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Creedmoor Mayor Bobby Wheeler gives remarks during the ribbon cutting of the Creedmoor Community Center in April.

Contract negotiations delay Senior Center opening

By Amanda Dixon
| May 6, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The reopening of the South Granville Senior Center is on hold as city and county officia...

Samala Dawson-Robinson

GCPS names teacher, principal of the year

From staff reports
| May 6, 2021

OXFORD — As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Granville County Public Schools recognized nominees f...

Brenda Williamson

CG Credle, N. Granville Middle get new principals

From staff reports
| May 6, 2021

OXFORD — School officials on Monday approved new principals at two campuses needed after one princip...

Granville County Manager Michael Felts presents his recommended annual budget to the Board of Commissioners on Monday.

No tax increase in proposed Granville County budget

By Shawn Taylor
| May 4, 2021

OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Commissioners was asked to adopt a $78.5 million spending pla...

Granville Vance Public Health's Tammy Lumpkin, right, administers a second dose of the Moderna vaccine to Patrice Robbinson of Henderson. Robinson and her husband, Al, operate the Family Fare in Creedmoor.

Coronavirus Crisis

Granville vaccine rate falling behind state average

By Shawn Taylor
| May 6, 2021

Granville County residents are less likely to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 than the average...

Granville Central High School's fate is up in the air after the school board on Monday voted to commission a study on closing the school, as well as studies closing two elementary schools. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

School board to consider closing Granville Central High, southern elementary school

From staff reports
| May 5, 2021

OXFORD — School officials said this week they will consider closing Granville Central High School, C...

This distinctive pattern of three bunnies riding bicycles and a unicycle has puzzled investigators for years since found on the pink sweatshirt of a young woman or teenage girl whose body was dumped along Interstate 40 in Orange County in 1990. Local, state and federal investigators have all struck out trying to figure out where the design originated and where the shirt was manufactured.

UNIDENTIFIED

Body dumped on interstate remains mystery

By Lindell J. Kay
| May 3, 2021

It’s difficult to imagine a more innocent image than three cartoon bunnies, two riding bicycles and ...

An N.C. State Highway Patrol trooper, right, and a firefighter with the Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department check inside one of two pickups damaged Thursday in a crash at Hester Road and U.S. Highway 15.

Pickups crash at Hester Road intersection

By Amanda Dixon
| April 29, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Emergency crews responded to a crash between pickup trucks Thursday afternoon at the int...

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

Federal inmate convicted of mutiny in FCI Butner

From staff reports
| April 29, 2021

BUTNER — A federal jury convicted a federal inmate of participating in a mutiny inside Federal Corre...

The recycling shredding station stayed busy from start to finish during the semiannual Granville County Clean Out waste collection event on Nov. 21, 2020. The town of Stem scheduled its Make Stem Sparkle clean out event for May 15 this year to coincide with the next county clean out event.

Granville briefs: Spring Clean Out is May 15

From staff reports
| April 29, 2021

Anniversary book preorders The Granville County 275th Anniversary Planning Committee has extended th...

Walkers will need to make 18 laps around the track to make a mile.

Ribbon cutting signals new recreation opportunities in Creedmoor

By Amanda Dixon
| April 29, 2021

CREEDMOOR — It’s official: the Creedmoor Community Center is now open. The city held a ribbon cutti...

Stem Town Hall

Board says former mayor might repay taxpayers for attorney fees

By Amanda Dixon
| April 28, 2021

STEM — A former mayor may at last reimburse taxpayers for costs the town incurred in a legal battle ...

Sydnie Morgan from Granville Early College bags litter along Central Avenue in Butner on Saturday.

Butner beautified by volunteers

By Amanda Dixon
| April 27, 2021

BUTNER — The Butner Community Association held its annual Beautify Butner day on Saturday, April 24....

Butner police investigating after man shot in parking lot

From staff reports
| April 26, 2021

BUTNER — A man was injured in a shooting earlier this month, authorities say.  The victim, who Butne...

This police sketch depicts an unidentified young man who stepped in front of an oncoming train and died in downtown Dunn in 2004.

UNIDENTIFIED

Man who stepped in front of train still unknown

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 26, 2021

Trains roll through the small town of Dunn all night. But at 2:45 a.m. on April 5, 2004, one of thos...

South Granville Water and Sewer Authority is proposing a range of rate increases on customers that range from about 3% to 8%.

SGWASA proposes rate, fee increases in new budget

By Amanda Dixon
| April 23, 2021

BUTNER — South Granville Water and Sewer Authority customers could see a rate increase this summer. ...

Michael Myrick, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and student services at Granville County Public Schools, gives a task force report to the school board Monday. Myrick discussed new ideas to reimagine the curriculum at public schools to attract more families to enroll students. Screen capture

Task force: GCPS finances ‘unsustainable’ unless schools closed

By Shawn Taylor
| April 21, 2021

OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools cannot continue on its current course, a task force told th...

Car radio thief caught on camera; police seek leads

May 4, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man seen on camera breakin...

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

Bernie Madoff dies in Butner prison

April 29, 2021

BUTNER — Bernie Madoff, the disgraced investment advisor who ran the world’s largest Ponzi scheme, d...

A member of the Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department works to douse flames in the back of a house that caught fire near Stem in early 2021.

Creedmoor slashes fire department spending by 43%

By Amanda Dixon
| April 20, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Commissioners on Monday voted to slash the city's spending on the Creedmoor Volunteer Fi...


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Contract negotiations delay Senior Center opening

CREEDMOOR — The reopening of the South Granville Senior Center is on hold as city and county officia...

GCPS names teacher, principal of the year

OXFORD — As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Granville County Public Schools recognized nominees f...

Petco grant to help neuter feral cats in Granville

Granville County Animal Control was awarded a grant from Petco Love that will fund its trap-neuter-r...

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