Your health needs change from year to year, and the benefits of your health plan may change annually, too. That’s why – if you are a “senior” – it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices on a yearly basis. The Annual Election period is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can review and/or change their Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plans for 2019.
Open enrollment began on Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7. If you are a “senior” and want a review of your plan for 2019, please contact the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford at 919-693-1930 to schedule an appointment during open enrollment time. There are well-trained SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) counselors who are ready and able to assist you with changing plans,
Carolyn Keith, Medicare Specialist for Granville County Senior Services, will be at the North Granville Senior Center in Stovall on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to meet with those wanting to review their plans for 2019. This will be by appointment only. Please call Phyllis Blackwell at 919-693-3383 to schedule an appointment to be seen at the North Granville Senior Center.
Its fall, and a great time to recycle!
Granville County residents are encouraged to bring pesticides, weed killers paint, household cleaners, batteries, electronic devices, junk lawnmowers, old prescriptions, ammunition and more items to the Expo and Convention Center, 4185 US Highway 15 in Oxford on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Veolia, the N.C. Department of Agriculture, the Granville County Sheriff’s Office, TT&E Metals and other organizations and agencies will be on hand to accept items needing disposal and proper handling. Also on site will be the Granville County Animal Shelter, accepting dog and cat food, leashes and collars, pet beds, crates and kitty litter. See attached flyer for details or contact Recycling Coordinator Teresa Baker at 919-725-1417 or email@example.com.
In an effort to distinguish Granville County in the marketplace, the Tourism Development Authority is conducting market research to develop a branding strategy and consistent message to visitors and residents. The Hughes Marketing Group of Matthews, NC has been retained to facilitate this process, and will be collecting surveys to learn more about the events and locales that attract visitors and have the most appeal to those who live in Granville County.
Surveys will be collected through Oct. 31 and are available online at www.granville-survey.com or through the offices of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce (Oxford and Creedmoor) and the Granville County Administration office at 141 Williamsboro Street in Oxford. An online survey is also available through the Visit Granville NC website at http://www.visitgranvillenc.com/win100.
Those participating in the survey are eligible for prize drawings such as a $100 Visa Gift Card, tickets to Granville Haunt Farm, gift certificates for Cedar Creek Gallery, Uptown 101, Java Dave’s, Owl House Café or Georges Restaurant and a Visit Granville gift bag.
Questions for residents include a ranking of factors that may attract visitors to the area, as well as residential longevity in the county and personal opinions about reasons Granville County is a unique place to live, work and visit.
Granville County has much to offer not only residents, but those who visit our communities for festivals, local attractions, sporting events and more. For more information, contact Angela Allen, Granville County Tourism Director, at 919-693-6125, or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Tourism Development office is located at 124 Hillsboro Street in Oxford.
As part of the Community Health Assessment process, Granville-Vance Public Health wants to hear from you! The community health forum, scheduled for Oct. 25, is an opportunity for every community member to have a voice as priority health issues are reviewed and discussions are held on ways to focus on assets and resources.
The Community Health Forum in Granville County will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Expo and Convention Center, 4185 US-15 South in Oxford. The public is invited to attend. A light meal will be served during the event.
Vance County’s Community Health Forum was held on Oct. 16.
For more information about Granville County’s forum, call 919-693-2141, ext. 148. RSVP’s are appreciated but not required. Visit https://tinyurl.com/gvphforumrsvp to details.
October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog Month,” and Granville County Animal Shelter has many pets waiting for forever homes.
One of the dogs there waiting for a home was “Lucky,” who was very fortunate, indeed!
An eight-year-old male, Lucky had severe swelling in his leg, which was diagnosed as cancer. Money was raised through donations to provide surgery for Lucky, who was said to be constantly wagging his tail, despite his condition. Lucky now has a forever home with the veterinarian who performed his surgery, who couldn’t part with his new friend. He is recovering better than expected and will be well cared for and loved.
There are many other dogs, like Lucky, who deserve forever homes. October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog” Month. Change the luck for one of Granville County’s shelter dogs today! Call 919-693-6749 for more information on how you can adopt a shelter dog!
Grow with Granville!
With more than 900 companies in the county, Granville is poised to become one of the best areas for industry in North Carolina. The short distance to the Research Triangle Park – one of the fastest-growing and most economically competitive research parks in the nation – added to the fact that Granville County is linked to six Interstate 85 interchanges, makes Granville County an attractive option for new and existing businesses.
Interstate 40 is also located just a few miles from the eastern end of the county – providing easy access to east-west travel – as well as Interstate 95, which is less than an hour away.
This ideal location, as well as a skilled workforce, gives Granville a unique “edge” when it comes to manufacturing. Hundreds of national and international companies, including manufacturers from Germany, Israel and Japan, are located here.
Learn more about local manufacturers with “Industry Spotlight,” which will include regular features about the companies that have chosen Granville County as a site for their business facilities. See the impact industry has made on our economy and our workforce. Visit the Granville County Economic Development page on this site for more information, or contact Economic Development Director Harry Mills at 919-693-5911.
While power is slowly being restored across the area, several locations are still without electricity, and will be closed to the public on Friday, Oct. 12. These include:
The Department of Social Services (DSS)
The Granville County Library System (all branches in Oxford, Creedmoor, Stovall and Berea)
This is in addition to the closing of the Granville County Animal Shelter on Cornwall Road in Oxford.
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The Granville County Animal Shelter on Cornwall Road, Oxford will be closed on Friday, Oct. 12 due to power outages in the vicinity. Please stay tuned to future notifications about status of operation over the weekend.
The JCPC meeting has been cancelled for October 12th.
-Charla Duncan, JCPC Coordinator
Due to power outages in the downtown area of Oxford, offices of Granville County Government will open under a two-hour delay on Friday, Oct. 12.
If power is not restored by that time, a further delay will be considered.
Please call 919-693-5240 after 10:30 a.m. or visit the Granville County Government Facebook page for further developments. All Granville County residents are urged to exercise extreme caution when driving and to heed all warnings by local officials as conditions continue to be assessed.
UPDATE: Power is slowly being restored to the Downtown area of Oxford. Granville County offices will be open at 10:30 a.m. to serve our residents, with the exception of the Granville County Animal Shelter, which will remain closed throughout the day.