Archive for September, 2022

Notice of General Election – November 8, 2022

Posted September 30, 2022


The statewide general election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.


Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.


One-stop early voting will be held at the following locations from Thursday, October 20, 2022, to Saturday, November 5, 2022:


Oxford Public Works building meeting room (in lieu of the Board of Elections office)

127 Penn Avenue

Oxford, NC 27565


South Branch Library multipurpose room

1550 South Campus Drive

Creedmoor, NC 27522


Tar River Elementary School gymnasium

2642 Philo White Road

Franklinton, NC  27525


One-Stop Dates and Hours (pending State Board of Elections approval):


Thursday, October 20, 2022               8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 21, 2022                    8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 22, 2022                8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 24, 2022                 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022                 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022            8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 27, 2022               8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 28, 2022                    8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 29, 2022                CLOSED

Monday, October 31, 2022                 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022               8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m

Wednesday, November 2, 2022          8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 3, 2022             8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 4, 2022                  8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 5, 2022              8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters who have requested them beginning September 9, 2022. A voter can fill out an absentee ballot request at, or by filling out a request form provided by the board of elections. The request must be received through the website or by the Granville County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. November 1, 2022.


In the general election, voters will select candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. General Assembly, state and local judges, district attorney, and county offices.


The voter registration deadline for this election is 5 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022. Eligible individuals who are not registered by that deadline may register and vote at any early voting site during the early voting period. New registrants will be required to provide documentation of their residence.


Questions? Call the Granville County Board of Elections Office at 919-693-2515 or send an email to

Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting Notice

Posted September 29, 2022


The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, October 3, 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.

Free Assistance for Medicare Open Enrollment

Posted September 29, 2022


Granville County Senior Services is offering free assistance for county residents participating in Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plans for 2023.


Health needs change from year to year, and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year too. That is why it is important to evaluate your Medicare choices on an annual basis. The Open Enrollment Period is the one time of the year when all people with Medicare can review and/or change their Medicare Advantage (Part C) or prescription drug (Part D) plans for 2023. Open enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7.


Any Granville County resident that would like to review their plan for 2023 is encouraged to call the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford (107 Lanier Street) at 919-693-1930 or the South Granville Senior Center in Creedmoor (114 Douglas Drive) at 919-528-0848 to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be available at both the Oxford and Creedmoor locations. Senior Services has well-trained SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) counselors who can assist residents with changing their plan.

Notice of Meeting Dates for Board of Elections

Posted September 28, 2022


The Granville County Board of Elections will hold a meeting to approve absentee applications and ballots on the following dates and times listed below and any other business to come before the Board:


            (For General Election)

            October 4, 2022          5:00 p.m.  (Absentee meeting)

            October 11, 2022        5:00 p.m. (Absentee meeting)

            October 18, 2022        5:00 p.m. (Absentee meeting)

            October 25, 2022        5:00 p.m. (Absentee meeting)

            November 1, 2022      5:00 p.m. (Absentee meeting)

            November 7, 2022      5:15 p.m. (Absentee meeting)

            November 8, 2022      2:00 p.m. (Absentee meeting)

            November 18, 2022    11:00 a.m. (Canvass meeting)


Due to the NC COVID-19 State of Emergency Executive Order being lifted, all Board of Elections meeting will be in person and will no longer be live streamed by Zoom. 


All meetings will be held at the Granville County Board of Elections Office located 208 Wall Street, Oxford.

Granville County Emergency Management Tracking Hurricane Ian

Posted September 27, 2022

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Granville County Emergency Services is monitoring the track of Hurricane Ian as it makes its way north of Cuba towards the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Hurricane Ian made landfall around 4:30 a.m. this morning over western Cuba with 125 mph winds and is expected to make landfall across portions of west-central Florida late Wednesday or early Thursday morning before curving northward. Beyond Thursday, much uncertainty remains in the long-term track and intensity.
Impacts to NC are expected by late week with heavy rain across NC as the primary hazard; 2-5” across much of NC with 5-7”+ possible near the coast and along the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Rain chances will increase across southeastern NC Thursday night, with the most widespread rainfall expected on Friday and Saturday. Several periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected to move across the area during this time, possibly resulting in localized urban and poor drainage flooding. Gusty winds will also be possible late this week and weekend as Ian moves through the region. Isolated downed trees and power outages will be possible due to gusty winds and saturated soils.
Take time to prepare now for the potential impacts while we have some quiet weather! Go over plans with your business, staff, family and friends.
• Make an emergency plan today and practice it:
• Have an emergency kit ready:
• Don’t forget your pets! Practice evacuating in the car with your animals, so they’re more comfortable if you need to evacuate in an emergency.…/pets-and-service-animals
• Make sure you have multiple ways to receive emergency info, including watches and warnings
Make your hurricane preparedness plans now, not only for this storm but for the remainder of the season, so you will be ready when the time comes! Please visit for preparedness tips.

