Granville Chamber to host Women in Business Luncheon

WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 ~ 12:00 noon

THORNDALE OAKS, 105 West Quailridge Road, Oxford

You are invited to lunch and an outstanding program by

Holly Boyd & Anna Cate Fleming

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Lunch:  $15 Chamber members

$18 non-Chamber members

Reservations are REQUIRED by Monday, May 22nd

(Reservations not cancelled prior to May 23rd will be invoiced.)

WOMEN IN BUSINESS LUNCHEON SPONSORS:

CENTURY 21/HANCOCK PROPERTIES/ANNE HANCOCK, TRACY DOZIER

GRANVILLE INSURANCE AGENCY/SANDRA D. PRUITT

JIMMY WILLIAMS & ASSOCS. – NATIONWIDE INS./GLENDA M. WILLIAMS

REVLON

THORNDALE OAKS/ FAITH C. WATKINS

BRUMMITT ELECTRIC/HELEN H. BRUMMITT

EDWARD D JONES/ WANDA ELMORE

FONVILLE MORISSEY REALTOR/SUZANNE BORNEMANN

LEGAL SHIELD/RUTH ANN BULLOCK

LEWIS ELECTRIC OF OXFORD/CAROLYN E. WILSON

LYDIA CROUSE PHOTOGRAPHY/LYDIA CROUSE

NORTH CENTRAL MEDICAL TRANSPORT/CARRIE R. CURRIN

RODAN & FIELDS INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT/SUSAN S. CREWS

Maria Parham Health to offer free sports physicals

Maria Parham Health will be offering free sports physicals from 5:00 p.m. –  7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17th for those students who plan to play sports in a school setting.

Please enter through our main entrance and directions the waiting area will be provided.

Please bring the form’s your child’s sports program requires for participation and make sure the parent’s section is already filled out and signed.

Oxford Alive After 5 Postponed

Due to the weather predictions and uncertainty, a decision has been made to POSTPONE tomorrow night’s ALIVE AFTER FIVE until Thursday, June 29th.

Please know that this decision was made after careful consideration for the band, concession vendors, sponsors, volunteers, law enforcement — everyone we can think of!

The Chamber appreciates everyone’s support and understanding!  We will look forward to the June 29th event!

Ginnie Currin

Executive Director

Granville County Chamber of Commerce

Granville Relay Postponed Due to Weather

COUNTYWIDE RELAY EVENT DELAYED
Due to the anticipated weather conditions on Friday, May 12th, the countywide Relay for Life event scheduled for the J.F. Webb High School track has been delayed to Saturday, May 20th .

The event will commence with the opening ceremony on Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. on the track. The events will conclude at 11:00 p.m. The county co-chairs, captains and team members thank you for your support and they hope to see you at the track on May 20, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The survivors will meet in the cafeteria by 5:30 p.m.

Food, music, entertainment for young and old will be available.

Come join your friends, support the cure for cancer and walk a lap or more for good health.

May is Focus on Membership Month for Granville County Chamber of Commerce

TAKE NOTE

May 11-19 – Annual Spring Membership Blitz – kicked off at the May 11 -Downtown Oxford – Alive After Five- at special attraction table for Chamber. Join during the Blitz receive 15 months for the fee of 12 months along with many other benefits! Refer a potential member and they join receive during the Blitz, you will be entered in a drawing for a “mystery” prize.

Tuesday – May 16 – Lunch and Learn -12 Noon – Chamber Board Room 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford – Kevin Bullock of WIZS presenter – “Marketing Techniques to Boost Your Business” – Lunch provided – RSVP by Monday -May 15 to a Chamber Office.

Wednesday – May 17 – Navigating the Chamber Orientation and Refresher – 4:00 pm – Creedmoor Business Center – Bring business cards and materials to share about your business, organization or non-profit. RSVP to a Chamber Office by Noon on May 17.

Friday, May 19- Membership Appreciation Picnic hosted by our Chamber Ambassadors to say, “Thanks for being a Granville County Chamber Member!” – 11:00-2:00 (floating) @ Granville Athletic Park (The GAP) Belltown Road.

FREE – Hot dogs and Hamburgers with the trimmings for all to enjoy and be APPRECIATED! New members will be recognized! RSVP to a Chamber Office by May 18th.

We look forward to seeing you and any of your staff at as many as of these “May Member Focus” events as you can participate in. To learn more about any of these events contact a Chamber Office: [email protected] /919-693-6125 or [email protected] /919-528-4994.

Two VGCC campuses to host Mini-Medical School summer camps

High school students from throughout the region are invited to learn about health sciences and careers in medicine by participating in the 2017 “Mini-Medical School” Summer Camp, conducted by the Wake Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in partnership with Vance-Granville Community College.

