Posts written by Charla Duncan

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.

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 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.

National Weather Service Update from Emergency Management (Jan. 3, 2018)

1/3/2018 @ 8:30AM – The latest forecast from the National Weather Service keeps us in a marginal area for accumulating snowfall. Predictions are for a trace upwards of an inch in some areas. If we receive any, we may expect to see snow begin between 6PM and 11PM as the bulk of the storm system moves over our coast. Of course, with temperatures as low as they are, anything that falls will be frozen and will likely stick to any exposed surface. This may cause some travel difficulties on any untreated road surface. Please use extra caution if you must be on the roads during this time.

National Weather Service Update from Emergency Management

From Granville County Emergency Management 1/2/2018 @ 8:25AM – The National Weather Service is forecasting a slight chance for our area to see some snowfall Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Currently, the primary threat of accumulation will be east of I-95. Bitterly cold air will remain over the next several days. Please take precautions to protect water pipes from bursting and to ensure that you have an adequate source of heat in your homes. Remember, NEVER use charcoal or other such material inside your home, and if you are burning a fireplace, please make sure it is venting properly. If you have gas heat, an oil furnace, a fireplace, or other non-electric heat source be certain that your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are working properly! When going outdoors, cover exposed skin, dress in several insulating layers and limit your time outside. And PLEASE, take measures to protect your pets from the cold. If at all possible, bring them indoors during this cold weather! Make sure that any outdoor pets or livestock have a shelter to go into, and a good source of unfrozen fresh water.

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Convenience Site Holiday Hours

Granville County convenience sites will operate on normal hours on Saturday, December 23, and will be closed December 24-25. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, December 26. View regular hours here.

DSS Christmas Door Decorating Contest

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