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Maria Parham creates 'oasis' for staff

HENDERSON — The illuminated sign reading “Breathe” on the back wall of Maria Parham Health’s new Oasis Room provided an appropriate backdrop for the hospital’s latest addition, which sheds light on the wellness of health care workers. Tucked away on the ground floor, adjacent to...
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Sears closing after 72 years

HENDERSON — The Sears at 1535 Dabney Drive is closing effective June 27. Liquidation of merchandise began Friday. “A lotta headwinds” caused the store to close, owner T.W. Floyd said. Supply chain issues caused some appliances to take months to arrive, he added, and were one of two...
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Tungsten mine in Vance County valuable during WWII and beyond

Tungsten mine in Vance County valuable during WWII and beyond. Tungsten is a metal found in light bulbs and many other household appliances. It was also widely used in weapons during WWII, which made the rich tungsten vein that ran through Vance County valuable indeed. Reporter: Scott Mason. Photographer: Chad...
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Fox Pond courts dedicated to Mary Lloyd Hodges Barbera

HENDERSON — Throughout her 49 years of life and especially during her youth, Henderson’s Mary Lloyd Hodges Barbera prolifically achieved recognition for her tennis skills. Posthumously selected to the N.C. Tennis Hall of Fame in 2016 as an ambassador, the former Peace College All-American excelled at every level of the game as a player.
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Vance commissioners race comes down to 10 votes

HENDERSON — Challenger Sean Alston Sr. celebrated what he viewed as a victory Wednesday morning following Tuesday’s Vance County Board of Commissioners race, while incumbent Gordon Wilder expressed his interest for a recount to the Vance County Board of Elections. The unofficial margin in the District 3 Democratic...
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Samuel Bullock

Samuel “ Juke” Bullock, 85, departed this life on Jan. 4 at his home in Atlantic City, N.J. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at noon on Saturday, May 21, at the Oak Level United Church of Christ Cemetery in Manson. Mr. Bullock, son of the...
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Northern Vance alum made his mark at UNC

HENDERSON — Kwaji Bullock, the 2018 Northern Vance High School Student Spotlight recipient, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill on May 8. He holds the distinction of being the first Student Spotlight awardee to receive a bachelor’s degree. The Student Spotlight program recognizes an outstanding student at each school...
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