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A father and daughter ride a tandem bike. They began riding together when she was 3 years old. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Granville plays host to 800 cross-state cyclists

By Amanda Dixon
| October 15, 2021

The first bicyclist who rode into a rest stop in Stem on Oct. 6 said he averaged about 17-18 mph on ...

Youths 17 and under may use any legal hunting implement and can hunt deer of either sex on Saturday, Sept. 25, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.


Youth Deer Hunting Day set for Sept. 25

For Restoration NewsMedia
| September 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated Saturday, Sept. 25 as Youth Deer Hun...

First place at the tournament went to the Place-Butner Public Safety team. Contributed photo

Butner Public Safety takes top spot at golf tournament

August 16, 2021

CREEDMOOR — A team made up of members of Butner Public Safety took top honors at the annual Granvill...

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...

Wake Forest's Jayson Arendt throws a pitch on the mound.


Fungo bring down the Thunder in double-header

By Marty Simpkins
| July 13, 2021

GRANVILLE — Wake Forest Fungo added two more wins to its record with a 6-2 victory and a 9-7 win aga...

Simpkins wins Angler of the Year at Falls Lake

By Marty Simpkins |
| November 18, 2020

CREEDMOOR — It took nine years of competing in the BNB (Bass and Buck) Bass Masters Club for Chuck Simpkins to win his first Angler of the Year award after catching two crucial fish at Falls …

Vance-Granville CC raises $110K at golf tourney

| October 29, 2020

HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College recently held its annual Endowment Fund Golf Tournament at the Henderson Country Club, raising more than $110,000. Proceeds will help fund …

Firebirds 4th in Wells Fargo cup standings

From staff reports
| September 22, 2020

The N.C. High School Athletic Association released its 2019-20 Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings last Wednesday, and three area team fared well. In the 1A North Central Conference, the Falls …

NCFC youth soccer makes a comeback; plans games this weekend

| September 10, 2020

WAKE FOREST — Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NC Futbol Club had to suspend its soccer season this past spring. After seven months, its youth teams could play their first game Saturday. Bryan …

NCFC youth soccer makes a comeback

| September 9, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, NC Futbol Club had to suspend its soccer season this past spring. After seven months, its youth teams could play their first game Saturday. Bryan Bachelder, director …

Golf tournament to benefit junior programs

| August 19, 2020

CREEDMOOR — South Granville Country Club will host a four-person super ball benefit golf tournament next month. The event is schedule for 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7. The net proceeds from the …

Fall sports delayed; football to be played in Feb.

By Marty Simpkins |
| August 12, 2020

Phase 2 extension prolongs wait for high school sports

From staff reports
| August 6, 2020

Viking slugger goes yard over Blue Monster

| August 6, 2020

DURHAM — Keith Gardner, a rising junior at South Granville, has something to brag about to his fellow classmates. Gardner drilled a home run over the Blue Monster, the 32-foot-high wall at …

NCHSAA gets ready to move into Phase 2

By Marty Simpkins |
| July 28, 2020

CHAPEL HILL — The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) will begin Phase Two of their plan to bring back high school sports Monday Aug. 3. Some guidelines between Phase One and …

Nadia Scott leaves South Granville a legend

| July 22, 2020

CREEDMOOR — On the court, she is a powerful leader known for her intense, strong and analytical play style. Off the court she is scholarly, soft spoken and a bit shy. She is Nadia Scott, a 2020 …

Jones backs out from Wake Tech; will attend Durham program

By Amanda Dixon
| July 20, 2020

CREEDMOOR — High-flying Kobe Jones said on Twitter he had decommitted from Wake Technical Community College. He will instead attend Bull City Prep Academy, a basketball program in …

Tiebreaker determines South Granville superball golf tournament winners

By Amanda Dixon
| July 9, 2020

CREEDMOOR — Golf hasn’t been completely shut down by the coronavirus, so South Granville Country Club hosted a socially distanced superball tournament July 3. In a superball format, …

Granville schools delay sport practices again

For the Butner-Creedmoor News
| July 2, 2020

OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools announced Wednesday it will push back the start of athletic skill development training to Monday, July 20. The district had earlier said it would …

South Granville Athletic Association won’t play fall sports this year

By Amanda Dixon
| June 26, 2020

BUTNER — The South Granville Athletic Association canceled its fall sports season because ofto the coronavirus. “It is with extreme disappointment that I have to report that we have …

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