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A parent and child hold signs in support of Wilton Elementary School at a public hearing on July 26.

GCPS once more delays school consolidation vote

By Amanda Dixon
| August 3, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The Granville County Board of Education on Monday said it was still unprepared to decide...

Teacher assistant Marilyn Glover helps students in a Rock Ridge Elementary School kindergarten class during the last school year. All elementary and middle school students and employees should continue wearing masks when school resumes in August, Gov. Roy Cooper said in a Wednesday news conference.

Granville students must mask up again, board votes

By Shawn Taylor
| August 3, 2021

OXFORD — Students will begin the new school year in Granville County wearing face masks in an effort...

This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus Crisis

Granville sees ‘concerning resurgence’ of COVID-19

By Shawn Taylor
| August 3, 2021

New reported cases of COVID-19 are on the rise, driven by the delta variant, and health officials sa...

Nealie Whitt III, principal at Falls Lake Academy, accepts a $250 check. Whitt was one of 10 finalists for the inaugural Charter School Principal of the Year award sponsored by Charter One, NC Charter Schools Program.

Falls Lake principal named to Top 10

From staff reports
| August 3, 2021

RALEIGH — Falls Lake Academy high school director Nealie Whitt III was a named a Top 10 finalist for...

This autopsy photo showing the evidence of postmortem beetle activity in a set of leg bones is the only image available of human remains found two years ago in a wooded area of Forsyth County.

UNIDENTIFIED

Bones reveal few clues in unsolved death

By Lindell J. Kay
| August 2, 2021

Arriving at the state medical examiner’s office in 20 paper bags, bones found scattered in the Forsy...

Terry Hobgood

Granville County administration welcomes new hires

For the Butner-Creedmoor News
| July 29, 2021

OXFORD — Granville County government announced the addition of two hires to the administration team....

A parent and child hold signs in support of Wilton Elementary School at a public hearing Monday. The majority of people who spoke were in favor of keeping Wilton Elementary open.

Speakers sound off on Wilton Elementary closure

By Amanda Dixon
| July 29, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Parents, grandparents, teachers and former students pleaded with the Granville County ...

Industry Spotlight

Butner industry adding fun to children’s furniture

By Granville County Economic Development
| July 29, 2021

BUTNER — A fun-loving industry geared to growing imaginations now operates from the Falls Lake II Bu...

Warren Herndon asked the school board Tuesday to do what is best for children and what will help parents become involved with the schools.

Stakeholders weigh in on Granville school consolidation

By Amanda Dixon
| July 29, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Turnout was light at a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the future of G.C. Hawley Mid...

Granville briefs: Creedmoor Police to hold National Night Out on Tuesday

July 29, 2021

Granville briefs New teacher bags The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will provide gift bags t...

Lynn Cooper sang a powerful rendition of the National Anthem during the opening of the Granville County 275th Anniversary celebration on Saturday.

275 Years of Granville County

PHOTOS: Granville County celebrates its 275th anniversary

From staff reports
| July 27, 2021

OXFORD — It's not every day your county turns 275 years old. On Saturday, Granville County celebrate...

The Phase 3 expansion to Granville Athletic Park was dedicated on Saturday. From left, County Commissioner chair Sue Hinman; Korena Weichel, assistant county manager; Charla Duncan, former county analyst; Michael McFadden, member of the Parks and Recreation Committee; Commissioners Russ May and Zelodis Jay; County Manager Mike Felts’ Commissioners Jimmy Gooch, Tony Cozart, Tim Karan and David Smith; and Charlynne Smith, director of Recreation Resources Service.

County celebrates expansion at Granville Athletic Park

By Amanda Dixon
| July 26, 2021

OXFORD — An hour before Granville County’s 275th Anniversary celebration began Saturday, county offi...

The Granville County Sheriff’s Office, Granville County Public Schools and the Southern Ministerial Alliance announced a partnership to focus on improving safety, building trust and encouraging preventative strategies in law enforcement for Granville County citizens. Stan Winborne, center left, represents Granville County Public Schools, and Granville County Sheriff Charles R. Noblin Jr., center right, received an award for the office’s efforts within the community. Pictured from left are Granville County Commissioners David Smith, Jimmy Gooch, Russ May and Zelodis Jay, District Attorney Mike Waters, Granville County Commissioner Sue Hinman, Winborne, Noblin, Commissioner Tim Karan, Judge John Dunlow, Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergent, Butner Mayor Terry Turner, Stem Mayor Casey Dover, and secretary of the Southern Granville Ministerial Alliance Warren L. Herndon.

Police, public need ‘better communication,’ Granville focus group says

By Amanda Dixon
| July 26, 2021

OXFORD — The second meeting between a coalition of area churches, county schools and local law enfor...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

State: COVID cases spike in unvaccinated patients

For The Wake Weekly
| July 26, 2021

RALEIGH — After months of decline, North Carolina is experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 sprea...

This is what authorities believe an unknown man found dead nearly 20 years ago in Brunswick County may have looked like. Mike Mullins, a deputy with the Wake County Sheriff's Office, drew the sketch.

UNIDENTIFIED

Roadside skeleton’s identity remains unknown

By Lindell J. Kay
| July 26, 2021

LELAND — Authorities don’t know why or how the weather-worn skeleton of an unknown man ended up in a...

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