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Granville County Mailbox the victim of Vandalism

TO: News Media

FROM: Granville County Crime Stoppers  

DATE: June 20th, 2017

SUBJECT: VANDALISM

Sometime between Friday, June 8th, late evening and Saturday, June 9th, 2017 mid-afternoon hours an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon private property off Range Road, Stem, NC and criminally vandalized a mailbox.

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.

Harry Mills Graduates from REDI

Harry Mills, Granville County Economic Development Director, graduated in May from the Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI), an intensive, three-month training program designed for rural community leaders. Rural Center President Patrick Woodie presented certificates to the program’s 31 graduates during a ceremony at the NC Rural Center.

For 27 years, REDI has helped rural leaders improve their leadership skills and increase their knowledge of economic and community development strategies, equipping them with the tools they need to tackle the issues facing their rural communities.

This year’s class participants included elected officials, economic development professionals, business owners, and civic leaders. More than 1,100 rural leaders have graduated from REDI since the program began in 1989.

Cover Photo By: York Wilson

540 Graduate from Granville County Public Schools earning 9.6 Million in Scholarships

The 2017 graduates of Granville County Public schools participated in the final ceremonies this past Saturday under beautiful blue skies and a warm spring breeze. More than 540 students graduated from our five high schools, with thousands of supportive parents, relatives, friends and community members on hand to help celebrate the special milestone in a young person’s life.

This year’s graduating class was a particularly talented group, as evidenced by both the statistics and individual stories of success. This class of students earned more than $9.6 million dollars worth of scholarships – an all time record since the district has been tracking this information. More than 450, or 85% of the graduates were accepted into and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university or proudly pledged to enroll in the armed services, and 10% had already secured employment. Several students were accepted to prestigious universities, as well as every single UNC institution of higher education.

Many student athletes were awarded substantial scholarships in various sports, including track, volleyball, softball, and even bowling! Other students received large academic scholarships, including ‘full-rides’ to NCSU, UNCG, Wingate, Peace and Winston-Salem. Future plans of the graduates span the entire spectrum, including students entering the fields of engineering, pre-med, Biochemistry, and Business. Others made plans for careers nursing, radiology, veterinary science, and agriculture. Several students will begin pursuing degrees in welding, with job offers already on the table. Other outliers include pilot’s school, cosmetology, and flight attendant’s school.

Regardless of the immediate next steps in these graduates’ plans, it is clear that Granville County Public Schools has helped prepare this talented group of young citizens for whatever lies ahead. Our community should be extremely proud of them, and feel confident that the next generation of citizens and community members will be well represented.

Dr. Stan Winborne
Director of High Schools
Director of Career & Technical Education Program
Public Information Officer
Granville County Schools

Granville County Animal Management to Hold Free Rabies Clinic for Cats and Dogs

Oxford, June 5, 2017- Granville County Animal Management will hold a free Rabies clinic at the Granville County Animal Shelter from 9 am-12 pm on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The clinic is made possible by a generous Granville County resident who wishes to remain anonymous.

“Making sure your dog and cat are current on Rabies vaccination ensures you and your animals do not get infected with the Rabies virus,” commented Animal Management Director, Matt Katz.

Rabies is a viral disease that may affect the spinal cord and brain of all mammals, including cats, dogs, and humans, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the acute form of the disease typically lasts for two to ten days before it becomes clinical. Once clinical signs of the disease appears, Rabies is nearly always fatal. Vaccinations are absolutely key to prevention of the spread of the Rabies disease.

The Granville County Humane Society will also be present at the free clinic, providing a microchipping service for dogs and cats at $20 per chip. Animal Advocates also will be present providing dog tags for a donation.

Please keep dogs on a leash and cats in a carrier when coming to the Rabies clinic.

The Granville County Animal Shelter is located at 5650 Cornwall Road in Oxford.

For more information, please contact Granville County Animal Management at 919.693.6749 or by emailing [email protected]

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Granville Chamber Releases June Calendar of Events

JUNE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

June 1; 6:30 pm

Safety Awards Banquet

NC DEPT. OF LABOR

~ Recognition of business and industry safety award winners ~

VGCC’s South Campus

 

June  2; lunch & dinner
New Horizons’ Baptist Church’s BBQ chicken plate sale

$8/plate; FMI:  Rev. Cam Ford @ 919.603.5146

 

June 2; 7 – 10 pm

BUTNER’S CHICKEN PICKIN’ DANCE

“The Konnection Band”

Location:  Lifestyle Fitness Parking Lot or

Soldiers Memorial Sports Arena (inclement weather)

www.bcaserves.org or 919-575-3032

 

June 2, 8 – 10 pm

FIRST FRIDAYS in CREEDMOOR

Lake Rogers Park, Creedmoor

Movie, “Secret Life of Pets” begins at 8 pm

Bring comfortable chair and/or pad or quilt to sit on

FMI:  Graham Tillerson @ Creedmoor City Hall

 

June 3; 9 am – 4 pm

BUTNER CHICKEN ‘ PICKIN

“The Castaways Band”

Location:  Gazebo Park – Central Ave., Butner, N.C.

