The City of Oxford, in partnership with Granville County, will welcome Congressman G.K. Butterfield on Aug. 2 for a tour of the area. Economic growth, a renewed commitment to Oxford’s downtown area and successful county-wide business retention and recruitment have caught the attention of North Carolina’s District 1 Representative, who will begin his tour in Downtown Oxford at the future site of Tobacco Wood Brewery, owned and operated by Mara and Paul Shelton, Jr. – the only Veteran-Woman owned brewery in the state. From there, Butterfield will begin a walking tour of the downtown shops and businesses.
The partnership between the County and the City is evident in attracting new jobs, with industry expansions from Revlon and Shalag and new business openings such as RiceWrap. With these new jobs come new residents and first time home buyers, resulting in a city and county poised for growth and opportunity. This economic impact and growth is the driver for Congressman Butterfield’s visit to Oxford and Granville County.
North Carolina’s first Congressional District, represented by Butterfield, includes 24 counties across the state.
Granville County Animal Control has a confirmed rabid raccoon that was found near the intersection of Charlie Stovall Road and Hwy 96 North on Tuesday, July 24. Granville County Animal Shelter will be open extra hours on Thursday, Aug. 2 from noon until 7 p.m, on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.and Tuesday, Aug. 4 from noon until 7 p.m. to provide rabies vaccinations. One-year rabies vaccines will be available for $6.00 for dogs and cats. Please have dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier.
Granville County Animal Shelter is located at 5650 Cornwall Road in Oxford. Call 919-693-6749 for more information.
Master Gardener Training, hosted by the N.C. State Extension Master Gardener, begins Aug. 16 for Granville and Person Counties. Registration is going on now! Classes will be held at Trinity United United Methodist Church, located at 6543 Goshen Road in Oxford, each week on Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Classes will continue through November. For fees and other information, or to register for this training, contact the Granville County Cooperative Extension Office at 919-603-1350, the Person County Cooperative Extension Office at 336-599-1195, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agriculture and agri-tourism are important to North Carolina and to the region, and the new ‘Visit NC Farms’ app will help promote locally-owned farms that do business with the public. In a breakfast meeting held on July 27 at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center in Oxford, the app was introduced, along with information about the importance of bringing in potential customers from outside the region and helping these new customers find the local, unique farms they are interested in.
Speakers included Annie Baggett of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gena Stephens of Carlee Farms in Granville County and Jack Pleasant of Sunset Ridge Buffalo Farm of Person County. All spoke of ways to position local farms as “go to” destinations.
The ‘Visit NC Farms’ app will help visitors find websites, information and locations of local North Carolina farms, as well as the activities, products and services they offer.
Additional meetings will be held in Person, Franklin, Vance and Warren Counties. The events are hosted by NC Cooperative Extension, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments. For more information, call 919-603-1350 in Granville County, 336-599-1195 in Person County, 919-496-3344 in Franklin County, 252-438-8188 in Vance County and 252-257-3640 in Warren County.
As the result of a vehicle stop and search near Creedmoor, deputies and investigators of the Granville County Sheriff’s Office have seized 458 grams of crystal meth and 100 grams of black tar heroin, as well as drug paraphernalia and a weapon. This is the largest amount of these drugs seized in recent history, according to Sheriff Brin Wilkins. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Franklin County Sheriff’s office and the National Guard Counter Drug Task Force in the arrest of the suspect. Sheriff’s deputies and investigators are pictured on the home page with the evidence seized. See local newspapers for details.
