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Medicaid Expansion Begins in North Carolina

Posted December 7, 2023



North Carolina expanded who can get Medicaid on December 1.


Adults ages 19-64 earning up to 138% of the federal poverty line (e.g., singles earning about $20,000/year or families of three earning about $34,000/year) may be eligible.


Visit to learn more about eligibility and how to apply or call Granville County Social Services at 919-693-1511. You can also apply in-person, phone or mailed applications at your local Social Services Office. The processing time for applications can be up to 45 days and those submitted online may be processed faster.


In addition to the Oxford Social Services Office (410 West Spring Street, Oxford) and the Butner-Creedmoor Office (2531 East Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor), Social Services staff will assist residents who may be interested in applying at “drop-box” locations at the Granville County Senior Center (107 Lanier Street, Oxford), the Berea Branch Library (1211 US Highway 158, Oxford), and the Stovall Branch Library (300 Main Street, Stovall).


Coverage provided under Medicaid is comprehensive, including services like primary care, hospital stays, maternity care, vision and hearing, wellness visits, emergency care, mental health, and more. Current beneficiaries with full Medicaid coverage won’t see any changes.

Board of Commissioners Meeting Recap – December 4, 2023

Posted December 6, 2023


The Granville County Board of Commissioners held a regular meeting on Monday, December 4 at the Granville County Convention and Expo Center. The meeting featured the election of Commissioner Timothy Karan (District 6) as the new Chair and Commissioner Jimmy Gooch (District 7) as the new Vice-Chair. Both will serve in these roles until December 2024. Karan is in his fourth term on the Board of County Commissioners after first being elected in 2010. This is the second time he has served as Board Chair after previously holding the same role from 2016-2017. Karan also served as Vice-Chair in 2014-2015 and 2022-2023. Gooch was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in 2020 and elected to his first full term in 2022. This is his first time serving as Vice-Chair.


In other business, the Board of Commissioners approved a request from Social Services Director LaToya Toussaint to add seven positions to manage the anticipated workload increase from the recently implemented expansion of Medicaid eligibility in North Carolina. Caseloads are expected to increase by 45% as approximately 3,000 to 4,000 residents in Granville County become eligible under the new requirements. Toussaint requested that the Board of Commissioners approve seven positions (four Medicaid Eligibility Case Workers, one Medicaid Supervisor, one Trainer/Quality Assurance, and one Accountant). These positions are all partially cost-shared with the NC Department of Health and Human Services.


The Board of Commissioners also conducted the following business on December 4:


– Received an update from Human Relations Commission Chair Rev. John Gooch.

– Approved the 2024 meeting schedule.

– Approved the board, committee, and liaison assignments list.

– Approved 2024 bonds for county officials (Finance Director, Tax Administrator, Sheriff, and Register of Deeds).

– Approved a pump station site maintenance contract for Triangle North Granville Business Park from E. Christian and Son at a cost of $13,912.50.

– Approved a resolution of support for a grant application from Granville County Public Schools to the NC Department of Public Instruction to construct a new middle school facility at the former G.C. Hawley site in Creedmoor.

– Approved a compensation increase for members of the Jury Commission from $300 per year to $500 per year.

– Approved a proposal from Civic Plus to host and provide a content management system for the Granville County website and to complete a full redesign and deployment of the county website at a cost of $62,734.50 for year one and a recurring cost of $22,464.30 beginning in year two.

– Approved a proposal from Civic Plus to provide agenda management software and services at a cost of $14,266.50 for year one and a recurring cost of $14,178.15 beginning in year two.

– Reappointed Ethel Anderson (District 1) and Gary Kanady (District 6) to the Kerr Tar Advisory Council on Aging.

– Reappointed Zelodis Jay (District 1), Tony Cozart (District 4), and Timothy Karan (District 6) to the Granville Health System Board of Trustees.


The next meeting of the Granville County Board of Commissioners is scheduled for Tuesday, January 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Granville County Convention and Expo Center.


To stay informed about upcoming meetings of the Board of Commissioners, visit the Granville County website where you can sign up for the “Sunshine List” and follow the county on Facebook at

Filing Period Opens for 2024 Primary Election

Posted December 5, 2023


The filing period for the 2024 Primary Election began on Monday, December 4, 2023 at noon and ends on Friday, December 15, 2023 at noon.  The Board of Elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and will not close for lunch.  The office is located at 208 Wall Street in Oxford.  Local offices up for election are as follows:


NC House District 32

NC Senate District 18

Register of Deeds

County Commissioner District 1 Seat

County Commissioner District 3 Seat

County Commissioner District 4 Seat

County Commissioner District 5 Seat

Board of Education District 2 Seat (unexpired term)

Board of Education District 3 Seat

Board of Education District 4 Seat

Board of Education District 7 Seat (unexpired term)


The filing fee must be paid with an individual check or money order.  Business or corporate checks are not acceptable.


