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Long-term Stem plan recommends protecting nature

STEM — The town of Stem adopted earlier this year a new 20-year development plan that prioritizes protecting natural spaces in the community. In preparation for the growth of the next 20 years, …
Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department responded to a brush fire on Brassfield Road on Friday.

Officials say now not good time to burn yard debris

RALEIGH — N.C. Forest Service officials urge citizens to reconsider burning yard debris through the end of May, which historically marks the end of spring wildfire season in North Carolina. The …
Christian Zigbor, right, picks up three meals for his children from cafeteria manager Iris Maples at Butner-Stem Middle School on Monday. Maples said the school prepared 50 meals and could prepare more quickly. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Granville school's meal handouts to pause for 1 week

OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools will suspend its free meal program later this month, while staff are scheduled to be away from work for the district’s spring break. The program, …

Here's how to apply for economic assistance from Granville Social Services

OXFORD — To better serve and protect residents who need assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Granville County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications online, by phone, …
Mark Gustafson, pastor at Banks United Methodist Church and Bullocks United Methodist Church, recorded a message to send to his parishioners Monday.  Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News.

Pews empty, but church services go on

CREEDMOOR — North Carolinians were urged to stay home and stop making unnecessary trips starting this week, but the government’s order — which limits gatherings to 10 people — does not carve …

Butner, Creedmoor first responders won't qualify for paid family leave law

Government leaders in Butner and Creedmoor say it will be difficult to implement new federal requirements that all employees be given emergency paid sick leave during the COVID-19 pandemic while also …

Granville County Sheriff’s Office Arrests: March 16-25

The Granville County Sheriff’s office made the following arrests March 16-25: March 16 • Jesus Elian Prezas, 20, of Cornerstone Drive, Oxford: failure to appear, larceny from a construction …
OBITUARIES
Clarence Eugene Brooks CREEDMOOR — Clarence Eugene Brooks, 77, of Creedmoor, died Sunday, March 29. Graveside memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at the Person Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy …
Dora Lee Oakes OXFORD — Dora Lee Oakes, 90, a longtime resident of Granville County, died Sunday, March 29. Private Graveside services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Tabbs Creek Baptist Church Cemetery …
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UPDATE: Triple stabbing suspect arrested after found covered in blood in Orange County WAKE FOREST — A woman will be charged with murder after one of three victims involved in a stabbing in Wake Forest Tuesday evening died, police said Wednesday. The Wake Forest Police Department …
Martin Luther King committee to host civil rights trail trip WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Martin Luther King committee is seeking applicants from people interested in traveling to Georgia and Alabama in March to visit sites significant to the civil rights …
Voter registration for primaries ends Feb. 7 The regular voter registration deadline for the March primaries is next Friday, Feb. 7. The Wake Forest Board of Elections is hosting a voter registration event 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the …
Franklin County arrests: Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 The following is a list of arrests made Jan. 31 through Feb. 5 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. All information is from public law enforcement records. Jan. 31 • Kyle Christopher …
Koinonia plans charity auction in March WAKE FOREST — The Koinonia Foundation of Wake Forest will hold its annual Koinonia Cares Charity Auction and Dinner on Saturday, March 7, benefiting neighbors in need living in the greater Wake …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

LETTER: Everyone needs to be tested, now

If you’ve not yet watched the movie “Contagion,” perhaps you should, (especially millennials). Although Hollywood magnifies the issue, it hits home regarding our current plight with the …

LETTER: Don’t expand SGWASA board, toss it out

I read with interest about the most recent South Granville Water and Sewer Authority meeting, especially a request from Stem to add another board member to represent that town (“SGWASA lobbying for …