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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
Gov. Roy Cooper has appointed Granville County Commissioner David Smith to serve on the N.C. Sheriff’s Association and Training Standards Commission. Smith, who served as Granville County … more
Every 10 years, America comes together to count all the residents and households in the country, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing federal … 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 — Rep. Terry Garrison and N.C. Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland visited the Triangle North industrial site last Friday. The tour, led by Granville County’s Economic Development … more
BUTNER — In a brief ceremony at the Butner construction site for the Veterans Life Center, Bank of America presented a $75,000 check to the Veterans Life Center. The money will go toward the … more
At Vance-Granville Community College’s recent fall convocation, college president Dr. Rachel Desmarais announced awards to a pair of outstanding employees for the 2019-20 year. Tammy Ball, an … more
The following incidents were reported by Butner Public Safety: Aug. 10 • Jaylen Howard, 18, of Butner was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance. The incident occurred … more
OXFORD — Four people were arrested earlier this month as part of two separate investigations into the sale of cocaine and other drugs in Granville and Franklin counties, authorities said. The … more
WILTON — Granville County Schools Superintendent Alisa McLean and district staff on Wednesday visited Wilton Elementary School for a surprise announcement, naming Principal Sheila Atkins the … more
Almost half a century after he enrolled at the school that is now Vance-Granville Community College, Steve McRavin is giving back by establishing a pair of scholarships for today’s students. … more
Alive After Five was held Aug. 15 in the VanNess Chevrolet Parking lot on North Main Street in Creedmoor. Alive After Five featured live music, concessions and fun for families in attendance. The … 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
Granville County Sheriff Brindell B. Wilkins Jr. offers some safety tips for drivers and for students as the new school year begins. “We can all learn from the safety tips below and abide by … more
OXFORD — At an Aug. 15 regular meeting of the Granville County Planning Board, Chairman Mike Turner presented a Certificate of Appreciation to former Committee Chair Tommy Currin for his 24 years … more
OXFORD — For the more than 60,000 diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, exercise can help reduce stiffness and improve mobility. To help local residents reduce and even delay symptoms of … more
GREENVILLE — A man convicted of causing a crash that killed two pedestrians while under the influence is among five Mexican nationals indicted this week with having entered the country … more
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