Any candidates that file at the State Board of Elections in Raleigh will need to come by the local Board of Elections office and have their Notice of Candidacy form verified by the Director before going to file at the State Board of Elections.


Please note that the filing period for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor will not be held until Monday, June 10, 2024 at noon through Friday, July 5, 2024 at noon.   There will be one seat up for election.  The filing fee is $5.00


Anyone with questions about filing can contact the Board of Elections office at 919-693-2515.

Notice to Bidders – Granville Expo Center Generator Installation

Posted December 5, 2023


SEALED, SINGLE PRIME bids will be received on January, 4 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the office of Kilian Engineering, Inc at 115 Young St. Henderson, NC 27536 for the Granville County Expo Center Generator Install. This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina law. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 p.m. All times are local prevailing times.




  • Electrical Contractor to install 80kW back-up LP generator.
  • ATS switch, all material and labor associated with the project.


mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held for interested bidders at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 14 at the Granville County Expo Center conference room, 4185 U.S. 15, Oxford, North Carolina, 27565


Complete plans, specifications and/or contract documents in electronic format may be obtained from Greg Taylor, Kilian Engineering, Inc., at (252) 438-8778 or by email request: during normal office hours. No plan deposit is applicable for electronic files.


HUB businesses are encouraged to submit bids for this project. Granville County awards public contracts without regard to race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age or handicapped condition as defined by North Carolina General Statutes, Section 168A-3.


All contractors are hereby notified that they must have proper license as required under the state laws governing  their respective trades. Granville County reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept bids which are in the best interest of Granville County and also reserves the right to require any bidder to submit information needed to determine if said bidder is responsible within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-129.

Board of Commissioners Meeting Notice – December 4, 2023

Posted November 30, 2023


The Granville County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Granville Expo & Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15, Oxford, NC on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. for the regular scheduled meeting.   A copy of the agenda can be found at this link.    


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

Granville Youth Leadership Council 2023-24 Cohort

Posted November 30, 2023


Granville County Youth Leadership Council represent the crucial role that youth have in shaping the future. Particularly the youth voice in Granville County. The Council is a platform that empowers young minds to actively participate in decision-making processes, fostering a sense of responsibility and commitment to community development. Members are not only representatives of youth civic engagement, but they are architects of change bringing new ideas and opportunities to the community.  Comprising of talented and passionate young leaders, the Youth Council members are poised to make significant impacts and contributions to Granville County.


The GCYLC members were chosen from a pool of applicants comprised of students from High Schools across Granville County. The term of office runs from September 2023-June 2024. The new members joining the council for the 23-24 year are: Ana Black, District 4; Josef Black, District 4; Claire Glavin, District 7; Jacquelin Jose, District 4; Kaylee Overby, District 5; Dylan Roseman, District 5 and Nathanael Royster, District 7.  These new members have hit the ground running and already involved in many activities.


GCYLC Members 2023-2024 Term

Jermaine Puryear, Jr., Chair, Board Liaison, District 3

Elaina Eley, Vice Chair, Board Liaison, District 6

Amber Necessary, Secretary, Board Liaison, District 6

Jaden Easow, Treasurer, Board Liaison, District 6

Iesha Landis, Social Events Chair, Board Liaison, District 6

Cassie Peele, Media and Public Relations Chair, Board Liaison, District 2

Vashti Pearson, Social Media/Content Creator, Board Liaison, District 5

Asia Abdul-Haqq, Board Liaison, District 5

Joydan Johnson, Board Liaison, District 6

Ana Black, Board Liaison, District 4

Josef Black, Board Liaison, District 4

Claire Glavin, Board Liaison, District 7

Jacquelin Jose, Board Liaison, District 4

Kaylee Overby, Board Liaison, District 5

Dylan Roseman, Board Liaison, District 5

Nathanael Royster, Board Liaison, District 7


The purpose of this council is to ensure that youth in the community have a voice, but most importantly, that their voices are heard, recognized and valued. During their tenure, they will gain invaluable leadership skills through their service on selected county boards, outreach, initiatives and youth-led projects. 


The members have already been hard at work, holding a strategic planning session retreat in November. Members divided into committees where they worked diligently on plans for future initiatives. The day ended with some team building activities at Palace Pointe. The Council has ambitious plans for the future. From launching a Teen Clothing Closet, sponsoring a Teen Night, developing a mental health proposal for teens, and hosting community forums and discussions. These young leaders are determined to make a lasting impact. By fostering an environment that encourages collaboration and innovation, the Youth Council aims to create a community where the aspirations of youth are not only acknowledged but actively supported. They will not only provide a voice to the County Commissioners, but they will actively serve on boards such as the Human Relations Committee, Veterans Affairs, Board of Trustees with the Library, etc.


