Archive for January, 2018

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. 

Granville County Government offices closed today, Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Granville County Government offices will be closed today Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to inclement weather and the Governor’s request to limit travel on the roadways.  Current weather forecast call for 4-6 inches of snow. Conditions on the roads and bridges are expected to deteriorate throughout the day.  Unless travel is necessary please stay home and stay safe.

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.

Offices Closed on Monday, January 15th

The Granville County Animal Shelter will be open regular hours on Saturday, January 13th (11am-2pm), but closed to the public on Monday, January 15th. 

Government offices will be closed on January 15th. 

Notice of Public Hearing


Notice of Public Hearing


All interested persons please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Granville County Board of Commissioners pursuant to N.C.G.S. 158-7.1 on January 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter in the auditorium of the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, located at 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, North Carolina.


The purpose of the public hearing is to hear the views of the public on aiding and encouraging the location or expansion of industrial facilities in Granville County, specifically as follows: the expansion of a manufacturing company in Granville County to expand it existing facility.  The company will invest approximately $2,350,000 and employ potentially 10 new employees.  The maximum cost of the County-funded improvements will be up to $70,000 in accordance with the County’s funding policy. This project will be funded with general County operating funds.  The cost to the County of the County-funded capital improvements will be offset by new tax revenues generated by the company’s capital investment in the project over a period not to exceed five years.


The public benefits to be derived from the making of these improvements include the development of industrial properties which will increase the County’s tax base to better provide for County services, and to increase employment opportunities within the County.


All interested citizens are invited and urged to attend.


                                                                                          Debra A. Weary, Clerk to the Granville County

                                                                                          Board of Commissioners

JCPC Programs Present to GCS Leadership Team and Counselors

On January 9, our Granville County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council Program Managers had a great time presenting to the Granville County Schools Leadership Team and counselors about programs for youth in Granville County. We hope to get many more referrals for services from the connections made at this presentation. A big thank you to Granville County Schools for inviting us out today!

Programs involved: Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North CarolinaShepherd Youth RanchYouth Villages, and Granville County 4-H.

To learn more about the Granville County JCPC, please contact Charla Duncan (JCPC Coordinator) at

January 5th- Granville County Will Operate 8:30am-5pm

Please stay safe when traveling.

January 4th Message from Emergency Management

From Granville County Emergency Management: The National Weather Service is issuing advisories for bitter cold wind chill effects associated with the aftermath of this recent winter storm. Our area may experience low temperatures in the low teens with wind chill temperatures as low as -3 degrees on Friday morning at or near the normal commute time. Please take precautions if you must be outside during this time. Dress warmly in layers and cover exposed skin. If possible, avoid breathing the extremely cold air by covering your mouth and nose with a scarf or other warm layer of clothing. And please be reminded that these temperatures will adversely affect your pets as well. Bring them indoors if at all possible, but at the very least, make sure they have a secure, sturdy shelter with fresh bedding to protect them from the wind and please provide them an unfrozen, fresh water supply.

Granville County Government will operate on a regular schedule for Friday, January 5, 2018


County Government will operate on a regular schedule for Friday, January 5th. Staff should allow for adequate travel time to work based on the road conditions in their area. Primary roads are mostly clear, however, employees are urged to use caution when traveling due to some roads remaining with a light covering of snow and the potential for black ice.

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