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Granville Co. Crime Stoppers: Copper Wiring Removed From Cell Phone Tower

-Information courtesy Granville County Crime Stoppers

Sometime between Friday, August 17, 2018, and Wednesday, October 3, 2018, an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon private property located off Cash Road, Creedmoor, NC and criminally removed copper wiring from a cell phone tower.

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.

City of Creedmoor & Granville Chamber Present Govt. Sunrise Forum, Oct. 12

— Information and flyer courtesy Granville County Chamber of Commerce | Ginnie Currin, Executive Director ~ 919-693-6125 ~ [email protected]

The Granville County Chamber’s Sunrise Forum will be hosted by the City of Creedmoor on Friday, October 12, 2018. A light breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m.; program to officially begin at 8 a.m.

The forum will be held in Creedmoor City Hall’s Boardroom located at 111 Masonic St., Creedmoor.

Those in attendance will discover how the City of Creedmoor is working to make life better for those who live and work there.

Respond to Toni Anne Wheeler – 919.528.4994, [email protected] or Wanda Garrett – 919.693.6125, [email protected]

(This is not a paid advertisement)

Creedmoor Police to Host ‘National Night Out Against Crime’ at South Granville High

-Information courtesy the City of Creedmoor website

“National Night Out” (NNO) is a crime/drug prevention annual event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

NNO is held nationwide with thousands of participating communities joining forces to raise the awareness of crime and drug prevention. This event is intended not only to educate citizens on drug and crime awareness but also to generate support for and assistance in anti-crime efforts. Strengthening police/community relations sends a direct message to criminals letting them know that citizens, as well as communities, are organized and fighting back!

Creedmoor’s National Night Out Celebration 
Every year, the Creedmoor Police Department hosts this community event at South Granville High School located on NC-Highway 56 on the first Tuesday of August from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Residents across the county are encouraged to turn off the television, leave troubles behind, and come out to spend a fun-filled evening with their fellow neighbors, family, and police!

Activities include:

  • Free Hot Dogs (Grilled & Served by CPD officers)
  • Free Soft Drinks & Water
  • DJ
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Face Painting
  • Interactive Children’s Games
  • Inflatables
  • Public Safety Vehicle Displays
  • Impaired Vision Goggles Course
  • And More!

Residents are encouraged to register for e-Notification to stay informed of event news and happenings in Creedmoor.  Visit the Events Calendar page to learn more about the current year’s National Night Out event.

For more information on recreation programs, be sure to visit the Recreation Programs homepage.

Contact
Events Coordinator
(919) 764-1013

‘National Day of Play’ to Offer Fun for the Whole Family

-Information courtesy Angela Allen, Director, Granville County Tourism Development Authority

The Creedmoor Gymnasium and B.C. Roberts Ballfield, 108 Wilton Avenue (NC-56) in Creedmoor will be the site of the “National Day of Play” on Friday, August 3, 2018, from 4 – 9 p.m.

This event will offer fun for the whole family with a live DJ, games, magic shows, stilt walkers and face painting.

Free hot dogs, Sno Balls, chips, cotton candy and beverages will also be available.

A prize wheel and a Hungry, Hungry Human Competition will be sponsored by SKY ZONE of Durham.

 

 

Granville Co. Schools Superintendent to Welcome Early College Students

-Information courtesy Dr. Stan Winborne, Public Information Officer, Granville County Public Schools

Granville Early College High School, 1552 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor, will begin the 2018-19 school year on Thursday, August 2. This is the first day of classes for students.

Granville County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Alisa McLean and Granville Early College Principal Jackie Harris will be on-hand to greet new and returning students.

Granville Co. Crime Stoppers: Larceny in New Applewood Subdivision

-Press Release, Granville County Crime Stoppers

Sometime between Monday, July 2 and Friday, July 6, 2018, an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon property located off WB Clark Road in the new Applewood Subdivision, Creedmoor, NC and criminally removed six 31H batteries from equipment (two from a motor grader and four from a tractor).

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.

Burglary/Vandalism/Larceny on Gooch’s Mill Rd and NC Hwy 56

-Press Release, Granville County Crime Stoppers

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon the private property of a residence located off Gooch’s Mill Road, Oxford, NC and criminally removed a Down to Earth utility trailer, black in color, from the yard. Also, a Simplicity Zero Turn lawn mower, red in color, and a Briggs and Stratton pressure washer, red and black in color, that were loaded onto the trailer were taken.

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, an unknown person or persons unlawfully went upon the private property of a residence located off NC Highway 56, Creedmoor, NC and forced entry of the residence, which caused criminal property damage, and unlawfully removed one 9mm handgun, newborn baby clothing, two gray lock boxes, numerous pieces of gold jewelry, medications and $170.00 in cash.

