“Now, therefore be it resolved, to pay tribute to businesses and industries in Granville County and to celebrate the achievements of business and industry owners and representatives that enhance the quality of life in our community, September 19, 2017, will be recognized by the Granville County Board of Commissioners as ‘Business and Industry Appreciation Day in Granville County.'” -RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION, Recognizing Business and Industries in Granville County
Click on the photos below to see shots from the September 19th Business and Industry Appreciation Day event sponsored by Granville County, Granville County Economic Development, and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce.
We are very proud to announce that Angela Allen, Director of the Granville County Tourism Development Authority, is this year’s Rising Star of the Visit NC Destination Marketing Achievement Award! The announcement was made at this week’s North Carolina Travel Industry Association conference in Charlotte, NC.
Angela has worked to bring statewide attention to Granville County through media outlets like Our State magazine, UNC-TV, and Time Warner Cable News. One of the impact areas we’ve seen grow the most since Angela began is in our annual tourism dollars in Granville County. In 2014, prior to Angela’s start in Granville, visitors spent $44.26 million, a 0.38% decrease from the previous year. Angela oversaw a 3.23% increase in tourism dollars in her first year with visitors spending $45.69 million in Granville County.
Angela is so very deserving of this award. We are very proud of her and proud that she represents Granville County.
On Wednesday, September 13th at 10 a.m., NC Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshall, Mike Causey, visited the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford to conduct a Town Hall meeting that was open to the public. Afterwards, Commissioner Causey took time to visit with firefighters at Oxford Fire Department, had lunch with them at Milano’s in Oxford, and then went to Brassfield Fire Department. Here are a few snapshots from the day (click on photos to enlargen):
The Human Relations Commission and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a Candidate Forum. Following are the list of municipalities with information on each Candidate Forum.
Town of Butner Candidates – Monday, September 25th at 6 p.m. at Butner Town Hall (Multi-Purpose Room)
City of Oxford Candidates – Tuesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. at the Oxford City Hall (Commissioners Meeting Room)
Town of Stem Candidates – Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Expo Center
City of Creedmoor Candidates – Thursday, October 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Creedmoor City Hall
Town of Stovall Candidates – Tuesday, October 10th at 6 p.m. at the Stovall Library
The Animal Control Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017 has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 28th. The meeting will be held at the Granville Expo Center at 7:00 pm.
Your health needs change from year to year and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year. 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 2018. Open enrollment begins October 15 and ends on December 7. If you wnat to review your plan for 2018 please call the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford at (919)693-1930 to schedule an appointment during open enrollment time. We have well-trained SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) counselors who are able to assist you with changing your plan.
9/11/2017 @ 10:15AM – Hurricane Irma Update. The storm has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but continues to put out heavy rains, and damaging winds in its pathway. As of 8AM, the center of circulation was still in northern Florida and headed through Georgia, Alabama and on to Tennessee before completely collapsing. Over the next several hours, lasting throughout the night and into tomorrow, our area will begin to see rainfall and some breezy conditions, even though the storm’s track will not come directly over us. During this period of time, there may still be some dead or weakened trees that will cause problems and some spotty power outages as a result. We do not anticipate widespread damages or impacts in North-Central North Carolina. Please report power outages to your power company. If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 to report it. Unless conditions warrant, this will be the last update on Hurricane Irma.
-Granville County Emergency Management
9/8/2017 @ 8:00AM – The forecast track of Hurricane Irma has taken a westward turn overnight, taking the storm directly across Florida, into Georgia and toward the Western part of North Carolina before becoming sub-tropical in Tennessee. Although this latest forecast is good news for our area and all of Central and Eastern North Carolina, please don’t let your guard down just yet as there is still plenty of time for the storm’s track to shift back to the East, bringing us back into the danger area. Even if the storm continues on the forecast track, we may see some effects in the form of heavier rainfall and gusty winds locally. Please stay tuned to local television and radio sources for the latest information in your immediate area.
-Doug Logan, Emergency Management Director
Animal Control picked up a raccoon that attacked a dog on Tuesday 9/5/17 near the intersection of Buckhorn Rd and JG Morton Rd, Bullock. The dog has an up-to-date Rabies vaccine, was examined by a local veterinarian, and given a booster Rabies vaccine. Flyers will be posted on homes near the incident.
Please keep your pets and livestock up-to-date on vaccines.
Rabies vaccines are available at the Granville County Animal Shelter Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm for $6.00.
The Human Relations Commission will meet on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center located at 4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford instead of the Richard H. Thornton Library.