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Democracy dies in news deserts

By Corey Friedman
| November 18, 2021

Claiming territory like a conquering army, a vast desert is on the march. It swallows small towns, s...

A voter exits Middlesex Baptist Church after voting on Nov. 5, 2013.


Voter registration deadline is Oct. 8

From staff reports
| October 1, 2021

State elections officials are encouraging Nash County residents to check their voter status and ensu...

Busses roll up to pick up students at South Granville High School last school year.

GCPS Day 1 enrollment jumps, but still lags behind

From staff reports
| August 25, 2021

OXFORD — More students attended the first day of Granville County Public Schools this year than last...

Casey Carey and Rachel Fowler race to the finish line in their inflatable unicorn costumes during Falls Lake Academy's field day last week.

Falls Lake races to end of school year, Kentucky Derby style

By Amanda Dixon
| May 10, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Traditionally, a school’s field day gives students a chance to get out of the classroom,...

The Easter Bunny delivers a bag of goodies Saturday at Creedmoor's event at Lake Rogers Park.

Easter Bunny visits Granville children

By Amanda Dixon
| March 30, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Whether families drove through a holiday celebration or were waiting for the Easter Bunn...

The morning sun rises over the top of the Creedmoor Community Center's senior services and events center entrances.

Creedmoor offers free public Wi-Fi at City Hall, Community Center

From staff reports
| March 25, 2021

CREEDMOOR — City Hall and the Creedmoor Community Center now offer free Wi-Fi service to the public....

South Granville’s Aidan Walker, right, and Henry Daniel try to take down Austin Geary on the running play.


Vikings face Yellow Jackets’ stinger, lose 26-14

By Amanda Dixon
| March 17, 2021

CREEDMOOR — South Granville suffered a rare home conference loss to the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jacket...

Creedmoor police released video from Capital Chevrolet’s security cameras showing two men they think are responsible for the thefts, and asked anyone who could identify them to reach out.

Sports car stolen from Wake Forest dealership; police see ties to Creedmoor thefts

From staff reports
| February 15, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Police investigating the theft of vehicles from a car dealership in downtown Creedmoor l...

A member of the Creedmoor Fire Department works to douse flames in the back of a house that caught fire near Steam on Friday.

Fire destroys home near Stem; no injuries reported

By Amanda Dixon
| February 5, 2021

STEM — A fire gutted a home outside Stem on Friday morning. The blaze was in the 3500 block of West ...

South Granville’s Aubri Bryan drives on Jada Burch in the second half. Bryan scored a game-high 22 points.

Girls basketball

Lady Vikings, Panthers back-and-forth in close rivalry bout

By Amanda Dixon
| January 29, 2021

CREEDMOOR — It was an epic battle Tuesday night between the visiting Granville Central Lady Panthers...

Creedmoor convenience store burglarized twice in 1 week

From staff reports
| January 21, 2021

CREEDMOOR — Police are investigating after a man broke into the Lucky Den Convenience Store early Sa...

Police say this red 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel truck was stolen from Team Chevrolet of Creedmoor car dealership in downtown Creedmoor on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Car, truck stolen from Team Chevrolet dealership; police release video

From staff reports
| February 15, 2021

CREEDMOOR — A car and pickup were stolen downtown from the Team Chevrolet of Creedmoor car dealershi...

Jamie Moore checks the temperature of a Tar River Elementary student before he is allowed to exit the car on Monday.

VIDEO: Granville kindergartners step up to in-person teaching

| December 17, 2020

CREEDMOOR — Granville County classrooms this week had something that had been missing for the last six months: students. About a quarter of Granville County Public Schools’ pre-K and …

Ben Neal and his daughter Lillian Aaron dance to the music by The Palm Tree Band during the 2020 Nifty Nineties event. Neal's wife, Ruth watches in the side mirror.

VIDEO: Hips sway at Nifty Nineties

| December 17, 2020

OXFORD — The stars came out Tuesday as area residents at least 90 years young celebrated Nifty Nineties night at the Granville County Senior Services Center in Oxford. Parking spots began …

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