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5 votes added to council election following official canvass

Five ballots were added to the final turnout in this year's race for the five Roxboro City Council seats after the Person County Board of Elections completed its official canvass Tuesday. The …

Data shows COVID-19 spread back to August levels

Person County’s COVID-19 spread has returned to a level last seen in August with 60 new cases reported this week to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 …

Lunchroom staffing issue brought before BOE

Lunchroom vacancies and face covering mandates were among several things discussed during Thursday’s Person County Schools Board of Education meeting and work session. No action was taken …

Johnson, Ashley earn PCS honors

The only principal Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership (PECIL) has ever known was honored by the district last week. Shirlona Johnson was named Person County Schools’ …

Thibault named new assistant economic development director

Person County Economic Development Department is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member. Michael Thibault joined the department on Sept. 27 as the Assistant Economic Development …
Sports
Panthers drop close two-setter to Orange Middle
The Southern Middle School volleyball team came up just a little short on Tuesday evening. The host Panthers battled in a 25-22, …
Erdner, Brann lead Rockets in Tuesday race
HILLSBOROUGH – On Tuesday afternoon, the Person High School cross country team traveled to Orange High School for a conference …
Jeffers leads RCS in final high school golf match
OXFORD – Monday afternoon was the last time Antasia Jeffers will ever put on a Roxboro Community School golf uniform. She had a …
Rockets finish second in women’s meet
The Person High School cross country team hosted Eastern Alamance and Western Alamance in its final home meet of the season last …
Lillie Davis paced the Rocket attack with 30 assists.
New-look Rockets finish strong, sweep Bulldogs
The Person High School volleyball won its fourth straight match in a 25-11, 25-15, 25-10 sweep of Williams Tuesday at home. But …
Opinion
BLIZZARD — Triple locking doors for Otis
I’ve written a little bit about my dogs a couple of times, but I’ll give you a little refresher. A few months back, two …
Yes, government can be shrunk
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently in conversation with right-leaning leaders, policy experts, donors, and activists. My …
Following Macbeth’s advice in Afghanistan
Can Shakespeare’s Macbeth help us deal with President Biden’s decision to pull all American troops out of Afghanistan and …
Congress, here are three ways you can take action on Facebook
Facebook’s critics have long argued that the social-media giant is bad for consumers, bad for children and bad for the country …
History-making access to state and local government records now within reach
When the 2021 session of the General Assembly began, passage of legislation to advance public access to records of disciplinary …
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