WOW!  That about summarizes what the buzz was after the End of Year Staff Appreciation dinner held on May 19, 2015 at the Caswell County Civic Center.  Employees with Caswell County Schools were greeted with the red carpet treatment and literally walked in on the red carpet.  Guests were int…

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When Valerie Basile comes to the Two Hearts Thrift Shops, she buys the most ornate wedding gowns she can find. After she gets back home, the retired truck driving grandmother carefully takes them apart and sews them into beautiful tiny dresses with beads and lace.

The Caswell County Commissioners voted in favor of renaming a portion of Highway 86 between the intersection at Bartlett Yancey High School and the Virginia State line at their May 18 meeting. The Commissioners supported a resolution to name the road the Sergeant Colby Richmond Memorial Highway.

With 43 programs to assist small businesses and homeowners, USDA Rural Development office is working to enhance the economy in Caswell County. The organization provides grants and secured loans that can help companies grow and people buy houses.

At the April 27th Caswell County School Board meeting, the board thanked the Danville Regional Foundation for their grant that will provide laptops or other devices to the school children in the area.

Averett University's softball team has had a remarkable year. They stand 34-3-1 so far, won the USA South Conference regular season title, have been ranked as high as 13th nationally and are headed to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Hello readers. My name is Patti OKeefe and I am the new editor of the Caswell Messenger. I am very exited to be here.

When Megan Doss sang at the Providence Spring Fling in 2010, she was extremely nervous. This year she was excited to return to her hometown and the place where her singing career started.

On the third Monday of every month, the Food Lion parking lot on US 86 starts to fill with cats and dogs that will soon be placed in a climate controlled van and driven to Greensboro. It is all part of Caswell Pet Lifeline’s efforts to reduce euthanasia of animals in the local shelters.

On April 27, 2015 The Caswell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a well-being check at the address of 614 Blackwell Road Yanceyville N.C. Upon deputies arrival on the scene they located two victims inside the residence, one suffering from apparent gunshot wound the second victim …

The Good Times, Great Food and Awesome Music is back for the 21st Annual Providence Fire & Rescue Spring Fling! The festivities kick off on Saturday, April 25 at 10 AM, with all kinds of local bands and fun time to be had by everyone. Then on Sunday the 26th, Providence Fire & Rescue…

Before I start this week's news, I want to make a correction about my column last week. In the church news, during Children's Church, I made a mistake about little Logan Smith sing a song. The correct title was "God Bless America", not what I had before.

After bruising losses to Rockingham and Person, Bartlett Yancey's baseball team closed last week with a slugfest at the expense of Mid State 2A Conference cellar dweller Cummings.

Bartlett Yancey's soccer team began last week with a convincing 7-0 home win over Chatham, Va's Cavaliers.

The Caswell County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association held their annual Firefighter of the Year Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, March 28 at the Southern Caswell Ruritan Building in Anderson. The fantastic meal was catered by the Southern Caswell Ruritans. The guests were welcomed by the Pr…

The Caswell County Commissioners approved an easement request made by the town of Yanceyville, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at its regularly scheduled meeting.

Regular Meeting                                                                                                    February 2, 2015

Providence Fire & Rescue, STEW Saturday January 31 at the Fire Dept. Ready at 11 AM. _Please pick up by 1 PM. Pre-Order at 86 Convenient Mart (388-2801) or any Providence Firefighter. $6.00 Qt.

Kaitlin Robertson of Providence has been awarded one of 12 Criminal Justice scholarships from the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association. 

Carl Smalls has joined Piedmont Community College as the director of the Small Business Center (SBC), located in the Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center (BDEC) at 105 N. Main St. in uptown Roxboro.

Magician Steve Somers shows the power of tools as 5-year-old Isaiah Redd tries to bend a quarter Thursday morning during Gunn Memorial Library’s ‘Dig into Reading’ summer program. 

Bartlett Yancey High School crowned Prom King Andrew Oakley & Prom Queen Jillian Kelly Saturday night.

Student volunteers from Piedmont Community College joined together Thursday for a Day to Engage - a chance to do some community service around Caswell County.

Harriet Brandon knew Tom Buck well. “He was an interesting person... a very good person and he meant the best for the town.”

The Bartlett Yancey High School FFA chapter took first place in the North Carolina FFA Association Farm Business Management Career Development Event March 5, on the campus of North Carolina State University. 

Why do I “Relay?” In October 2002 I scheduled an appointment with my Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor after a lump  appeared on the right side of my neck.  The doctor was sure it was just an infected lymph node and prescribed an antibiotic, and the lump disappeared.  

Eddie Deluca was on his way home from work last Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., when he came upon this scene on his street, Barnwell Road in Prospect Hill.

Yanceyville came under a thick cloud of smoke around lunchtime Monday, as the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission conducted a “prescribed burn” along N.C. 62. At one point, the Exxon gas station could not even be seen from the front of the high school.

Dr. Sammy Shields may have only been with Caswell County Schools since July, but the assistant superintendent is making strides in this district and beyond.

North Elementary fifth-grader Sydney Barton reads to some first graders at Cafe Le Seuss Thursday morning. It was pajama day, so students across campus wore their pjs. For more coverage in local schools, see the March 6 issue.

Jason Brown may have played professional football for the Baltimore Ravens and the St. Louis Rams, but the story he told Saturday night was one closer to his heart. His birthright. His grandfather.

With N.L. Dillard’s son and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Katherine, sitting in the front row last Wednesday, middle school students honored influential people in America’s black history – including their school’s namesake.

The Caswell County  Board of Education announced at the end of its Monday night meeting that it has hired a new superintendent, Dr. Renee Franklin. She will replace Dr. Douglas Barker, who is retiring.

Answers were not provided during their Monday meeting, but will be forthcoming, commissioners say, regarding a young woman’s death in the Caswell County jail.