NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for the regular scheduled meeting.
Any questions should be directed to Debra Weary, Clerk to the Board, at 919-603-1307 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Granville County Sheriff’s Office reminds all residents to follow these tips from the N.C. Sheriff’s Association for a safe and enjoyable Halloween:
- Follow State and County health guidelines.
- Use hand sanitizer and or wash your hands before eating any candy.
- Practice social distancing as much as possible.
- Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
- Watch for children in dark clothing walking on roadways, medians, and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways carefully.
- Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12.
- Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow.
- Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route.
- Teach your children to stop only at houses that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger’s home.
- Establish a return time.
- Tell your youngsters not to eat any treats until they return home.
- Carrying flashlights with fresh batteries will help children see better and be seen more clearly.
- Walk; do not run, from house to house. Do not cross yards and lawns where unseen objects or the uneven terrain can present tripping hazards.
- Walk on sidewalks, not in the street.
- Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic, if there are no sidewalks.
- Insist that treats be brought home for inspection before anything is eaten.
- Throw away any candy that is unwrapped, partially wrapped, or has a strange odor, color, or texture.
All interested persons please take notice that the Granville County Board of Commissioners and the Granville County Board of Education will hold a Special Joint Meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, located at 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC. The purpose of the meeting is regarding redistricting for the Granville County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, based on data from the 2020 Census.
To view the agenda, please click here.
Granville County Senior Services and Amedisys Home Health and Hospice will honor local veterans with a drive-through Veteran’s recognition event on Wednesday, November 10 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford. Veterans of all branches are invited to attend this special event to honor their service to the United States, just in time for Veteran’s Day.
All Veterans in attendance will receive a free goody bag and participate in a pinning “ceremony” from the comfort of their own vehicles. Veterans who would like to attend are encouraged to call the Granville County Senior Center at (919) 693-1930.
The Granville County Senior Center is located at 107 Lanier Street in Oxford. For additional information about programs and services offered by Granville County Senior Services at all three locations in Oxford, Creedmoor, and Stovall, visit the Granville County website: www.granvillecounty.org/residents/senior-services.
Proclamation for Dysautonomia Awareness Month
WHEREAS, dysautonomia is a group of medical conditions that result in a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for “automatic” bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control and more. Dysautonomia impacts over 70 million people around the world, and includes conditions such as diabetic autonomic neuropathy, vasovagal syncope, pure autonomic failure, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome; dysautonomia impacts people of any age, gender, race or background, including many individuals living in Granville County;
WHEREAS, dysautonomia can be very disabling. This disabling, and this disability can result in social isolation, stress on the families of those impacted, and financial hardship. Some forms of dysautonomia can result in death, causing tremendous pain and suffering for those impacted and their loved ones;
WHEREAS, increased awareness about dysautonomia will help patients get diagnosed, treated earlier, save lives, and foster support for individuals and families coping with dysautonomia in our community. Dysautonomia International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of patients living with dysautonomia, encourages communities to celebrate Dysautonomia Awareness Month each October around the world. We seek to recognize the contribution of medical professionals, patients and family members who are working to educate our citizenry about dysautonomia in Granville County.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Commissioners of the County of Granville, State of North Carolina, does hereby proclaim the month of October as DYSAUTONOMIA AWARENESS MONTH.
This the 18th Day of October, 2021.
FREE MULCH is available at the Oxford Landfill from now until Oct. 30. Pickup times are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon, while supplies last.
Those interested are asked to check in at the weigh scales and staff will coordinate the loading of your mulch.
The Oxford Landfill is located at 6595 Landfill Road in Oxford. For more information, please contact Jason Falls at 919-691-0928.
A FREE rabies clinic for dogs and cats has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23 at Union Bank in Oxford. Hours are from 9 am. until 11 a.m. for one- and three-year vaccines. Pet owners must have proof of prior rabies vaccination (paper certificate) before the three-year shot can be administered. (Rabies tags will not be accepted as proof.)
All dogs must be on a leash and all cats are to be in a carrier.
Union Bank is located at 108 College Street in Oxford. For more information, please contact the Granville County Animal Shelter at 919-693-6749.
The Granville County Senior Center in Oxford will host a Powerful Tools for Caregivers series beginning Tuesday, November 2. This six-week series gives caregivers the skills they need to take care for themselves while caring for someone else. Attendees will learn that by taking care of their own health and well-being, they will become better caregivers.
Participants will learn how to manage emotions, reduce stress, and cope with caregiving issues and demands. The series begins Tuesday, November 2, and will be held each Tuesday through December 7. This free series will be offered both in-person and virtually. In-person sessions will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and the virtual option will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the same days. Sessions will be led by Austin Caton, Family Caregiver Specialist and Susan Tucker, Aging Assistant with the Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging.
Caregivers will learn how to better care for themselves, so that they can be the best caregiver for those who need them most. To register, please call the Granville County Senior Center at (919) 693-1930.
The Granville County Senior Center is located at 107 Lanier Street in Oxford. For additional information about programs and services offered by Granville County Senior Services at our three locations in Oxford, Creedmoor, and Stovall, visit our website: www.granvillecounty.org/residents/senior-services.
Granville County Animal Control reports that a potentially rabid animal had been reported in the area of Lake Ridge Road and Bruce Garner Road in Creedmoor on Oct. 8. Testing confirmed that the skunk picked up from that location had rabies.
Animal Control Officers remind that per NC General Statute 130A-185, pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) over four months of age should have current rabies vaccinations, and that one-year vaccines are available by appointment for dogs and cats at the Granville County Animal Shelter. Vaccination hours are Monday through Friday from noon until 4:30 p.m. Cost for the vaccine is only $6.00.
The Granville County Animal Shelter is located at 515 New Commerce Drive in Oxford. Call 919-693-6749 for an appointment or for more information.
To view NCGS 130A-185 and its requirements, please visit G.S. 130A-185 (ncleg.net).
For more information about rabies from Granville County Animal Control, please click here.
Notice of Regular Meeting
The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for a regular scheduled meeting.
This will be an in-person meeting. Any questions should be directed to Debra Weary, Clerk to the Board, at 919-603-1307 or emailed to email@example.com.