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Officials Tell Oxford Residents to Steer Clear of Creek

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OXFORD — If you live in or plan to visit the Oxfordarea, state officials have a warning for you: Stay away from Coon Creek.

Officials say the creek has extremely high levels of fecal coliformbacteria following a sewage spill over the weekend.

Since May, major sewage spills have been reported in Kinston,Greensboro, Durham and Garner.