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5 hrs ago | Daily Dispatch

Vance jobless rate unchanged

The Tri-County's unemployment rate remained largely unchanged from last month - but the area saw a sizable decrease from the same period last year.

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Related Topix: Granville County, NC, Warren County, NC, Scotland County, NC, Currituck County, NC

5 hrs ago | Daily Dispatch

Reaching a compromise

Shaqualla Dunbar talks with Evan Sonnenberg as Yvonne Campbell works with Tonesha Bennerson during a time for questions at a beginning teacher work session in February.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Rockingham, NC, Wake County, NC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Owner of safe with marijuana pleads to misdemeanor

The 26-year-old Henderson man charged with felony drug possession - after four men attempted to rob his safe filled with marijuana - has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug offense in Vance County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Henderson, NC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Dispatch

Granville foundation awards $19,000 in grants

The foundation will fund two new nonprofits this year, according to Katie Crumpler, the North Carolina Community Foundation's northern Piedmont associate.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Crumpler, NC, Granville County, NC, Oxford, NC

Daily Dispatch

Louisburg man drowns in Kerr Lake

A 27-year-old Louisburg resident drowned in Kerr Lake, according to officials at the Vance County Sheriff's Office.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Daily Dispatch

City, county consider collaboration to bring public water to more residents

The Henderson City Council agreed to have another meeting before deciding whether it should move ahead in discussions with the county about collaborating to provide funding for public water in the extra-territorial jurisdiction, which does not have access to city services.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Daily Dispatch

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Thomas M. Henderson, 41, of 2019 Frances Ave., Henderson, was arrested June 24 on charges of failing to appear in court and violating his probation.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC, Oxford, NC, Louisburg, NC

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Mock drill to be held at Kerr Lake

The search and rescue exercise will involve the Vance County Emergency Operations department as well as local, state and federal responders - including military agencies.

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Daily Dispatch

Hester to talk water lines

The Henderson City Council is working to find ways for residents in the extra-territorial jurisdiction to receive public water.

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Related Topix: Townsville, NC

Daily Dispatch

Editorial: Retirement from job well done

We choose to call Lt. Irvin Robinson one of Henderson's finest ever in a uniform that serves and protects us.

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Related Topix: Oxford, NC, Henderson, NC, Granville County, NC, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Group cleans up graffiti

A vacant building on Old Norlina Road covered in gang graffiti was finally cleaned with the help of volunteers from a Vance County Sheriff's Office initiative called Project Clean Slate.

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Daily Dispatch

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There are 20 defendants facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of 12 individuals since 2011 in Vance County Superior Court.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC, Death Penalty, Life, Self Defense

Daily Dispatch

Gatewood urging voter participation

Desmera Gatewood has been assigned to the NAACP's Vance County branch to assist with voter registration, NAACP membership, and youth, black and Latino voter participation as part of the association's Moral Freedom Summer.

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Related Topix: African-American, Bullock, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Arrests and incidents in Henderson and Vance County

Joyce Alston, 59, of 271 S. Beckford Drive, Henderson, was arrested July 22 on a charge of simple assault.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC, Kittrell, NC, Norlina, NC

Daily Dispatch

Making Henderson a better place

Irvin Robinson will tell you he has two families: the one he was born into and his fellow law enforcement officers.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC

Daily Dispatch

Cruizers donate to help needy animals

Les Shelton , president of the Tar River Cruizers, presents a $1,000 check to Charles Boyd , Dawn Hedgepeth and Hershel to benefit the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Counties to keep current line - for now

After discovering an official county line determination process could take years to complete, Vance and Granville counties will follow their own for the general election Nov. 4. County commissioners met Tuesday, accompanied by board of elections staff, to start tackling the issue stirring concerns about where to vote, receive public services and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Granville County, NC

Daily Dispatch

VGCC tuition could increase

At the board of trustees meeting Monday night, Steve Graham, college vice president of finance and operations, said the State Board of Community Colleges approved a 50 cent increase to the schools can charge per credit hour.

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Related Topix: Granville County, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

High standards and Common Core’s end

The nationwide Common Core initiative seems at risk of death by a thousand cuts.

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Related Topix: Columbia, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Daily Dispatch

A summer of learning

Heide Alston guides students as they practice vowel and consonant pronunciations at Aycock Elementary School during the summer reading program.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Kids, Family

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