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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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
1st Place Academy 1st Place Academy students have informed their teachers of what they want Santa to bring them. Pre-K Class Kyler Myers wants a donut, glue, a pen, and a … more
First Baptist Church Academy How are you? This year I have been good. For Christmas I want a kitchen. Kallie How are you? This year I have been good. For Christmas I want a dump … more
Mount Energy Elementary Mrs. Wendy Wilkins’ third grade I want to know if Mrs. Claus is doing well and if the elfs are having fun at childrens houses. Also, elle my elf is at my house. I … more
Butner Stem Elementary Heather Mann kindergarten class My Christmas wishes are: a LOL doll and slime. Love, Triniti My Christmas wishes are: a dinosaur and a toy alligator. Love, … more
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 … more
To the Editor, I rarely respond to any Letter to the Editor, even when it’s often a rebuttal to something I wrote. However, when someone else pens some thoughts that resonate with something I … more
To the Editor, Sadly, we lost another icon… more
To the Editor, Now that the local elections are over and the results are in, I have been pondering the results. Granville County has approximately 60,000 residents. According to the Board of … more
To the Editor, The town of Butner may not, but some of its residents sure have. Residents on 27th Street started complaining about potholes on their street back in June. They were told it would … more
To the Editor, As a retired educator, I often wonder how much support do we give our public schools? I see year after year where the N.C. General Assembly cuts education. It is so important to … more
To the Editor, The Staple Singers released a song in 1973 entitled “Be What You Are,” which sent the message of accepting and being satisfied with living the life you have and can afford, … more
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 … more
To the Editor, I wanted to take this opportunity as one-stop early voting has started to remind voters about sponsored by the League of Women Voters. This is a one-stop website … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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