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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...

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...

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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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...

NASA Administrator James Webb, left, meets with President Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office. Webb was born in Tally Ho near Stem.

275 Years of Granville County

PHOTOS: Stem is one of Granville's oldest communities

July 22, 2021

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After the white men finished dinner, Black tenants and neighbors in 1939 eat after a day of corn-shucking at Mrs. Fred Wilkins' home in Tally Ho, near Stem.

PHOTOS: Images show life in Granville through the centuries

July 22, 2021

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Bicyclists pose for a photo on Main Street in Oxford in 1897.

PHOTOS: Oxford through the years

July 22, 2021

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Italian prisoners of war were housed in barracks  at Camp Butner during World War II.

PHOTOS: Historic images of Camp Butner

July 22, 2021

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Granville County Board of Elections sworn in

Granville County Elections Director Tonya Burnette, left, prepares to administer the oath of office to Board of Elections members Tuesday afternoon. Also pictured, from left, are Elizabeth Torres-Evans, Kay W. Wiggins, James A. Wall Sr., Sharyn C. Alvarez and Donna Parham. Wall will be the chair of the board. Board members, except the chair, are appointed by the State Board of Elections. The chair is appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper. County boards of elections conduct local elections, including this year’s municipal elections. They are also responsible for maintaining voting sites and voter registration lists. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Granville County Board of Elections sworn in

July 22, 2021

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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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