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A COVID-19 shot is administered Wednesday.

State opens vaccinations to some front-line workers

The Wilson Times
| March 5, 2021

More front-line essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Wed...

FCI Butner Medium II is among the facilities in the Butner Federal Correctional Complex.

Ex-officer at Butner prison indicted on bribery, smuggling charges

From staff reports
| March 5, 2021

WILMINGTON — A former prison official who worked at the federal complex in Butner was indicted on ch...

Creedmoor City Hall

Creedmoor hopes to partner with KARTS on transportation

By Amanda Dixon
| March 4, 2021

CREEDMOOR — City officials said they would like to find more ways to partner with a community transp...

The Butner-Creedmoor News won eight awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2020 News, Editorial and Photojournalism Contest.

Butner-Creedmoor News wins 8 state awards

From staff reports
| March 4, 2021

The Butner-Creedmoor News caught the eyes of its peers and won eight journalism awards in an annual ...

Busses roll up to pick up students at South Granville High School on Tuesday afternoon. Granville County public high school students returned to some in-person instruction this week for the first time in nearly a year. Students have to socially distance while riding a bus.

After delay, Granville elementary schools to make Plan A shift

By Will Bontrager
| March 2, 2021

OXFORD — Granville’s public elementary school students will be heading back to the classroom four da...

Latoya Satterwhite, a substitue teacher, left, said she decided to get ahead of the game and be vaccinated as soon as possible. Brian Blalock, a pharmacist at Creedmoor Drug Co., administers the Moderna vaccine to Satterwhite on Thursday.

Creedmoor Community Center site of COVID-19 vaccinations

By Amanda Dixon
| March 1, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Although the newly constructed Creedmoor Community Center has yet to open for any public...

A car with front-end damage is towed away from the scene of a crash on N.C. Highway 50 on Monday.

NC 50 snared by 4-vehicle chain-reaction crash

By Shawn Taylor
| March 1, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Early morning traffic on N.C. Highway 50 south of Creedmoor was backed up Monday after m...

Susan Dickerson Satterwhite

Sheriff: 1 charged after deputies find meth in Stem home

From staff reports
| February 26, 2021

STEM — A woman was charged this week with trafficking in illegal drugs, including methamphetamines, ...

Winslow

COVID-19 Recovery

Winslow calls for optional summer learning

The Enterprise
| March 2, 2021

RALEIGH — A bill that would create an optional six-week summer school program to offset COVID-19 lea...

Riley, a therapy dog from PetPalsNC, visits Butner-Stem Middle School students virtually. Contributed photo by Granville County Public Schools

Granville schools tout social, emotional programs at Butner-Stem Middle

From staff reports
| February 25, 2021

BUTNER — Weekly visits from Riley the therapy dog, a heartfelt “Valenkind” project and regular lesso...

Bobby Pettiford drives down the baseline toward the basket for South Granville.

Boys basketball

Vikings surge in 4th quarter to advance in tourney

By Amanda Dixon
| February 25, 2021

CREEDMOOR — South Granville went on a 23-4 run in the fourth quarter to advance to the second round ...

Medical assistant Chaundra Braxton takes the temperature of a man during drive-thru COVID-19 testing outside the Renaissance Centre in Wake Forest in June.

Granville schools to be COVID-19 testing sites

By Amanda Dixon
| February 25, 2021

OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools has established two sites where community members can get t...

GC Hawley Middle School to offer IB program

From staff reports
| February 25, 2021

CREEDMOOR — GC Hawley Middle School will apply to become an IB Program School of Choice. The Granvi...

From left, Dr. Michelle Laws, Dr. Cosmos George and former U.S. Rep. Eva Clayton participate in a panel with Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity Inc. about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus crisis

‘Please get vaccinated’: Expert panel addresses fears in Black community

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| February 25, 2021

HENDERSON — Leaders among the Black community held a panel discussion Wednesday to try to encourage ...

Rep. David Price

COVID-19 town hall addresses questions about vaccines

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| February 25, 2021

RALEIGH — Locals were able to ask experts questions about the COVID-19 vaccines at a virtual town ha...

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...

Granville Vance Public Health staff check in people before their COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Oxford on Friday.

Coronavirus Crisis

First COVID-19 vaccine dose given to 13% of Granville County residents

From staff reports
| February 18, 2021

OXFORD — Although supply of the COVID-19 vaccines remains critically low, the number of people getti...

Chester Downey, front left, founded Welcome Home Care Agency in 2007 with his wife. His brother Larry Downey, front right, soon joined the company. Also pictured, from left: nurse Lisa Carter Lyon, administrative assistant Antrice Downey and human resources assistant Novella Burgess.

Granville brothers weather ups, downs with home-health company

By Amanda Dixon
| February 18, 2021

CREEDMOOR — When Chester Downey saw his mother’s health start to decline, he knew he would need some...

Men seen on camera breaking into store

February 18, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Two men tried to break into the Citgo gas station convenience store in Wilton early Fr...

SGWASA resumes water shut-offs; 195 disconnected

By Shawn Taylor
| February 18, 2021

BUTNER — South Granville Water and Sewer Authority began last week disconnecting customers who have ...


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State opens vaccinations to some front-line workers

More front-line essential workers in Group 3 will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Wed...

Ex-officer at Butner prison indicted on bribery, smuggling charges

WILMINGTON — A former prison official who worked at the federal complex in Butner was indicted on ch...