David Smith Receives Regional Star Award

Posted September 27, 2022


David Smith with fellow Board members Jimmy Gooch, Tony Cozart, Tim Karan, Zelodis Jay, Sue Hinman, and Russ May


David Smith with his wife Denise Smith


Granville County Commissioner David T. Smith received the Regional Star Award at the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) banquet held on September 22, 2022, at the Warren County Armory Civic Center in Warrenton, NC. Smith, who will retire in December, was recognized for his twelve years of service as a County Commissioner as well as his thirty-seven years of service with the Granville County Sheriff’s Office as Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Detective, Deputy, and Detention Officer.


The Regional Star Award was developed by the Kerr-Tar COG to recognize a long-time public servant that has reached the end of their professional career. Smith became the fifth individual to receive the Regional Star Award after demonstrating a consistent and extraordinary contribution to Granville County and the entire Kerr-Tar Region (Granville, Vance, Warren, Franklin, and Person counties).


Tony W. Cozart, Chair of the Granville County Board of Commissioners, presented the award to Smith and noted the similarities between the Regional Star and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Cozart stated that “the Regional Star Award recognizes profound and dedicated service to the citizens of the Kerr-Tar region.” In addition to his forty-nine years of service as a Granville County employee and Commissioner, Smith has received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine in 2020, National Aging Impact Award from the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging in 2015 and has served on the North Carolina Sheriff’s Education and Standards Commission since 2019.


In addition to his service on the County Board of Commissioners, Smith also serves on the Audit Review Committee, Board of Equalization and Review, Emergency Services Committee, Granville Health System Board of Trustees, Human Relations Commission, Kerr-Tar COG Board, Oxford Downtown Economic Development Corporation Board, Senior Center Advisory Committee, and the Triangle North Board.


“David Smith’s legacy of service is what makes him truly deserving of this Regional Star Award,” continued Cozart. “Smith’s leaves the Board of Commissioners showing how to live a life of service with quiet dignity to his family, to Granville County, and to the Kerr-Tar Region.”

East Coast Greenway Feasibility Study

Posted September 26, 2022


The Kerr-Tar Regional Planning Planning Organization (KTRPO) is developing a Granville County East Coast Greenway Feasibility Study, which will evaluate opportunities to enhance the existing East Coast Greenway route to become a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian facility to connect Butner, Stem, and Oxford.
KTRPO representatives will be in attendance at Butner’s National Night Out event on Tuesday, October 4 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Butner Athletic Park (1105 West B Street, Butner). This is an opportunity to share your input about the proposed project maps and meet the design team.
For more information, please contact Sam Boswell at or 919-436-2040 (ext. 2004).

Wilton Convenience Site to Temporarily Close for Traffic Improvements

Posted September 26, 2022


The Wilton Convenience Site located at 3195 NC Highway 56, Creedmoor will temporarily close beginning Monday, October 10 to allow contractors to complete traffic improvements. The site is scheduled to reopen on Monday, October 17.


During this time, contractors will install a wider entrance ramp into the site, a new gate to account for the wider entrance, extend the concrete pad, install riprap, add drainage improvements, and paint new traffic arrows and pavement markings. The full closure is needed to allow the concrete to cure effectively and allow proper safety measures for the heavy equipment onsite working in a tight space.


Customers who need convenience site services to dispose of household waste during this closure are asked to visit one of Granville County’s six other convenience sites with the Butner site, located at 2796 Old NC 75, Butner, being the closest in travel time from Wilton.


  • Berea (1534 Russell Road, Oxford) Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Bullock (9053 US Highway 15, Bullock) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Butner (2796 Old NC 75, Butner) Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Grassy Creek (2117 James Winston Road, Oxford) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Oak Hill (8266 Charlie Stovall Road, Oxford) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Oxford Landfill (6584 Landfill Road, Oxford) Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


For more information, contact Granville County Environmental Services Director Jason Falls at 919-691-0928 or visit the Granville County website:

Library System Offers Youth Programs at all Branches

Posted September 16, 2022


The Granville County Library System is ready to serve residents with a full schedule of programs for the 2022-23 school year. After another successful summer reading program, programs aimed at pre- and school-aged Granville residents are back at all four library branches. Check out the recurring programs hosted by the Library System below to make plans for your kids throughout the school year.


