Senior Games 2016 were a huge success. On March 24th Senior Games opening ceremonies took place in Person County with guest speaker Brad Allen. This year there were 280 participants in Region K Senior Games. Participants who placed were recognized at Silver Arts & Awards in Granville County on May 19th. Participants who win medals compete in the NC Senior Games; state winners go on to the National Senior Games.
About four years ago, Tony Sanford took out a loan for his auto repair business in Vance County — not from a bank but from the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, a regional planning and development agency that covers Vance, Granville, Warren, Franklin and Person counties.
He used the $175,000 loan from Kerr-Tar’s revolving loan program to purchase new equipment and grow his business, which has been around for 29 years.