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The Butner-Creedmoor News

Granville briefs: Here's what's happening in the area

Posted on October 13, 2021

Updated on October 14, 2021

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Comprehensive plan

The city of Creedmoor is developing an update to its comprehensive plan, which strategizes its goals for the future.

Residents are invited to fill out an online survey, available through the end of th emonth, to give their views on the city’s future.

Visit to view updates on the project.

Grief Share

First Baptist Church – Butner is hosting a community-wide “Grief Share” support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday evening through Dec. 7. No cost to attendees.

It’s held in the Family Life Center of the church, 200 W. D St., Butner.

The course work and group may be helpful to anyone suffering from the effects of grief, rather recent or has been awhile.

Cadence Academy

Granville County Public Schools has established Cadence Academy, a new evening program to meet the needs of students to complete a public school diploma after traditional school hours.

Now you can complete your Granville County Public Schools diploma after traditional school hours. Juniors or seniors a few credits shy of a high school and in need of assistance graduation should contact Calvin Timberlake at 919 690-2300.

El Toro Fall Bash Golf Tournament

The 10th annual El Toro Fall Bash Golf Tournament will be Oct. 16 at South Granville Country Club and Golf Course in Creedmoor.

Details for registration and donation options are at The event is holding a Christmas quilt raffle for any donation over $10. No need to be present to win.

More details about this raffle, current event, past events and highlights are available on the nonprofit’s social medial pages @eltorononprofit.

Operation Medicine Drop

The Oxford Police Department is participating in the 2021 fall Operation Medicine Drop campaign from Oct. 18-23. Citizens may bring expired medicines to the police department, 204 E. McClanahan St., for disposal between Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The department cannot accept liquid meds or needles.

Animal shelter closures

Granville County Animal Services will be holding staff development training each month on the third Wednesday, and the animal shelter will be closed to the public during training days. Future dates are Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. The new Granville County Animal Shelter is at 515 New Commerce Drive in Oxford and can be reached at 919-693-6749.

Cluck ‘N Shuck

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Cluck ‘N Shuck at the Granville Expo Center on Friday, Oct. 22, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

A limited number of tickets are available. Call 919-693-6125 if you are interested.


Trick-or-treating is again planned for Main Street in downtown Creedmoor, this year on Friday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m.

The event will be contained between Lyon Street and Park Avenue. The Creedmoor Police Department will be closing Main Street between this intersections starting at 6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Creedmoor Police Department and several downtown merchants.

Library programming

Children and teen programming for the Granville County Library System continues at the same times and on the same days originally scheduled, but with all activities now moved to a virtual platform through Zoom or Facebook.

Storytime for toddlers and preschoolers is Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. through Facebook. Art Fusion, Exploring Art Techniques is the first Monday of each month at 4 p.m through Zoom. Code Ninjas (animation and games) is the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. through Zoom. STEAM is Thursdays at 4 p.m. through Zoom. Teen Time for ages 12 to 18 is Thursdays at 6 p.m. every other week through Zoom.

Parents interested in staying updated with library announcements can register to receive the library’s new monthly newsletter, which includes meeting room IDs and passwords. Contact Amy Carlson at the Thornton Library, 919-693-1121 or, to register.

Tobacco referendum

The Granville County Tobacco Research Referendum will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Granville County Cooperative Extension Office, 125 Oxford Outer Loop Road, Oxford. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The referendum is held to let tobacco growers decide if they wish to continue the self-assessment program. This program has been in place since 1991, and the law requires that a new referendum be held every six years.

A 2/3 favorable vote will mean that growers are willing to continue to assess themselves to support tobacco research and education. The assessment is 10 cents per 100 pounds of tobacco.

The funds, about $250,000 annually, are collected at buying stations by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and then allocated by the Tobacco Research Commission to research and extension projects for tobacco at N.C. State University.

For more information, call 919-603-1350.

Fall collection event

Granville County on Nov. 20 will hold its Fall household hazardous waste and recycling collection event. It will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center.

Accepted items include electronics, scrap metal, paint, household chemicals, pesticides, outdated prescriptions, paper for shredding, books and more. Contact Teresa Baker, Granville County’s recycling and sustainability coordinator, at 919-725-1417 or with questions.

Creedmoor Farmers Market

The Creedmoor Farmers Market will be open Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Legion building, 50 Legion St., Creedmoor. The season runs through Nov. 25.

The market has available vegetables, plants, flowers, baked goods, pine furniture, arts and crafts. Vendors who sell all homemade or self-grown items can participate. Call 919-528-1767 for more information.

Christmas chili cook-off and play

Shepherd Youth Ranch invites people to bring their favorite chili to share at the ranch, 3017 Brassfield Road, Creedmoor, from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. The best chili will get a prize. There will also be a new Christmas play.

Thank a Vet

The “Thank A Vet” program provides discounts when shopping at local businesses and service providers. This free service is available through the Granville County Register of Deeds office, where an ID card is issued that can be used for veterans who register, or have already registered, their DD-214 forms.

For a list of participating businesses or for more information about this program, contact Kathy Taylor, Register of Deeds, at 919-693-6314 or

Anniversary coins

To mark the 275th anniversary of Granville County, souvenir coins for sale. These heavyweight metal keepsakes are $5 and feature an engraved image of the 275th anniversary logo, with the iconic Granville County Courthouse on the flipside. To buy a coin, call 919-603-1308 or visit for more information.


If interested in delivering meals to local seniors, giving your time at the Granville County Animal Shelter or assisting with local activities and projects, check out volunteer opportunities with Granville County Government at

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