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Many people consider funeral homes a place you go when a loved one passes away, but one family owned business is change the public’s perception of that.

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For over a decade the State Employees’ Credit Union has hosted a day to show appreciation to their customers. On Friday, June 7, the Yanceyville branch held their annual Customer Appreciation Day.

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Caswell County natives Faiger Blackwell Sr. and his son Faiger “Grea” Blackwell Jr. own and operate Blackwell Funeral Home in Burlington. Now the duo, along with cousin Kim Blackwell, have decided to return to Caswell County and open a second location in Yanceyville.

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Busy Bee Coffee Company held a ribbon cutting celebration for the introduction of their food menu Monday morning, May 20 on Main Street in Downtown Yanceyville.

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At the joint meeting between Caswell County and the Towns of Yanceyville and Milton, a strategy to get Milton’s Thomas Day House Union Tavern Museum on the state historical registry list was pitched.

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Semora native and organic produce farmer Jillian Mickens recently returned from 12 weeks in Brazil as a part of North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Agriculture Leadership Development Program through NC State University and in two weeks, she’ll leave for Texas to learn more about agr…

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Caswell County will be the beneficiary of two state-funded highway improvements over the course of the next decade, as the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced its series of anticipated upcoming projects across the state between 2020 and 2029. 

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N.C. MedAssist (@NCMedAssist, www.medassist.org) is hosting its first Mobile Free Pharmacy event of the year in Caswell County on Thursday, January 10th. This event is open to anyone needing OTC(Over-The-Counter) medication and will be held at Caswell County Parks and Recreation Center from …

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At another special-called session on Thursday, December 20, the Caswell County Commissioners and Board of Education came together to seek a better understanding on the upcoming bond referendum. At a prior meeting on Monday, the two boards clashed over specifics related to contracting and bid…

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Over the last several months - and even for the last couple of years - Caswell County’s ten Fire Departments - Yanceyville, Milton, Casville, Providence, Prospect Hill, Pelham, Semora, Cherry Grove, Anderson, and Leasburg - have been engaged in an extensive ISO fire inspection process. 

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The Prospect Hill Volunteer Fire Department received a $248,000 zero-interest loan to purchase a new fire truck. Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation is playing a supporting role in this purchase by facilitating this loan funded from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) R…

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At a meeting of the Caswell County Commissioners earlier this fall, Rhonda Griffin, Director of Gunn Memorial Library, provided the elected officials with an update on the progress of the Library’s renovation project. 

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At a recent session of the Caswell County Commissioners, Marcy Williams, Health Educator and Public Health Preparedness Coordinator for the Caswell County Health Department, broke down the recent State of the County Health Report for the elected officials. The Messenger published the entire …

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Sylvia Banks, a board member of the Caswell Family Medical Center, came before the Caswell County Commissioners in early November to discuss ways in which her organization is working on behalf of older adults in the county. Banks also works with the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature…

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The Caswell Family Medical Center Endowment Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region.  The Fund will provide support for the charitable work of the Caswell Family Medical Center.

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The Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department received a $95,000 zero-interest loan to pay for two fire trucks. Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation is playing a supporting role in these purchases by facilitating this loan funded from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rur…

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At its Sept. 17 session, the Caswell Commissioners discussed a series of legislative goals that they had in mind for the North Carolina General Assembly in the coming months.

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Weight Watchers will start holding meetings in Caswell County on Thursday, September 13, 2018.  The meetings will be held every Thursday at the Health Department downstairs in the Home Health Meeting Room, located at 189 County Park Road in Yanceyville.  Weigh in will start at 6:00 p.m. and …

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At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Caswell County Commissioners endorsed a resolution in opposition of House Bill 320, an action taken by the North Carolina General Assembly earlier this summer to expand the types of land that can qualify for present-use value taxation as wildlife conservation land…

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On the morning of Saturday, August 25, a large collection of volunteer firefighters from throughout Caswell County and surrounding communities made their way to the Prospect Hill Fire Department for the first round of testing in the county’s ISO inspection process. 

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There will be major changes coming soon to a stretch of N.C. Highway 57 between the Milton and Semora communities in Caswell County. The Caswell County Commissioners inquired about potentially reducing the speed limit for an approximately two-mile stretch of Highway 57, and the idea has been…

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At Monday night’s Caswell County Commissioners meeting, the elected officials voted on proposed new fee schedule updates to the county’s Emergency Management Services. 

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At its August 6 meeting, the Caswell County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution directing the Caswell County Board of Elections to conduct an advisory referendum regarding the levy of a one-quarter cent County Sales and Use Tax. 

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The Leasburg Volunteer Fire Department received a $70,000 zero-interest loan to purchase a new fire truck. Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation is playing a supporting role in this purchase by facilitating this loan funded from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural E…

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Good Neighbor Pharmacy, a national independent pharmacy network and a part of AmerisourceBergen, announced that Yanceyville’s North Village Pharmacy is a finalist for its 2018 Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year Award. 

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On the evening of Wednesday, June 6, the Caswell County Board of County Commissioners approved the funding for the FY 2018-2019 budget after a two hour session and much discussion.  The Board appropriated roughly $400,000 from fund balance to fulfill capitol requests made by department heads…

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The Town of Yanceyville’s project to provide free public wireless internet access to public spaces in and around the downtown district has come to fruition thanks to a $10,000 charitable donation from Piedmont Electric’s Helping Hand Foundation. 

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The Town of Milton provided the Messenger with details regarding its preliminary 2018-19 fiscal year budget. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Milton, located in northern Caswell County along the North Carolina-Virginia border, has a population of approximately 166 residents. 

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Mother’s Day was a family affair for Portia Smith. Her three young children were at home with her, as were her father and stepmother, aunts and friends.