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During its regular meeting on May 18, the Granville County Veterans’ Affairs Committee recognized Gracie Lundswall of Creedmoor, a sixth-grade student at Falls Lake Academy, for her five years of volunteerism with the national Wreaths Across America program. Gracie represented Granville County and the state of North Carolina through her work at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. to honor her grandfather and others who have served in the U.S. armed forces. She exemplifies the motto of Wreaths Across America: to remember fallen veterans; to honor those who serve; and to teach others the value of freedom. Gracie received a certificate of appreciation, a challenge coin, and a statute of an American bald eagle from committee chairman Michael Turner, right.

Falls Lake student recognized for service

May 20, 2022

Creedmoor commissioners met on May 16.

Creedmoor debates decision on tax increase

By Amanda Dixon
| May 22, 2022

CREEDMOOR — Commissioners spent nearly three hours reviewing information on the budget after Ed Glea...

North Carolina Department of Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson recently met with the Granville Health System leadership team to discuss the labor shortage crisis and potential solutions. Shown from left are: Brandie Johnson, GHS director patient access; Danika Davis, GHS director emergency department; Thomas Keller, GHS director environmental services; John F. Snow, GHS chief executive officer; Josh Dobson, NC Commissioner of Labor; Gail Barnes-Hall, GHS director Harold Sherman Adult Day Center; Adam McConnell, GHS chief financial officer; Linda Grissom, GHS director medical staff and administrative services; Ann Marie Holtzman Wheeler, GHS chief nursing officer; Renita Timberlake, GHS director primary care practices; Courtney Pernell, GHS staff development coordinator; Jonathan Pernell, GHS director emergency medical services; Kelly Harmon, GHS administrative director inpatient services.

Labor commissioner visits GHS

May 20, 2022

Commissioners met May 16 at Stem Town Hall.

Board annexes 45 acres into town

By Amanda Dixon
| May 22, 2022

STEM — Commissioners were excited to approve the annexation of 45 acres of land at the intersections...

This athlete carries his stone to the launching area.

Central Children’s Home hosts Highland Games

From staff reports
| May 19, 2022

OXFORD — The first Central Carolina Highland Games and Sheaf Championship to benefit the Central Chi...

Three Granville County principals recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program. Shown from left are Ashley Clark, principal of Butner-Stem Middle School; Teresa McGhee, principal of Stovall-Shaw Elementary School; Bethany Bonnemere, principal of West Oxford Elementary; and Dr. Alisa McLean, superintendent.

Granville principals complete leadership program

For the News
| May 22, 2022

OXFORD — Three Granville County principals recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program, ...

Hope House, located at 212 Orange St. in Oxford, will host a community festival on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. With a focus on health and wellness, the festival will feature a free hot dog lunch, free vaccinations, free clothing giveaway, food trucks, fellowship and more.

Hope House to host community festival

May 19, 2022

Turnout was light early Tuesday morning at the Mount Energy precinct. Those handing out cards for their candidate could only stand around and wait.

PRIMARY ELECTION COVERAGE

Hayes, Richardson win school board race; Fountain, Johnson advance to November election

By Amanda Dixon
| May 22, 2022

RALEIGH — The unofficial results are in from the May 17 primary with the local races taking top prio...

Butner-Stem Middle School receives grant from Laura Bush Foundation

For the News
| May 18, 2022

BUTNER —  Butner-Stem Middle School was one of 300 schools from 44 states across the country to rece...

Students from area schools are getting involved in recycling. This group was in charge of the shredding section.

Spring clean-out event recycles all manner of materials

From staff reports
| May 18, 2022

OXFORD — The Granville County Expo Center hosted the semi-annual Spring Clean-Out Waste Collection a...

Ed Gleason, center, is sworn in as a Creedmoor Commissioner during the May 16 work session. Gleason's wife, Peggy, holds the Bible as Mayor Bobby Wheeler administers the oath.

Commissioner Gleason swears in

May 17, 2022

Teresa McCollum, center, stands with Noah Wall, left, and Amber Adcock from the Class of 2006.

Spring concert honors retired chorus teacher

For the News
| May 17, 2022

CREEDMOOR — South Granville High School Performing Arts department held its spring concert on May 12...

For those interested in theater, film, television or stand-up comedy, the Creedmoor Community Center will hold a free two-day camp connecting middle and high school students ages 12-17 interested in acting, directing and designing for plays, movies and television. Hosted by Savannah Moore and the UCreate Youth Grant, a planning session will be held on Friday, May 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a performance session on Friday, May 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Participants must attend both sessions. Compete for prizes. Dinner provided for all participants. Registration is not required. For more details, email Angie Perry at events@cityofcreedmoor.org or call 919-764-1013.

Community center to hold camp

May 16, 2022

Two suspects force an unidentified man into his home on May 13 where he was reportedly tied up and robbed at gunpoint.

Police investigate reported home invasion, armed robbery

For the News
| May 16, 2022

CREEDMOOR — The Creedmoor Police Department is investigating a reported home invasion and armed robb...

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol will conduct a formal ceremony recognizing the 70 members who have died in the line of duty on Thursday, May 19, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the N.C. State Highway Patrol Training Academy, 3318 Garner Rd. Raleigh. It will include remarks by Jane Gilchrist, NCDPS chief of staff, and Colonel Freddy L. Johnson Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol, as well as contributions from the patrol’s Caisson Unit and the Wake & District Pipe Band.

Highway patrol to hold memorial ceremony

May 16, 2022

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