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Live fire training held

Firefighters from Warren and other counties conduct live fire training at this house on Ridgeway Street in Warrenton on Sunday.

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Thursday 04/28/2016
Mental health awareness public forum planned
Posted: April 28, 2016

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, a Mental Health Awareness Public Forum will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Warrenton Rural Fire Station, 236 S. Main St., Warrenton.

Wednesday 04/27/2016
Sample, absentee ballots available for June 7 Primary Election
Posted: April 27, 2016

Sample ballots and absentee ballots are now available at the Warren County Board of Elections for the June 7 Primary Election. The nonpartisan election will be held to fill one associate justice seat on the N.C. Supreme Court.

Summer meals program is focus of community meeting
Posted: April 27, 2016

Warren County Schools will conduct a community meeting on the 2016 Summer Meals Program on Tuesday, May 3, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Warren County High School theater.

Davis receives statewide honor in Mock Trial Summit
Posted: April 27, 2016

Daniel Davis, a member of the Warren Early College High School Class of 2016, brought home several awards —including statewide Best Prosecuting Attorney — from the North Carolina Teen Court Mock Trial Summit held April 8-10 at the Vance County Courthouse.

Junior firefighters to host annual competition
Posted: April 27, 2016

Fourteen teams of junior firefighters will converge at the Warren County Recreation Complex on Saturday, April 30, to test their firefighting skills and vie for trophies, as Warren County Fire Explorer Post 672 hosts its annual Junior Firefighter Competition.

DSS approves $13M proposed 2016-17 budget
Posted: April 27, 2016

The Warren County Department of Social Services Board approved a $13 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17 during its March regular meeting.

Team Garnish Nation leaves Warren County mark on Durham dining competition
Posted: April 27, 2016

Three local chefs left their mark on Durham foodies after nearly running away with a win in last week’s “Got To Be NC Competition Dining” series.

Wounded veteran continues to motivate
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 8:44 am

The Warren County native who inspired the first Run Warrenton 5k four years ago was here Saturday morning to offer words of motivation to this year’s runners and catch up with former high school classmates, family and friends. 

Thursday 04/21/2016
LGA to host community paper shred
Posted: April 21, 2016

The Lake Gaston Association will sponsor its Third Community Paper Shred on Saturday, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Gardening workshop announced
Posted: April 21, 2016

On Saturday, April 30, come to the Warren County Extension Center for “Ready, Set, Grow! Successful Gardening in Raised Beds & Containers.” This two-hour workshop, which begins at 9:30 a.m., will cover all the basics to start gardening season off right.

Wednesday 04/20/2016
Recreation is highlight of County Gov't Week
Posted: April 20, 2016

New outdoor basketball courts were publicly recognized on April 14, as Warren County Parks & Recreation observed the 10th anniversary of its central recreation complex on Highway 158 bypass between Norlina and Macon. The celebration was part of National County Government Month, which the county observes each April.

Street closing planned for fire training
Posted: April 20, 2016

Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department will conduct a live-fire training exercise in Warrenton on Sunday that will result in Ridgeway Street being closed between Brehon/Spring streets and Front Street. Smoke will be in the area throughout the day.

Residents plead for health clinic reopening
Posted: April 20, 2016

Local residents filled the Warrenton Rural Volunteer Fire Department meeting room last Thursday to plead for the reopening of Warren Community Health Clinic. The facility’s operations have been suspended since late March due to financial difficulties.

Race, run, walk or scoot at Run Warrenton
Posted: April 20, 2016

The fourth annual Run Warrenton 5k Race Run Walk Scoot is set to begin on Main Street, Warrenton, at 9 a.m. Saturday, raising money for the Semper Fi Fund. 

Homes tour, quilt show draw a crowd
Posted: April 20, 2016

More than 350 historic homes tour tickets were sold, and countless local residents and visitors to the area alike gathered in downtown Warrenton this weekend as Warrenton Quilt Days, Inc. and Preservation Warrenton hosted the 2016 Historic Homes Tour and Quilt Show.

