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Andrew Swanner, executive director of Oxford Preparatory School, and the board of directors break ground on the new facility Thursday, July 9. The $7.24 million project is expected to be completed within a year.

Oxford Prep breaks ground on K-6 facility

OXFORD — Oxford Preparatory Charter School held an official groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its new elementary and middle school facility.   Andrew Swanner, the charter …
A woman tried to stop a van from rolling away and ended up being run over by the van, officials said. The woman was transported by emergency services for treatment.

Woman run over by rolling van near Creedmoor

CREEDMOOR — A woman trying to stop a van from rolling away was run over by the vehicle on Friday, officials said.  The incident happened near the 1500 block of N.C. Highway 56 South, …
Korena Weichel

UPDATE: Weichel to leave position as Creedmoor city manager, joins county admin team

CREEDMOOR — City Manager Korena Weichel said Thursday she will step down next month after accepting a new job.  Her last day with Creedmoor will be Friday, Aug. 7, Weichel …
Members of the Creedmoor Fire Department go back into the house on Watson Street to investigate the cause of the fire. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Crews respond to fire call at Creedmoor home

CREEDMOOR — Fire departments from Creedmoor, Stem and Brassfield were called to a house fire on Watson Street in Creedmoor late Wednesday afternoon. According to the initial call, the fire …
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Creedmoor board touches on diversity, funds, projects at meeting

CREEDMOOR — City commissioners Tuesday tackled an array of agenda items in discussions that included diversity, building projects and former finances.  During the meeting, commissioners …
The River Ratz band preforms at the 2019 Creedmoor Music Festival.

This year's Creedmoor Music Festival canceled

CREEDMOOR — City commissioners voted Tuesday to cancel the 2020 Creedmoor Music Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Manager Korena Weichel presented the board with a information in the …
Members of the Brassfield and Creedmoor fire departments take a moment after coming out of a smoke-filled house in March.

Review suggests improvements for emergency, fire services, notes strengths

OXFORD — Granville County’s emergency management and fire service department is professional and dedicated to the needs of citizens, an independent reviewer said, while noting that a series of …
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Butner-Creedmoor News paid online access starts next week

CREEDMOOR — A Butner-Creedmoor News print or online-only subscription will be required to read stories on ButnerCreedmoorNews.com starting July 14, parent company Restoration NewsMedia …
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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
Circuit court cheers student speech rights Schoolwork may become homework if the coronavirus closes classrooms, but school rules are less likely to hitch a ride home with socially distanced teenagers this fall. A rural Pennsylvania high …
A prayer for Independence Day 2011 Dear editor, This is an article I read as we approached Independence Day 2011. It sounds as if it was written for this Independence Day, 2020. The author was the Rev. Barry Howard, retired …
Choice should guide school reopening plans RALEIGH — If you are among the minority of North Carolinians who haven’t supported the expansion of parental choice in education over the past two decades — in the form of charter schools, open …
How long will North Carolina's recovery take? I usually pepper my public presentations with some humor. After all, even I know economics can be a rather dull and dry subject. Injecting some jokes and laughter lightens the mood and makes me …
Workers without college degrees deserve a chance to compete An FBI special agent, a corrections officer and a postal program analyst have few duties in common, but their jobs have the same qualification: a four-year college degree. Jailers and gun-toting, …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER: SGWASA board gives no return on investment

For anyone questioning why I feel the South Granville Sewer and Water Authority board of directors should be eliminated in order to save customers money, while streamlining and enhancing the overall …

LETTER: The benefits of wearing a mask

LETTER: Cops must undergo psychological screening

LETTER: Our students deserve a normal school year