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Deputies probing Granville, Franklin cocaine sales arrest 4

OXFORD — Four people were arrested earlier this month as part of two separate investigations into the sale of cocaine and other drugs in Granville and Franklin counties, authorities said. The …
Jorge Luis Ramirez-Hernandez. Photo from the N.C. Department of Public Safety

Mexican nationals charged with illegal re-entry include driver who killed 2 pedestrians

GREENVILLE — A man convicted of causing a crash that killed two pedestrians while under the influence is among five Mexican nationals indicted this week with having entered the country …
Surrounded by family and public officials, Creedmoor Police Sgt. Robert Varn was honored for his 15 years of service to the community during the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners meeting. Varn joined the Creedmoor Police Department in July 2004.

Creedmoor commissioners vote against mayoral term extension

CREEDMOOR — A proposal by Creedmoor Mayor Bobby Wheeler to extend the length of the term of the job he currently occupies was defeated in its infant stages in a split vote at Monday’s meeting of …
From left, Stewart Lyon, Rachel Desmarais and Blondelle Edgerton. Contributed photo from VGCC

VGCC president recognizes outstanding employees

Vance-Granville Community College President Rachel Desmarais recently presented medallions to honor the college’s faculty and staff members of the year for 2018-19. The medallions are provided …
Cameron Pendergraft with students from Mt. Bethel Elementary in Marietta, Georgia. Pendergraft travels to elementary schools for readings of her books. Contributed photo by Cameron Pendergraft

The story of Tigger and Elsa: Local author pens new book

OXFORD — Granville County native Cameron Pendergraft’s new book features the story of Tigger, a funny-looking dog and a new playmate, Elsa, in a book called, “The Story about Tigger and …
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Superintendent McLean receives contract extension

OXFORD — The Granville County Board of Education voted 4-2 to extend Granville County Public Schools Superintendent Alisa McLean’s contract at a special meeting held Aug. 8 at the Masonic Home …
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New SGWASA director hears public comments

BUTNER — New South Granville Water & Sewer Authority executive director Scott Schroyer was welcomed to his new position by a host of public comments from residents during Tuesday’s board …
OBITUARIES
Barbara Jean Brinson HIGH POINT — Barbara Jean Brinson, 81, of High Point, formerly of Creedmoor, passed away Aug. 1 at Pruitt Healthcare in High Point. Barbara was born in Granville County on Sept. 13, 1937 the …
Nancy Mae Jackson Aiken BUTNER — Nancy Mae Jackson Aiken, 94, of 311 19th St., Butner, died Sunday, Aug. 4. Born in Person County, Mrs. Aiken was the daughter of the late Rueben and Fannie Mae Moore Jackson. Mrs. Aiken …
Bessie Fuller Evans FRANKLINTON — Bessie Fuller Evans, 90, died Aug. 5 at Brantwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the daughter of the late Grady Fuller and Eunice Hayes Fuller. Bessie was born in …
Daisy Lee Milton Frazier STOVALL — Daisy Lee Milton Frazier, 100, a lifetime resident of Granville County, passed away Monday, Aug. 5. Online condolences can be made to www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Eakes Funeral Home in …
Antoinette Barbari Monteleone CREEDMOOR — Antoinette “Tiny” Barbari Monteleone, 78, a longtime resident of Granville County, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6. Online condolences may be made to …
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Sheriff: Suspect ‘plaguing our subdivisions’ with vehicle break-ins YOUNGSVILLE — Authorities are hoping the public can identify a man suspected of breaking into multiple vehicles around Franklin County this summer. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office …
Franklin man dies in motorcycle crash FRANKLINTON — A man was killed earlier this month when his motorcycle ran off the side of the road, according to a crash report. David Lee Sledge, of Franklinton, died at the scene of the …
‘The bonds keep us together’: Siblings hope ‘Sisters Day’ lives on after cancellation FRANKLINTON — For nearly two decades, the Kearney sisters would take time each year to all come back home. The 10 sisters, along with their four brothers, grew up near Franklinton in what they …
Slain friends remembered for youthfulness RALEIGH — Police have arrested two men in connection to the homicides of a Franklin County man and his friend last month, but family members of the victims said they are still grieving. The …
Rolesville Farmers Market looking to grow — but needs farmers ROLESVILLE — Head to downtown Rolesville on any given Saturday this summer, and you’ll find rows of stands selling fresh eggs, tomatoes and fruit-filled pies. The Rolesville Farmers Market …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Traffic on Gate Two Road

To the Editor, It sounds like Gate Two Road is almost getting to be like Washington D.C. traffic. A friend of mine says the first morning employees get off at 2 p.m. in the afternoon up in …

A politician who keeps his word

To the Editor, Many will say my headline is an oxymoron, i.e. a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (such as cruel kindness), and in many cases that is true. Politicians, whether …

SGWASA and Kerr Lake Regional Water reports

To the Editor, Each year by July 1, water authorities must provide customers with a Consumer Confidence Report on the quality of water they produced for the previous year. These are required by …

Amazed at amazement

To the Editor, After listening to the minutes of the most recent South Granville Water & Sewer Authority meeting held June 11, I can sum up my reaction in one word: Amazed. That also …

Granville County: Enjoy these last good days

To the Editor, Although an argument can definitely be made that mankind is approaching its last few days, this is not what I refer to in my headline; rather, I speak of saying “goodbye” and …