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Rodney Jermaine Ragland, 34, of Oxford, was arrested on March 10 during a traffic stop and charged with possession of a schedule I substance and driving while impaired. Ragland was issued a $6,500 … more
CREEDMOOR — National PTA has awarded Creedmoor Elementary PTA with a $1,000 grant to host a Digital Families Community Event at the school between Jan. 1 and May 1. During the event, families … more
BUTNER — Facing close to $53 million in debt while needing an additional $40 million, the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority hired a firm at its March 12 meeting to help address its … more
A United We Sing event will take place Saturday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 200 W. C St., Butner featuring Unashamed, Lynn Cooper and Clifton Preddy. A love offering will be taken to … more
Granville County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center Manager Trent Brummitt has graduated from the Public Safety Answering Point Manager’s Executive Training Program. The class … more
STEM — A 61-year-old Stem man faces multiple child sex charges after he was arrested at his home on Friday, March 8. Vernon Keith Ellis is charged with seven counts of first-degree rape of a … more
STEM — Stem children will have new equipment to check out soon at Jack Day Community Park. The Stem Board of Commissioners approved the newest piece of equipment to be installed at the Jack Day … more
OXFORD — Granville County Board of Education member Toney Smith announced his resignation at the board’s March 4 meeting. “After careful consideration and much thought, I have decided to … more
BUTNER — Butler residents can look forward to more sidewalks on Central Avenue in the near future. The Butner Town Council voted to award a contract to PGA Construction, a Cary-based … more
Butner public saftey reports • Crystal Lilliana Chavez, 25, of Youngsville, was arrested on March 3 during a traffic stop for an outstanding order for arrest for DWLR. Chavez was issued a … more
OXFORD — The official groundbreaking ceremony for the $31 million Granville County Law Enforcement Center and the Granville County Animal Shelter was held Tuesday in Oxford. The state-of-the-art … more
OXFORD — Annual tax appraisals for new construction are now being conducted. According to Granville County Tax Administrator Sharon Brooks-Powell, representatives of Pearson Appraisal Service, … more
BUTNER — The Granville County Board of Education held a budget workshop last Thursday at Butner-Stem Elementary School to prepare for the 2019-20 budget cycle. School officials said $955,770 … more
CHURCH NEWS OXFORD — Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Raleigh St.,will celebrate Pastor Spotswood Burrell and first lady Patricia Burwell’s 14th pastoral anniversary beginning … more
CREEDMOOR — City commissioners agreed during a Feb. 23 planning retreat that three ongoing projects — a sidewalk trail, Lake Rogers Park improvements and the Creedmoor Community Center — are … more
Ten students from elementary schools around Granville County will compete for the local spelling bee trophy sponsored by the public school system. The second annual Granville County District … more
United Methodist churches may sever ties with their denomination, and some congregations could face a membership exodus over the church governing body’s vote to reject same-sex marriage and refuse … more
STEM — Town commissioners approved $15,810 in funding for Stem Fire and EMS during a Feb. 26 special meeting. “At our last work session, the Stem fire department made a presentation to the … more
Award-winning journalist Logan Martinez was named editor of The Wake Weekly and the Butner-Creedmoor News this week, President and Publisher Keven Zepezauer announced. Martinez, 27, will oversee … more
OXFORD — Local leaders thanked veterans and active-duty troops for their service Saturday during the Granville County Veterans Affairs Committee’s fifth annual veterans appreciation … more
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