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A few of Santa's helpers ride on one of the floats in a previous Stem Christmas parade. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News file

Stem readies for Christmas festivities this week

STEM — The town of Stem has announced its Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting even will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at 3:30 p.m. to be held at 3:30pm in downtown. “This is a huge day for …

Census Bureau begins job recruitment efforts

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting workers for temporary jobs, which include recruiting assistants, office operations supervisors, clerks, Census field …

Church Briefs 11-16-2019

True Faith Fellowship Baptist Church True Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 1687 W B Clark Road, Creedmoor will host a “Harvest Time Musical Program” with special guest The Redeemed Disciples …
.Lions Club District 31-O Governor Paul Silverman, left, and Creedmoor Lions Club President Mark Grindstaff at the Nov. 7 meeting of the Creedmoor Lions Club. Contributed photo

Creedmoor Lions convene for November meeting

CREEDMOOR — At a Nov. 7 general meeting, the Creedmoor Lions Club welcomed a visit from the Lions District 31-O Governor Paul Silverman. Silverman has been an active Lions Club member for over …

SGWASA unanimously passes Creedmoor allocation request

BUTNER — In a unanimous vote at Tuesday’s meeting, the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors approved a request for 2,014 gallons per day of water and sewer services …
Wilton Elementary fifth-grade students recently wrote thank you notes and letters to different groups in the community to thank them for all that they do in the community.  Contributed photo

Day of Caring at Wilton Elementary School

FRANKLINTON — Wilton Elementary School on Nov. 1 students wrote thank you notes and letters to different groups in the community to thank them and show appreciation for all that they do in the …

Granville County teacher among finalists for Beginning Teacher of the Year Award

Twenty-seven teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as finalists for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Beginning Teacher of the Year Award for their …
OBITUARIES
Chester Daniel Johnson Jr. OXFORD — Chester Daniel Johnson Jr., 74, of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, Nov, 6, at his home. Memorial gifts may be made to Providence Baptist Church, 4603 Old Route 75, Oxford, NC 27565, …
Flora McDonald Dean RALEIGH — Flora McDonald Dean, 92, a longtime resident of Raleigh, passed away Friday, Nov. 8. Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Westover United Methodist Church, 300 Powell …
Larry Gene Roberts CREEDMOOR — Larry Gene Roberts, 68, passed away Nov. 6. Visitation will be held from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor. Eakes Funeral Home in …
Larry Wayne Smith BUTNER — Larry Wayne Smith passed over on Sept. 17 and is now with Father God in all the fullness of the Lord. Larry was born in The Memorial Hospital of Danville, Virginia on Jan. 23, 1943 to …
Barbara Anne Breedlove Crews CREEDMOOR — Barbara Anne Breedlove Crews, 80, a lifetime resident of Granville County, passed away Monday, Oct. 28 after several years of declining health. In lieu of flowers memorials may be …
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THE WAKE WEEKLY NEWS
‘Heroism’: Groups urge support for veterans WAKE FOREST — At a Veterans Day ceremony Monday that was a mixture of somber and celebratory, local civic groups honored the sacrifice of America’s uniformed service members. Dozens of …
Wake Forest needs more downtown parking. But where? WAKE FOREST — An assessment of the town’s downtown parking availability found more than 200 new parking spaces may be needed as more businesses and apartments come to the area. Wake Forest …
Town’s top planner looks back on 32-year government career WAKE FOREST — When Chip Russell joined the town's payrolls in 1987 - well, there was some planning to do. As the new planning director, Russell, 28 then, was in charge of scrutinizing new …
Former Wake Forest mayor Jimmy Perry dies at 72 WAKE FOREST — More than four decades after James “Jimmy” Perry won the town’s mayorship, longtime Wake Forest residents honored him Saturday at his funeral. Perry, 72, died from health …
Voters reject incumbents in Wake Forest, Wendell, Zebulon Voters in three Wake County towns ousted incumbent leaders on Election Day in favor of new faces. In Wake Forest, Chad Sary was the top vote-getter in a race that focused largely on controlling …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
When the ‘right man’ for the job is a woman

To the Editor, With local and national elections approaching, and each having several women running for office, my title is worth considering, especially on the local scene. Here’s why. For …

Local elections matter; make an informative vote

To the Editor, I wanted to take this opportunity as one-stop early voting has started to remind voters about Vote411.org sponsored by the League of Women Voters. This is a one-stop website …

Local leaders in need of a reality check

To the Editor, I read with interest what Butner candidates had to say at the recent candidates forum, and what I heard sounded more like something from “The Twilight Zone” rather than cold …

Respecting someone who acknowledges hard work

To the Editor, Donna Currin wrote a good article [“In response to the city sidewalk and complaining,” Sept. 6]. I had a neighbor who worked for Fred Smith Paving Company. He had to get up …

Why do you throw out trash?

To the Editor, You do not help Butner by throwing out trash along the road and into yards. This has to stop. You can put your trash in the trash can where you buy your food. When you throw …