Archive for June, 2017


A quorum of the Granville County Board of Commissioners may be present on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to participate in a tour of the Bladen County Sheriff and Jail Facility in Elizabethtown, North Carolina at approximately 2:00 p.m. For more information, please contact the County Manager’s Office at 919-693-5240.


Debra A. Weary

Clerk to the Board



The United States Environmental Protection Agency Announces a Public Meeting and Public Comment Period for the Cristex Drum Superfund Site located in Oxford, North Carolina

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is preparing to issue a Proposed Plan for the Cristex Drum Superfund Site located in Oxford, North Carolina. A public meeting to present the details of the Proposed Plan will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the NC Cooperative Extension, Granville County located at 125 Oxford Loop Road in Oxford.


EPA is conducting a 30-day public comment period from June 20, 2017 thru July 20, 2017, (extended one day due to July 4th holiday), to seek public input on the Proposed Plan. During the comment period, the public is encouraged to review the Cristex Drum Administrative Record and offer comments on all site-related documents. You can find these documents located at the Information Repository housed at the Richard H. Thornton Library located at 210 Main Street in Oxford.


Prior to final selection of a remedy, the EPA will consider oral and written comments from the public and provide responses to those comments. Written comments on the Proposed Plan should be submitted no later than July 20, 2017, to Beverly Stepter, EPA Remedial Project Manager, US-EPA Region 4, Superfund Division – 11th Floor, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, or via email


For further information, please contact Abena Ajanaku, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, directly (404) 562-8834 or via email


For more information about the site see the website

Granville County JCPC Recognizes Jon Cloud for Years of Service

              During its June 9th meeting, the Granville County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) recognized Jon Cloud, recently retired from the Granville County Department of Social Services, for his many years of dedicated service to the Granville County JCPC, including many years as Chair of the JCPC Monitoring Committee.  

               “Jon served dutifully and honorably,” stated JCPC Chairman Art Beeler. “We will miss his institutional memory and dedication.”

               Please see the photo below picturing Jon Cloud (left) receiving a certificate of appreciation from Granville County Manager and JCPC member, Michael Felts (right).

               JCPCs across the state have a mission to promote public safety and juvenile delinquency prevention, intervention, and treatment through the operation of a seamless, comprehensive juvenile justice system. The JCPC is a 26-member council appointed by the Granville County Board of Commissioners. The JCPC meets the second Friday of each month at 10 am; meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Charla Duncan, JCPC Coordinator, at or 919-603-1366.


Granville County Animal Management to Hold Free Rabies Clinic for Cats and Dogs

Granville County Animal Management to Hold Free Rabies Clinic for Cats and Dogs


Oxford, June 5, 2017- Granville County Animal Management will hold a free Rabies clinic at the Granville County Animal Shelter from 9 am-12 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The clinic is made possible by a generous Granville County resident who wishes to remain anonymous. 

               “Making sure your dog and cat are current on Rabies vaccination ensures you and your animals do not get infected with the Rabies virus,” commented Animal Management Director, Matt Katz.  

               Rabies is a viral disease that may affect the spinal cord and brain of all mammals, including cats, dogs, and humans, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

               The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the acute form of the disease typically lasts for two to ten days before it becomes clinical. Once clinical signs of the disease appears, Rabies is nearly always fatal. Vaccinations are absolutely key to prevention of the spread of the Rabies disease.

               The Granville County Humane Society will also be present at the free clinic, providing a microchipping service for dogs and cats at $20 per chip. Animal Advocates also will be present providing dog tags for a donation.

               Please keep dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier when coming to the Rabies clinic.

               The Granville County Animal Shelter is located at 5650 Cornwall Road in Oxford. For more information, please contact Granville County Animal Management at 919.693.6749 or by emailing


Harry Mills Graduates from REDI

Harry Mills, Granville County Economic Development Director, graduated in May from the Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), an intensive, three-month training program designed for rural community leaders. Rural Center President Patrick Woodie presented certificates to the program’s 31 graduates during a ceremony at the NC Rural Center.


For 27 years, REDI has helped rural leaders improve their leadership skills and increase their knowledge of economic and community development strategies, equipping them with the tools they need to tackle the issues facing their rural communities.


