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Polly Royster, left, poses with Ethel Anderson, Human Relations Commission member. Royster received an award for outstanding service for assisting and developing the annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and program with her sister, Molly Thorpe, who was unable to attend the event. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

‘Almost but not enough’

OXFORD — The keynote speaker at an annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day fellowship breakfast Monday spoke of some of King’s lesser known contributions. The breakfast and program, hosted by the …

Granville County Briefs 1-24-20

Community prayer vigil The Butner Church Council will host a community prayer vigil for Australia, Iran and the scenes of other ongoing world events at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The vigil will be at …

Creedmoor board hears stormwater presentation

CREEDMOOR — Consultants from utility firm Raftelis Financial updated the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners Wednesday on the city’s stormwater management. Jennifer Tavantazis and fellow manager …
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Granville hires new soil, water conservationist

OXFORD — Byron Currin is the newly-hired Natural Resources Conservationist for Granville County’s Soil and Water District. A native of the area, Currin has prior experience from the Vance …

Butner couple plans gym’s ‘Next Level’

BUTNER — Any long-time resident of Butner is probably acquainted with the one-story brick building at 106 West C St. Some older residents may remember the days the building was a local IGA …
From left, David Richardson, Granville County Board of Education chairman; Leonard Peace Sr., school board member; and Alisa McLean, superintendent, at a special gathering Jan. 6 at the Mary Potter school held to recognize Peace’s 30-year service on the school board. Fellow board member Tom Houlihan and county Commissioner Toney Cozart also gave remarks. The event included a performance by the Granville Central High School band, refreshments and heavy appetizers. Peace “is to be commended for his tenure and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to know him and work with him during many of these years" Houlihan said. Contributed photo by Granville County Public Schools

Peace recognized for 30 years of school board service

Attorney Jim Wrenn, right, swears in Ed Mims, Georgana Kicinski, Edgar Smoak and Jimmy Gooch to the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority Board of Directors Tuesday. The board voted that evening to award a $13 million construction contract for improvements to the area’s water treatment plant. Chris L. Harris | Special to the Butner-Creedmoor News

Granville water treatment improvements to cost $13M

BUTNER — The county will spend $13.4 million on improvements to its water treatment plant — about $10 million more than officials estimated would be needed two years ago. The South Granville …
OBITUARIES
Jason Ashley Bradshaw STEM — Jason Ashley Bradshaw, 42, a longtime resident of Granville County, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Online condolences can be made at www.eakesfuneralhome.com. Eakes Funeral Home in …
Jean Garner Hockaday CREEDMOOR — Jean Garner Hockaday, 77, a longtime resident of Granville County, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Online condolences may be made at www.eakesfuneralhome.com Eakes Funeral Home in …
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Man shot, killed in Wake Forest WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest Police are investigating a fatal shooting along North Taylor Street, a spokesman with the town of Wake Forest said early Thursday morning. According to the spokesman, …
New downtown Wake Forest brewery now open WAKE FOREST — Norse Brewing Company is open. The new downtown brewery held a soft opening Thursday evening with a selection of beers made in collaboration with other area breweries. A …
Sheriff: Man robbed prostitute after sex FRANKLINTON — Authorities have charged a Raleigh man with robbing a woman at gunpoint after he paid her for sex. Jamel Manning, 46, allegedly met the victim at a home on Rustic Ridge Road, …
The Corner returns with mix of old and new WAKE FOREST — Since 1897, The Corner has always been, well, on the corner, there where North Avenue meets North Main Street. J.D. Powers first opened the Victorian-era building as a dry goods …
First openly transgender candidate seeks Wake-Franklin senate seat KNIGHTDALE — In many ways, Angela Bridgman is running on typical Democrat campaign issues: She says she’ll vote to expand Medicaid and increase education funding. The fact that she is …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER: Smart Start aims for ‘sound basic education’

As Judge Howard Manning noted in his order from Oct. 25, 2000: “The most common sense and practical approach to the problem of providing at-risk children with an equal opportunity to obtain a sound …

LETTER: Redistricting bill falls short of true reform

North Carolinians have spent nearly a decade voting in districts manipulated to favor politicians instead of voters. There’s no doubt that voters deserve real redistricting reform. However, the …

LETTER: You helped us feed 259 on Thanksgiving

To the citizens of Butner and Stem: This past Thanksgiving Blessing Bag food drive was a great success because of you. Many are not aware of the families in our communities who need assistance …

Please recognize correctional staff as law enforcement

To the Editor, A couple of weeks ago the paper provided a thank you to law enforcement in the community stressing the need to thank both those who were police officers and sheriff’s …

Mount Energy Elementary Letters to Santa Part 2

Mount Energy Elementary My name is Harper. This year I have been very good. What I would like most for Christmas is a greedy granny game. Dear Santa, My name is Jaynce. This year I have been …