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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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Halloween in Stem, NC 2020


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Early voting ends tomorrow (Saturday, October 31)! If you haven’t already voted, now is the time to make your plan to vote! There are three early voting sites in Granville County. Voting hours are 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m on Saturday. South Branch Library 1550 South Campus Dr. Creedmoor, NC 27522 Tar River Elementary School 2642 Philo White Rd. Franklinton, NC 27525 Oxford Public Works Building 127 Penn Ave. Oxford, NC 27565

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Join Virtual Halloween Costume Party β˜…β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β”β˜… Post your Halloween costume photos (past or present). We want to see all the funny, scary, cute and creative costumes. All ages welcome and don’t forget the pets.

We thought this was pretty good advice so we thought we would share!

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If you want to request an absentee ballot, your request must be received by the Granville County Board of Elections by 5pm today.

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Reminder that if you intend to vote early in person, you have until this Saturday, October 31st at 3pm. Early voting is at the South Branch Library, Tar River Elementary, and Oxford Public Works. If you need more information, please visit the Granville County Board of Elections page at:

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Halloween is coming soon and the CDC has provided guidance for safer Halloween celebrations. While the Town does not plan to cancel trick or treating at this time, we ask our citizens to use their best judgement. If you plan to take your children trick or treating, maintain social distancing, wear a mask and don’t approach houses without porch lights turned on. If you are passing out candy, make sure your house is well lit, keep hand sanitizer close by and consider pre-packaging individual treat bags. Additionally, check out the CDCs guidance below and stay safe!

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We hated to have to do this but need to keep folks safe.