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4H members attend conference

A delegation of Granville County 4-H members attended 4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus, held in Raleigh. More than 120 youth and adults, representing 47 4-H programs across the state, gathered to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and learn through hands on experiences about the importance of being an active and engaged citizen.

Allie Akers and Samuel Dickerson represented Granville County at the June 13-15 conference. Through various conference sessions and facilitated discussions, delegates learned and shared information related to local, state and national government. They also participated in sessions related to youth voice and community change, as well as visiting the Legislative Building to meet with their elected officials and staff.

4-H Citizenship North Carolina Focus is sponsored by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. 4-H is North Carolina’s largest youth development organization, equipping more than 263,700 young people each year with the skills to succeed and improve the world around them. 4-H programs and camps encourage young people to “learn by doing,” helping them develop into active, contributing citizens. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University coordinate 4-H programs statewide.



NC ‘Game On’ World Series is this weekend!

Granville County will be hosting the N.C. “Game On!” World Series from Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15 at Granville Athletic Park, Oxford Diamonds and Butner Athletic Park. This championship series is one of the largest tournaments in the area, with teams, coaches and families arriving from all over the region to participate, representing Greensboro, Wilmington, Selma, Raleigh, Apex, Burlington, Lexington and other locations. Oxford’s “Carolina Outlaws” and “Carolina Tide” will also be competing for the championship title!

Games will begin at 9am on Friday. Teams will play two pool play games on Friday. Saturday and Sunday will be Double Elimination Format.

If you are a sports enthusiast, or just enjoy a competitive game of baseball, get in the action and show your support of these teams. And be sure to welcome team members, coaches and their families to Granville County – a great place to live, work and play!



County Manager attends NCACC Risk Management Meeting

On June 20, Granville County Manager Mike Felts attended the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Joint Risk Management Board of Trustees meeting. The Board oversees NCACC’s risk management pools, which give county governments access to affordable insurance that may not be available or accessible in the open market. The risk pools offer coverages for workers’ compensation and liability and property. The Board works to ensure that the coverages offered by these pools meet the specific needs of North Carolina counties. 


During the meeting, the Board approved a new special program to help counties reduce their liability exposure. The program is a partnership between NCAACC and the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute to assist counties in adopting accepted practices for law enforcement, jails/correction and other areas of public safety and criminal justice. It will give county governments access to a helpline for questions, a network of legal and subject matter experts, legal updates on relevant case law and training opportunities.


The risk pools are managed by the Commissioners and other county officials who serve on the Board of Trustees.


(Photo courtesy of Chris Baucom, NCACC)

Dementia Education Conference Scheduled for August 7th

Click here to view the conference brochure. 


Registration information is on the attached brochure and online registration is available at


Featured sessions include:

  • Keeping the Peace: Is It Possible When Dementia Progresses?
  • Aging and Memory: What’s Normal and What’s Not, a Family Caregiver sharing their story and more.


There will also be sponsors and exhibitors providing comprehensive resource material on site throughout the day.


Help name the disc golf course at the GAP

If you haven’t heard yet, the Granville Athletic Park is getting an 18-hole disc golf course. The Oxford Disc Golf Club is partnering with the County to make this vision a reality. Nine holes will be placed in the existing Phase I and II of the park, and the remaining 9 will go into Phase III.


We are asking the public to help come up with a name for the course.


We want to get the community involved. Submit your recommendation today at You may submit multiple times until the survey is closed. Recommendations that are inappropriate will not be considered.


Survey ends July 16, 2018.


All recommendations will be considered by members of the Granville County staff, the Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee, and the Granville County Board of Commissioners, who will make the final decision as to the name of the new course.


We look forward to hearing your ideas! Please share this link with friends.

County Commissioners recognize teens at monthly meeting

County Commissioners recently recognized local teens for making their mark on the community. Singled out during the regular monthly meeting, held July 2, were members of the South Granville High School Softball team, participants of Granville County’s Civic Leadership program and a regional officer of the local 4H Club.

Members of the South Granville High School Softball Team had a perfect 27 and 0 season this year and were congratulated on their state championship win in June. The Lady Vikings have claimed five fast-pitch state championships since 1996, and have won three state titles in the past four years. 

Summer interns of the county’s Civic Leadership Program were also recognized. These six students were selected from several applications submitted for participation in the program. Since early June, they have been rotating through several key areas of county government as they learn about Human Services, Community Service, General Government and Public Safety. Participants include Jade Webb of Granville Central; and Ethan Weaver, Lily Averette, Cameron Thorpe, Ker’Telian Fields, and Rickelle Harrison of Granville Early College High School,

Samuel Dickerson provided a presentation about the 4H Club and was recognized for his work on the regional level. Dickerson will soon be installed as regional Vice-President of 4H. 

Congratulations to all of these outstanding teens!


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Kerr-Tar Regional Projects: Open for Public Comments

The KTRPO has proposed the following regional transportation projects (see attached documents) to be considered for inclusion in the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) on behalf of Granville County and its municipalities. The points assigned by the KTRPO were done in accordance with the adopted Local Input Methodology. Public comments will be accepted until July 21, 2018. Comments may be sent to the following: with the subject line ‘KTRPO Regional Project Comments’. Alternatively, comments may be mailed to the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments office in Henderson, NC. Specific inquiries about projects may be made to either Alrik Lunsford, , or Stephanie Harmon, .


Granville Co Regional Projects Subcommittee Recommendations

P5 Subcommittee Recommendations Granville County

Granville County’s First Dog Park Opens

Congratulations to Oxford’s Parks and Recreation Director, Tina Cheek, and the City of Oxford for opening Granville County’s first dog park! The grand opening event was held on Saturday, June 30th. There was a great turnout with over 25 dogs in attendance. Granville County Animal Control was on site with 4 adoptable dogs and rabies vaccinations. Thanks to all the other vendors that came out to make the event a success. The dog park was funded by a recreation grant from the Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee. Go check out the Hix Dog Park today!


SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE – Granville County Animal Control Advisory Committee

The Granville County Animal Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Granville Expo and Convention Center located at 4185 Highway 15 South, Oxford.  The purpose of the special meeting is to hold a hearing for a citizen contesting a Dangerous Dog Declaration.


Next Steps in the Comprehensive Planning Process

Take the new Granville County Comprehensive Plan Survey ( to provide your vision for the County!  Also, plan on attending the public open house next Tuesday (June 19th) from 5-8 pm at the Granville County Expo Center (4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford) to review draft recommendations that have been developed based on feedback received so far.  The Comprehensive Plan for the county that will be used to guide decisions related to land use, growth, economic development, and more.  Come help plan Granville’s future! 


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