Archive for January, 2019

Wilton Express Library back in operation

The Granville County Library System announces that the Wilton Express Library is now back in service after being temporarily out of operation, and that other express libraries will be open again, soon.


The Granville County Library System offers three Express Library locations in Oak Hill, Stovall and Wilton. All sites consist of lockers with a secure keypad and a book return. Material can be placed “on hold” from home or from the Express library site and can be delivered to a locker at the site by choosing this option when placing your “hold.” Transit deliveries are made on Monday and Thursday evenings.


The Express Library at Wilton is located at 2547 NC Hwy 96 South on the same property as the Wilton EMS Station, right next door to Wilton Elementary School. The Express Library at Oak Hill is located at 8061 NC Hwy 96N at the Oak Hill EMS Station. The Express Library at Stovall is located at the Stovall Branch Library, 300 Main Street in Stovall. All Express Libraries provide 24-hour access to library materials, seven days a week.


For more information on getting materials delivered to the Stovall or Oak Hill Express Library, contact the Thornton Library at 919-693-1121. For more information about the Wilton Express Library contact the South Branch Library at 919-528-1752.











Are you a teen with something to say?

If you are a teen who would like a voice in the programs and services provided by your local library, a “Teen Advisory Board” is being formed to help make the library the place YOU want it to be!


The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Richard H. Thornton branch, 210 Main Street in Oxford. Local teens are invited for food and discussion.


For more information, contact Amy Carlson at 919-693-1121, ext. 212.




Wedding vendors invited to participate in upcoming Bridal Show

Granville County vendors are invited to participate in the 2019 “Brides on Wheels” Bridal Tour and Vendor Show, scheduled for April 14. Brides planning a 2019-2020 wedding will be taking a scenic tour on the “Bridal Bus” to learn more about wedding locations and resources available to help plan the “perfect” event.


The day includes a stop at four wedding/reception venues, as well as early access to a Vendor Show at the Clarion Inn and Suites on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in Oxford. Florists, photographers, caterers, event planners, disc jockeys, rental companies, etc. will be set up to welcome the new brides – and members of the public – to display a variety of wedding service options. The Vendor Show will be open from noon until 4 p.m., with tickets now available to attend.


Vendors interested in participating in this show – a special feature of the “Brides on Wheels” Bridal Show and open to the public – are requested to register by Feb. 15. Space is limited, with first priority being given to Granville-based vendors. After Feb. 15, vendors outside of Granville County will be able to sign up to participate, depending on space limitations and availability.


Sponsorships for the Vendor Show are also available, as well as opportunities to distribute items to future bridal couples in “goodie bags” that will be given out to all who participate in the Bridal Tour.


For more information about the Bridal Tour’s Vendor Show, contact Granville County Tourism Director Angela Allen by phone at 919-693-6125 or by email at Brides who would like to save a seat on the “Brides on Wheels” limo-style tour bus can register at


McFee retires from Sheriff’s Office

After more than 15 years of service to the Granville County Sheriff’s Office and to local citizens, the retirement of Detective Doug McFee has been announced.


“Doug has been a vital resource to the Granville County Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Brin Wilkins said about Friday’s presentation. “He will be missed, but we wish him well in his retirement.”


 McFee was recently presented a plaque from the Granville County Board of Commissioners for his work and for his dedication to the job. Zelodis Jay, Chairman of the Board, made the presentation at the Granville County Manager’s office on Williamsboro Street in Oxford.


McFee’s retirement becomes effective Jan. 31.


Pictured are Zelodis Jay, Granville County Board of Commissioners Chairman; Detective McFee; and Sheriff Brin Wilkins.


Congratulations, Doug, on your retirement!


Vietnam Veteran presented Marine Corps Challenge Coin

Local Vietnam Veteran Alvin Moore, who is battling stage four lung cancer, was recently presented a Marine Corps Challenge Coin by Granville County Veterans Services Officer Rodney Frazier. The challenge coin is used by those in the armed forces as a special token to enhance morale, to give recognition for a job well done or to symbolize brotherhood. To carry a military challenge coin is a widely-respected and time-honored tradition.


Mr. Moore was joined by his wife Jeanette for the presentation.


Pictured are Granville County Veterans Services Officer Rodney Frazier and Vietnam Veteran Alvin Moore.

Applications now being accepted for energy assistance

The Granville County Department of Social Services is currently accepting applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP). Applications will be taken through March 29 or until funds are exhausted. 


This program provides assistance to local residents for payment of their heating bills.  To be eligible, applicants must meet income and resource requirements and be responsible for payment of their own energy bill.  All interested in completing an application should bring valid Identification and provide Social Security numbers for everyone in the household, as well as proof of income for the prior month. Applicants should also provide a copy of their heating bill – which includes account number – and a bank statement. If applying for someone else, a statement giving permission to apply on that person’s behalf will also be required.


The Granville County Department of Social Services is located at 410 W. Spring Street in Oxford. For more information, contact Social Services at (919) 693-1511. 




All interested persons please take notice that the Granville County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Granville Expo and Convention Center located at 4185 Highway 15 South, Oxford.  The purpose of the special meeting is to review Broadband RFPs (Requests for Proposals).


Debra A. Weary, Clerk to the Granville County Board of Commissioners



Attention woodland owners…

If you are a woodands owner, N.C. Cooperative Extension and the N.C. Forestry Service will offer a FREE workshop series beginning Jan. 24, with sessions to follow on Feb. 28 and on March 29.


The Jan. 24 session will be held at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center from 7 until 8 p.m. and will address the topics of trespass laws, as well as reading surveys and understanding property boundaries.


A subsequent session will be held at the Vance County Regional Farmers Market (tax updates and estate planning) and the series will conclude with a “Woodlands Tour” in Kittrell on March 29.


To register or for more details, call 252-438-8188 or 919-603-1350 or enroll online at See flyer below for more details!



“Coggins Clinics” scheduled for horse owners

N.C. Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with Large Animal Vet Services and the Flat River Vet Clinic, has scheduled “Coggins Clinics” during the month of February.


A Coggins test is a blood test that samples a horse for the presence of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), which is primarily transmitted through large biting flies such as horseflies or deerflies. Horse owners who travel to events such as horse shows, trail rides, festivals or other events must provide proof that their animal has a “negative” report for the Coggins test and are required to carry the Coggins information and a health certificate with them when taking their horse off the farm.


Local clinics are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15 from 2 until 4 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Southern States Cooperative, 607 Hillsboro Street in Oxford.


Also provided during these clinics will be vaccinations for EWE/Tetanus, Flu/Rhinovirus, Rabies and West Nile Virus. These vaccines will be available for additional charges.


For prices and scheduling, contact the Granville County Cooperative Extension Office at 919-603-1350.



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