If you have information concerning these incidents, 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 THESE CRIMES.  IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION CONCERNING THESE CRIMES 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.

Granville County Schools names Principal of the Year

On the morning of Thursday, September 14, Superintendent Alisa McLean and senior staff made a surprise visit to Granville Early College High School.  It was a secret visit of sorts, except for the fact that all of the students and staff knew about the occasion, except one.  An unwitting participant, Principal Jackie Harris had been summoned to her office to have a meeting with Dr. McLean.  Meanwhile, students and staff gathered in the hallway, preparing to surprise their school’s leader.  With an abrupt knock at the door, Ms. Harris was told to quickly respond to an important incident.  Her administrative instincts flung her into action, where she was then promptly startled and surprised by a throng of her students and teachers – all congratulating her for being named the Granville County Public Schools 2017 Principal of the Year!

Ms. Harris is a veteran educator with more than 26 years of experience, having worked as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal.  She received her undergraduate degree from NCCU and her Master’s degree from NC State University.  During her tenure as principal of Granville Early College, the school has consistently set the bar high on state testing criteria.  Currently student performance ranks the school letter grade as an “A”, with more than 95% of the students graduating on time.

School districts from across the state choose a Principal of the Year.  Principals nominate their colleagues for the honor, and a committee then makes the final decision.  District POYs then go on to compete at the regional level, where the winner progresses on to the state level, and eventually the national competition.

When asked why colleagues nominated her for this honor, Principal Harris responded, “Probably because they know how much I love my students and staff.  We truly are a team.  Nothing makes me prouder to see our students walk across the stage at graduation.  It’s a journey that we travel together, and one that I absolutely love.”

GCPS Continues Significant Proficiency Gains and Academic Growth

At their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, September 11, the Granville County Board of Education received a special report on the student achievement results from the 2016-2017 school year.  During this presentation, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Michael Myrick presented a series of graphs and charts providing comprehensive data on how the students performed on state tests.  The presentation focused on GCPS test score averages over the past three years compared to state and surrounding district averages.  Dr. Myrick also shared information about academic growth measures for each school, and school letter grades as assigned by the state.

Data from his presentation revealed an increase in proficiency in 14 of 18 tested areas, with 18 of 19 schools having met or exceeded academic growth.  These significant gains in growth and proficiency across grade levels and content areas contribute to a multi-year positive trend for student achievement.

The scores for our district were generally higher than those of Vance, Warren and Person counties, and slightly lower or comparable to those for Franklin County.  All five districts in our region were at or below the overall state average in all areas.

In the second set of data, Dr. Myrick displayed the following chart showing how GCPS schools letter grades compared to those of local charter schools:

Letter grades for schools in our district improved compared to the previous year, with no schools reporting an F, fewer schools reporting as a D, and more schools reporting as a B.

School Board Chairman Dr. Thomas Houlihan commented on this set of data, saying, “Three year trends sho tremendous growth over time.  It’s very exciting to see this type of progress.  We do want to celebrate, but we don’t want to forget the work that remains.  We also don’t want to forget the hard work and dedication of all of our talented teachers.”

School letter grades are determined by a state-mandated formula that uses proficiency and growth on a variety of test scores to assign a letter grade.  More information about how school letter grades are calculated can be found here:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/accountability/reporting/spgbckgrndpack15.pdf

Vice Chairman Leonard Peace, Sr. offered his remarks, saying “We are definitely headed in the right direction.  The teachers certainly deserve all of the credit for their hard work.”

Superintendent Dr. McLean thanked Dr. Myrick for his work in this area, and summarized the presentation with these remarks, “While I can take no credit for these remarkable gains, I am excited that there is established, consistent momentum for our district.  If we are to achieve our goals of double digit improvements and 90 percent across the board, then we must use these fine results to help launch us forward. ”

Granville County to hold Business & Industry Appreciation Day

The Granville County Economic Development department, in partnership with the Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center and the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, is planning this year’s “Business & Industry Appreciation Day.” The annual event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the Granville County Expo & Convention Center, located at 4185 Highway 15 South in Oxford.

For local businesses and industries, the event is not only a networking opportunity but also a chance to learn more about services and resources that are available to assist them. Organizations, agencies and businesses that provide services to a business (such as lending or education/training) are invited to set up a table to share information with those in attendance. For information on reserving a table, which is free of charge, contact Lynn Cooper at the Granville County Economic Development department at (919) 693-5911 or [email protected].

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. A brief program, including remarks to recognize the important contributions made by local employers, will take place at 5 p.m.

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