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Green Rural Redevelopment, Inc., Cardinal Innovations Healthcare and the Genesis Project will hold a COVID-19 testing event on Friday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Warren County Armory Civic Center located at 501 US Hwy. 158 business east, Warrenton.

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Warren New Tech High School science teacher Draxie Elswick was named Warren County Schools representative for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s (NCCAT) 2020 Beginning Teacher of the Year Award.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of public education and related sports programs this school year, but the state and school systems like Warren County Schools are getting ready for athletics to resume.

Warren County Schools is taking initial steps toward developing plans to improve the three schools in the local district identified as low-performing based upon previous state test results: Northside K-8 School, Warren County Middle School and Warren County High School.

The Warren County Board of Education will host a Virtual Community Forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 to receive input about the public’s vision for the future of Warren County Schools.

Longtime Norlina Public Works Director Blaine Reese has officially moved into his role as the town’s director of operations as he continues to prepare Crew Leader/Operator in Responsible Charge Mark Perkinson to take over his former position.

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A total of 866 Warren County voters cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election on Thursday, Oct. 15, the first day of one-stop early voting.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-21 school year.

The Warren County Branch of the NAACP recently published its “Five-Year Re-Organization Souvenir Book” highlighting five years of action and achievement since the branch’s reorganization in 2015.

A drive-through COVID-19 testing event will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, from 4-7 p.m. at Soul City Volunteer Fire Department, 103 Crescent Dr., Norlina (Soul City community).

Members of the Warren County Courthouse Memorial Committee are continuing their preliminary work before seeking public input about what should replace the former Confederate monument which stood at a major Warrenton intersection.

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Chilly 8 a.m. temperatures did not deter Warren County voters who wanted to cast their ballots Thursday morning as oOne-stop early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election began.


Virginia native Brian Matney, now in the 34th year of his educational career, became the principal of Warren New Tech High School in late September following the resignation of Jennifer Wilker.

When I started writing this story, I wanted to begin with a soft lead into the story with a feel-good vibe throughout the story. Needless to say, I just sat in front of my computer at a loss for words. I could not think of an upbeat way to describe the life of pain endured by someone living …