3/31/2017 @ 8:20AM – The National Weather Service is issuing advisories for the potential for severe storms throughout the day today. The Storm Prediction Center has our area in a “Slight” chance for severe storms. This indicates that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms, high winds, hail and potentially tornadoes. Please stay tuned to local television and radio for the latest information.
The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, April 3, 2017 will hold a public hearing at 7:00 PM or later in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room in the Auditorium at the Granville Expo and Convention Center at 4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford, N.C. 27565.
The purpose of the public hearing is to hear public comments on the following land development code text amendment petition:
Granville County Land Development Code Text Amendment Petition
AMENDMENT TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC) THAT WOULD ADD A NOTE REQUIREMENT ON PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL USE SITE PLANS AND ALL PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLATS OF THE EXISTENCE OF ANY VOLUNTARY AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT LOCATED WITHIN ONE MILE OF ANY PROPOSED PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT OR SUBDIVISION.
Changes may be made in the advertised proposal, which reflect debate, objections, and discussions at the hearing. Any interested citizen is invited to attend.
For additional information or public examination, contact the Granville County Planning Department, 122 Williamsboro Street, P.O. Box 877, Oxford, NC 27565; phone 919-603-1331 or fax 919-693-6794.
Starting March 23rd, Census reps will begin their door-to-door counts throughout the United States. Their vehicles may or may not be marked, but they must have an ID visible when asking for information. Please cooperate with these reps. This data is very important.
The Berea Convenience Site will reopen at its normal operating schedule on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
In the past 10 years, flash flooding has occurred in North Carolina over 1000 times. Be #ReadyNC, Granville County, and know how to keep you and your loved ones safe if a flash flood inevitably strikes our state.
Best way to prepare? Know your risk! Determine if you live near areas that are prone to flooding by visiting our partners at FEMA at https://msc.fema.gov
Six inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult and 18 inches can carry away most vehicles. If you come to a flooded road or walkway follow the rule: Turn around, don’t drown! #ReadyNC
-Message from our Emergency Management Department
The Wilton Elementary School kindergarten class of Jade Currin and Leigh Rich donated all these items today to the Granville County Animal Shelter. The kids did a presentation in front of the school about a month ago to promote this donation drive. They also created flyers and posters to encourage the Wilton Elementary School families to donate. They were able to come to the shelter for a few minutes this morning to present the staff with the donations. As a small token of our appreciation, Granville County Animal Management gave them a framed certificate of appreciation. We are so thankful for Granville County volunteers who go above and beyond, no matter the age!
All thunderstorms produce lightning and are a significant threat in North Carolina. If you hear thunder roar, go indoors! Be #ReadyNC
Remember, if you can hear thunder lightning is close enough to strike you. Move to a safe shelter such as a home, office building, school or restaurant. Stay away from mobile homes, sheds, tents and porches. Be #ReadyNC.
During NC weather remain in your safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last roar of thunder. While indoors, stay away from corded phones, electrical equipment, plumbing, windows and doors. Stay safe and #ReadyNC.
Lightning Safety Action Plan: Outdoors? Make sure plans allow enough time to reach a safe shelter. Check the forecast for storms before your activity; if storms are predicted, postpone events. Monitor weather during your outdoor activity. Be #ReadyNC.