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FMC Butner, the federal medical center at the prison complex in Butner, houses 935 inmates. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Lawsuit: Butner prison crowded sick inmates with healthy ones, staff acted with 'deliberate indifference'

BUTNER — Several prisoners and civil rights groups have sued the federal prison in Butner, claiming the staff recklessly mismanaged its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and put prisoners at risk …

Creedmoor man charged with soliciting sex from minor

RALEIGH — State investigators brought charges against a Creedmoor man this month and accused him of seeking out sex with an underage girl online. A social media site reported Martin Bruce …
The men left the store in a black Mitsubishi Outlander, which police say is registered to a Rose Hill address but is often seen in Durham. Contributed photo by Creedmoor Police Department.

Creedmoor cops seek to ID fraudsters in credit card case

CREEDMOOR — The police are offering a $1,000 reward for help identifying two men who are accused of using a stolen credit card to buy gift cards at the Food Lion in Creedmoor.  The …
Archie Gupton, Mayor Terry Turner and Dallas Champion honor fallen soldiers with the laying of a wreath during the Memorial Day celebration in Bunter on Monday, May 25. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Small gatherings in Butner, Stem for Memorial Day

Modified Memorial Day celebrations in Butner and Stem drew a handful of participants as organizers canceled larger ceremonies because of the pandemic. Without the traditional Butner Memorial Day …
Pam and Jimmy Daniel, pictured with their dog Bubba, are the owners of Daniel's Army Surplus on Central Avenue in Butner. The family-owned business has been around since 1983. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Butner's military history etched into family’s store

BUTNER — A walk through Daniel’s Army Surplus reveals rich military history: unit and division patches, fatigues, a World War II Army helmet and dummy grenades. Honor, tradition and …
Muffin Hudson, right, protested the confinement of prisoners in Butner, saying they may face death if not given safer living conditions. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Family members protest COVID-19 deaths at Butner prison

BUTNER — Fifteen cars, with drivers blasting horns and waving signs, rolled past the federal prison complex Friday to protest the treatment of prisoners confined during the COVID-19 …

No tax increase in Butner’s proposed budget

BUTNER — The town of Butner will continue to have the lowest tax rate in Granville County at 36.5 cents per $100 valuation if a draft of the budget presented Tuesday is adopted by town …
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One killed in Wake Forest fire WAKE FOREST — A house fire killed one and seriously injured another early Tuesday morning, the Wake Forest Fire Department said.  Fire crews responded around 3:20 a.m. to 406 East …
Franklin County citizens to be under curfew starting Sunday LOUISBURG — Franklin County declared a public safety curfew be imposed daily from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. starting Sunday night and lasting through at least April 30. During the curfew, people …
Cooper: Utilities can’t shut off service for nonpayment RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Tuesday that prohibits utilities from shutting off service to people who are unable to pay. “Today’s action orders that electric, gas, …
Fresh Fruit Farm’s scavenger hunt fights hunger LOUISBURG — Four nonprofits have joined forces to fight hunger through a fundraising campaign offering printable scavenger hunts for kids. First Fruits Farm in Louisburg has joined with Real …
OPINION COLUMNS
Weekly Devotional: Loving those we hate 1 Peter 3:8-9 (ESV) “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the …
Orange, spice combine for delicious treat Once again, I turned to an old cookbook for inspiration this week. The cookbook, purchased in 2010 is Cooking Light’s “Quick Baking.” I have flipped through the pages of this cookbook so …
Courts bless churches' bid for equality in COVID-19 restrictions When small-business owners said it, authorities ignored them. When coronavirus skeptics said it, their fellow citizens scoffed. Now that federal judges are saying it, however, even governors are …
The most important question Colossians 1:15-17 (ESV) “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones …
In praise of the ability to take a punch “And he can take a punch.” A former colleague was describing John Gleeson, who popped into the news last week when U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan appointed him to an unusual …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER: Don’t think SGWASA won’t raise rates

South Granville Water and Sewer Authority’s recent discussion regarding raising our rates again left many, including myself, feeling that it engaged it a little subterfuge. Why, you may ask? …

LETTER: No end in sight to SGWASA budget woes

LETTER: Granville senior center calls up old memories of high school

LETTER: SGWASA board shouldn’t be paid amid rate hike