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Workers install a new roof on Creedmoor Elementary School in early 2020.

Public hearings will review possible closure of elementary, high schools

By Amanda Dixon
| July 23, 2021

OXFORD — After nearly two and a half hours of discussion and frustration on Thursday, the members of...

Museum launches anniversary exhibit

Elected officials and members of the Granville County Historical Society mingle Sunday during the grand opening of a new history exhibit at Granville Museum showcasing the county’s history for its 275th anniversary. The exhibit opened to the public on Wednesday and will remain on display at least through October. It is one of several local events taking place to commemorate the county’s birthday. Toni Anne Wheeler | Contributed photo

Granville Museum launches 275th anniversary exhibit

From staff reports
| July 21, 2021

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This is one of the older cemetery markers at Banks United Methodist Church Cemetery, in the White family plot.

275 Years of Granville County

Granville County Genealogical Society peers into ancestral past

By Amanda Dixon
| July 21, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Do you know your family’s history? Are you related to someone famous? Historic Granville...

Granville County Sheriff Charles Noblin poses with around 158 pounds of marijuana he said deputies seized during a traffic stop near Stem on June 17. Contributed photo

Sheriff: 2 traffic stops turn up 270 pounds of pot

From staff reports
| July 21, 2021

STEM — The Granville County Sheriff’s Office said it seized nearly 270 pounds of marijuana during tw...

One vehicle had damage down its passenger's side while a second had front-end damage after they crashed  near Cash Road on July 12.

Report: Driver had no license during Cash Road crash

From staff reports
| July 20, 2021

CREEDMOOR — A local woman was cited in a two-vehicle crash last week at the intersection of Cash Roa...

Stem Town Hall

Stem to save $25K on downtown property

By Amanda Dixon
| July 20, 2021

STEM — Commissioners this week agreed to refinance a recent loan, saving the town about $25,000.  Th...

Creedmoor commissioners Del Mims, left, and Neena Nowell are not seeking reelection.

2021 Municipal Elections

Creedmoor commissioners not seeking reelection

By Amanda Dixon
| July 21, 2021

OXFORD — The ballot has been set for November’s municipal elections, and in southern Granville Count...

Granville County's 275th Anniversary

Chappell Mule Dealership. Illustration by Elizabeth Donahue

275 Years of Granville County

A timeline of Creedmoor buildings

By Toni Anne Wheeler
| July 22, 2021

The town was previously known as “Creedmore.” No one knows for certain how Creedmoor got its name. O...

Billy and Mary Lyon and their family take Joe and Helen Davenport and their family on a leisurely Sunday ride down Main Street Creedmoor in a mule-drawn wagon in 1952.

275 Years of Granville County

PHOTOS: A look back through Creedmoor history

July 22, 2021

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Construction is underway in downtown Oxford in this undated photo.

275 Years of Granville County

County seat means business for 2 centuries

By Alyssa Blair
| July 22, 2021

The history of the Oxford area begins with the ocean — yes, the ocean. Thousands of years ago, Oxfor...

John Penn of Granville County signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Although smaller than John Hancock's, his name is seen to the bottom left.

275 Years of Granville County

Stovall attorney was Declaration signer

By Shawn Taylor
| July 22, 2021

John Hancock famously made his name synonymous with the signature when he scrawled his name in large...

Dave Pavlus

275 Years of Granville County

Stem’s story started at depot

By Dave Pavlus
| July 22, 2021

Southern Granville County in the late 1800s was mostly rural farmland and forest that was purchased ...

The Stem High School basketball team is said to have defeated the UNC Tar Heels in a 1936 scrimmage.

275 Years of Granville County

That time Stem bested UNC at basketball

By Lewis Bowling
| July 22, 2021

Back in 1936, the Stem High School boys basketball team beat Creedmoor High School for the Granville...

Gen. Butner

275 Years of Granville County

Names tell stories all their own

By Lewis Bowling
| July 22, 2021

Highway 75, which runs from Oxford through Providence and Stem into Durham, has had many names. Part...

A softball team poses for a team photo at Camp Butner.

275 Years of Granville County

Timeline of Camp Butner

By Lewis Bowling
| July 22, 2021

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Tom Lane

275 Years of Granville County

From military camp to proud town

By Tom Lane
| July 22, 2021

The Town of Butner emerged from the tobacco and corn fields of southern Granville, northern Durham, ...

Livestock were sold at Chappell barns in Creedmoor.

275 Years of Granville County

Business boomed in early Creedmoor

By Lewis Bowling
| July 22, 2021

Thomas Lyon is generally considered to be the founder of Creedmoor. At one time Lyon owned most of t...

A mule is auctioned off in Creedmoor in this undated photo.

275 Years of Granville County

A 275-year-old ‘postage stamp’

By Lewis Bowling
| July 22, 2021

Granville County is old. Now, old to me is a good thing. I’m one of those people who would much pref...

Synama Grove Missionary Baptist Church Sunday school class, circa 1962.

275 Years of Granville County

Growing up Granville — Part 1

By Dennis W. Daniel
| July 22, 2021

Editor’s note: Part 2 will run later in the newspaper. My first recollections pretty much reinforce...


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