Archive for April, 2022

Spring Cleanout Scheduled for May 14

Posted April 28, 2022



On Saturday, May 14, residents of Granville County can bring recyclable and hazardous household items as well as documents that they would like to be safely shredded to the Granville County Convention and Expo Center (4185 US Highway 15, Oxford) from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the spring cleanout.


Items to be collected for recycling and/or safe disposal include paint (limit of 15 cans per vehicle), household chemicals, light tubes, drain cleaners, pesticides, documents for shredding, scrap metal, broken appliances, computers, printer, televisions, prescription drugs, ammunition, batteries, books, and styrofoam.


The Humane Society of Granville County will also be on site collecting donations for pet supplies like food, leashes, collars, crates, beds, litter, and towels.


At the last cleanout event, Granville County residents recycled or safely disposed of over 70,000 pounds of hazardous materials. Recycling and safe disposal helps protect Granville residents from hazardous waste while also protecting and preserving this county’s natural landscape and waterways.


For more information, contact Granville County Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator Teresa Baker at 919-725-1417.

Notice of Regular Meeting May 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Posted April 28, 2022


The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, May 2, 2022 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


View the meeting agenda.

County Employees Participate in Spring Litter Sweep

Posted April 26, 2022


County employees participate in the spring 2022 litter sweep

On Friday, April 22, Granville County employees participated in the spring litter sweep sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
County employees picked up 56 bags of roadside litter from Oxford Loop Road in Oxford and Joe Peed Road in Creedmoor. Granville County is proud to encourage participation by our employees to assist in this state-wide initiative.
Help keep Granville County and North Carolina beautiful and protect our local waterways by making sure your trash is disposed of properly!
For more information about NC DOT’s litter sweep program, please visit their website.

Library Receives Grant for Self-Checkout Stations

Posted April 21, 2022


Pictured L-R: Thornton Library staff members Jacqueline Sneed, Penny Hobgood, Shirley McCaden, Mel Baldwin, and Will Robinson.


The Granville County Library System (GCLS) recently installed two Bibliotheca selfcheck 500 kiosks for use by visitors to the Thornton Library in Oxford and the South Branch in Creedmoor. GCLS received a $17,775 grant from the State Library of North Carolina via funding from the Library Services Technology Act (LSTA), which fully funded the purchase and installation of the self-service kiosks.


Patrons wishing to avoid a line at the circulation desk or hoping to maintain privacy regarding the materials they are checking out at the library may use the self-checkout kiosks by simply scanning their library card, or manually entering their account number on the touch screen. Library staff will be available to assist at the circulation desk or if patrons need help navigating the self-checkout process.  


“In the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic, the Granville County Library System has looked for ways to modernize and make library operations safer through technology,” said Library Director Will Robinson. “The library self-checkout kiosk is an ideal way for improving library operations and helps to minimize contact between staff and patrons. These kiosks will help reduce Covid related stress, help streamline the checkout process, and give a measure of anonymity with checkouts. Utilizing federal Covid relief funds, instead of local tax dollars, was a great way to make our operations more efficient and give our patrons additional choices on how they access our materials and services.”


The State Library of North Carolina received funding as part of the federal government’s investment in museums and libraries through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which provided additional funds to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support vital library programs and services in local communities. LSTA grants are awarded in response to specific needs of public, academic, and community college libraries. These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services to their communities.


These grant awards are made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-250229-OLS-21). 

Notice of Public Hearing May 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Posted April 19, 2022


Granville County will hold a public hearing to obtain a Closeout Report on the County’s 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Economic Development for Strong Arm Baking. The County received a $300,000 CDBG grant to assist in the renovations of a 9,000 square foot building located at 117 Main Street in downtown Oxford. To bring the building to the standards needed to operate Strong Arm Baking, extensive renovations were necessary. Those renovations included Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Sprinklers, Painting, Exhaust Doors, Ceiling, Flooring, Tile, Countertops, Stairs, Framing, and connected exteriors such as Canopies and Stairs totaling approximately $605,000. Other project costs include $150,000 for equipment, $5,000 for environmental review and planning, and $25,000 for grant administration. Strong Arm Baking contributed $485,000 toward the project. As a result of the project, 23 new jobs were created. Sixty-five percent of the jobs are held by persons residing in households of low to moderate income.


