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  1. Obituaries, Feb. 4Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 3 | Daily Dispatch

    Lawrence Randall "Randy" Murphy, 67, of Henderson, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Franklin Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Louisburg. Mr. Murphy was a Print Shop Manager at Central Regional Hospital in Butner.

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  2. Crime log, Jan. 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 27 | Daily Dispatch

    He was jailed on $20,000 bond pending a court hearing Jan. 18. a Mashea Roberts, 37, of 3703 Eaton Road, Kittrell, was charged via warrant Jan. 19 with driving while impaired. She was jailed on $1,000 bond pending a court hearing March 8. a Terri Burwell, 34, of 4710 Eastwood Ave., Oxford, was charged via warrant Jan. 19 with financial card theft and financial card fraud.

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  3. Crime logRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | Daily Dispatch

    He was jailed on $1,000 bond pending a court hearing Feb. 15. He also was cited Jan. 5 with escape from custody or resist arrest. He has a court hearing Feb. 21. a Financial card fraud and obtaining property by false pretense was reported Jan. 5 on the 1600 block of Cypress Drive, Henderson.

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  4. Granville board postpones action on waterparkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Daily Dispatch

    After holding a public hearing on a proposed waterpark, the Granville County Board of Commissioners continued the hearing until February. The hearing dealt with a petition by Red Suit Boy LLC to amend the Land Development Code to add a wakepark use to the list of permitted uses in the Agricultural Support Enterprises Conditional Zoning District.

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  5. Crime log, Jan. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    He was jailed on $1,000 bond pending a court hearing Feb. 2. a Dustin Harris, 33, of 6086 Pinetown Road, Oxford, was charged via order for arrest Dec. 12 with two counts of failure to appear. He was jailed on $1,000 bond pending a court hearing Feb. 2. a Aaron D. Reese, 28, 306 23rd St., Butner, was charged via order for arrest Dec. 12 with failure to appear.

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  6. Going after oethe worst of the worst : Operation Silent Night deemed a successRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    On Thursday morning, a news conference featuring state, local and federal agencies was held at Clearview Church in Henderson to announce the results of Operation Silent Night. Operation Silent Night took place between Dec. 13-14, and was a law enforcement and public safety operation that took place across Franklin, Granville, Warren and Vance counties.

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  7. VGCC recognizes 301 scholarship recipientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Vance-Granville Community College honored 301 students receiving scholarships, as well as the donors and partnering organizations who established those scholarships, at a dinner Oct. 13 in the Civic Center on the college's Main Campus. This was the inaugural event of its kind at VGCC and allowed many students to meet and have dinner with community leaders and supporters of the college's Endowment Fund.

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  8. The value in sampling soil and foragesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    It's that time again. From Dec. 1, 2016, and running through March 31, 2017, there is a fee of $4 per sample for soil analysis at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Science soil testing lab.

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  9. Shop small: Small Business Saturday supports local communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Shoppers Lei Bedwell and Chris Bedwell look at holiday themed items in Stovall's Gifts & Collectibles in Oxford during Shop Small Saturday. Many stores in downtown Oxford participated in Shop Small Saturday.

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  10. Shop local this SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Henderson Downtown Development Commission Executive Director Carolyn Powell is heading up Henderson's first annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. Small Business Saturday, which was founded by American Express in 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has played a big role in the growth of local businesses and small-town spirit and gives people a chance to spend their dollars at local businesses after the rush of big-box store spending on Black Friday. "This is our first year doing this so we hope for a good turn out to get a lot of people downtown," Powell said.

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  11. Veterans Day events planned for Tri-CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    On Nov. 11, the Butner's Veterans Day Ceremony is scheduled to happen at the Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena at 11 a.m. "The purpose of this event is to bring the community together to honor and appreciate veterans," Terry Turner, event coordinator, said. "The essays are designed for educational purposes helping students learn and value the meaning of our nation's heroes and she-roes," Turner, said.

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  12. Henderson opens drop-off locations for Christmas charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Volunteers are expected to collect $42,800 shoebox gifts for children in need. Several locations will serve as collection sites for the Samaritan's Purse project Operation Christmas Child -- the largest Christmas project of its kind.

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  13. VGCC invites area seniors to FAFSA DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Vance-Granville Community College is holding events at all four of its campuses to offer free help to local high school seniors and their families with applying for financial aid. The U.S. Department of Education recently made the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA, available for the 2017-18 year, so students can complete this important form earlier than in years past.

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  14. Granville Cluckers 4-H Club learns about eggsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Granville Cluckers 4-H Club welcomed James Dutra, owner and chef at Harvest Restaurant to the meeting Monday, Sept. 12, at the Granville Extension Office.

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  15. Harvest Show will celebrate Granville County's agricultural historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    The event, sponsored by the Lord Granville Agricultural Heritage Association, will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at the corner of 12th and G streets in Butner.

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  16. Oxford board reduces speed limit in residential districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    They reduced the speed limit from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour on city-owned streets in residential districts. Commissioner Quon Bridges voted nay.

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  17. Veterans Stand Down will help connect veterans with servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Veterans will have an opportunity to explore resources on Saturday as the Granville County Veterans Affairs Committee holds a Veterans Stand Down at the Butner National Guard Armory. Anne Williams, a member of the Granville County Veterans Affairs Committee and co-chair of the stand down committee, said the event is a regional affair, organized in conjunction with neighboring counties.

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  18. Granville commissioners extend early votingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    During the public comments portion of the meeting, Willie Darby, speaking on behalf of the Granville County chapter of the NAACP, said the State Board of Elections authorized 17 early voting days but the local board has scheduled only 12 1/2 days. He asked the board of commissioners to encourage the Board of Elections to add hours.

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  19. Property revaluation underway in Granville CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Granville County Tax Administrator Judy Stovall said three appraisers and one supervisor are currently at work in the county. They are wearing badges that identify them as "Granville County Contractors" and are driving vehicles with magnetic signs that say "Granville Revaluation."

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  20. Granville County Schools test results show improvementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | Daily Dispatch

    Granville County students showed significant increases in proficiency in most subject areas in the school year just completed, according to unofficial state results. That is one conclusion from test results presented to the Granville County Board of Education at a called meeting on Monday evening.

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