Archive for May, 2017

NC State, N.C. A&T Launch Rebranding Effort for N.C. Cooperative Extension Partnership

NC State Extension and The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University have launched a rebranding effort for their strategic partnership known as N.C. Cooperative Extension. Effective immediately, a new logo is being rolled out in local Extension centers across the state, as NC State and N.C. A&T adopt a new marketing strategy to grow awareness and engagement for N.C. Cooperative Extension.


N.C. Cooperative Extension comprises the respective land-grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and 101 local governments statewide.


Growing awareness, creating prosperity
Dr. Rich Bonanno, associate dean and director of NC State Extension, said, “feedback during the planning phase made clear that those who know Extension love Extension, but many North Carolinians don’t know us or recognize the educational services being offered by these two premier universities in their own communities.”


Extension professionals in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians translate research-based information and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T into everyday applications, providing educational programs specializing in agriculture, food and nutrition, 4-H youth development, community development and the environment.


“It’s critical to our mission and the growth of our state that we bolster efforts to provide North Carolinians with research-based tools from our universities, which starts by introducing ourselves with a fresh look,” added Bonanno.


Through the collective efforts of the individual partners, who form a vast network dating back to 1914, N.C. Cooperative Extension bridges the state’s two land-grant campuses with communities statewide.


Redesigned logo and simplified identity
NC State and N.C. A&T have introduced a new logo for their N.C. Cooperative Extension partnership, highlighting the involvement of each university. It’s a simple but key step according to Sheri Schwab, director of county operations with NC State Extension.


“It’s important that we emphasize the presence of the universities in communities across the state, while maintaining a unique identity for the Cooperative Extension partnership. People recognize the value behind NC State and N.C. A&T; we want them to know they have access to the latest research discoveries without being on campus.”


Visit the N.C. Cooperative Extension site to find your local Extension center:

Budget Work Sessions Scheduled

Granville County budget work sessions are scheduled May 22, 2017 at the Granville Expo Center located at 4185 Highway 15 South, Oxford at 10:00 a.m.  If needed, a second workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 207 at the Sheriff’s Satellite Office located at 1546 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor at 1:00 p.m. 

Public Hearing on Proposed Budget for FY 2017-2018

The proposed 2017-2018 budget for Granville County has been submitted to the Granville County Board of Commissioners in accordance with the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.  A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk to the Board and at the Richard H. Thornton Library and other library branches.  The Board of Commissioners will conduct a Public Hearing to receive comments on the proposed budget on Monday, May 15, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the Auditorium, Granville Expo and Convention Center, 4185 US Highway 15 South in Oxford.

-Debra A. Weary, Clerk

May 1 Emergency Management Alert

5/1/2017 @ 10:00AM – The National Weather Service is issuing advisories for the potential of Severe Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Please stay alert and heed any watches or warnings that may be issued as the day progresses.


Granville Co. Staff Train on Fire Extinguisher Safety

Members of the Oxford Fire Department trained Granville County staff on fire extinguisher usage and safety on May 1 at the Granville County Cooperative Extension office. Special thanks to Robin Edwards, Granville County Emergency Management Planning/Exercise Officer, Powell Wilkins (OFD Interim Chief), and Kelley Whitehead (OFD) for the presentation; all three are pictured below: 


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