This year’s class participants included elected officials, economic development professionals, business owners, and civic leaders. More than 1,100 rural leaders have graduated from REDI since the program began in 1989. 






Photo By: York Wilson

Paula Avery

Dale Badgett

Karen Brown

Angela Cole

Barney Conway

Henry Crews

Katie Crumpler

John Edwards

Coy Floyd

James Freeman

Joe Gaines

Gladys Graves

Nichole Gross

Sarah Harris

Russ Harris

Thomas James

Leniece Lane

Brett Liverman

Anna Mangum

Jessica McDaniel

Harry Mills

Travis Patterson

Sophia Paulos

Kendall Ratliffe

Megan Reyes

Mark Richardson

Trishonda Roberson

Brittany Russell

April Scott

Brett Sheppard

Teddy Warner

Angie Wills

Rachel Withrow

Lee Woodard

Matthew Xiong

CHANGE OF JULY MEETING DATE – Granville County Board of Commissioners

The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, July 10, 2017 instead of Monday, July 3, 2017 as previously advertised due to the July 4th holiday.  Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at the Granville Expo & Convention Center located at 4185 Highway 15 South, Oxford. 


LIFTED AS OF 6/07: Boil Water Advisory In Effect

LIFTED AS OF JUNE 7, 2017 11 AM.

From Granville County Emergency Management: Due to a loss of pressure in the Oxford Water System, a “Boil Water Advisory” has been issued for all water customers in Oxford and Stovall. The attached notice should be printed and posted prominently at all water fountains, ice machines, and other spigots that may be used by staff or the public. Ice machines should be emptied of any existing ice and turned off until otherwise notified. The water is safe for handwashing, and sanitary flushing, but NOT for internal consumption until further notified.

Pressure has been restored in the system with partial capacity, and personnel continue to work to restore full capacity to the system. Water samples are being tested and it is anticipated that the “All-Clear” will be given by Wednesday, 6/7/2017. Additional information will be shared when we have it.

Granville County Volunteerism Alert

We want to say a big THANK YOU to Falls Lake Academy’s 8th grade class. They raised $400 to purchase supplies for the Granville County Animal Shelter through their semi-formal dance.

The students shown in the picture were chosen to run and officiate the semi-formal dance. These elected students got to pick the charity that would receive the donations. Thanks for thinking of the Granville County Animal Shelter. We love to see volunteerism in Granville County!



Invitation to Bid (Falls Meadow and Montgomery Place Subdivisions)


Subject: Invitation to Bid

Location: Falls Meadow and Montgomery Place Subdivisions

Bid Opening: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

Date of Availability: The Date Notice to Proceed is issued

Date of Completion: 60 days from the date Notice to Proceed is issued


Granville County is requesting bids for the above mentioned project. Interested bidders can download and print an official bid package from the County website:

It will be the Contractor’s responsibility to continue to monitor the County’s website for any addendums or other updates concerning this project.


Sealed bids must be received in the Granville County Development Services Department office at 122 Williamsboro Street in Oxford, NC by 2:00 P.M. Tuesday June 20th, 2017.


Bidding shall comply with Granville County Outreach Plan for Minority Businesses Participation.


Consideration will be given only to Bids of Contractors who are able to submit evidence showing that they are properly licensed under “An Act to Regulate the Practice of General Contracting”, ratified by the General Assembly of North Carolina on March 10, 1925, and so subsequently amended.



Granville County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids.  The Owner also reserves the right to increase or diminish the quantities or items given in the Proposal and to award Contracts which appear to be in the best interest of the County.


Each Contractor submitting a Proposal for this work, when requested, shall produce evidence of experience in constructing a project of similar size and nature.  Contractors that are unable to produce this evidence may be rejected although they are low Bidders.

Rep. GK Butterfield Visits GVPHD Mobile Farmers Market

NC Representative GK Butterfield visited the Granville-Vance Public Health Department on May 30 to learn about the new mobile market. From his Facebook page:

“Access to healthy food can help prevent or reduce many health conditions including heart disease and diabetes. That is why the Granville-Vance Public Health Department’s mobile farmers market is working to ensure good nutrition by providing fresh, local produce to residents. I was glad to visit the mobile market this afternoon!”

Pictured second from right is Harry Mills, Granville County Economic Development Director.



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