Archive for March, 2018

Granville County – Notice of Public Hearing – Transfer of School Property for School Improvements Financing

The Granville County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. (or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard). The purpose of the hearing is to take public comment concerning the proposed transfer of Butner-Stem Elementary School, including the buildings and the related real estate, to Granville County from the Granville County Board of Education to facilitate the County’s financing of improvements to Butner-Stem Elementary and other school improvements. 


The hearing will be held in the auditorium of the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, located at 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, North Carolina.


The financing plan selected by the County for its school improvements project calls for the financing to be secured by a lien on the Butner-Stem Elementary school property. For the County to provide that lien to the lender, the County must own the school. This arrangement is similar to arrangements used for the financing of other Granville County school projects. The financing documents will provide for the school property to be returned to the School Board when the financing is retired and will provide for the School Board’s continued use of the property during the financing term. State law requires that there be a public hearing before the County acquires school property from the Board of Education for this purpose.


The street address for Butner-Stem Elementary School is 201 East D Street, Butner, NC 27509.


All interested persons will be heard. The Board’s plans are subject to change based on the comments received at the public hearing and the Board’s subsequent discussion and consideration.  The County’s Board of Commissioners has approved the financing plan, but County’s entering into the financing is subject to obtaining approval from the North Carolina Local Government Commission.


Persons wishing to make written comments in advance of the hearing or wishing more information concerning the subject of the hearing may contact Debra Weary, Clerk to the Granville County Board of Commissioners, 141 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565 (telephone 919/693-4761, email


Thornton Library Searches for Mural Artist

The Granville County Library System is requesting proposals from interested persons to paint a mural in the children’s area of the Richard H. Thornton Library.

The prospective artist will submit a rough sketch of their vision for the area as well as a portfolio of previous work. All interested artists are invited to contact the Director of the Library (Jonathan Bradsher) to discuss the expectations of the Library and the scope of the area to be painted.                    

All information should be submitted to the Director of the Library by March 30, 2018.

While the final pay will be negotiated, the pay range for this project is anticipated to be between $500 – $1500.

Summer Civic Leadership Program


All Granville County Eleventh Grade Students   

Summer Civic Leadership Program


            Granville County Government is seeking eleventh grade students who reside in Granville County to participate in a public leadership internship this summer.  Five students will be selected on a competitive basis to spend five weeks rotating through County departments to get “hands on” experience in local government operations. 


            Four internship tracks will be offered and applicants can check one or more tracks of interest.


General Government Human Services Public Safety Community Services
Administration Social Services Sheriff’s Office Library System
Finance & Auditing Hospital Detention Center Cooperative Extension
Human Resources Veteran Services Emergency Communications Recreation & Parks
Board of Elections Health Department Animal Control Economic Development
Tax Administration Senior Services Emergency Management Tourism
Register of Deeds   EMS Planning & Inspections
Information Technology     Landfill


            Upon successful completion of the program, each student will receive educational assistance in the amount of $1,400.


            Applications are available by contacting Debra Weary, Assistant to the County Manager/Clerk to the Board at 919-693-5240.  Applications are due in the County Manager’s Office, 141 Williamsboro Street, Oxford on or before April 2nd.  Interviews will be held in April with selections finalized in May.


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 March 19, 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 relocation of a manufacturing company to Granville County.  The company will invest approximately $10,275,000 and employ potentially 300 new employees.  The maximum cost of the County-funded improvements will be up to $300,000 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

Granville County Government offices will delay opening

Due to the probability of significant black ice and hazardous road conditions, Granville County Government Offices for Tuesday, 3/13/2018, will operate on a delayed schedule, opening at 10:00AM.

Human Relations Commission Meeting – Canceled

The Human Relations Commission meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled.


Leadership Granville Hosts Give and Play Event at the GAP

The 2017-2018 Leadership Granville class hosted a dog-friendly, family-friendly event at the Granville Athletic Park on March 10. The event supported ACIM of Granville County and the Granville County Animal Shelter. This year’s Leadership Granville Class raised $1700+ in support of these two organizations. 


The class would like to give a special thanks to:


  • Bridgestone Bandag for their generous donation of a set of tires for a raffle
  • Private donor and Walmart for the donation of two bikes for a kids raffle
  • Private donor for a Walmart gift card for a kids raffle
  • Ted Wheeler for food and beverage donations
  • Tiny House band for contributing their time and talent to the event
  • Miss Henderson, Shanice Street, who attended the event
  • Community members that bought raffle tickets
  • Businesses, organizations, and media outlets that helped to advertise the event
  • Community members who attended


Thanks so much for supporting ACIM and the Granville County Animal Shelter!


Click on the image to enlarge.


March Madness at DSS

Using the theme of March Madness, the Public Assistance Teams at DSS were recognized for their work and dedication.  The focus was on team building, as well as individual goals and accomplishments.  We had some friendly competition among teams and individual competitions.  Workers who received the highest accuracy rate within their teams were recognized.  Everyone left a winner because of donations received for the “Take a Chance” wall.  Donations were given by Granville County Tourism, Granville County Administration, Bruegger’s Bagels, and PA Supervisors.  Thank you so much for your donations.  Workers were also given the opportunity to compliment each other on a “Wall of Praise”. 


Post written by Ernestine Howard, DSS Program Administrator


2018 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 4-10, 2018

The 2018 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from Sunday March 4 through Saturday March 10, 2018.    With the peak of North Carolina’s severe weather season right around the corner, NOW is the time to prepare!   There are a lot of great resources that you can use to prepare for the severe weather season.  Please take a moment to visit the NWS Raleigh Severe Weather Preparedness Week web site at where you’ll find links to daily severe weather topics and useful severe weather preparedness tips and information.  


The Statewide Tornado Drill, will occur on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:30 AM. While we do not participate as a whole in the drill, I encourage you to take this time to review your department’s severe weather preparedness (see Emergency Action Plan in your Risk Control Manual) and ensure all personnel are familiar with it. In which events do you shelter in place and where do you shelter in place, in which events do you evacuate and where is your designated meeting place and how does your department account for personnel during and after an event?


Also, know the difference between a severe weather watch and a severe weather warning- a WATCH means potential exists and conditions are favorable for severe weather while a WARNING means take action now, the threat is occurring or headed your way.


Many of you may remember we had a tornado touch down in Oxford in February last year with the warning coming just before close of business. Severe weather or disaster can strike at any time. Are you prepared? Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Remember to plan for your pets as well.


Get Weather Ready: During a Tornado

If your area is under a tornado warning, would you know what to do to stay safe? You may only have a few minutes to get to safety. Check out this short video:


“Your tomorrow may depend on today’s preparedness”


Thank you,


Robin H. Edwards

Emergency Management

Granville County, NC

(919)603-1310 Voice

(919)603-1399 Fax

Goats for Auction

Granville County Sheriff’s Office will auction three goats to the highest bidder. Two males (one approximately 100lb, the other approximately 60lb), one female (approximately 60lbs). They will be auctioned together.

The auction will take place Saturday, March 17th, at 12:00 noon. It will be at the Granville County Animal Shelter, 5650 Cornwall Road, Oxford, NC.

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