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The Stem Fire Department will host a turkey shoot every Friday and Saturday night in October on Hester Road from 7-10 p.m. The cost is $5 per shot. Refreshments will be available.

South Granville High School DECA members will host a “Trick or Can” food drive for local food banks for the remainder of October. Donations can be dropped off at the SGHS office during regular hours. The address is 701 N. Crescent Drive, Creedmoor.

Merlot & vanGogh paint event

Creedmoor Recreation will present the Merlot & vanGogh paint and sip event at El Corral, 406 N. Main St, Creedmoor today from 6-8 p.m.

Advanced registration is required and the cost is $30 per person. For more information, visit

Roberts family reunion

The descendants of John P. Roberts will have a family reunion Saturday at Redwood Ruritan Club, 4803 Cheek Road, Durham from 11 a.m-4 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. Paper products and utensils will be provided. Donations will be accepted to defray the costs of the club rental, supplies, etc.

For more information contact Dorothy Roberts Watson at 919-688-1073 or email

Creedmoor Fireman’s Day

Creedmoor Fireman’s Day will take place Saturday. It is the Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department’s only fundraiser of the year. It begins with a parade at 3:30 p.m. Barbecue and home-cooked stew will be sold until 7 p.m. Barbecue will be $8 per pound and Brunswick stew will be $8 per quart.

The Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department is registering entrants for their 2019 Fireman’s Day Parade Businesses and civic groups interested in having a float or entry in the parade should phone or text 919-368-6470 and leave a brief message with their contact information.

Parade entries (with the exception of fire department ladder trucks) will line up on East Church Street beginning at the stoplight at the First Baptist Church. Entrants are encouraged to take N.C. 56 to Hawley School Road to Church Street, then turn right on Church Street and enter the parade formation at the first available spot.

Second Annual Granville Central Homecoming Parade

The town of Stem will host the Second Annual Granville Central High School Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 18.

Lineup will start on the 100 block of Sunset Street at 4:15 p.m. Parking will be available behind town hall. The parade will start at 5 p.m. and will proceed along Tally Ho Road in front of town hall.

The theme of the parade is “Turn the Eagles Upside Down!” After the parade, the students will caravan back to Granville Central for the game The Panthers will play the Warren County Eagles at 7 p.m.

One Step 5K

The third annual One Step 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at Community United Methodist Church, 405 W. E St., Butner. Pre-register online at: or register the day of the race. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins promptly at 8 a.m.

Cluck n’ Shuck

The Granville County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its ninth annual fall seafood event, “Cluck n’ Shuck,” to be held Friday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Red Barn on Golf Course Road in Oxford.

Caterer Leon Nixon’s dinner menu offerings will be: steamed oysters, fried shrimp, fried fish, fried chicken tenders, slaw, buttered potatoes, hushpuppies, tea, Pepsi-Cola products and cold beverages.

Advanced ticket sales are $40 per person or two tickets for $75 and includes all-you-can-eat on premises. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to purchase tickets early from one of the chamber’s offices — 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford or calling 919-693-6125; or the South Office, 1598 NC Highway 56 or calling 919-528-4994. A limited number of event T-shirts are also available at the chamber’s offices for $5 each.

Granville County bull clinic scheduled

The 2019 Beef Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Clinic is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 31. The clinic will be held at the Granville County Livestock Arena located at 4200 Cannady’s Mill Road, Oxford. Dr. Tom Van Dyke and his N.C. State veterinary students will conduct the exams. The clinic will start at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until all scheduled bulls are tested. The testing fee is $10 per bull.

Cattlemen are asked to call the Granville County Cooperative Extension Center at 919-603-1350 to schedule a time for bull(s) to be tested.