293 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, the county’s largest single-week growth since the pandemic began. In the past week, two days tied for the county’s …
Sports
Makayla Bradsher muscles her way past Tierre McCaden towards the hoop. Bradsher did not start, but drained a 3-pointer for Person's last points of the opening quarter.
Defense tucks Tucker away in low-scoring victory
OXFORD – Person High School women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mangum had one goal in Wednesday’s game at J.F. Webb — stop …
Isaiah Smith elevates for a contested shot.
Pair of Bumphus dunks swing momentum in victory
OXFORD – Person High School men’s basketball player Jasiel Bumphus spent much of the first half on the bench during Wednesday’s …
Steve Cash lays the ball up in the first half of Wednesday's contest. Person won, 58-40, to sweep the season series.
Late scoring spurt blasts JV Rockets to victory
By AIDAN JENSEN ajensen@roxboro-courier.com OXFORD – Late in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game, the Person High School …
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McGhee’s posts historic performance in Hawaii
Roxboro native Darius McGhee continued his torrid start to the basketball season at the Diamond Head Classic tournament in …
Eubanks assisting Teets on Bobcats' coaching staff
Ryan Eubanks is the true definition of grit and grind. Eubanks, a 2021 Roxboro Community School graduate, became known for his …
Opinion
Starting over
Old Testament: “... The eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the …
Don’t skip the Begats
Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron, Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, Amminadab fathered …
A letter to Ted Budd
Ted, You are not my direct representative, but you represent my state, my country and former party.  By carrying the water for …
Living safe in 2022
January brings new beginnings, New Year resolutions (that most of us do not keep), and new opportunity. Someone once said that if you …
Few senators served in House
Thanks to state Sen. Jeff Jackson bowing out of North Carolina’s Democratic primary, the 2022 field for U.S. Senate is coming …
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