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Butner Council OKs $5K for LED lights at arena

BUTNER — In a one-hour meeting earlier this month, the Butner Town Council approved several budget amendments and a resolution relating to the town’s Veterans Life Center. Mayor Terry Turner …

Granville Briefs: Dogs Deserve Better holding Valentine fundraiser

Lake Rogers bench sponsorships The city of Creedmoor Parks and Recreation Committee is seeking people interested in sponsoring benches at Lake Rogers Park. The new bench sponsorship program will …

Butner Public Safety crime reports: Feb. 1-6

Butner Public Safety investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests from Feb. 1-6. Feb. 1 • Michelle Lynn Fletcher, 40: DWI and speeding; released on a written promise to …

Early voting now open for 2020 primaries. Here's where to cast your ballot

North Carolina began heading to the polls this week to determine which candidates will be on the ballot this November. Early voting began Thursday and will continue every weekday until Feb. 28 …

Granville County Sheriff arrests: Jan. 27 through Feb. 3

The Granville County Sheriff’s Office made the following arrests Jan. 27-Feb. 3 jan. 27 • Kelcey Smith, 32, of Clearwater Drive, Oxford: failure to pay child support; no bond • …
Bailey Haddow, left, works on Zach Mettam’s makeup for his character, Aslan the Lion. Haddow has multiple assignments in the production; she plays Mrs. Beaver, works on makeup and prepares music. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

‘Your fullest potential’: Falls Lake Academy actors to perform ‘Narnia’ play

CREEDMOOR — The Falls Lake Academy theater department will be welcoming audiences to the fantasy world of Narnia with its student production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” on Feb. …
Donnisha Long dribbles toward the basket for Granville Central on the fast break. She finished with four points in the game against Cedar Ridge. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Granville schools postpone basketball games due to weather

CREEDMOOR — Due to potential hazardous weather conditions, Granville County Public Schools were closed on Feb. 7.  That means all basketball games and other after-school activities …
OBITUARIES
Wayne Harrison Brooks Nov. 30, 1951 — Feb. 10, 2020 OXFORD — Wayne Harrison Brooks, 68, of Oxford, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. A memorial service was held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in the Eakes Funeral …
Linda Champion Tilley DURHAM — Mrs. Linda Champion Tilley, 73, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2020. Mrs. Tilley was born Dec. 12, 1946, to Russell and Ruth Champion in Granville County. She retired from IVAC Corp. as …
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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: President sent during time of upheaval

In the Old Testament, present-day Israel was divided into two kingdoms in approximately 1000-900 B.C.: Israel in the north and Judah in the south. Then in approximately 722 B.C. the kingdom of Israel …

LETTER: Yarborough all talk, no action on SGWASA

I recognize Larry Yarborough is a politician; however, I think he allowed his political blood to spill over and cause him to perpetrate a shameful act. In his last letter to the editor (“Cooper let …