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TRAC in Granville County Region on May 18

TRAC in Granville County Region

Thursday May 18th from 10 am to 2 pm, tourism-related businesses in Granville County and the surrounding region will have an opportunity to work with Visit North Carolina staff to learn about its research, development and marketing services, and discuss best practices in reaching travelers, the media and increasing tourism visitation and spending. Visit North Carolina’s Tourism Resource Assistance Center (TRAC), a community-based training program designed to help small tourism-related businesses, will be held at Cedar Creek Gallery located on 1150 Fleming Road in Creedmoor.  The gallery offers for sale the work of over 200 of America’s most accomplished craftspeople in a unique, relaxing atmosphere.  For more information about the gallery, log onto

There is no charge to attend TRAC, no reservation is required, and there are no PowerPoint presentations. This is a come-when-you-can/stay-as-long-as-you’d-like event opportunity for all tourism-related businesses to meet one-on-one with program managers to discuss better ways to promote their property or event. TRAC brings Visit North Carolina’s program managers to local communities to discuss the nuts and bolts of working with the organization. This invaluable program is designed to help tourism-related businesses engage more fully with programs offered by Visit North Carolina and its partners.

Representatives from the EDPNC’s BLNC, N.C. Dept. of Commerce, N.C. Dept. of Natural & Cultural Resources, GotToBe NC Agri-Tourism and NC GreenTravel will also be on hand to discuss services they can provide businesses, including strategic planning, assisting with identifying funding sources and serving as liaisons with other local, state and federal agencies. For additional information on this session or to learn more about scheduling a TRAC visit to your community, contact André Nabors at (919) 447-7771.

In addition, Angela Allen, Tourism Director for Granville County will also be in attendance to share with restaurants, retail stores, events and attractions on how she can help drive visitors to Granville and their businesses.  Please feel free to contact her at 919-693-6125 or log onto

View flyer here.

Angela P. Allen, Director

Granville County NC, Tourism Development Authority

124 Hillsboro/PO Box 820 St. Oxford NC 27565

Office: 919.693.6125 Cell: 919.725.6486 Fax: 919.693.6126

5th Annual Recycle More & LitterLess Art and Music Contest ALL Students Grades K-12

We have a REAL Problem with trashy roads within our communities. This is your chance to speak out about how you feel through advertising your thoughts and feelings about litter and the Right ways to dispose of trash or recyclables & Your Hopes for a better future.


For Art Entries:
Accepting drawings, paintings, and photographs – No bigger than 11” x 17” – interpretations of how to better our communities by eliminating litter and recycling all that we can but also making sure that trash ends up in the right place as well.
*Remember that the art entries will be on a billboard and need to be clearly visible and understood. You will be advertising.


Four Winners will be chosen from elementary, middle and high schools.
Each winner will have their artwork displayed for 4 weeks on one of two billboard locations within our county. The locations of the Billboards are: Lewis Street in Oxford, and on NC Hwy 56 in Butner.


For the Music Entries:
We will be accepting “music jingles” (no more than 30 seconds long) with lyrics about the trash on our roads and concerns about it and why recycling is so important.


In addition to having your art displayed on a billboard and music jingle being played on the local radio station…
Prize Money will also be awarded to each winner!!!!


All Art and Music entries are due by May 30, 2017.


Judging will take place on May31st, 2017 and winners will be announced the following day. 


Each winner is asked to come be recognized at the Granville County Commissioners meeting on June 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center. Please try to be in attendance to receive your award certificate and prize money.


I am thrilled to have this opportunity to give our children the chance to express themselves and make a difference in our community. Thank you for your participation and for Recycling. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Teresa Baker
Recycle & Sustainability Coordinator
Granville County Public Schools/Granville County
(919) 725-1417


Dairy farmers in Person County will be voting in a Dairy Promotion Referendum on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  The Referendum is on the question of continuing the 10¢ assignment to dairy promotion programs in North Carolina already allowed under the National Checkoff for milk advertising and promotion.  With a favorable vote in the Referendum, the 10¢ per cwt. will continue to fund dairy promotion activities in North Carolina. Without a favorable vote, all funds generated by the checkoff will go to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, leaving no local promotion money in North Carolina.