Haliwa-Saponi Tribe holds 51st Pow-Wow
Updated: April 20, 2016 - 3:05 pm

Crowds estimated at well over 12,000 gathered in Hollister last weekend for the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe’s 51st Pow-Wow.

Saturday 04/16/2016
Senior Center to host mobile mammography
Posted: April 16, 2016

Rex Mobile Mammography will be offering mammograms at the Warren County Senior Center on Wednesday, May 11, beginning at 10 a.m.

Friday 04/15/2016
Archaeology Day planned on April 23
Posted: April 15, 2016

The Piedmont NC Chapter of the Authentic Artifact Collectors Association will sponsor Archaeology Day 2016 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Warren County Memorial Library in Warrenton.

Warren County NAACP plans installation ceremony
Posted: April 15, 2016

The Warren County NAACP will hold its first installation ceremony for its current officers on Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church in Warrenton.

Thursday 04/14/2016
Celebrate Week of the Young Child with story time activity
Posted: April 14, 2016

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. This year the Week of the Young Child is April 10-16.  

Hendrick House to showcase Warren County quilts for quilt festival
Posted: April 14, 2016

Several of Warren County’s vintage quilts will be exhibited at the Aaron Hendrick House as part of Warrenton Quilt Days April 16-17 in downtown Warrenton.

Pre-kindergarten registration scheduled
Posted: April 14, 2016

Warren County Schools has announced dates for pre-kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year for children in the county who are age 4 or will be on or before Aug. 31. 

School board briefs
Posted: April 14, 2016

The Warren County Board of Education considered a number of personnel matters during its April 5 regular monthly meeting.

Wednesday 04/13/2016
Body of missing fisherman found
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 2:38 pm

Northampton County Emergency Management Coordinator Ronnie Storey, Jr. has reported that emergency personnel have recovered the body of Brian Harold of McGaheysville, Va. sometime before 10 a.m. today. He had been missing since a boating accident on Lake Gaston.

Draft budget holds line on tax rate
Posted: April 13, 2016

A preliminary budget for the town of Warrenton’s 2016-17 year includes a flat tax rate at 61 cents per $100 valuation and another increase in water and sewer rates.

Jordan declared winner in D1 commissioner race
Posted: April 13, 2016

JThe Warren County Board of Elections certified results last week in the March 15 District 1 county commissioner election, with incumbent Jennifer Jordan the winner with 60 percent of the votes.

Warrenton to host SpringFest April 23
Posted: April 13, 2016

A full day of activities is in store as the Warrenton Revitalization Committee will host SpringFest from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, on Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St.

RRBA announces intent to sue Duke Energy for Clean Water violations
Posted: April 13, 2016

The Roanoke River Basin Association and the Southern Environmental Law Center announced Monday they are suing Duke Energy Progress for violations of the federal Clean Water Act at the company’s Mayo Steam Plant in Roxboro, where 6.9 million tons of coal ash are stored in an unlined pit on the banks of Mayo Lake. Water from the area feeds into the Roanoke River.

Vance Recovery offers hope to people with opioid addiction
Posted: April 13, 2016

Vance Recovery on Dabney Drive in Henderson offers hope to residents of Warren and surrounding counties who suffer from opioid addiction.

Raising awareness
Updated: April 13, 2016 - 8:58 am

Participants in a Prevent Child Abuse event on Courthouse Square in Warrenton Friday begin a silent walk to raise awareness about violence against children. Pictured, from the left, are Mary Jo van Horne, Guardian ad Litem district administrator; Samantha Branch, GAL program specialist; Wynona Thomas, foster care supervisor, and Rebecca Merritt, foster care social worker, both with Warren County Department of Social Services; and Ryan Whitson, Warren County DSS director.

Monday 04/11/2016
Democratic Party announces county convention
Posted: April 11, 2016

The North Carolina Democratic Party will hold its Warren County Convention on Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m. at the Warren County Courthouse, second-floor courtroom, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton.

Kindergarten registration dates announced
Posted: April 11, 2016

Warren County Schools will hold kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year later this month for children in the county who are age 5 or will be on or before Aug. 31.

