Archive for January, 2018

Granville County Human Relations Recognizes Two for Outstanding Service

At the Granville County Human Relations Commission banquet on December 18, 2017, Linda Skinner and Patrice Wilkerson were recognized for “Outstanding Service and Support.” Skinner is the Lead Cook at the Granville County Detention Center, and she prepares the food for the Human Relations Commission meeting. Wilkerson is the Deputy Clerk to the Commissioners and Administrative Assistant at Granville County Government, as well as the staff support for the Human Relations Commission.



Granville County Commissioners Recognize Volunteer Efforts of Herman Willis

At the January 16 Granville County Board of Commissioners meeting, Creedmoor resident, Willis Herman, was awarded the Volunteer Service Award for Beautification efforts. Nominated by Commissioner Owen Roberts, Herman has taken it upon himself to focus on trash pickup on an approximately four mile stretch of Highway 56 in the Butner area. The section that Herman has focused on since January 2017 is the most congested area of the southern Granville area, according to Commissioner Roberts’ nomination.

“[Herman’s] dedication to this project has resulted in vastly improving the appearance of this particular area,” wrote Commissioner Roberts in the nomination form. “Rain or shine he can be seen doing his civic part in good humor and spirit.”

The Granville County Board of Commissioners Volunteer Service Award recognizes the hard work of community members who have been engaged in volunteer activities for a minimum of one year in Granville County and who have made a substantial, important, or unique impact through their volunteerism.

Nomination categories include: individual, family, and group/team. Types of volunteer work performed include: veteran/military families, mentor, beautification, disaster, animal welfare, county heritage, perseverance in volunteerism, and lifetime achievement.

Nominees cannot be self-nominated. The nomination process is ongoing. Please visit our website at to view the nomination form and for more nomination, eligibility, and submission guidelines. For more information, please contact the Granville County Manager’s Office at 919-693-5240.


Granville County Employee Goes Above and Beyond

EMPLOYEE HERO ALERT: Not all heroes wear capes. We want to recognize the dedication and compassion of our Granville County Animal Shelter Kennel Attendant, Matt Pippens. A long-time shelter resident, Pippa, was recently taken into foster by a rescue organization. On January 22nd, Pippa backed out of her collar in a very busy section of Morrisville. Matt went to Morrisville today on his day off and searched for her. Thankfully, Pippa was found! The skittish Pippa had developed a bond with Matt and the trust between them was how Pippa was caught. Pippa came into the shelter months ago as an owner surrender, and Matt has worked with her ever since she came into our care. Thanks, Matt! It’s folks like you who make Granville County special.

Local Industrial Manufacturing Group Meets New Superintendent

Granville County Economic Development hosted its regular Industrial Manufacturing Group meeting today. Members met with Dr. Alisa McLean, Granville County Schools Superintendent. #GrowwithGranville

Parks and Recreation Grant Cycle Now Open

Click here to view the application. 


Granville County’s Parks and Recreation Programming Funds are used to facilitate the development and support of active and passive recreation and leisure activities for Granville County residents.  The objective is to make these activities available to as many residents, and from as broad a spectrum of residents, as possible.  Recreation programming should seek to serve all age groups.  The Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee Bylaws prohibit discrimination in the use of funds.



The 2018-2019 grant application period runs January 22, 2018-March 9, 2018. All applications must be submitted by March 9, 2018 by 5 pm. Applications must be submitted by email to, or in person/by mail to the County Manager’s Office. Grant information sessions will be held throughout cycle.


For more information, contact Charla Duncan, Granville County Grants Coordinator, at 919-603-1366 or at


The Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee intends to broaden the geographic and programming scope to make recreation more accessible for more Granville County residents.  The FY 2018-2019 funding priorities for the committee are listed below. While the committee intends to prioritize certain locations and recreational amenities in order to achieve strategic goals in the county, all locations and projects that meet grant guidelines will be considered.


Geographic Priorities

Areas outside of large municipal limits

Areas not in close proximity to existing recreational facilities, especially those of like kind


Recreational Priorities

Walking trails


ADA and inclusive recreation equipment and recreation for youth and adults of varying needs

Outdoor fitness equipment

Dog parks


Bicycle trails

Picnic shelters and tables


Parks, facilities, and activities that do not require a membership fee

Open park space for family friendly activities/passive recreation


**The above priorities have been selected for the FY 2018-2019 based on documented demand through recreation surveys and public input at Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, as well as a survey of current parks and recreation inventory.**

               The Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee recognizes that recreation is not limited to active sports such as baseball, football, tennis, soccer, etc. Recreation also includes passive activities, such as nature observing, hiking, canoeing, frisbee, kite-flying, bird watching, etc. Recreation includes activities that people can do in their free time and can include activities such as photography, dance, theater, pottery, yoga, karate, etc.

               The Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee understands that certain non-recreation support amenities are integral to the success of a recreation facility. While applications asking for the funding of non-recreational support amenities (like restrooms and parking lots) are not prioritized, they will be considered.


Click here to view the application. 

Take the Comprehensive Plan Survey

Tell us your vision for Granville County!  Take the Granville County Comprehensive Plan Survey at  The input from the survey will be used to develop the goals of the plan and define priorities that will help shape the county for years to come. 


County offices operate on a 2-hour delay


Road conditions across Granville County vary from completely clear to remaining snow-covered. With temperatures forecast to rise above freezing early tomorrow morning, Granville County Government Offices will operate on a 2-hour delay, opening at 10:30AM on Friday, January 19, 2018. Employees are urged to use extreme caution when travelling and are encouraged to use their best discretion based on road conditions in their immediate area on whether they can safely make the trip.

Update from Granville Co. Emergency Management (Jan. 17th @ 8:40 am)

1/17/2018 @ 8:40 AM – The National Weather Service has adjusted our forecast accumulation upwards towards 6″ overall. Snow is expected to continue throughout the day until later this evening. Road conditions are rapidly deteriorating and are expected to become much worse as the storm continues. If you do not have to go out on the roads today, please stay home and stay safe! Anything that turns to slush will re-freeze tonight as temperatures dive into the teens with single-digit wind chills. Granville County Government Offices will be CLOSED for today, as well as many other public entities in the County.

Carolyn Trappiel, veteran DSS employee, recognized for 40 years of service

Carolyn Trappiel has been employed at the Department of Social Services longer than any other employee in the history of Social Services.  Her only request in recent years has been to have her own parking space as senior employee, so that’s what she received on her 40th anniversary. Carolyn- THANK YOU for your dedication and service to the people of Granville County! We are honored to have you as a part of our team. 

Message from Emergency Management (1/16/18 @3pm)

1/16/2018 @3:00PM – The National Weather Service has upgraded the Winter Weather Advisory for our area to a Winter Storm Warning. Confidence is increasing in the forecast for us to receive 2″-4″ with locally higher amounts, possibly up to 6″, depending on the actual start time. Granville County may see the snowy precipitation start as early as 4:00AM, Wednesday morning, and continue throughout the day before ending as light freezing drizzle. With adequate cold air in place, accumulation will happen quickly and will affect travel on roadways.

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