The intensive, week-long day camp is being offered twice: June 12-16, at VGCC’s South Campus, located between Butner and Creedmoor, and July 24-28, at VGCC’s Franklin County Campus, just outside Louisburg. At either location, students will be on campus from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This will be VGCC’s fourth summer hosting a Mini-Medical School, which uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, medical genetics and genomics. Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer, will serve as the lead instructor.

Participants will not only learn about training for careers in the medical field, but they will also have opportunities to become certified in CPR and Youth Mental Health First Aid (for students aged 16 and over) during the course of the camp.

Campers will be able to learn more about VGCC programs that prepare students for medical careers, including Histotechnology, Nursing, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Pharmacy Technology, Human Services Technology, Emergency Medical Services and Occupational Healthcare.

Wake AHEC serves nine counties in central North Carolina from its office in Raleigh: Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Lee, Person, Vance, Wake, and Warren counties. AHECs are located throughout North Carolina and are affiliated with the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The mission of the statewide AHEC Program is to meet the state’s health and health workforce needs. NC AHEC provides educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations.

The registration fee for the camp is $200, which includes materials, CPR and Youth Mental Health

First Aid Certifications, catered lunches and snacks.

For more information and to register, visit www.wakeahec.org/hchome.htm or contact Heather Schafer at [email protected] or 919-350-0468.

 

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VGCC nominates student for statewide leadership award

Francis Scotland, Jr., of Oxford, a student in the College Transfer program at Vance-Granville Community College, was recently the college’s nominee for the North Carolina Community College System’s Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award for 2017.

The award was established in 2004 in honor of Scott, who served as Governor of North Carolina from 1969-1973, and as President of the N.C. Community College System from 1983-1995. Each year, the N.C. Association of Community College Presidents bestows the honor on one community college student in recognition of his or her academic and leadership achievements.

Scotland was recognized for his leadership as a student ambassador and as an officer in the VGCC Student Government Association (SGA). He recalled being “hesitant” the first time he was offered a position of leadership at the college. “I was offered the position during my first year at VGCC by my former Chemistry teacher, Steve McGrady,” Scotland said. “He pulled me aside after class one day and told me how good my grades were and asked if I wanted to be a counselor for the VGCC summer science camp. I was both nervous and humbled that I was offered such a position. I feared that I wouldn’t be able to handle such a position, that I couldn’t live up to the expectation he had set for me. I not only took the position, but I have helped with the science camp for the past two years.” That experience led him to take advantage of other opportunities to serve at VGCC.

After serving as a senator in the SGA in 2015-2016, Scotland had to run what he described as “a friendly political campaign” to be elected by the student body to the office of parliamentarian in the spring of 2016. “Through campaigning, I met a lot of my peers who I’ve never had the opportunity to meet before the campaign,” he recalled. “SGA is the voice of the students; we coordinate and plan events for the student body as well as addressing any concerns a student may have.”

Scotland said one of his favorite leadership roles has been as the lead student ambassador. “I was given the opportunity to become a student ambassador in the spring of 2014; then I got promoted to lead ambassador in the fall of 2015,” he said. “As a lead ambassador, I am required to assign other ambassadors to professional and recruitment events that VGCC hosts. This position not only helped me with my time management skills but it also helped me with my overall management skills. Learning how to schedule people to work events in addition to working in a professional environment are life skills I will always carry with me.”

He added, “I didn’t want people to think I’m an overachiever for taking on several leadership titles. Instead, I want to be somebody who can be a role model for my peers. Taking on these leadership positions has given me life skills that are embedded in my life forever and can never be changed.  Being a leader is more than telling people what to do. It’s about active listening and addressing the concerns of others. Even though many people would call me a leader, I am equal part a follower. I believe one can only lead by following others.”

“Francis is one of our most dependable, dedicated and helpful student leaders, and we appreciate his excellent service to the VGCC Vanguards,” said Jermiel Hargrove, the college’s coordinator of student activities and athletics, who advises both the SGA and the ambassadors.

Scotland has excelled academically, as well. He was recently inducted into the college’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. He has already completed the requirements for both the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and will march at VGCC’s commencement exercises on May 12. Scotland will continue his higher education at a four-year university in the fall to study electrical engineering.

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Granville County Crime Stoppers May Report

TO:                           News Media

FROM:                    Granville County Crime Stoppers  

DATE:                     May 4th 2017

SUBJECT:             BURGLARY/LARCENY/VANDALISM

 

On Thursday, March 30th, 2017 during late evening hours an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon the driveway of private property off Thad Carey Road, Stem, NC and criminally removed one Glock 19 pistol magazine, which was loaded with ammunition from the center console of a private owned vehicle.

