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County offices operate on a 2-hour delay

 

Road conditions across Granville County vary from completely clear to remaining snow-covered. With temperatures forecast to rise above freezing early tomorrow morning, Granville County Government Offices will operate on a 2-hour delay, opening at 10:30AM on Friday, January 19, 2018. Employees are urged to use extreme caution when travelling and are encouraged to use their best discretion based on road conditions in their immediate area on whether they can safely make the trip.

Kids in Parks TRACK Trail Opens at the GAP

To help gear up for Earth Day on Friday, April 20th, the Granville Athletic Park held a grand opening event for Granville County’s first ever Kids in Parks TRACK Trail system. 

The Granville Athletic Park TRACK Trail follows an easy 1.3 mile loop around the park. Along the way, you will traverse forest and wetlands. Keep your eyes open for birds and other animals that their home in these habitats.

The trail follows the woodline around athletic fields and other recreational resources. In the southeast corner of the park, hikers will be able to explore the Jonesland Environmental Preserve, a beautiful wetland ecosystem.  

The TRACK Trail brochures will help you explore this environment and learn about the things you may find on your hike.

Learn more about Kids in Park.

County Participates in NC DOT Litter Sweep

How did we celebrate Earth Day and the close of Volunteer Appreciation Week? We picked up trash. Thanks to our dedicated county employees and officials that went out to the Brassfield area in District 6 to participate in NC DOT’s Spring 2018 Litter Sweep!

Volunteer Appreciation Week

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week! We know that we have some wonderful volunteers in Granville County, especially volunteers that help our government agencies do some amazing work. We cannot thank our volunteers enough for their willingness to give of their time, energy, and resources to make our community a safe, vibrant, and healthy place. Thank a volunteer today!

Walking Track and Playground Dedication in Oak Hill

The Toler Reach Out Community Club held their walking track dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, April 15th, 2018. The ceremony was held on-site in the Oak Hill community. Both the walking track and playground equipment were funded through the Granville County Parks and Recreation Advisory Commmittee Recreation Grant Program. Commissioners Sue Hinman and Zelodis Jay attended, in addition to Jimmy Williams, representing the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Charla Duncan, Granville County Management Analyst and staff support to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, was also in attendance. Congratulations to the Toler Reach Out Community Club for all of their hard work and dedication to bettering their community!

 

Severe storms may affect our area

4/13/2018 @ 4:40PM – The National Weather Service is issuing forecasts on the potential for severe weather on Sunday evening, 4/15/2018. Most of Central North Carolina is in the forecast area. Severe storms may affect our area after 3PM Sunday, and will become more likely after 6PM through the evening and night into the early morning hours of Monday. Please stay tuned to local television and radio stations for the latest information.

 

Nazi POWS in the Tar Heel State 1942-1946

Robert Billinger, Jr, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus History at Wingate College, will be at the Granville County senior center on Friday, May 25th to hold this program. More than 10,000 German prisoners of war were interned in eighteen camps in North Carolina during World War II. Yet apart from the guards, civilian workers, and FBI and local police who tracked escapees, most people were – and remain – unaware of their presence.
“Nazi POWS in the Tar Heel State, 1942-1946” is a lively lecture and PowerPoint presentation of photos, maps and documents revealing the POW program in North Carolina during World War II. Surveyed are the arrival of the first prisoners, the work program, escapes, reeducation, and repatriation. The story told reveals the diversity of the men captured in German uniform: U-Boat men captured off the Carolina coast, infantry men and paratroopers captured in Italy, North Africa and France. It also reveals the presence of Nazis and anti-Nazis, former concentration camp inmates, and a multitude of men captured in German uniforms who before the war had been Austrians, Belgians, Frenchmen, and Soviet citizens.
Billinger argues that the wartime experiences of the POWS and citizens of North Carolina revealed to both sides that enemies are human, uniforms conceal diversity, and wartime enemies can become life-long friends. This program will begin at 1:00 p.m. This is a Road Scholars Program through the NC Humanities Council, therefore there will be no charge for this program.
Pre-registration for each of these programs is recommended. Please call the Granville County center at (919)693-1930 to register.

Understanding Black History as American History

Omar Ali, Ph.D., Dean of Honors College at UNC Greensboro, will be at the Granville County senior center on Friday, May 11th to hold this program. African Americans have played an integral role in the creation and development of the United States from the colonial period to the present. Since 1619 when the first twenty Africans were brought to the shores of the Chesapeake to the election of the nation’s first black president, black men and women have contributed to the economic, political and cultural growth of the U.S. Much of how U.S. history is taught, however, marginalizes the African American narrative. This presentation will engage audiences in an exploration of how “Black History” is “American History” without glorifying the contributions of men and women of African descent, yet demonstrating their significance in shaping America’s narrative. This program will begin at 1:00 p.m. This is a Road Scholars Program through the NC Humanities Council therefore there will be no charge for this program.

Pre-registration for each of these programs is recommended. Please call the Granville County center at (919)693-1930 to register.

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