2021-05-26

Granville animal rescuer gets Governor’s Medallion Award


RALEIGH — The Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service was awarded to Roxanne Blackburn for …

Former Viking earns award for Mudcats pitching

Baseball

ZEBULON — Former South Granville baseball standout and starting pitcher for the Carolina Mudcats, Ju…

Granville Athletic Park Phase 3 expansion opens in Oxford


OXFORD — The expansion of the Granville Athletic Park wrapped up earlier this month, adding new amen…

Sorority chapter recognizes Granville poll worker


HENDERSON — The local chapter of a historically Black sorority honored five members for their commun…

Judith Keen Boykin

April 20, 1940 — May 24, 2021

Judith Keen Boykin, 81, of Wilson, passed away Monday. Her funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. …

Minnie Mae Beamon Ward

Minnie Mae Beamon Ward, 75, of Wilson, died Monday, May 24, 2021. Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wed…

Federal gun, drug charges land Oxford man 14 years


WILMINGTON — An Oxford man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison May 17 on gun and drug charge…

Weekly devotional: Our heavenly Father has prepared a place for us

Commentary

John 14:2-3 (ESV) “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you tha…

Transparency foes don’t represent NC stakeholders

Guest Editorial

Who says North Carolina’s state employees and schoolteachers are against transparency? Lobbying eff…

Granville briefs: Student planning mask-querade prom


Funfest Carnival The Funfest Carnival will be set up in front of the Walmart on Lewis Street, Oxford…

Area roundup: Panthers wallop Warren County

Baseball

Panthers wallop Warren County STEM – Granville Central had a productive night at the plate with a 16…

Rotary Club hands out 100 care packs to older adults


CREEDMOOR — In honor of Older Americans Month, the Rotary Club of South Granville County distributed…

Creedmoor city manager: Delay tax increase, fund fire department


CREEDMOOR — City staff now say Creedmoor will likely need fewer tax rate increases over the next sev…

Dry conditions pose increased fire risk across NC, burning discouraged


RALEIGH — N.C. Forest Service officials urge the public to postpone any outdoor burning through earl…

Myrick named superintendent of Weldon Schools

Government notebook

Myrick named superintendent of Weldon Schools OXFORD — Michael A. Myrick will be leaving Granville C…

Democracy shines in the light

Letter to the editor

Long before the pandemic, I had been lobbying local town officials to update the manner in which the…

Sue Koger Hobgood

OXFORD — Sue Koger Hobgood, 59, died Monday, May 24, 2021. Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home, O…

Dora M. Blackwell

Aug. 19, 1943 — May 23, 2021 Dora M. Blackwell, 77, died Sunday, May 23, 2021. Arrangements are by E…

Stephanie Lyn Brooks

Dec. 7, 1988 — May 18, 2021 OXFORD — Stephanie Lyn Brooks, 32, died Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Arrangeme…

Mary Alice Elliott

Oct. 31, 1931 — May 23, 2021 LENOIR — Mary Alice Elliott died Sunday, May 23, 2021. Arrangements are…