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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.

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! 


Alzheimer’s Awareness Day – Public Art Display


The Granville County Department of Social Services will observe and celebrate Alzheimer’s Awareness Day on June 21 with an art display. Artwork is requested from the public to include in exhibits throughout the county, Senior citizens or those who know someone who has been impacted by Alzheimer’s are asked to participate by submitting artwork to be displayed at branches of the Granville County Library, the Granville County Courthouse and the lobby of the Department of Services Building. The deadline for art submissions is June 18. For more information, contact Mary Chapman at the Granville County Department of Social Services at 919-693-1511 or

Granville County Attends RTRP’s State of the Region

Several representatives from Granville County attended the May 30th Research Triangle Regional Partnership’s State of the Region 2018 event. This year’s theme was “Ready the Region.” Attending the event were: Harry Mills (Granville County Economic Development), Scott Phillips (Granville County Development Services), Angela Allen (Granville County Tourism Development Authority), Monique Heggie (Granville County Internal Auditor), Charla Duncan (Granville County Management Analyst), Ginnie Currin (Granville County Chamber of Commerce), and Mary Yount (City of Oxford Downtown Development Director). 


Butterfly Release at the GAP

As part of a partnership between Granville County and the United Way to make the Granville Athletic Park a more diverse and inclusive recreation space, Falls Lake Academy volunteered to take on a school-wide project of a butterfly and sensory garden at the GAP. On May 24th, students unveiled their hard work and released the butterflies that the 2nd grade students hatched. Different grade levels completed various aspects of the project from design, construction, protection, gardening, and butterfly hatching. Students and parents will continue to maintain the garden as a part of their community service component. Thanks to Falls Lake Academy students for all of your hard work, and we look forward to seeing the butterfly garden flourish!


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