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS TO MONTGOMERY PLACE SUBDIVISION
At its regularly scheduled meeting on July 2, 2018, the Granville County Board of Commissioners made a final determination of total costs for street improvements made within the Montgomery Place Subdivision pursuant to Article 9, Chapter 153A of the North Carolina General Statutes for the following streets: Montgomery Drive; Kingsbrook Court; Windfall Court; and Carriage Drive. A preliminary assessment roll has been created and completed for the total costs for street improvements within the Montgomery Place Subdivision. The street improvements constituting the project included (i) Street construction, construction administration, engineering and inspection costs; (ii) Advertising costs; (iii) Mailing costs, and (iv) Legal costs. A hearing on the preliminary assessment roll will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Granville County Board of Commissioners Meeting Room located at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center, 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, North Carolina 27565. The preliminary assessment roll is on file in the County Clerk’s office and is available for inspection during the normal business hours of the County Administration Building, i.e., Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
NOTICE OF HEARING ON PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS TO FALLS MEADOW SUBDIVISION
At its regularly scheduled meeting on July 2, 2018, the Granville County Board of Commissioners made a final determination of total costs for street improvements made within the Falls Meadow Subdivision pursuant to Article 9, Chapter 153A of the North Carolina General Statutes for the following streets: Lake Ridge Drive, Sandy Court, and Pier Pointe Drive. A preliminary assessment roll has been created and completed for the total costs for street improvements within the Falls Meadow Subdivision. The street improvements constituting the project included (i) Street construction, construction administration, engineering and inspection costs; (ii) Advertising costs; (iii) Mailing costs, and (iv) Legal costs. A hearing on the preliminary assessment roll will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Granville County Board of Commissioners Meeting Room located at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center, 4185 US Hwy 15 South, Oxford, North Carolina 27565. The preliminary assessment roll is on file in the County Clerk’s office and is available for inspection during the normal business hours of the County Administration Building, i.e., Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Granville County Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Monday, August 6, 2018 will hold public hearings at 7:00 PM or later in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room in the Auditorium at the Granville Expo and Convention Center at 4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford, N.C. 27565.
The purposes of the public hearings are to hear public comments on the following zoning map amendment (rezoning) petition and text amendment petition:
Zoning Map Amendment (Rezoning) Petition
Z-1-2018 Peake Road Farm, LLC, Applicant, Property Owners are Gary & William Jones, Jr., Gary Jones, William Jones, Jr. and Vicki and James Brafford III off Peake Road and Old 75 Highway
Peake Road Farm, LLC is requesting to rezone 51.04 acres off Peake Road and Old 75 Highway from Agricultural Residential 40 District (AR-40) to Agricultural Support Enterprises Conditional Zoning District (ASE-CZ). The properties are owned by Gary & William Jones, Jr., Gary Jones, William Jones, Jr., and Vicki & James Brafford III and are identified as portions of Tax Map #190101089875, Tax Map #190101270863, Tax Map #190101176182, and Tax Map #190101388906. The applicant proposes under the conditional zoning district that the rezoned properties be used for a Ground-Mounted Solar Power Energy System “Solar Farm” (NAICS 221119). A site plan illustrating the proposed layout of the project is a part of the application.
Granville County Land Development Code Text Amendment Petition
AMENDMENT TO THE GRANVILLE COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (LDC) THAT WOULD ADD FLORISTS (NAICS 453110), OFFICE SUPPLIES AND STATIONERY STORES (NAICS 453210), GIFT, NOVELTY, AND SOUVENIR STORES (NAICS 453220), USED MERCHANDISE STORES (NAICS 453310), AND PET AND PET SUPPLIES STORES (NAICS 453910) TO THE LIST OF COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL USES IN SECTION 32-1306 (d) OF THE LDC.
Changes may be made in the advertised proposals, which reflect debate, objections, and discussions at the hearings. Any interested citizen is invited to attend.
For additional information or public examination, contact the Granville County Planning Department, 122 Williamsboro Street, P.O. Box 877, Oxford, NC 27565; phone 919-603-1331 or fax 919-693-6794.
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.
Granville County Animal Shelter is having an adoption event at Wilton Pizzeria Saturday, July 21 from 11 am – 2 pm. Come on out to find your next furry best friend. There will be hamsters, rabbits, cats, and dogs available for adoption.
Wilton Pizzeria 3596 NC 56 Franklinton, NC 27526