On Sunday, April 9th, 2017 during early morning hours an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon private property off Rivers Edge Road, Oxford, NC and criminally forced entry of a shop, which caused property damage to door and jam and unlawfully removed three (No. 10) 100 ft. extension cords (one yellow and two orange in color), and two (No. 12) 500 ft. rolls of copper wire.

On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 during late evening hours an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon private property of a residence located off Appaloosa Trail, Franklinton, NC, which was damaged by fire on March 11th, 2017 and criminally removed items from the property.

Sometime between December 2016 and Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon private property of a residence off Jack Clement Road, Oxford, NC and criminally removed an air conditioner unit.

Sometime between Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 late evening hours and Thursday, April 27th, 2017 early morning hours an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon private property of Carroll’s Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service located off Roxboro Road, Oxford, NC and criminally cut a lock, which was on a “2016” Master Tow 6X8 ft. utility trailer, that is black in color with a wooden floor and lift gate on the back and removed trailer from the property.  The trailer has a registration number displayed on the left fender and silver wheels.

On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 during mid-morning hours an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon private property of a residence off West Tom Parham Road and forced entry, which caused criminal property damage and removed a dresser drawer with numerous pieces of jewelry.

On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 between mid-morning and late evening hours an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon private property of a residence off Indian Trail ,Oxford, NC and forced entry, which caused criminal property damage and unlawfully removed one 12 gauge Benelli Nova pump action shotgun and one 12 gauge Browning Lite automatic shotgun.

If you have information concerning this incident, please contact the Granville County Sheriff’s Office at 919-693-3213 or call Crime Stoppers 919-693-3100.

THE GRANVILLE COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS AUTHORIZED THE PAYMENT OF A REWARD OF UP TO $1,000 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST/INDICTMENT(S) OF PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CRIME.  IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS CRIME OR ANY OTHER SERIOUS CRIME(S) IN GRANVILLE COUNTY.  YOU ARE ASKED TO CALL THE GRANVILLE COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS IN OXFORD AT 919-693-3100.

Oxford Prep Claims First Varsity Baseball Conference Championship

With the regular season over, the Griffins finished 14-10 overall and 11-1 in conference play, clinching their very first baseball conference championship.  The Griffins took another step forward in the young program’s history.  Last year, in the first season of varsity play the team finished 12-12 overall and 3rd in the conference.  The Griffins will likely earn a 4 seed in the Mideast Pod of the 2017 NCHSAA 1A Baseball Playoffs, where they will host a home playoff game on Wednesday against an opponent TBD.

Some of the highlights this year include a victory over Northern Vance, beating conference rivals Louisburg and Granville Central in the same week clinching the conference championship, and earning the right to host the first home playoff game in program history.  The Griffins were led by Senior Garrett Reaves with 6 pitching wins, Junior Trey Reese with 3 pitching wins and hitting .380, Freshman Ben Hester hitting .383 with 3 HRs on the year, and Senior Timari Perry hitting .356.

Oxford Prep Middle School jumps into Softball with an undefeated inaugural season

The Griffin’s Middle School softball team finished their inaugural season unbeaten.  “We are very proud of this team.  We go from not being certain if we have enough interest to actually have enough play, to having a history making season,” says Head coach Joe Don Cooper.  When Cooper and Assistant coach Eddie Blake opened try outs, they only had 12 young ladies interested in playing.  Coach Cooper remarked “this team is an example that overall great attitudes and work ethic breeds success.”

Plagued with some injuries early on, the Griffins adjusted quickly and blended inexperience with veteran softball players.  The coaches credit defense as a major factor for the success this season.  The defense was led by 8th grade standout Pitcher Jordan Dunn, as she partnered with 7th grade catcher Charly Cooper to create a very formidable battery.  Dunn only gave up an impressive 2 earned runs all season.   Solid and consistent play by veteran 8th grade players Emily Faucette, Claire Yancey, and offensive powerhouse Logan Privette (led the team in batting average) coupled with the effort and attitude of the cast of support players: Jaci Crute, Cayton Seivert, Averi Seivert, Ahlori Long, Laci Oettinger, Hallie Boone, and Ashlyn Roberson made for an incredible first season in Middle School softball.  Cooper stated “It’s really awesome to be a part of a team that when these girls look back 10 to 15 years from now when talking about Oxford Prep Softball, they can say ‘Hey, I was on the first ever middle school softball team there …and … We were undefeated!’”

The team finished 10 – 0 on the season and earned key victories against Falls Lake Academy and Vance CharterOxford Preparatory School will join the Central Carolina Middle School Conference, with local emerging rivals Falls Lake Academy and Vance Charter School.