Dairy farmers in Granville County should check with the County Extension Office at 919.603.1350 if they have questions or call Elizabeth Moretz with the American Dairy Association of North Carolina at 828.406.9482. Voting in Person County will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2017 during the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm at the County Extension Office, 125 Oxford Loop Road in Oxford. 

Granville County Is Officially Storm Ready

At the April 3rd Granville County Board of Commissioners Meeting, Mr. Nick Petro, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service (Raleigh Office) made the official designation of “Storm Ready” to Granville County as a result of efforts from the Office of Emergency Management. A letter of recognition and a StormReady sign were presented to Emergency Management staff Robin Edwards and Doug Logan.


Special Meeting Notice

The Granville County Animal Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Granville Expo and Convention Center located at 4185 Highway 15 South, Oxford.  The purpose of the special meeting is to discuss a proposed project with Pets Plus in PA and our shelter.

Local Students Participate in the 2017 Area IV Soil and Water Envirothon

The 2017 Area IV Soil and Water Envirothon was held  at the Johnston County N.C. Agricultural Center on April 24th. Granville County was represented by two teams from Granville Central High School. The top seven teams will go on to compete for the state titles in late April for two days at the Cedarock Park, in Burlington.


The Area IV Envirothon program is a hands-on environmental and natural resource competition for middle and high school students. The program will test student teams on their knowledge and awareness of environmental issues. The Envirothon curriculum provides comprehensive hands-on training in ecology and natural resource management while emphasizing teamwork. Areas of study incorporate 4 major subjects: Aquatics, Forestry, Soils/Land Use and Current Environmental Issues.


The Envirothon program helps develop environmentally aware youth to be able to assume future leadership roles. Many students go on to pursue careers in environmental and natural resource management. For more information on next year’s Area IV Enviorothon contact Warren Daniel with the Granville Soil Water District or visit the website .

Granville Central FFA Team front row left to right was Tim Daniel and Cole Falls, Back row Kelly Dixon (Advisor) Colby Baird, Triston Tilley, Dalton Sides and Jacob Ganzzermiller.

Granville Central FFA Team front row left to right was Tim Daniel and Cole Falls, Back row Kelly Dixon (Advisor) Colby Baird, Triston Tilley, Dalton Sides and Jacob Ganzzermiller.

Second team Granville Central High School left to right is Cheyenne Watson, Micaela Camp, Kelly Dixon (Advisor), Levi Boyd, Garrett Seaford and Hart Brooks

Second team Granville Central High School left to right is Cheyenne Watson, Micaela Camp, Kelly Dixon (Advisor), Levi Boyd, Garrett Seaford and Hart Brooks



Granville Soil and Water District Looking to Sponsor Student(s) for Resource Conservation Workshop at NCSU


   Granville Soil and Water District is seeking rising juniors or seniors interested in attending the 2017 Resource Conservation Workshop at NCSU. This workshop will be held from June 25 – June 30, 2017. The Soil and Water District will pay for all expenses such as housing, meals, mileage, and registration fees.

   This workshop will be helpful for students who may be planning to pursue further education after High School in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies. Subjects to be covered in this workshop will include Soil Characteristics and Soil Conservation, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Forest Management, Nonagricultural uses for Soils and Water Quality and Watershed Management. Most of the classes will be out door study and field trips. Recreation will be available after hours for those who would like to participate.

   Anyone interested may request an application by calling Warren Daniel at 919-693-4603 ext. 3 or coming by the Granville Soil and Water District or by visiting the RCW website at  The office is located at 518 Lewis Street in Oxford.  All applications are due before May 1, 2017.


April 4: Severe Storms Possible

4/4/2017 @ 3:50PM – The National Weather Service is again issuing advisories and forecasts on the potential for severe weather during the period of Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. As always, stay tuned to local television and radio stations for the latest as these systems develop.


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