Friday 04/08/2016
County Government Month to highlight parks & rec
Posted: April 08, 2016

Warren County’s Parks and Recreation Department will be the focus of a County Government Month celebration planned for April 14 beginning at 4:45 p.m. at the County Parks and Recreation Complex.

Free career, life skills training offered
Posted: April 08, 2016

An upcoming free training program will provide a chance for Warren County residents desiring to enter or re-enter the regional labor market to have sustainable career goals and objectives.  

First Baptist Church of Soul City works to minister to community
Posted: April 08, 2016

For more than four decades, First Baptist Church of Soul City has strived to serve God and minister to residents of the local community.

Thursday 04/07/2016
Morning rains delay search for missing fisherman
Updated: April 07, 2016 - 10:15 am

Thursday morning's rains delayed the day's search efforts for Brian Harold of McGaheysville, Va., a fisherman who has been missing since a boating accident on Lake Gaston Sunday morning.

Citizen science program needs your help observing the weather
Posted: April 07, 2016

Do you ever wonder how much rainfall you received from a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? 

Norlina board schedules hearing on noise ordinance revisions
Posted: April 07, 2016

During its regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Norlina Town Board scheduled a public hearing at 7 p.m. on May 2 to hear citizen comments on proposed changes to the town noise ordinance.

Wednesday 04/06/2016
Bynum protest dismissed
Posted: April 06, 2016

The request for an election recount or new election made by a county commissioner candidate has been denied following a seven-hour hearing last week.

Recovery operations continue in boating accident
Posted: April 06, 2016

State authorities and emergency personnel from multiple counties continue to search for a fisherman who has been missing since a boating accident on Lake Gaston Sunday morning.

Special Olympics returns here April 14
Posted: April 06, 2016

After an absence of some 15 years, Special Olympics competition will return to Warren County on Thursday, April 14, with the Spring Games at the Warren County High School track and field.

Farmers Market opens for season April 16
Posted: April 06, 2016

The start of April means that it’s almost time for the Warren County Farmers Market to open for a new season offering the bounties of the harvest.

Friday 04/01/2016
Forum focuses on access to healthy food for all residents
Posted: April 01, 2016

Access to healthy food for all Warren County residents will be the focus during a community forum on Thursday, April 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Warren County Cooperative Extension in Warrenton.

Changing climate, uncertain future: Unique perspectives on communicating climate science
Posted: April 01, 2016

Join WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel as he discusses issues surrounding the topic of climate change alongside Dr. Katharine Hayhoe from Texas Tech University and Dr. Walter Robinson from N.C. State University. This free presentation — held at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Thursday, April 7, 7–8:30 p.m. — will cover everything from the science to predicted environmental effects, and explain what is known and not known about how our climate is changing across the globe. Find out what you can do, both nationally and locally, to adapt to and prepare for an uncertain future.

Manson Missionary Baptist continues 135 years of service to community
Posted: April 01, 2016

Manson Missionary Baptist Church began its service to God and the community more than a century ago.

Thursday 03/31/2016
Ella Baker Day to honor local Civil Rights activist
Posted: March 31, 2016

A full slate of activities is planned for Friday, April 15, in Littleton as the community celebrates Ella Baker Day “A Day of Understanding” to honor a local woman whose involvement with the Civil Rights movement spanned more than five decades. 

Wednesday 03/30/2016
'Not guilty' pleas entered in separate murder cases
Posted: March 30, 2016

Darren Alston, 23, Marquis Davis, 25, and Brandon Perry, 25, entered not guilty pleas to charges that include murder in connection with two separate cases during Monday’s session of Warren County Criminal Superior Court.

Health clinic suspends services
Posted: March 30, 2016

The Warren Com-munity Health Clinic, formerly the Warren Free Clinic, announced last week that it is suspending services for 30 days due to financial difficulties and to allow time to develop plans for the future.

School board seeks $5.6M from county
Posted: March 30, 2016

The Warren County Board of Education will be asking the county for $5.61 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The county allocated $5.3 million to the school system for the current fiscal year.