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Boston butt fundraiser

Stem fire and emergency medical services will hold a Boston butt fundraiser on Saturday, June 27. Preorders are $25 and can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 100 Franklin St.

Call the fire department at 919-528-3930 to buy a ticket before June 23. Tickets can be paid with a credit card.

Tally Ho Baptist Church

Pastor aides and members of Tally Ho Baptist Church will show their appreciation to their pastor, the Rev. Moses Fletcher, for 33 years of pastoral service on Sunday, June 28, with a drive-thru from 12-1 p.m. The public is invited to join and remain in a vehicle. Tally Ho Missionary Baptist Church is at 1637 Sanders Road, Stem.

Parks and Recreation Committee

The Creedmoor Parks and Recreation Committee is seeking community oriented volunteers to serve two year terms from September 2020 to September 2022.

The CPRC meets the second Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. This committee provides recommendations to the Creedmoor Parks and Recreation Department, the City Manager, and the Board of Commissioners regarding policies, fees, facilities, community programs, long-range planning, and acquisition/disposition of land.

To view the application, visit Completed applications may be returned by 5 p.m. on June 30 in one of the following ways: in person at City Hall (111 Masonic Street); mailed to PO Box 765 Creedmoor, NC 27522 (Attn: Terry Hobgood, City Clerk); or emailed to

Candidate filing period

The filing period for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor began Monday, June 8 and will end Monday, July 6, at noon.

Candidates can file their notarized notice of candidacy and filing fee by mail, or come to the Board of Elections office and file in person. Due to COVID-19, only one person is allowed in the office at a time. Candidates may call to schedule an appointment to come in and file.

The Granville County Board of Elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and will not close for lunch. The Board of Elections office will be closed on Friday, July 3. The Board of Elections has moved to 208 Wall St., Oxford.

There is one Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor seat up for reelection. The filing fee is $5. The filing fee must be paid with an individual check, campaign check, or money order.

Anyone with questions can call 919-693-2515.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offered by Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Volunteer resumed its free tax preparation services May 24.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the services offered will be virtual. For tax assistance, call 919-528-4683.

VITA volunteers are back at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford to help adults aged 60 and above with tax returns. The free service is available from 5-8 p.m. every Thursday until July 9. Appointments are required by calling the senior center at 919-693-1930. Participants will need to bring a valid picture ID, Social Security cards for themselves and any dependents claimed, income information, proof of health insurance, and their previous-year tax returns.

Crisis hotline

The Families Living Violence Free 24/7 domestic violence crisis hotline is operating during the pandemic. Call 919-693-5700 for English or 919-690-0888 for Spanish. The center encourages people to call if they love or live with someone hurting or threatening them, putting them down or controlling their every move.

Domestic violence order help

Families Living Violence Free can help Granville County residents with help filing a domestic violence protective order. Call 919-693-3579 to speak with an advocate who can help with planning and completing the order. Callers can also apply for free legal representation.