Storytime (ages 0-6): Young children and their caregivers enjoy stories, rhymes, games, songs, crafts, and interactive learning at the library. Storytime is offered Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the South Branch Library, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Richard H. Thornton Library, and monthly on Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Berea Branch Library.


LEGO Club (ages 3-12): Unleash your LEGO creativity! This weekly drop-in program will allow children to create LEGO masterpieces with materials provided by the library. Imagination is required! Lego Club meets Mondays at 4 p.m. at the South Branch and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at the Thornton Library.


Craft Hour (ages 5-12): Get creative, explore different art mediums, and take home a new project every week! Craft hour occurs on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at the Stovall Branch Library.


STEAM (ages 5-12): Have you ever wondered how bridges are built or how airplanes fly? Have you ever asked yourself what electricity is or why volcanoes spew lava? Well, if you’re in elementary school, come join us each week as we explore the curious world of science through hands-on experiments. Get creative, get innovative, and get ideas for making our world a better place! STEAM meets weekly on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at the South Branch and weekly on Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Thornton Library.


Art Fusion (ages 5-14): Do you know someone who lives and breathes art? Join us as we dive into art history and practice different art techniques created by famous artists throughout history! Art Fusion meets monthly on the second Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Thornton Library.


Code Ninjas (ages 5-18): Learn how to code your own animations and games using SCRATCH, a program created by MIT to teach kids how to code! Code Ninjas meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Thornton Library.


Battle of the Books Book Club (ages 9-17): Part book club. Part competition. All fun! Pick one of three book options to read, then chat about it with friends. Test your knowledge with a Battle of the Books style trivia contest! Battle of the Books Book Club meets monthly on Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the South Branch.


Teen Time (ages 12-18/grades 6-12): Grab your friends and join us for art projects, Cooking 101, monthly challenges, theme nights, book clubs, and more! Teen Time meets Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Thornton Library.


Game On! (ages 13-18): Board games, card games, video games, and puzzles! Get your game on at the library! “Game On!” meets on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. at the South Branch.


For a full calendar of events, make sure you visit the Granville County Library System website and check out all the other programs and services offered across the Granville County Library System.


Berea Branch Library (1211 US Highway 158, Oxford): Tuesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Oak Hill Express Library (8061 NC Highway 96 North, Oxford): Lockers and book return open 24 hours a day. Deliveries occur on Tuesday.


Richard H. Thornton Library (210 Main Street, Oxford): Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


South Branch Library (1550 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor): Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Stovall Branch Library and Express Library (300 Main Street, Stovall): Monday – Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Express library lockers and book return open 24 hours a day.


Wilton Express Library (2547 NC Highway 96 South, Franklinton): Lockers and book return open 24 hours a day. Deliveries occur Tuesday and Thursday.

Design Services for North Granville Senior Center RFQ

Posted September 15, 2022


The County of Granville is soliciting interest and credentials from qualified professional architectural firms licensed within the State of North Carolina. Responses to the RFQ will be used to determine the relative qualifications of various firms to perform the scope of work and task specified with this request.


The County is seeking a firm with demonstrated expertise in design and project management related to the type of project indicated, and its attention to quality assurance, construction feasibility, and


The County is expanding their Senior Services to a new facility located in Stovall, NC. The site contains approximately 4.5 acres and is serviced with public water and sewer from the Town of Stovall. The new facility is expected to accommodate approximately 75 visitors per day. Based upon our internal assessment, the facility will include Administrative offices for a staff of three, a Dining Room and warming Kitchen to accommodate approximately 50 patrons, a Fitness room for approximately 15 to 20 patrons per session, an Art room for approximately 15 patrons per class, a Meeting / Multi-purpose room for approximately 40 visitors, and a small Computer room.


The County anticipates the following schedule:


Advertisement of RFQ September 13, 2022
Submittal of Questions September 23, 2022 (deadline)
Proposals Due October 10, 2022; 3:00 PM
Selection of Firm October 14, 2022


Qualification Proposals shall be sent to the following Granville County Representative:


Scott Phillips
Director, Granville County Development Services
PO Box 877 (Mail) or 122 Williamsboro Street (Street)
Oxford, NC 27565


Additional information or question can be sent to the above contact at or 919-603-1425.


Read the full RFQ for Design Services for the North Granville Senior Center.

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