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FMC Butner, the federal medical center at the prison complex in Butner, houses 935 inmates. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Lawsuit: Butner prison crowded sick inmates with healthy ones, staff acted with 'deliberate indifference'

BUTNER — Several prisoners and civil rights groups have sued the federal prison in Butner, claiming the staff recklessly mismanaged its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and put prisoners at risk …
Archie Gupton, Mayor Terry Turner and Dallas Champion honor fallen soldiers with the laying of a wreath during the Memorial Day celebration in Bunter on Monday, May 25. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Small gatherings in Butner, Stem for Memorial Day

Modified Memorial Day celebrations in Butner and Stem drew a handful of participants as organizers canceled larger ceremonies because of the pandemic. Without the traditional Butner Memorial Day …
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 …
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 …
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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Senior center calls up memories of old high school

I am so happy the new Senior Center in Creedmoor is nearing completion. I can hardly wait to see the inside and enjoy the facilities. I am glad the existing old gym and home economics building were …
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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 …
SPORTS
Hunter Mundy turns a double play in the 2015 championship game against Forbush. The Vikings claimed the title in 2015 and 2016. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Mundy named Big South scholar athlete of year

RADFORD, Va. — Hunter Mundy, senior infielder for the Radford Highlanders and former standout for the South Granville Lady Vikings softball program, has been named the Big South Conference Softball …
Katerina Pendergrass grapples with her brother Danil in an exhibition match in January. Pendergrass earned Northern Carolina All-Conference honors in the 106-pound weight class. She also has over 100 career wins for South Granville. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

PINNING SUCCESS: Pendergrass leads as 4-sport athlete

CREEDMOOR — Katerina “Kat” Pendergrass has been one of the most prominent female athletes at South Granville High School over the last four years. She is at home on the golf course and …