All interested persons please take notice that a public hearing will be held by the Granville County Board of Commissioners pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 158-7.1.  The public hearing will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM or shortly thereafter in the auditorium of the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, located at 4185 US Highway 15 South. Written comments received prior to the opening of the Public Hearing will be considered and may be sent to Michael Felts, County Manager, 141 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565.


This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request.  Please contact Debra Weary at 919-603-1307 for accommodations for this request.  


Esta información está disponible está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Póngase en contacto con Debra Weary at 919-603-1307 de alojamiento para esta solicitud.


NC Department of Insurance Presents Grants to Local Fire and Rescue

Posted April 18, 2022


Pictured L-R: Ken Reeves, Sue Hinman, Zelodis Jay, Jared Tuck (Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department), Trent Brummitt (Granville Search and Recovery), NC Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, Jimmy Gooch, and Russ May.

NC Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey presented $5,000 grants to Granville Search and Recovery and the Virgilina Volunteer Fire Department today (Monday, April 18).
These grants are the result of contributions made by the North Carolina Surplus Lines Association (NCSLA) to help firefighters and rescue squads in North Carolina.
“It is an honor for me to personally be able to present these surplus lines checks to hard working units in Granville County. This money will help needy fire and rescue departments to better protect their communities,” said Commissioner Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal.


Memorial Grove Dedication Ceremony to be Held on Friday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m.

Posted April 14, 2022


On Friday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m., the Granville County Board of Commissioners and staff will gather to honor the memory of elected officials who have served Granville County with the dedication of a new grove of trees at the Granville Athletic Park (GAP). All members of the community are invited to attend and are especially encouraged to submit names of those they would like to see honored at this event. Granville County intends to make this a recurring recognition to honor the service and memory of former Commissioners while also adding to our beautiful tree canopy at the GAP in conjunction with National Arbor Day.


This concept was approved by the Board of Commissioners at their meeting on February 7, 2022, following a proposal submitted in public comments by resident, Lynn Allred. Allred recommended that the Board dedicate a section of the GAP with trees planted in memory of former Commissioners Dave Currin, Owen Roberts, and Edgar Smoak. Allred suggested that this would enhance the natural beauty of the park and honor these three men’s service to the county as well as their love of nature.


In addition to the three named by Allred, Granville County staff and Commissioners decided to expand on the original concept to honor the memory of the many other dedicated members who have served on the Board of Commissioners throughout the county’s 276-year history. A new grove of trees, beginning with four maples, will be planted, and dedicated to the memory of those who have served the county as members of the Board of Commissioners. Commissioners Currin, Roberts, and Smoak will be honored on April 29, along with many others that have contributed to our county whose names we should not forget. This is planned to be a recurring event with additional ceremonies to mark the addition of new trees and continued acknowledgment of the service that so many have dedicated to Granville County. In addition to the newly planted maple trees, a plaque will be installed to dedicate this area of the GAP as a special place for the families of the deceased and a reminder to all visitors of those that have worked to make Granville County the community it is today.


To submit a name of a former official that you would like to be considered for recognition at the April 29 event, please contact Public Information Officer/Grant Development Specialist Terry Hobgood at 919-693-5240 or The memorial grove and dedication ceremony will be located near the main entrance of the GAP (4615 Belltown Road, Oxford) near the walking path and butterfly garden at the large soccer fields adjacent to the main parking lot.

Board of Commissioners Meeting April 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Posted April 14, 2022


The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, April 18, 2022 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 


April 18, 2022 Agenda

Marshall Floyd Memorial Cleanup

Posted April 14, 2022

Sound Rivers will host a Tar River cleanup in memory of longtime Environmental Affairs Committee member Marshall Floyd on Saturday, April 30.
Marshall was a longtime volunteer who was passionate about protecting the Tar River and our other local waterways. He was an avid canoeist, environmentalist and more.
Throw on some clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and come on out to keep the trash from your beautiful waterways!
Partners in the event, Strong Arm Baking, will be providing coffee, pastries and cookies for our volunteers! Get the details and RSVP by following this link.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, April 12

Posted April 8, 2022


The Granville County Library Board of Trustees Meeting Originally Scheduled for April 14 will now be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at the Richard H. Thornton Library (210 Main St. Oxford).

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