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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...

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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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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Jeffrey Guiton was one of the Granville Academy graduates to turn a tassel near the end of the June 4 graduation ceremony.

Class of 2021

PHOTOS: Granville Academy graduates take the stage

By Amanda Dixon
| June 4, 2021

STEM — Granville Academy held its third annual graduation ceremony at Granville Central High School ...

Falls Lake Academy staff members console one another during a candlelight service for Nathan George at the school on Thursday.

‘Such a beautiful person’: Falls Lake Academy remembers student killed in crash

By Amanda Dixon
| May 28, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Hundreds from the Falls Lake Academy community wrapped their collective arms around Nath...

Granville Early College High School Principal Jackie Harris, left, presents the Class of 2021 with their diplomas. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Class of 2021

PHOTOS: Granville Early College Class of 2021

From staff reports
| May 25, 2021

Granville Early College High School graduated its Class of 2021 during an outdoor ceremony on Friday...

Cheyenne Amaya King, center, turns her tassel as a graduate of the Class of 2021.

Class of 2021

‘Nothing can hold you back’: Granville Early College sends of grads

By Amanda Dixon
| May 25, 2021

STEM — Granville Early College High School seniors realized a life-long dream Friday night as they w...

The South Granville Lady Vikings finished second in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A playoffs Saturday. South Granville ended the season with a 14-2 overall record and a 10-0 conference record. Front row from left are Savannah Thompson, Savannah Norton, Jenna Curry, Maddie Gerovac, Georgia Preddy. Back row: Kylyn Dean, Candace Strombeck, Kaitlyn Goss, Brooke Bowling, Megan Ellis, Paige Strickland and Jani Spruill.

Softball

Lady Vikings stumble, lose both championship series matches

By Amanda Dixon
| May 18, 2021

MOCKSVILLE — South Granville softball’s bid for a 2A state championship came to an end Saturday with...

Henry Daniel, right, reaches out to tackle the Pam Pack running back in the first round of the playoffs.

Football

Vikings fall in opening round of playoffs

By Amanda Dixon
| April 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — South Granville fell 35-0 to the Washington Pam Pack in the first round of the N.C. Hig...

Retired Command Sgt. Majs. Tommy Keith, saluting, and Mike Turner assist Henry Eddins, seated, with raising the U.S. flag at the Creedmoor Community Center on Tuesday morning. Veterans, officers with the Creedmoor Police Department, retired fire personnel and civilians participated in the ceremony.

Veterans raise Stars and Stripes over Creedmoor Community Center

By Amanda Dixon
| April 20, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Local veterans gathered at the Creedmoor Community Center on Tuesday morning to official...

William Blevins and Isaiah Sasser try to slow down Micah Wilkerson on the run. Wilkerson would score five times and gain 216 yards for the Vikings.

Football

Vikings, Panthers put 97 on board: South Granville moves to playoffs

By Amanda Dixon
| April 16, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The winner of the final regular-season game between the Granville Central Panthers and S...

The Easter Bunny delivers a bag of goodies Saturday at Creedmoor's event at Lake Rogers Park.

Easter Bunny visits Granville children

By Amanda Dixon
| March 30, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Whether families drove through a holiday celebration or were waiting for the Easter Bunn...

Isaiah Sasser stretches the ball out to reach the goal line for a Panther touchdown.

Football

Panthers’ win against Webb was coach’s first

By Amanda Dixon
| March 9, 2021

STEM — Granville Central picked up a huge 32-12 conference win over the visiting J.F. Webb Warriors ...

South Granville's Micah Wilkerson tries to avoid being taken to the ground as the Yellow Jackets from Lee County give chase in the cold rain on Friday night.

Football

PHOTOS: Deluge turns Viking’s football opener into ‘Mudbowl’

By Amanda Dixon
| March 2, 2021

STORY: Vikings' season opener a filthy fumble-filled fiasco...

South Granville’s Michael Linton prepares to go up for a shot against Jah Short in the first half of action Thursday.

Boys basketball

Farmville Central dashes Vikings’ playoff dreams again

By Amanda Dixon
| March 1, 2021

CREEDMOOR — South Granville fell in the second round of the 2A state basketball playoffs to Farmvill...

A thin coating of ice bends tall grass in Granville County early Thursday morning after an ice storm hit the region.

PHOTOS: Ice glistens across Granville after winter storm

From staff reports
| February 18, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Freezing rain early Thursday morning canceled schools and slickened roads across Granvil...


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