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I have been a registered Democrat since 1972. I recently had a knock at my door by someone handing out political cards. I chose not to answer the door. I later found a “Vote Russ May for Granville … more
The South Granville Water and Sewer Authority is currently asking engineering companies to bid on a project to extend and replace and enlarge some sewer pipes in our area. Here is the project … more
Two thoughts, one general and the second much more specific. First, Granville County’s population continues to increase — exponentially compared to many other rural communities in … more
As a community activist, I spent four years of intense work advocating for clean water in South Granville, where water bills are 85% higher than the state average ($140 per month for two people), and … more
Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the county boards of elections and the United States Postal Service. The … more
The 2020 census is here, and census takers have been going door to door in our area since Aug. 11 to ensure that every household is counted in this once-a-decade population count. Granville County … more
Town and city boards should be true to their constituents on the number of hours a manager might be working. If a bond referendum is being proposed, how many hours does the town board expect the … more
I have been lobbying for our leaders to bring Butner, Creedmoor and Stem into the 21st century for some time. When I proposed public meetings be streamed, they all said “too expensive” or “too … more
At the July meeting of the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority board, a $50 million plan was proposed to expand the sewer system to allow growth and development in this area. SGWASA already … more
As I see it … she has been there for Creedmoor. On June 12, 2015, after serving five years as city manager, Tom Mercer retired. The transition was seamless for the staff, governing board and … more
For anyone questioning why I feel the South Granville Sewer and Water Authority board of directors should be eliminated in order to save customers money, while streamlining and enhancing the overall … more
Dear editor, This is an article I read as we approached Independence Day 2011. It sounds as if it was written for this Independence Day, 2020. The author was the Rev. Barry Howard, retired … more
A few years ago I caught a cold on vacation. On the flight home I was in the middle seat beside a very talkative passenger who seemed oblivious to my coughing and sneezing. Not wishing to seem … more
We have yet one more name added to that growing list of African American men killed at the hands of rogue police officers, who exceed the traits and actions of numerous good police officers, … more
I read, with interest, the letter of Lori Saunders to the editor on June 10, 2020 (“Don’t make students go back to school in masks”). The focus of her letter was her opposition to students … more
I am writing in hopes of encouraging parents of Granville County students to make sensible choices and to do some research before making their opinions known to the board of education. Our school … more
I will take some heat for this, however, we are all complicit in the death of George Floyd — each and every one of us who has ever been in a position of leadership of a criminal justice agency, who … more
Gov. Roy Cooper’s hard line on Medicaid expansion and the resulting veto of the entire state budget over that issue was unfortunate for Granville County. We had done well in the negotiations … more
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? … more
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. … more
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