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On May 15, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church celebrated the 102nd birthday of Elnora L. Somerville, pictured above on the front row, center. Numerous family members were in attendance, and love was shown by everyone for her long, blessed life and outstanding service.

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With the placement of an “Open” flag on Friday, May 13, Kim Catron and Rickey Branning officially announce the soft opening of Bragging Rooster Beer and Mead in the former Leggett’s building on Warrenton’s Main Street. Not pictured is Head Brewer R.J. Cassie. Catron expressed appreciation to…

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The free COVID-19 testing made possible by OptumServe, Warren County Health Department and Warren County government continues next week at the Warren County Armory Civic Center, 501 US Hwy. 15… Read more

Former United States Congresswoman Eva M. Clayton, who represented North Carolina’s First Congressional District, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from the University of N… Read more

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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A East Track Regional was held on the campus of Pamlico High School on Saturday, May 14. Warren County High School was one of 18 participating schools.

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The Cherry Hill Historical Foundation will open its concert season with a performance by Lyricosa Quartet on Sunday, May 8. The performance will begin at 3 p.m.

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I was born in 1951, so my seven decades of life now make me a senior citizen. As I think back, our country has been through many crises in those 71 years. In 1951, we faced the uncertainty of a war in Korea. Later came the Cuban missile crisis, John Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War, …

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When Morgan Reaves heard his sister, Elizabeth, chattering about the man she saw playing around atop Chimney Rock, he had plenty of reasons not to believe her. People just didn’t go climbing such steep cliffs, not in 1806 and certainly not for simple recreation. Morgan knew there wasn’t anyt…

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The next few weeks I bet you will be attending a graduation ceremony — yours or a friend’s or a family member’s. In an earlier column I shared my thoughts about the speeches given at those times. With a few changes, here is what I wrote. 

Samuel “ Juke” Bullock, 85, departed this life on Jan. 4 at hi…

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James E. (Jimmy) Overby, 75, passed away May 7 at Maria Parham…

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James E. Watson, Jr., 62 of Reidsville, formerly of Warren Cou…