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Monday's grand opening celebration for the the new Granville County Law Enforcement Center has been postponed.

Grand opening for Granville’s new law enforcement center delayed due to virus restrictions

OXFORD — Granville County announced Friday it is delaying the public grand opening celebration for the new Granville County Law Enforcement Center, which was scheduled for Monday.  In a …
The Heritage High School  football team hits the field. Football games and other fall sports will be delayed until at least Sept. 18.

Phase 2 extension prolongs wait for high school sports

CHAPEL HILL — The high school fall sports won't start Sept. 1 after all. The N.C. High School Athletic Association announced a delay again Thursday. No new date was given. That comes a …

Granville County commissioners OK $25K in election-related spending

OXFORD — Granville County will buy safety equipment for the county Board of Elections and allow it to hire more part-time staff as election officials brace for a critical election year in the face …
N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, top, speaks during a press conference on Tuesday in this screenshot from UNC-TV. The number of new cases of COVID-19 reported each day in the state appears to be leveling.

Cohen: Virus cases leveling some in NC, but not enough

RALEIGH — While COVID-19 trends in the state seem to be stabilizing, there is still work to be done to combat the pandemic, officials said. N.C. Department of Health and Human Services …

Cooper orders alcohol sales stop after 11 p.m.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday he had signed an executive order to stop the sale of alcoholic drinks in restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries at 11 p.m. each …
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Weekly Devotional: Compassion on His servants

Psalm 135:14 (ESV) “For the Lord will vindicate His people and have compassion on His servants.” It’s always good to know that God looks out for His own. He is a loving and caring God who …
An Indiana University police car is shown on campus. On the heels of a national police reform movement, some student groups are calling on colleges and universities to disband their campus police departments.
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Disbanding campus police will make students less safe

The coronavirus is no longer the biggest back-to-school threat, some college students say. The pandemic has taken a back seat to a new bogeyman: campus police. Young activists are calling on their …
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Terence Harcum drives around a host of South Granville players. Harcum had 22 points and 11 assists in the contest. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Harcum verbally commits to App State

STEM — Terence Harcum’s much-awaited college announcement came Saturday afternoon via his personal Twitter account. The Granville Central High School basketball star announced a verbal …
Keith Gardner stands in front of the Blue Monster wall with his home run ball at the Durham Athletic Park on July 26. Gardner blasted the ball over the left center portion of the Blue Monster. Contributed photo

Viking slugger goes yard over Blue Monster

DURHAM — Keith Gardner, a rising junior at South Granville, has something to brag about to his fellow classmates. Gardner drilled a home run over the Blue Monster, the 32-foot-high wall at …