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Granville Sheriff: Human remains found in burning vehicle

From staff reports
| October 22, 2021

OXFORD — Authorities are seeking leads after finding human remains inside a burning vehicle last wee...

Paul Thomas Keith

Creedmoor man known for charity work faces child-sex charges

From staff reports
| October 21, 2021

CREEDMOOR — A local man who for decades collected Christmas gifts for disadvantaged kids is facing f...

Granville qualifies for $3.7M opioid relief funds

By Shawn Taylor
| October 21, 2021

OXFORD — County commissioners on Monday took the next step in securing more than $3.7 million from a...

Early voting for municipal elections opens at 8 a.m. Thursday.

Early voting available through Oct. 30

From staff reports
| October 22, 2021

Election Day is Nov. 2, but most voters in this year’s municipal elections can take advantage of ear...

Bridget Harris, a Tar River Elementary School parent, speaks at a public hearing Monday to urge the Granville County Board of Education not to close the school, saying the problem with the district’s finances is the board’s fault, not the school’s.

‘Are you listening to us?’: Tar River Elementary families rally against closure plan

By Amanda Dixon
| October 20, 2021

FRANKLINTON — It was the Tar River Elementary School community’s turn this week to step up and convi...

The Vikings don pink jerseys for the Vikings Kick Cancer Pink game on Oct. 15. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Football

Vikings tickled pink with win over Jaguars

By Amanda Dixon
| October 20, 2021

CREEDMOOR — South Granville used the 12th annual Vikings Kick Cancer Pink game on Oct. 15 as a showc...

Rep. David Price, center, meets with Wake Forest officials during a tour of infrastructure in September.

Rep. Price announces he won't seek reelection

From staff reports
| October 19, 2021

CHAPEL HILL — Congressman David Price announced Monday he won’t seek re-election after more than 30 ...

2021 Elections

Stem mayor seeking another term unchallenged

From staff reports
| October 18, 2021

STEM — As is the case in Creedmoor and Butner, the politicians running for local office in Stem are ...

Butner Town Hall

Butner offering staff $400 to vaccinate

By Amanda Dixon
| October 18, 2021

BUTNER — The town is offering bonuses to its employees — if enough of them roll up their sleeves to ...

Ryan Hayworth

Knightdale officer, 23, killed in I-540 crash

From staff reports
| October 18, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — A police officer was killed and others were seriously injured early Sunday morning in a...

Correctional officers applaud during the ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. Shawn Taylor | Butner-Creedmoor News

State prison officials welcome name change at Granville facility

By Shawn Taylor
| October 14, 2021

BUTNER — Polk Correctional Institution is no more. At a ceremony last week, the state formally turn...

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 ...

Butner's entry in the Fireman's Day parade. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

City celebrates return of Fireman’s Day parade

By Amanda Dixon
| October 15, 2021

CREEDMOOR — A light rain Saturday afternoon did not stop families from lining up on Main Street in C...

School board to consider closing Tar River Elementary

October 14, 2021

FRANKLINTON — Edging closer to making a final decision about school consolidation after years of del...

The Granville County animal shelter is in Oxford.

Animal control seeks bigger staff

By Amanda Dixon
| October 14, 2021

OXFORD — County Commissioners needed a little over an hour to complete the light agenda on Oct. 4. T...

Creedmoor City Hall

Creedmoor approves big changes to staff structure

By Amanda Dixon
| October 12, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The board of commissioners approved a sweeping reorganization plan last week that will r...

Creedmoor Commissioner Georgana Kicinski delivers remarks during a welcome luncheon for new City Manager Gerald Smith on Monday, March 8. Kicinski was censured by the Board of Commissioners two days later in response to a previous incident between her and a city employee.

Commissioner Kicinski censured by fellow board members for 2nd time

By Amanda Dixon
| October 13, 2021

CREEDMOOR — City commissioners voted to reprimand fellow board member Georgana Kicinski for a second...

The Winslow Homes float makes its way up Main Street during Youngsville's Christmas parade Saturday morning. Mikey Reeves | Special to The Wake Weekly

Stem cancels Christmas parade again

By Amanda Dixon
| October 11, 2021

STEM — For the second year, Stem’s Christmas parade will not go on.  Stem commissioners earlier this...

Butner candidates, clockwise from top left: Terry Turner, Michel Branch, Tom Lane and Judy Cheek.

2021 Election

Bunter council, mayor see no challenge to reelection

From staff reports
| October 13, 2021

BUTNER — Don't expect the Butner Town Council to look very different after November's election. May...

NASA Administrator James Webb, left, meets with President Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office. Webb was born in Tally Ho near Stem.

NASA telescope bearing name of Granville native to launch in December

By Shawn Taylor
| October 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — This December, NASA will launch into space the highly anticipated James Webb Space Tele...


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