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Gazebo Park in Butner is decorated for the 2017 holiday season.

Gazebo Park to be site of new holiday event

BUTNER — There will be no gathering of the community, no parade, no holiday reading or tree lighting, no dance presentation and no drinking hot chocolate with neighbors in Gazebo Park this …
Shelves stand nearly empty at Area Congregations in Ministry food bank in Oxford on Monday. The nonprofit is accepting food donations from 1-3 p.m. on Fridays.

‘Scary’: Granville food bank’s shelves bare for holiday

OXFORD — The cupboards are bare at the Area Congregations in Ministry food bank in Oxford. “This is scary right now,” the food bank director, Sue Hinman, said Monday afternoon. “These …
This illustration reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses.

Granville COVID-19 death toll rises to 55

OXFORD — Two more people have died of COVID-19, bringing the number to 55, health officials said. A 74-year-old woman died Monday at Granville House, the Granville Vance Health Department said …
One of Triangle Float Co.'s many floats has a sleigh theme. It was parked late last month, but the Harris family hopes to get it into at least a few Christmas parades this year.

COVID-19 nearly sinks Granville family's float business

FRANKLINTON — The holiday season is fast approaching, and that usually means the entire Harris family is as busy as can be getting floats ready for holiday parades. But this year, many of those …
Gerard Seibert stood as the “Marines’ Hymn” was played.

Honor and tradition: Veterans Day celebrated in Butner with limited crowd

BUTNER — The town continued its long-standing tradition of honoring those who served in the military during Wednesday’s abbreviated Veterans Day ceremony. The event did not have all of bold …
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OPINION
John Hood
COMMENTARY

When political shorthand gets it wrong

RALEIGH — If the Republican Party were only the party of white men, it would never win an election. When discussing electoral matters, we all tend to use the political equivalent of …
Gary Pearce
OPINION

‘Defund the police’ undid the Democrats

In science and philosophy, it’s called “Occam’s Razor:” the problem-solving principle that the simplest explanation is usually the right one. The rule applies to politics. …
SPORTS
Lauren Baker tips the ball over Courtney Williams in the first set of the match. The two battled all night long at the net.

Lady Warriors best Granville Central in rivalry match

STEM — Granville Central fell 3-1 to the J.F. Webb High School Lady Warriors in a highly anticipated match between the rivals on Nov. 24. Webb opened the first set on a 7-1 run. Granville …
Megan Ellis created havoc at the net for Roanoke Rapids on Nov. 23. She swatted the ball into the heart of the nest for a winner. The Lady Vikings took home a win the next day against Warren County.

South Granville beats Warren County Lady Eagles at the net

WARRENTON — The South Granville Lady Vikings made a quick trip to Warren County on Nov. 24 and returned with a 3-0 win over the Lady Eagles. South Granville used a balanced attack at the net …