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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 …
Strong winds overnight took down a tree in the Wilton Community.

Weather fells tree in Wilton; rain to continue Friday

FRANKLINTON — Strong winds overnight Wednesday took down a tree in the Wilton community.  More trees may topple as soggy conditions and anticipated wind gust up to 20 mph are expected …
Janet Silver, a youth program education assistant at Murdoch Developmental Center, said the workers at Murdoch deserve hazard pay.

UPDATE: Murdoch workers deliver second petition demanding hazard pay

BUTNER — Janet Silver’s plea for hazard pay struck a chord with other health care workers attending a rally Wednesday outside Murdoch Developmental Center. Silver, Shanequa Logan and …

Granville County Sheriff’s Office arrests: May 6-13

The Granville County Sheriff’s Office made the following arrests May 6-13. All information if from public law enforcement records. May 6 • Donald Douglas Chalk, 51, of Culbreth Road, Stem: …
Workers at Murdoch Developmental Center in Butner wear masks and hold signs to demand hazard pay during a press conference Wednesday. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Murdoch workers petition state for hazard pay: ‘We are treated as sacrificial’

BUTNER — A union of state employees at Murdoch Developmental Center is demanding the state provide workers with hazard pay after one of the center’s employees tested positive for the coronavirus. …
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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
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 …
Coronavirus may drive a turn to the suburbs A decade ago, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, business analysts and policymakers thought they saw a turn toward a new urbanism. Downtown lofts and dense developments were the vogue. There …
Burr won't recover from stock scandal It’s equally true in politics and firefighting: The smoke can kill you quicker than the flames. Whether or not Sen. Richard Burr faces insider trading charges, and whether or not he’s …
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LETTER: SGWASA board shouldn’t be paid amid rate hike

Every year, I try to write a letter concerning the sacrifices made by the thousands of correctional workers in our county and the country, but as Correctional Workers Week often coincides with Nurses …

LETTER: Correctional nurses need more than thanks

LETTER: Prison, jail staff deserve praise

LETTER: Stay home, but don’t ignore your health