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A ceremonial ribbon-cutting here on Wednesday, Aug. 7, marked the addition of two new cell tower sites — one near Warrenton and the other near Lake Gaston —  and the arrival in Warren County of FirstNet, a nationwide wireless broadband network designed solely for first responders.

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Warren County is on the cutting edge of truffle research and production, thanks to the vision of Dr. Ed Powell, owner of Burwell Farms, which hosted the summer meeting of the North American Truffle Growers Association here on Saturday.

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High school students who participated in what was deemed the county’s most successful summer intern program yet were recognized during Monday night’s meeting of the Warren County commissioners.

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Deborah Ferruccio, one of nine plaintiffs who filed suit against an ATV racetrack in the Afton-Elberon community and the facility’s owner last fall over noise generated at the track and other … Read more

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The Department of Justice has announced that it reached a settlement agreement with the Warren County Board of Education that resolves a federal lawsuit brought under the Uniformed Services Em… Read more

Grady Edward “Ed” Tunstall, 68, of Warrenton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Maria Parham Health in Henderson after a short illness. The Rev. John Hiller will conduct a memorial service at … Read more

Norlina Police Chief Greg Hughes remains on administrative leave, Mayor Dwight Pearce told the newspaper after Monday night’s Norlina Town Board meeting. Read more

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Tickets are now on sale for Louisburg College’s 62nd Allen de Hart Concert Series, which will feature a wide variety of performances ranging from timeless R&B tunes and classic rock hits to a bluegrass superstar and a political comedy show.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, at 9 a.m., The Crossing will kick off its 15th annual event. Online registrations for $30 per participant will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9. Registrations on the day of the event are $35 and will be taken from 7:30-9 a.m. on Saturday at the start. 

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Editor’s note: The following is reprinted from April 2016.

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In the last Letters to the Editor, two addressed dangerous actions being recommended by the Democratic Party: gun control and government controlled healthcare. Consider the following:

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Your silence will not protect you. Do you think those 81-plus people, now lying dead and severely injured, in Ohio and Texas had voiced their dissatisfaction with the lack of gun control, with Trump’s incessant vitriolic hate speech against immigrants, against urban Americans, against anythi…

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Some things are not expected. They may bring you great joy or great pain, or both. On July 25, a small group of family members who are descendants of Sallie Bullock toured the remnants of a slave cemetery at the old Clearview Plantation near the Virginia line in Warren County.

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Mrs. Mildred L. Simes, 67, of Warren County, departed this lif…

Eugene Clifford, 64, of Warrenton, died on Friday, Aug, 2, at …