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North Carolina State University has named Beth Burchell as Halifax County’s new Cooperative Extension Director. Mrs. Burchell assumed her role on January 4, 2021, replacing Arthur Whitehead who retired last June after serving Halifax County for 26 years. Prior to assuming the Extension Direc…

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Clyde Johnston and Jim Skilton each were voted in to join the Town of Littleton Board of Commissioners in a meeting last Monday evening.

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HENRICO - Annie Baker has spent all 60 years of her life right here in northwestern Northampton County, within a few miles of Lake Gaston, born to parents who remembered the area when the most substantial water source nearby was a tributary of the Roanoke River. No vacation hideaways, resort…

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Think back to March, if you can. Remember what normal looked like? It doesn’t need to be said that a lot has changed, and it remains to be seen what the eventual “new normal” will look like. We’ve all had to be creative, inventive in the way we live in a protected world. Businesses around th…

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Lake Gaston Volunteer Fire Department was one of three volunteer stations dispatched to a Jan. 7 structure fire in the Tanglewood Shores subdivision in Bracey. 

Vance-Granville Community College continues to cultivate new programs for the Spring semester. The Sustainable Agri-Tech program will grow one’s knowledge in the agricultural field and prepare students for occupations in a wide variety of jobs in agriculture (both production and value-added)…

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Chairman Lynn Moseley raised the issue of 4-wheelers or other ATVs causing disturbances around Littleton during the town's Board of Commissioners meeting last week. 

Democratic representative Michael Wray took the oath of office Jan. 13 to represent Halifax and Northampton counties in the North Carolina House of Representatives, marking the start of his ninth term in the General Assembly. 

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County Board of Supervisors recently presented Bridgette Clary from Brodnax, Virginia with a certificate in recognition of her award winning dog, Angus. He won Best of Breed at the 2020 National Dog Show held in Oaks, Penn. hosted by The Kennel Club of Philadelp…

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Vaughan Elementary School music teacher Diane Colin was named the Bright Ideas Tar Heel Teacher of the Week in recognition of her outstanding work in the classroom and as a Bright Ideas education grant winner.

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A raccoon taken on January 6, 2021 from the 600 block of the Embro Odell Road, Littleton in Warren County has tested positive for rabies at the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health.

Governor Roy Cooper has mobilized approximately 550 North Carolina National Guardsmen to assist with upcoming security needs in Washington, DC and North Carolina. The Governor mobilized approximately 350 National Guard personnel for duty here in North Carolina, beginning this weekend to supp…

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Clyde Johnston and Jim Skilton each were voted in to join the Town of Littleton Board of Commissioners in a Monday evening meeting. 

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Back in 2018 when I was working with Christina Wells, the former president of the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce, on a display about the history of Lake Gaston, she showed me some old postcards that had been sold in the early years of Lake Gaston. I thought they were really neat so…

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Is it just me, or are there more loons on Lake Gaston this winter than usual? This morning, I saw at least 20 of them swimming in Songbird Creek. They are so much fun to watch, the way they loudly splash about, stick their heads under water, and then dive deep to emerge elsewhere several sec…