The Youth Leadership Council presented their annual report at the commissioners meeting on November 6, 2023. They discussed their accomplishments from the previous year and their plans for the future. If you would like to learn more about the Council and their activities, please visit their website at

Notice of Board of Elections Meeting – November 30, 2023

Posted November 28, 2023


The Granville County Board of Elections will meet in the Board of Elections office at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023 to propose and approve a One-Stop Plan for the March 5, 2023 Presidential Primary and Board of Education Election. 

Public Notice of Adoption of Schedules, Standards, and Rules for 2024 Revaluation

Posted November 27, 2023


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 20th day of November, the Granville County Board of Commissioners adopted the true value and present use value schedules, standards, and rules to be used in the 2024 reappraisal of real property in Granville County in accordance with N.C.G.S. §105-317.


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of said true value and present use value schedules, standards, and rules are posted on the Granville County website, and are on file in the office of the Granville County Tax Assessor, 141 Williamsboro St, Oxford, NC for public inspection.


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a property owner who asserts that the schedules, standards, and rules are invalid, may take exception to the order and appeal therefrom to the Property Tax Commission within 30 days of the date when this notice of the order adopting the schedules, standards, and rules was first published.  The final date that these schedules may be appealed is December 29, 2023.

Recreation Mini-Grant Call for Applications

Posted November 22, 2023


The Granville County Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Advisory Committee will begin accepting applications for its 2024-2025 Recreation Mini Grant program on December 1, 2023. The grant application period will run through January 31, 2024.


Local government entities and registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations within Granville County are eligible for up to $25,000 in grant funding specifically for recreation related projects. These grant funds are used to facilitate the development and support of active and passive recreation and leisure activities for County residents. 


“The funding helps further the County’s reach in providing recreational amenities to a broad spectrum of residents, especially in areas of the county that are underserved or those that have not received prior funding.” stated Deputy County Manager Korena Weichel. “The Parks, Greenways, and Recreation Advisory Committee is grateful to the Board of Commissioners for continuing to provide funding for this important program over the past several years.”


Examples of past projects funded by mini grant awards include playground equipment at Jack Day Community Park in Stem, fishing piers at Lake Rogers Park in Creedmoor, facility improvements at South Granville High School, picnic shelters at the Grassy Creek Community Center.  Signs are erected at project sites to inform residents that their county tax dollars helped provide the amenities.  


Program guidelines and application are available for download on the Granville County website. Printed copies may also be obtained from the Granville County Planning Office located at 122 Williamsboro Street, Oxford.


All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on January 31, 2024. Complete submission requirements and instructions are included in the program guidelines.


To learn more about this grant opportunity, contact Deputy County Manager Korena Weichel at (919) 603-1366 or email

UOCAVA Notice for March 5, 2024 Primary Election

Posted November 22, 2023


This is an official notice of an election to be conducted in GRANVILLE County on 03/05/2024. This notice contains a list of all of the ballot measures and federal, State, and local offices this county expects, as of this date, to be on the ballot on the date of the election. (See Attachment)


An Election Notice will be prepared not later than 100 days before a regularly scheduled election that permits absentee voting, and as soon as practicable in the case of an election or vacancy election not regularly scheduled. For a second primary, an Election Notice will be prepared, no later than the day following the date the appropriate board of elections orders that a second primary be held.


As soon as ballot styles are printed, this county board of elections will update this notice with the certified candidates for each office and ballot measures and referenda questions that will be on the ballot. For General Elections during even-numbered years, ballots will be printed 60 days prior to the election. For statewide primaries and other elections (except municipal elections), ballots will be printed 50 days prior to the election. Municipal ballots are available 30 days prior to Election Day. You must request an updated Election Notice.


Transmitting a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot:

This notice may be used in conjunction with the federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB). Covered military & overseas voters seeking to vote by absentee ballot may use the FWAB to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and vote an official military-overseas ballot. When using the FWAB to register to vote, and/or request an absentee ballot, please transmit your signed and completed FWAB no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day. If submitted later than this day and time, your absentee ballot will not be counted. Federal write-in absentee ballots are available at You may also request a regular absentee ballot by using the federal postcard application (FPCA), available at A regular ballot can be mailed, faxed or emailed to you. You may return the FWAB or a regular absentee ballot by mail, secure fax (1-919-715-0351) or email (


Marking a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot:

When marking a FWAB, for each office for which you wish to vote, write in either a candidate’s name or political party designation. For ballot measures or referenda, write either “YES” (you are for the ballot measure or referendum) or “NO” (you are against the ballot measure or referendum). In a primary, if you are registered as Democrat, Republican or Libertarian, for partisan contests, you may only vote for the candidates of the party for which you are affiliated. You are also eligible to vote for non-partisan contests. If you are registered as unaffiliated (“independent”), in a primary, you may choose to vote for the partisan contests of one of the parties or you may choose to vote for non-partisan contests only. Please contact your local board of elections to confirm your party affiliation or voter registration status.


Please check the website for the NC State Board of Elections ( for additional information on military-overseas absentee voting.

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