2019-11-20

McAllister’s family waits for answers: SBI investigating 27-year-old’s shooting death


Roy “AJ” McAllister’s family members said they have more questions than answers. 

It’s been more than a week since the officer-involved shooting that claimed the …

Church Briefs 11-20-19

Vernon Hill Missionary Baptist Church

The Vernon Hill Male Chorus will celebrate their 33rd singing anniversary on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Vernon Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 80 Vernon Hill Church …

Additions to VGCC building will enhance public safety training


HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College recently marked the completion of the second phase of renovation and construction work on Main Campus Building 10, providing additional instructional …

VGCC celebrates awarding of scholarships to 349 students


Vance-Granville Community College honored 349 students receiving scholarships, as well as the donors and partnering organizations who established those scholarships, at a dinner last month in the …

VGCC to offer truck driver training


Vance-Granville Community College, in partnership with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, will soon offer a Truck Driver Training program that gives students the training required to …

US 158 bridge in Granville County opens


OXFORD — A new bridge carrying U.S. 158 over Tabbs Creek just east of Oxford reopened to traffic on Tuesday, three days ahead of schedule.

The $1 million bridge replacement project took six …

Commissioners table tax exemption appeal for Creedmoor nonprofit


OXFORD — The complex case of a nonprofit organization operating in a purported for-profit building has been postponed until next month.

The matter, which was discussed at Monday’s Granville …

Gwendolyn Turner McDuffie

CREEDMOOR — Gwendolyn Turner McDuffie, 76, a resident of Chatham County and a native of Granville County, passed away Monday, Nov. 11.

Online condolences can be made to …

Wilton Elementary celebrates Career Day


FRANKLINTON — Students at Wilton Elementary School received a treat last Friday when they were visited by guest speakers from the community who came to share about their careers.

A total of 15 …

Wayne Dale Morris

BEREA — Wayne Dale Morris, “Dale,” 60, a lifetime resident of Granville County, passed away Monday, Nov. 11.

Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com.

Eakes Funeral Home …

Thanksgiving season reminds us of Native American wisdom

Thanksgiving, for many people, is not a single day but a season, a remembrance of heritage, a way of life.

As we recall our American heritage, we think of how Native Americans were present at what …

Falls Lake hoops falls to Research Triangle


CREEDMOOR — Foul trouble plagued the Falls Lake boys basketball team in the season-opening loss to Research Triangle on Nov. 12. The Raptors won the non-conference contest 77-46.

Drew Fletcher …

Lady Firebirds top Raptors in opener


CREEDMOOR — The Falls Lake Academy girls basketball team overcame a slow start to defeat the Research Triangle Lady Raptors 49-38 in their season opener on Nov. 12.

The Lady Firebirds could not …

Firebirds tame Grizzlies for first win


CREEDMOOR — The Falls Lake boys varsity basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 66-58 non-conference victory over Clover Garden on Monday.

Jackson Beck started the scoring …

Turnover costly for Lady Firebirds


CREEDMOOR — “We turned the ball over in key situations late in the game and that is what hurt us,” Falls Lake head coach Jason May said after her team’s 48-45 loss to the Cover Garden Lady …

Football Friday: Second-round action begins


Granville Central and South Granville will open play in the second round of the 1AA playoffs tonight.

The Panthers (7-4) received a first round bye in the 1AA classification of the NCHSAA playoffs …

Vikings survive opening-round scare


CREEDMOOR — South Granville needed big plays from its special teams and defense to seal a 26-18 win over the tough North Lenoir Hawks in the first round of the 2AA playoffs last Friday.

The …

Trade war catches state’s farmers in a vise


N.C. State economist Michael Walden recently visited Person County as part of Farm-City Week and offered some interesting statistics that help quantify the scope of agriculture in this state. But …

Are we doing enough for education?

Be what you are

To the Editor,

As a retired educator, I often wonder how much support do we give our public schools? I see year after year where the N.C. General Assembly cuts education.

It is so important to …

Be what you are

To the Editor,

The Staple Singers released a song in 1973 entitled “Be What You Are,” which sent the message of accepting and being satisfied with living the life you have and can afford, …