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20 hrs ago | Daily Dispatch

Water system may raise rates

The Kerr Lake Regional Water System, which sets the water rate for the three regional partners, could increase their rate by 5 percent for the next fiscal year to make up for the system's decreasing sales.

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Related Topix: Oxford, NC, Warren County, NC

Yesterday | Daily Dispatch

Suggestion of school board committee on locks not accepted

The Vance County school board's appeal of legislation requiring teacher bonuses and contracts and its $19 million budget plan were approved without discussion at Monday night's meeting, but bids for school security locks remained a heated debate.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Faines believes better place to learn is possible in system

"I've worked in the school system, but this is a whole new journey," Faines said.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Seekins tapped for top Granville Habitat post

"He is very organized and has great contacts," said Cheryl Hart, vice president of the Habitat for Humanity Granville County Board of Directors.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Henderson, NC

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Arrests, citations in Henderson, Vance County

Crystal L. Hight, 22, of 736 Faulkner Town Road, Henderson, was arrested April 12 on charges of larceny and injury to personal property.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC, Kittrell, NC, Durham, NC

Daily Dispatch

Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force

A parent's frustration often prompts additional spankings and statements such as, "How many times do I have to tell you to stop doing that?" It only focuses on what not to do.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Recommendation of superintendent aims to get raises

After six consecutive years of budget cuts and low per pupil funding, the Vance County school board is seeking relief.

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Daily Dispatch

Editorial: Commending assistance leaders

Organizations pitching in to help fill the gap, and there were several, since the close of Heart's Haven last year are to be commended.

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Related Topix: Smithfield, NC, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

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Autopsy report released for January homicide

David Lawrence Harris, 19, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest during an altercation with 51-year-old Edward R. Proffitt.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC

Daily Dispatch

Teenager injured; police arrest 24-year-old

Friday afternoon in downtown Henderson was disrupted by gunfire, leaving a teenager with non-life threatening injuries and a 24-year-old in jail.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Daily Dispatch

EDC offers help in battle against blight

The Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission has offered to support the county and city in an effort to sell vacant commercial properties.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Coal ash suspected in lake

Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, dips her hand into the Dan River in Danville, Va., on Feb. 5, three days after a coal ash spill that has threatened Kerr Lake.

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Daily Dispatch

Tri-County labor force decreasing

In figures released Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division, Vance County lost 115 people from the work force between January and February.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Arrests, citations in Henderson, Vance County

Jennifer Radford, of 213 N. Clark St., Henderson, was arrested March 20 on a charge of domestic assault, assault on a government official and resisting a public officer.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC, Middleburg, NC

Daily Dispatch

Granville DSS facility nearly completed

The future home of the Granville County Department of Social Services is receiving final touches to prepare it for occupancy.

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Related Topix: Granville County, NC, Creedmoor, NC

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Locked up for a good cause

Several who serve Henderson, Oxford and Vance County served time in a make-shift jail as a way to raise money for Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start.

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Related Topix: Oxford, NC

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Daily Dispatch

County agrees to auction foreclosed property

In their discussion, the commissioners made the choice based on fair pricing, buyer's premium and minimum down payments.

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Daily Dispatch

County water service still a struggle

Debate over funding and pricing for the county's water project waged on at the Vance County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday night.

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Related Topix: Kittrell, NC

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Letter: Help the pet population

A cat was hit and run by a westbound driver on Dabney Drive this past week. Another driver picked up the dead cat's body.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Editorial: Volunteers enhance Tri-County

On the occasion of being named our community's citizen of the year, Dr. Bev Tucker told a warm, approving audience a little more than a year ago, "Henderson is a very giving place.

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Related Topix: Henderson, NC, Opinion

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