Archive for February, 2023

For Paws Vendor Market

Posted February 27, 2023



The Granville County Animal Shelter will host a vendor market on Saturday, March 25 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in support of animal shelter operations.


The event will include food trucks and raffles as well as vendors selling jewelry, clothing, pet supplies, and more.


For more information, contact the Granville County Animal Shelter at 919-693-6749.

County Commissioners Welcome Valerie Foushee to Granville

Posted February 23, 2023


Members of the Granville County Board of Commissioners and County Manager Drew Cummings met with US Representative Valerie Foushee at the County Administration Office in Oxford today (Thursday, February 23).
Foushee represents North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District, which consists of Granville, Person, Durham, Orange, and Alamance counties.
Rep. Foushee met with Commissioners Zelodis Jay, Rob Williford, Tim Karan, and Tony Cozart to discuss issues and opportunities facing Granville County and how Rep. Foushee’s office can assist on the federal level.
The Board of County Commissioners works hard to maintain productive relationships and keep open communication with Granville’s representatives in Congress as well as the NC General Assembly.
Granville County Government looks forward to partnering with Rep. Foushee’s office on projects that will benefit residents of Granville County and the 4th Congressional District!

Opioid Advisory Committee to Hold Public Engagement Sessions

Posted February 20, 2023



The Granville County Opioid Advisory Committee will host two public meetings to educate and engage with the community on strategies to fight the opioid epidemic in Granville County. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Granville County Convention and Expo Center (4185 US Highway 15 South, Oxford) followed by an additional session at the Willow Oak Room at the Creedmoor Community Center (116 Douglas Drive, Creedmoor) on Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. The public will have the opportunity at both meetings to make their voices heard about how they believe Granville County should allocate funding to fight the opioid epidemic.


Granville County is set to receive $3.8 million over the course of sixteen years as participants in the National Opioid Settlements. This litigation against large manufacturers and distributors of opioids who contributed to the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States will provide funding to state, county, and municipal governments to grow or implement proven strategies that will help prevent, treat, and foster recovery from opioid addiction.


In conjunction with these public meetings, the Opioid Advisory Committee has issued a short survey that will help the committee form their final funding recommendations that will be presented for approval by the Granville County Board of Commissioners. Participate in the survey by following this link. 


“Please take a few minutes to fill out this short survey and join us on March 8 and May 4 to help us fight the opioid epidemic here in Granville County,” said committee Chair Jimmy Gooch. “As a county government, we have an obligation to utilize these funds to help as many of our residents as possible while also being careful stewards of the dollars we receive. Gaining a better understanding of how our community would like the county to prioritize our spending is a critical step to improving how the opioid crisis is addressed in Granville County.”


The Opioid Advisory Committee was established in 2018 by the Granville County Board of Commissioners to engage in shared leadership and collective action to advance a comprehensive response to opioid and other drug use. The committee includes representatives and stakeholders from within Granville County government as well as the Granville-Vance Public Health Department, Granville Health System, Vaya Health, law enforcement, local pharmacy owners, behavioral health professionals, affected families, and other concerned citizens.


For more information about the National Opioid Settlements, visit the “More Powerful NC” website.

Free Pruning Workshop

Posted February 16, 2023



Granville County Cooperative Extension is offering a free pruning workshop on Saturday, February 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The program will be led by Granville/Person County Horticulture Agent Johnny Coley and teach attendees how to properly prune and care for various fruiting plants that can be grown in the Piedmont region of North Carolina including apples, pears, figs, blueberries, peaches, and grape vines.


The class will be held at 450 C.C. Andrews Road Timberlake, NC 27583. The course is being offered free of charge, but registration is required.

Granville Wedding and Events Expo

Posted February 16, 2023


The Granville Wedding and Events Expo will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Granville County Convention and Expo Center. This event, organized by the Granville County Tourism Development Authority (TDA), will bring together vendors and all those looking to plan their perfect event into one place. Whether you are planning a wedding, a family reunion, a class reunion, or a large birthday blowout, the Granville Wedding and Events Expo will help make planning and vendor selection as simple as possible.


The Granville Wedding and Events Expo will feature vendors representing numerous event venues, caterers, event rental companies, invitation designers, balloon artists, photographers, makeup professionals, hair stylists, accommodation options, dessert makers, event planners, florists, and more; all in one place for your convenience. The admission fee will be $10 per person, and pre-registration is highly recommended. To purchase your tickets, visit the TDA website.


Volunteers are also being recruited to help the Granville TDA pull off this large-scale event. Volunteers will assist with event set up/breakdown, parking, registration, trash/restroom duty and other tasks needed to run a successful event. High school students in need of volunteer hours are encouraged to register, but all volunteers must be at least 16 years old. If interested in volunteering, visit this page on the Signup Genius website.


