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The Stem family tombstones and other graves that are marked with a rock and a simple white cross. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Commissioners close town cemetery

By Amanda Dixon
| January 26, 2022

STEM — Town officials have been talking for nearly a year about closing the cemetery on Franklin Str...

Perry Enlowe, left, cuts Michael Walter's hair, while Spooky Oakley takes care of H. Robbins on Jan. 25. Enlowe recently completed his apprenticeship at the shop and is now a master barber. Gary Band | Butner-Creedmoor News

Butner Barber Shop welcomes a brand new master barber

By Gary Band
| January 26, 2022

BUTNER — During his 50 years of barbering, Elbert “Spooky” Oakley has cut a lot of hair and worked w...

Sally, a boxer mix, has been missing since Jan. 12. She was last seen near Lake Rogers Park. Contact his owner at 315 641 9280 to help locate the dog. Contributed photo.

Owner asks for help to find lost dog

By Amanda Dixon
| January 26, 2022

CREEDMOOR — Sally, a large Boxer mix, is missing and her parents need your help finding her. Sally h...

This sketch shows what authorities believe an unknown man looked like when he died in Haywood County in 2004.

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DNA search underway in Haywood County case

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 24, 2022

MOUNT AIRY — A partnership that solved at least four unidentified body cases in North Carolina last ...

HRC virtually celebrates Martin Luther King Day

By Amanda Dixon
| January 19, 2022

OXFORD — Granville County’s Human Relations Commission debuted its virtual celebration of the Martin...

Water treatment plant upgrade nears completion

By Amanda Dixon
| January 19, 2022

BUTNER — South Granville Water and Sewer Authority’s water treatment plant upgrade is near completio...

SGHS releases honor rolls for first quarter

For The Butner-Creedmoor News
| January 19, 2022

South Granville High School has released the names of those students who made the honor roll for the...

The Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association of Granville and Person Counties planted a Bloodgood Japanese Maple at Camp Oak Hill, Oxford, in memory of the late Ben Cifers on Nov. 18, 2021. After retirement, Cifers discovered his love for plants and took the Extension Master Gardener training under the late Carl Cantaluppi. Cifers was an active member of the association and an avid nurseryman. He and his wife, Joyce, owned and operated Dalton Mill Nursery in Bullock, N.C., which Joyce still operates. Cifer enjoyed growing Japanese Maples, and according to his wife, Bloodgood was his favorite cultivar. Along with his love for growing plants, Cifer will be remembered for his wit and outgoing personality. Contributed photo

Maple tree planted in memory of Ben Cifers

January 17, 2022

This evidence photo shows the pair of shoes worn by an unidentified man whose skeleton was found in the Chatham County woods in 1981. The shoes are size 9 brown leather designer slip-ons made by Pierre Cardin.

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Shoes are best clue in skeleton case

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 17, 2022

PITTSBORO — A pair of designer shoes and some ragtag clothing are about the only clues left to the i...

Mayor Terry Turner stands before some of the historic photos of Camp Butner in town hall on Jan. 6. Gary Band | Butner-Creedmoor News

On the coming Butner boom

By Gary Band
| January 12, 2022

BUTNER — “We’re on the cusp of a lot of things happening,” said Mayor Terry Turner with confidence a...

Stem Town Hall

Stem votes to rejoin UNRBA

By Amanda Dixon
| January 12, 2022

STEM — Town officials voted to rejoin the Upper Neuse River Basin Association during the annual plan...

Mayor Terry Turner, center, with Michel D. Branch, Thomas W. Lane, Linda Jordon, Judy Cheek, Vickie Smoak and Bill McKellar, Mayor Pro Tem.

King Street residents seek street lights, signage

By Amanda Dixon
| January 24, 2022

BUTNER — King Street residents asked the Butner Town Council for help to have street lights and addi...

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Granville school board adjusts reconfiguration time line

By Amanda Dixon
| January 12, 2022

OXFORD — Granville County’s school board amended its decision during its meeting on Jan. 10 to chang...

GCPS holds winter graduation ceremony

By Amanda Dixon
| January 12, 2022

OXFORD — Honking horns, balloons, cameras flashing and cheers of excitement could be heard at Granvi...

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Former Creedmoor town clerk named Franklin County PIO

From staff reports
| January 14, 2022

LOUISBURG — Franklin County’s new public information officer and grants administrator was named Tues...

Mixed Cultures became the newest member of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 10. The Latin American cuisine restaurant on West Church Street in Creedmoor celebrated joining the chamber with a ribbon cutting and sampling some menu items. The owners said they started out with food trucks. But when the opportunity to expand to a full time restaurant, they jumped at the chance. The staff at Mixed Cultures has Mexican, Salvadorian and Guadalajaran roots and brings unique flavors to each dish. Attending the ribbon cutting from left were, Russ May, Doug Lunsford, Bobby Wheeler, Mildred, Noris, Vicky, Jonny Jr., Lucresia, Jonny, Paola, Leslie, Alfredo and Giana, Lauren Robertson, Angela Allen, Tim Karan, Tamara Rodenbaugh and Zoe Fields. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

PHOTO: Mixed Cultures restaurant joins chamber

January 10, 2022

Creedmoor Commissioner Robert Way swears in as a member of the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority board on Jan. 4. Way replaces Commissioner Ed Mims as Creedmoor's representative on the board.  Contributed photo

PHOTO: New SGWASA board member sworn in

January 10, 2022

This facial reconstruction image shows the likely appearance of an unidentified man whose skeleton was found in Robeson County in March 1980.

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Body in Robeson still unidentified 42 years later

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 10, 2022

ROWLAND — Not much is known about a skeleton found in the Robeson County woods more than four decade...

Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Senior Center in Creedmoor on Thursday afternoon. No injuries were reported on the scene. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Firefighters respond to Senior Center call

By Amanda Dixon
| January 7, 2022

CREEDMOOR — Firefighters responded to a reported possible structure fire on Thursday afternoon. The ...

Old lawn mowers and scrap metal were collected at the Fall recycle event. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Successful fall clean-out event collects tons of trash

From staff reports
| January 5, 2022

The Granville Expo and Convention Center in Oxford hosted the fall clean-out event on Nov. 20. By th...


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