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Welcome to Stem!

Stem began with the area known as Tally Ho and was a prime fox hunting territory in the 1700s. The Stem family were co-proprietors of a general store in the Tally Ho Township and owners of the land where the Richmond and Danville railroad met. Today, Stem is a thriving small town in the heart of Granville County, with easy access to Raleigh, Durham and the Research Triangle Park. Welcome to our Town!


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URGENT: Census Deadline Change The 2020 Census is underway. Even though COVID-19 has impacted the timeline, you can still be counted at home by internet ( by phone (844-330-2020 in English, 844-468-2020 in Spanish) or by paper questionnaire. Census workers will begin the door-to-door nonresponse follow up operation on August 11, and completing your Census form now at home reduces the need for a Census visit and maintains social distancing. With the onset of COVID, 2020 Census operations were paused. The US Census Bureau requested an extension of Apportionment and Redistricting data delivery and extended the 2020 Census response deadline to October 31. US Senate leadership and the Administration have indicated that they will not grant the delivery extension. The US Census Bureau has therefore reduced the response deadline to September 30, 2020. Currently in North Carolina: 41% of households have not been counted Over 4 million North Carolina residents have not been counted $7.4 billion in annual funding are at risk due to Census non-response Census workers have less time to count the non-responding population. Now is the time for community leaders to make sure that everyone is counted! The 2020 Census count will impact funding, services, and planning for the next 10 years.

With North Carolina in the path of Hurricane Isaias, Duke Energy is preparing for potential outages and is urging customers to do the same. Hurricane Isaias is forecast to reach the Carolinas by midnight Sunday bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall and the potential of flooding. Duke Energy’s detailed storm response plan has incorporated CDC recommendations for COVID compliance and social distancing to help keep customers, communities and our employees safe. We have a team ready to respond as quickly and safely as possible to minimize the effects to our customers. We will also adjust in the event the path of the storm shifts or changes. Outage alerts and reporting power outages Before the storm hits, customers can sign up to receive outage alerts and should make sure their contact information is up to date and select their communication preferences. Customers who experience a power outage can report it the following ways: Visit on a desktop computer or mobile device. Use the Duke Energy mobile app – download the Duke Energy App from a smartphone via Apple Store or Google Play. Text OUT to 57801 (standard text and data charges may apply). Duke Energy Carolinas: 1-800-POWERON (1-800-769-3766) Duke Energy Progress: 800-419-6356

Attention Friends and Neighbors. From our friends at the Tar River Land Conservancy : "Tar River Land Conservancy will lock the gates at Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area this evening, Monday, August 3, 2020. The trails and parking areas will be off-limits to visitors until we can assess any potential impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias that is forecasted to arrive tonight. We’ll reopen the gates as soon as we determine that it is safe for visitors to return."

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8/3/2020 @ 11:15am - As of the National Hurricane Center 11:00am briefing, Tropical Storm Isaias was located about 220 miles SSW of Myrtle Beach, SC. A turn toward the north and north-northeast along with an increase in forward speed is expected later today and Tuesday. Isaias is forecast to strengthen over the next 12 hours and is expected to regain hurricane strength before making landfall somewhere in South Carolina or North Carolina later tonight. The system is expected to gain forward speed tonight and continue to track northward out of the area by Tuesday early afternoon. Outer rain bands are beginning to move inland now. Conditions will deteriorate throughout the day with the heaviest rain and strongest wind expected tonight into the morning With the current forecast, our area will see heavy rainfall of 2-4” of rain and wind gusts of 35-45mph overnight and into the morning, mainly between 2-6am. A flash flood watch remains in effect for Granville County from Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. With wind gusts of 35-45mph, small, weak trees could come down and trash cans and lawn furniture could be blown over. Conditions will improve quickly Tuesday after 9am as the storm exits NC. Please stay tuned to local television, radio and NOAA Weather Radio for up to the minute weather information, watches and warnings.

Please take a minute to take a brief survey about Internet and Broadband services in our community. The NC Department of Information Technology is gathering information to help support communities that are underserved. Thanks for taking time to make your voice heard!

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