Granville TDA would like to thank event sponsors A&A Photography, Printing and More, Beth McDowell (Makeup Artist), Carlee Farm, Carolina Noir Boudoir, Cedar Grove Acres, DJ Harvey Wall, Heiden Travelverse, The Grand at Oxford (Days Inn), KG Photography and Videography, Lydia Crouse Photography, Shear Desire Hair Salon, Tranquility Estate, DJ Trey Snide(Next Door Radio), the Willow Oak Room at the Creedmoor Community Center, and Wilkinson Creative Co.


A few sponsorship slots are still available for businesses that would like to be featured at this special event. To claim one of the final sponsorships, or for more information about volunteering, contact Granville TDA Director Angela Allen at or 919-693-6125.


The Granville County Convention and Expo Center is located at 4185 US Highway 15 South in Oxford.

GAP Sponsors to be Honored with New Mural

Posted February 14, 2023



Local businesses and residents now have the opportunity to imprint their legacy on the Granville Athletic Park (GAP) by reserving their space on the new sponsors mural planned for installation later this year. The mural will be prominently displayed at the shelter facility in Phase III of the park, adjacent to the accessible playground, tennis courts, and sand volleyball area that opened in 2021.


There are four sponsorship levels available at multiple price points ranging from $1,000 to $7,500. Each tier offers a different level of prominence and visibility on the mural to allow a business or family donation to be permanently recognized and featured for the thousands of visitors that visit the GAP each year.


Since opening in 2004, the GAP has truly become the crown jewel recreational complex for Granville County residents. The park consists of miles of paved walking trails, an 18-hole disc golf course that weaves through tall pines and hardwoods, ball fields framed by foliage, an outdoor amphitheater perfect for showcasing special performances in the open air, and an outdoor classroom surrounded by plant life and sunshine.  Other features at the GAP include numerous amenities like the large sports pavilion, picnic shelters, children’s musical sound garden, outdoor fitness equipment, spray park, and a Storywalk® display.


“The GAP has such an amazing history, and we are always looking for ways to honor the citizens and organizations that have made this park what it is today,” said Assistant County Manager Korena Weichel. “This sponsor mural will provide a permanent and highly visible recognition for those that have, and will continue, to make the GAP a special place for county residents and visitors alike. The generous donations made by these sponsors will ensure that future generations of Granville residents can enjoy the natural beauty and recreational amenities of the GAP for many years to come.”


For more information about securing your place on the GAP sponsor mural wall, visit the sponsorship page. 

Cooperative Extension Accepting Applicants for Herter-O’Neal Scholarship

Posted February 13, 2023


The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association is accepting applications for the 2023 Herter-O’Neal Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students pursuing an Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field of study or enrolled in a diploma program that results in a degree. The statewide winner will be awarded $1,000 for tuition and/or books. District finalists will receive $250.


The Herter-O’Neal Scholarship is awarded each year to honor the work and dedication of Edith Herter and Frances O’Neal, founding members of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA). NCCEAPA membership is comprised of North Carolina Cooperative Extension administrative assistants in 100 counties, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, NC State University, and NC A&T State University.


The application deadline is March 10, 2023. All questions can be addressed to Granville County Cooperative Extension Administrative Assistant Gwen Rubio at or 919-603-1350. Completed applications must be addressed to Gwen Rubio’s attention and mailed or hand delivered to the Granville County Cooperative Extension Office located at 125 Oxford Outer Loop, Oxford.


Scholarship Application


Scholarship Brochure

Board of Commissioners Annual Retreat – February 20 and February 24

Posted February 10, 2023


The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, February 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. and at the Creedmoor Community Center in the Willow Oak Room, 108 East Wilton Avenue, Creedmoor, NC on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. for their annual retreat.


Any questions should be directed to Debra Weary, Clerk to the Board, at 919-603-1307 or emailed to


February 20 and February 24 Agenda

Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice – February 6, 2023

Posted February 3, 2023


The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, February 6, 2023 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 


February 6, 2023 Meeting Agenda

Harry Mills Appointed to Serve on EDPNC Council

Posted February 2, 2023


Granville County Economic Development Director Harry Mills was recently appointed to serve as a member of the North Carolina Economic Development Advisory Council. This council provides advisory direction and support to the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC).


Mills will represent the “North Central Prosperity Zone” along with Michael Haley, Executive Director of the Wake County Economic Development Office. Mills was appointed to serve on this council by the current members of the EDPNC Board. He will join a council of sixteen members representing the eight prosperity zones across North Carolina. Prosperity Zones are determined by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and subdivide the state geographically to provide localized support for economic development projects. The North Central Prosperity Zone includes Granville, Person, Vance, Warren, Alamance, Orange, Durham, Wake, Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe, Chatham, Wilson, Lee, Harnett, and Johnston counties.


“I’m excited to serve on the EDPNC Advisory Council,” said Mills. “This is a fantastic group of professionals that work to improve the economic prospects of their communities and North Carolina as a whole. So many of the projects that come to Granville County and other parts of North Carolina would not be possible without the staff and advisory board members that work on behalf of the EDPNC. I’m excited to represent Granville County and I look forward to working with this group of my peers to attract new businesses to North Carolina.”


For more information about the EDPNC, visit their website.

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