919-575-3032

www.bcaserves.org

 

June 3; 7 am – 12 noon

ROTARY – Kerr-Tar Region Yard Sale

Boys and Girls Club Parking Lot

105 West St., Oxford (off Broad St.)

 

June 6; 12 noon

LUNCH ‘n LEARN

“SHOP SMALL”, presented by Melanie Diehl

Carolina BBQ & Chicken-1597 NC Hwy 56 ,Creedmoor

Buffet prices-Seniors $6.50 & others $8.99

FMI:  Chamber offices – 919-693-6125 or 919-528-4994

 

June 8; 12 noon/registration; 1 pm/shot gun start

CHAMBER’S 4th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Henderson Country Club

$100/individual players; $100 hole sponsorship

DEAL:  4-person team + hole sponsorship = $450 total

FMI:  Chamber office

 

June 8; 4 – 7 pm

NATIONAL MARY POTTER CLUB’s COMMUNITY CHOIR FUNDRAISER

Dinner and Song Spaghetti Supper; $10/plate

Mary E. Shaw Gym; 205 Lanier St., Oxford

FMI:  Rosalyn Green @ 919.690.0325

 

June 10: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Creedmoor Fishing Tournament

Location:  Lake Rogers Park

For more information:  919-764-1005 – Creedmoor Recreation

[email protected]

 

June 13; 8 am

Chamber’s Board of Directors Meeting

Chamber Boardroom; 124 Hillsboro St., Oxford

 

June 14; 2 – 8 pm

CREEDMOOR’S NATIONAL DAY OF PLAY

Lake Rogers Park, Creedmoor

919-528-3332

 

June 14; 5:30 – 8:30 pm

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

VINO OASI; 3200 Bliss Trail, Stem

FMI:  Lisa @ 919.238.4078

 

June 15; 8 am

Leadership Granville’s Steering Committee

Chamber’s Boardroom

 

June 15; 12 noon

CHAMBER’S HUMAN RESOURCE COMMITTEE MEETING

Host -Certainteed Corporation

200 Certainteed Dr., Oxford, N.C.

 

June 17; 10 am

22nd ANNUAL CENTRAL CHILDREN’S HOME PARADE

Downtown Oxford

Campus activities following the parade

FMI:  919.693.7617

 

June 19; 8 am – 4 pm

“Pipeline to Employment Event”

Granville County Expo Center

Sponsored by Granville Co. Public Schools CTE Dept. & Granville Co. Economic Development Dept.

FMI:  Tamara Rodebaugh @ 919.475.3101; [email protected]

 

June 20; 8 am

CHAMBER’S AMBASSADORS MEETING

Chamber Boardroom

FMI:  Toni Anne Wheeler; Membership Coordinator

919.528.4994

 

June 22; 8 pm/Concessions; 8:30 pm/Movie begins

OXFORD’S DOWNTOWN MOVIE NIGHT

Main St., Oxford

“The Secret Life of Pets”

Bring a chair and flashlight

FMI:  919.693.1217

 

June 23; 7:45 pm ~ A LIGHT BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED

Chamber’s SUNRISE FORUM

Granville County Expo Center

~ Hosted by Granville County

“GRANVILLE COUNTY UPDATE” by County Manager Mike Felts

RSVP to a Chamber office by June 16th

 

June 24; 9 am – 4 pm

BEE JUBILEE ~ Granville Co. Beekeepers Assoc.

Granville County Expo Center

Free; open to the public

FMI:  Christi Henthorn; 907.738.9047; [email protected]

 

June 27; 7:45 am

BUSINESS-BEFORE-HOURS @ CAMP OAK HILL

1582 Oak Hill Rd. – off Hwy 96-North

~ Enjoy a delicious breakfast and a tour of Camp Oak Hill ~

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED to a Chamber Office by June 21st

 

June 28; 5:30 – 8:30 pm

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

VINO OASI; 3200 Bliss Trail, Stem

FMI:  Lisa @ 919.238.4078

 

June 29; 5:30 – 8:30 pm

RE-SCHEDULED ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Downtown Oxford; parking lot @ Littlejohn & Gilliam Sts.

Entertainers:  THE CASTAWAYS BAND

This first AA5 of 2017, originally planned for May, was postponed due to inclement weather.  The Chamber, the “CASTAWAYS BAND” and concession vendors look forward to seeing everyone the evening of THURSDAY, JUNE 29th, in downtown Oxford.

Granville Chamber Looking for Leadership Granville Participants

Participants are requested for the upcoming Leadership Granville program, which will begin mid-September and end with graduation early-April 2018.  Individuals with a sincere and genuine interest in future service to the community and those who have demonstrated commitment by previous community activities are encouraged to apply.  Also, individuals interested in assuming leadership positions within their organization and/or community should apply.

The program consists of approximately twenty sessions, most of which are evening.  Session highlights include:  leadership assessment and development, personal and group dynamics, county history, city-county-state governments, education, the arts, agriculture, economics-industry-small business, health services and volunteer agencies, human services, community support, tourism, judiciary and law enforcement, visiting manufacturers, farm, industries, businesses, etc.

Sponsored by the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, Granville County Public Schools and Vance-Granville Community College, Leadership Granville offers citizens of Granville County the opportunity to acquire knowledge of the community and develop their leadership potential.  It offers new citizens an opportunity to become personally and professionally acquainted with county structure and life, which can benefit their present and future leadership.

Interested individuals should contact one of the Chamber’s office locations – 124 Hillsboro Street in Oxford/Wanda, 919.693.6125, [email protected]  or 1598 Highway #56, Butner/Toni Anne, 919.528.4994, [email protected].

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

Fashion Blogger Anna Cate Collection

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

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.