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Workers install a new roof on Creedmoor Elementary School in early 2020.

Public hearings will review possible closure of elementary, high schools

By Amanda Dixon
| July 23, 2021

OXFORD — After nearly two and a half hours of discussion and frustration on Thursday, the members of...

Museum launches anniversary exhibit

Elected officials and members of the Granville County Historical Society mingle Sunday during the grand opening of a new history exhibit at Granville Museum showcasing the county’s history for its 275th anniversary. The exhibit opened to the public on Wednesday and will remain on display at least through October. It is one of several local events taking place to commemorate the county’s birthday. Toni Anne Wheeler | Contributed photo

Granville Museum launches 275th anniversary exhibit

From staff reports
| July 21, 2021

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This is one of the older cemetery markers at Banks United Methodist Church Cemetery, in the White family plot.

275 Years of Granville County

Granville County Genealogical Society peers into ancestral past

By Amanda Dixon
| July 21, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Do you know your family’s history? Are you related to someone famous? Historic Granville...

Granville County Sheriff Charles Noblin poses with around 158 pounds of marijuana he said deputies seized during a traffic stop near Stem on June 17. Contributed photo

Sheriff: 2 traffic stops turn up 270 pounds of pot

From staff reports
| July 21, 2021

STEM — The Granville County Sheriff’s Office said it seized nearly 270 pounds of marijuana during tw...

One vehicle had damage down its passenger's side while a second had front-end damage after they crashed  near Cash Road on July 12.

Report: Driver had no license during Cash Road crash

From staff reports
| July 20, 2021

CREEDMOOR — A local woman was cited in a two-vehicle crash last week at the intersection of Cash Roa...

Stem Town Hall

Stem to save $25K on downtown property

By Amanda Dixon
| July 20, 2021

STEM — Commissioners this week agreed to refinance a recent loan, saving the town about $25,000.  Th...

Creedmoor commissioners Del Mims, left, and Neena Nowell are not seeking reelection.

2021 Municipal Elections

Creedmoor commissioners not seeking reelection

By Amanda Dixon
| July 21, 2021

OXFORD — The ballot has been set for November’s municipal elections, and in southern Granville Count...

The Backyard Bluegrass Band will perform country and bluegrass at the county's 275th anniversary celebration. Contributed photo

275 Years of Granville County

County announces lineup for 275th anniversary celebration

For the Butner-Creedmoor News
| July 21, 2021

OXFORD — Granville County celebrates 275 years of history and progress on July 24 at the Granville A...

Many of the shelves at ACIM are bare and waiting for donations. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Food bank’s need hasn’t shrunk

By Amanda Dixon
| July 14, 2021

OXFORD — Students from Oxford Preparatory and Vance Charter schools were busy filling boxes and bags...

Juanita Moore sits surrounded by family photos. Contributed photo

Senior Spotlight

Moore came back home to Granville

By the Rotary Club of South Granville County
| July 16, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Like many older adults in Granville County, Juanita Moore’s life has included many stops...

City again cuts fire department funding

By Amanda Dixon
| July 14, 2021

CREEDMOOR — City officials rescinded its motion to fund the Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department for ...

One vehicle had damage down its passenger's side while a second had front-end damage after they crashed Monday near Cash Road.

Cash Road crash sends 2 to hospital

By Amanda Dixon
| July 14, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Granville Emergency Medical Services and Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department responded t...

One of four bedrooms for residents in Hope House will be where a live-in transition specialist will stay. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Hope House opening marks community renewal

By Amanda Dixon
| July 7, 2021

OXFORD — For many years, Orange Street in Oxford was a hotbed for drugs, prostitution and homelessne...

The monthly event and entertainment guide Wide Awake Wilson will relaunch in August as Wide Awake, featuring an expanded regional focus on activities in Wake, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash and Wilson counties.

Wide Awake event guide expands into Granville County

From staff reports
| July 7, 2021

As post-pandemic life returns to normal and concerts, festivals and shows begin drawing crowds, a re...

Members of the Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department remove debris from U.S. Highway 15 and check if fluids are leaking from a car involved in a crash  near Hester Road on June 29.

Woman charged in Hester Road crash

By Amanda Dixon
| July 7, 2021

CREEDMOOR — A woman was cited in connection to a three-vehicle crash last week near the intersection...

Ronnie Thomas, South Granville High School track and field coach, third from left, is honored with a framed track jersey at a recent event. From left are Calvin Timberlake, Granville County Public Schools athletic director; Jake Wohlfeil, South Granville boys basketball coach; Thomas; his wife Angela Thomas; Bob Lickliter, South Granville athletic director; Lisa Tusa, principal; and C. Efrem Daniel, track and field coach. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Ronnie Thomas retires as Viking track coach

By Amanda Dixon
| July 7, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Ronnie Thomas has been the guiding hand for the South Granville track and field program ...

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

Crash-prone Hester Road, US 15 intersection to become all-way stop

By Shawn Taylor
| July 7, 2021

CREEDMOOR — The state says it will install an all-way stop at the intersection of U.S. Highway 15 an...

This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Coronavirus emergency order to end in Granville

By Amanda Dixon
| July 7, 2021

OXFORD — Granville County will lift its pandemic state of emergency at noon Monday, county officials...

Members of the Granville County Board of Education, in a video posted to YouTube, ask the public to weigh in on school consolidation options.

Survey asks for Granville public school closure ideas

By Amanda Dixon
| July 6, 2021

OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Education asking the public for fresh ideas on potential reor...

Members of the Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department remove debris from U.S. Highway 15 and check if fluids are leaking from a car involved in a crash Tuesday morning near Hester Road.

Crews respond to Hester Road crash

By Amanda Dixon
| June 29, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department and Granville Emergency Medical Services on Tuesday ...


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