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FCI Butner Medium II is among the facilities in the Butner Federal Correctional Complex.

Packed dormitories, lack of testing: Lawsuit claims Butner prison mishandled virus response

BUTNER — Eleven inmates at Butner Federal Correctional Complex sued the Bureau of Prisons and the prison’s warden this week for allegedly mishandling its response to the COVID-19 pandemic …

Bipartisan bill to reopen bars heads to Cooper

(The Center Square) — The North Carolina House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow bars to reopen immediately and expand capacity for restaurants, a measure that would override …
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 …
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LETTER: Don’t think SGWASA won’t raise rates

South Granville Water and Sewer Authority’s recent discussion regarding raising our rates again left many, including myself, feeling that it engaged it a little subterfuge. Why, you may ask? …

LETTER: No end in sight to SGWASA budget woes

A new budget for South Granville Water and Sewer Authority without a customer rate raise, but maybe with a rate raise! The recent meetings of SGWASA had the board pressured for no rate increase. …
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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 …