Entries by Laura Gabel

TownTalk: Harry Coombs Talks Military History

The 6th annual military history show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Henderson-Oxford Airport in Granville County. And coordinator Harry Coombs says it’s on track to be even bigger and better than last year, when the event netted $1,700 to benefit the local veteran’s affairs committee. “I expect the crowds to be […]

TownTalk: American Legion Works to Better the Community

Ticket sales for Friday’s chicken plate fundraiser at the American Legion hut in Henderson have been brisk – so brisk, in fact, that Andy Roberson, commander of local post 60 said if you haven’t gotten a ticket yet, you’ll have to rely on luck to snag a plate.  “We’ve actually sold 1,150 tickets,” Roberson told […]

Granville Tourism Director Angela Allen Completes 3-Year Program To Be ‘Travel Marketing Professional’

Granville Tourism Director Angela Allen has completed a three-year program to become officially designated as a travel marketing professional from the Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College. Allen was among about 60 other tourism professionals recognized for completion of the program recently at the STS Connections Conference in Spartanburg, SC. Allen has been in her role […]

Renovated Franklin Plaza New Home to Several County Agencies

Several Franklin County offices have moved to newly renovated space in Franklin Plaza on Bickett Boulevard. The phone numbers remain the same, but the Board of Elections, Veterans Services and the Franklin Senior Center all now have office suites at 279 Bickett Boulevard, according to information from county officials. The space also offers a multi-use, […]

Hilltop Lumber Recognized

The lumber and other products sold at Hilltop Lumber for the past 60 years are no doubt found in homes and other building across Granville County – and beyond. Waverly Critcher opened Hilltop in 1961, and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce sent a shout-out to the family-owned business to celebrate its presence in the […]

Oxford, NC’s Roundabout

The much-anticipated roundabout in downtown Oxford is set to officially open Friday morning, following a ribbon-cutting at 9 a.m. State crews began the project in early June, and it has been the topic of some discussion – pro and con – during the construction phase. The roundabout replaces a two-way stop at the intersection of […]

TownTalk: Sons Of American Revolution Hope Upcoming Events Will Draw Interest From Vance & Granville

Bill Riggan likes to give credit where credit is due. And as a member of the Halifax Resolves Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, that credit involves identifying and marking graves of long-deceased patriots and compatriots and honoring them with an official ceremony. Riggan spoke with Bill Harris on Town Talk’s tri-weekly history […]

City Leaders Continue Looking At Ways To Reimagine Downtown Neighborhoods To Attract Growth, Development

As plans for reimagining and redeveloping neighborhoods near downtown Henderson continue, city leaders are considering ways to improve current areas while understanding how best to create new opportunities for growth. One way may be establishing an urban overlay district, which was explained to City Council members Monday as a way to allow for multifamily housing […]