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UPDATE: Gray SUV sought in Butner hit-and-run that killed pedestrian

BUTNER — A person was killed Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash, authorities said. Butner Public Safety responded to the 1600 of West B Street around 6:30 p.m., the department said on …
Trevor Lindberg, right, and Jenna Andrews check the wiring before and after a robot demonstration from the Falls Lake Academy Fire Hazard team in 2019. Falls Lake Academy will return elementary students to in-person learning next month, its directors decided.

Falls Lake Academy moving ahead with Plan A

CREEDMOOR — Falls Lake Academy will test the waters next month with a staggered reopening for kindergarten through fifth grade. The charter school’s board of directors Monday voted 5-1 …
Macey Sammons goes up for the kill during practice Sept. 17, but Gracey Sammons' reaction says it all.  Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Back on the volleyball court, Falls Lake hoping for 3-peat championship

CREEDMOOR — The target will be squarely on the Falls Lake Academy Firebirds’ backs this season as they aim for their third-straight N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A volleyball …
Buses sit idle at Mount Energy Elementary School in March after schools shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Cooper’s Plan A announcement not changing GCPS reentry timeline

OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools said it will continue to move forward with its plan to return kindergarten students to in-person class on a rotating basis next week.  Gov. …
Dr. Loeonzo D. Lynch shares a message at the 2020 annual fellowship breakfast and program in memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Breakfast may be virtual next year, commission says

OXFORD — The Granville County Human Relations Commission tackled a full agenda Sept. 15, with discussions about the pandemic’s effects on future celebrations and voting. HRC members …
2020 Election

Butner-Creedmoor News rolls out 2020 candidate questionnaires

CREEDMOOR — The Butner-Creedmoor has begun publishing survey responses from local candidates running in this year's election. We will publish additional responses as we receive …
Jana Winders, music teacher at Lucama Elementary School, suggests her students use stuffed animals as beat buddies to help them keep time while practicing their lessons remotely.

Cooper: Grades K-5 can return to classrooms for full-time, face-to-face learning

Gov. Roy Cooper cleared the way for North Carolina’s elementary schools to open full-time, but it’s up to each district to decide which option works best.  Cooper announced …
Creedmoor Fire Engine 141 makes its second trip to Main Street in the 2017 Fireman's Day parade after being displayed prominently during the boot collection earlier in the day.

Granville briefs: Creedmoor Fireman's Day to be different this year

Chamber membership promotion During the month of September, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce is promoting new memberships by offering extra benefits. The membership is for 15 months …
ELECTION 2020 CENTRAL

A 'Supreme' September surprise

This election’s October surprise came in September, just as early voting began in the first few states. The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not only upends the next six weeks …

Who wins the debate about debates?

Rickey Padgett: N.C. Senate District 22 candidate

With war chests, candidates can support local news

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Never forget: Despite virus, annual firefighter walk carries on in Wake Forest WAKE FOREST — At 9:11 a.m., two men lifted an American flag and began their trek.  Friday’s event sought to memorialize the almost 3,000 people killed on 9/11 on the 19th …
Louisburg to move Confederate statue to cemetery LOUISBURG — The Louisburg town council voted to move a Confederate statue to Oakwood Cemetery in a close decision Monday night. The statue sits on North Main Street and serves as a …
Pedestrian hit by train in Wake Forest WAKE FOREST — A pedestrian was struck by a train Monday afternoon, town officials said. The incident happened around 5 p.m. at the Seawell Drive railroad crossing near the intersection with …
Wake Forest Fire Academy makes family out of recruits WAKE FOREST — A mother was looking through her photo album when she found a picture of her son when he was about 5, wearing a Wake Forest Fire Department helmet and grinning during a …
UPDATE: Wake Forest approves budget with monthly garbage fee WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners unanimously approved their 2020-21 operating budget Tuesday, which includes a new $21 monthly fee for garbage service going in effect in …
OPINION COLUMNS
State's economic recovery is sputtering RALEIGH — According to the latest jobs report, North Carolina’s headline unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in August, down from 8.5% in July. Good news worth celebrating, …
North Carolina's education dilemma North Carolina is facing an education crisis. The dilemma is easily understood, but not so easy to resolve: How to educate students in a pandemic?  We saw what happened when our universities …
Weekly Devotional: Being renewed every day Weekly Devotional 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV) “Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary …
Cooper faces test on voter ID I have repeatedly criticized Roy Cooper’s troubling efforts to amass power in the governor’s office at the expense of other elected state leaders, local governments, and private …
Will we protect our right to protest? In an America bitterly divided over protests and politics, the least familiar part of our Constitution’s First Amendment may be the most endangered: the right to peacefully protest. That …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER: May is a Republican I’ll vote for

I have been a registered Democrat since 1972. I recently had a knock at my door by someone handing out political cards. I chose not to answer the door. I later found a “Vote Russ May for Granville …

LETTER: SGWASA shouldn’t have power to open floodgates of growth

LETTER: Students belong back in the classroom

LETTER: NC needs Joe Biden’s vision on infrastructure