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Friends and colleagues of the late Robert C. Pirie Jr. have established a scholarship fund in his memory at Vance-Granville Community College. Pirie passed away in May at the age of 75. A Vance … more
In a recent announcement, Gov. Roy Cooper reported that visitors to North Carolina set a record for spending in 2018. The $2.3 billion in total spending represented an increase of 5.6 percent from … more
Granville County has joined North Carolina’s efforts in encouraging residents to recycle more and recycle right. “Recycle Right NC” officially launched Monday, with a 10-week awareness campaign … more
CREEDMOOR — The 28th annual Creedmoor Music Festival will kick off on Main Street on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. with a full day of free live music, food and fun. The festival lineup … more
GRANVILLE COMMUNITY BRIEFS The Butner Church Council food pantry at Community United Methodist Church, 507 W. E St., Butner is open on Tuesdays from 1:30-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. The pantry … more
OXFORD — Deputies have brought charges against a Granville County woman accused of selling prescription opioid pills. Annie Harris Blacknall, 64, was held on a $195,000 bond after her arrest … more
OXFORD — A recommendation from the former Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee and the Granville Greenway Technical Committee has resulted in the formation of a new advisory group to help … more
BUTNER — The South Granville Water and Sewer Authority unanimously approved beginning an effort for grant funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development … more
RALEIGH — The first top prize of $250,000 in the new 20X The Cash games went to Jamal Jones of Creedmoor. Jones' good luck occurred with a $5 ticket he purchased at Smoker Friendly on N.C. … more
The following incidents were reported by Butner Public Safety: Aug. 24 • Genaro Villalobos Lopez, 25, of Creedmoor, was arrested during a traffic stop and charged with DWI, no operator’s … more
STEM — Tally Ho First Baptist Church held its third annual back-to-school luncheon for the faculty and staff of Granville Central High School. The church collected school supplies, mostly copy … more
CREEDMOOR — A Labor Day tradition for a unique part of Creedmoor continued this week with the 30th annual Pecan Hill Reunion. Formerly known as Creedmoor Heights, the small area nestled on … more
The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments has been awarded $200,000 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency under the 2019 cycle of the Urgent Repair Program to assist residents in Franklin, … more
GRANVILLE COMMUNITY BRIEFS The Butner Church Council food pantry at Community United Methodist Church, 507 W. E St., Butner is open on Tuesdays from 1:30-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. The pantry … more
OXFORD — While the Granville County Board of Commissioners’ post-Labor Day regular meeting on Tuesday was filled with the usual consent items, presentations, and appointments to be approved or … more
Vance-Granville Community College recently held its annual fall convocation to bring faculty and staff together for a kickoff to the new academic year. Much of the event focused on a discussion of … more
Leaders from this newspaper’s publishing company will participate in a yearlong program at the University of North Carolina designed to help news outlets improve their products and remain … more
Granville County’s free emergency notification system, CodeRED, will be tested on Tuesday between 6:30-7 p.m. The purpose of the test is to validate telephone numbers in the Granville County … more
Schools will close for the second consecutive day Friday as locals brace for what is expected to be the worst impacts from Hurricane Dorian. Franklin County Schools will also be closed Friday. Athletic and after-school events are also canceled. more
ROXBORO — Granville County authorities said they found several plastic bags with crystal methamphetamine inside a home near Roxboro this month. Deputies with the Granville County Sheriff’s … more
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