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Oxford Preparatory Lower School Announces First Quarter Honor Roll

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-Information courtesy Oxford Preparatory School

Oxford Preparatory Lower School held its first-quarter award ceremony during the last week of October. This year the school is serving students in 5th and 6th grades.

During the award ceremonies, students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements, as well as for excellence in the arts and music. In addition, four students – Hailey Crowder, Cesar Castillo-Azuara, Zander Boone and Cameron Fauntleroy were recognized as “Rising Griffins,” demonstrating strong leadership and personal responsibility in their daily activities.

The Lower School at Oxford Prep is proud to announce the following students to the honor roll for the 1st Quarter:

5th Grade

A Honor Roll

Tanner Abbott, Grace Allred, Sage Beck, Bristol Bowen, Olivia Burrows, Michael Cox, Lilly Hicks, Allison Martinez-Ramirez, Palynn Nelms, Kaylee Overby, Heidi Strickland, Abagail WIlliamson, Kevin Williford, Parker Wright

A/B Honor Roll

Haroon Alashmaly, Mckenzie Bartlett, Ronald Batchelor, Cason Bedwell, Trinity Blom, Zander Boone, Gracie Brooks, Emma Daniel, Bobby Downey, Katherine Ellis, Ethan Englebright, Alaina Garrett, Jesus Gutierrez-Duran, Piper Hicks, Addison Hoyle, Will Jeffries, Lily Juntunen, Aaron King, Kateyn Lyon, Kylie Marsalone, Abrieanna Peoples, Ayden Pernell, Bryson Preddy, Gabrielle Pugh, Madelyn Reese, Christian Smith, Ashlyn Sturgeon, Landon Tabor, Lila Watkins, Jackson West, Keats Westbrook, Magnus Williford, Bryson Woodlief

6th Grade

A Honor Roll

Hailey Crowder, Kianna Evans, Addyson Faucette, Kaylin Gooch, Elijah Moss, Valentina Ortega-Mora, Tabitha Parker, Bre’Niyah Purnell, Emily Stevens, Susie Stock, Miley Thompson, Hailey Woodlief

A/B Honor Roll

Cesar Castillo-Azuara, Caleb Critcher, Lillian Dingfeld, Jayce Elliott, Anahi Escobar Castaneda, Rileigh Forbes, Abbe Hernandez, Alaina Lovings, Jenna Overby, Solomon Parker, Divya Patel, Dylan Pitcher, Sara Roberson, Harley Jo Stainback, Madison Thomerson, Carley Walthall, Zoey Webber, Alexandria White, Novina Williford

Oxford’s Christmas Parade, Lighting of the Greens Set for Dec. 6

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-Information courtesy Downtown Oxford Economic Development Corporation

A magical night is planned on Friday, December 6, 2019, for the 14th Annual Lighting of the Greens and Christmas Parade sponsored by Downtown Oxford Economic Development Corporation (DOEDC), the City of Oxford and partner Granville Health System. Events are scheduled from 4 until 9 p.m. in downtown Oxford.

The Christmas parade will take place rain, snow or shine, so please plan accordingly.

Event Schedule:

4 – 6:30 p.m. – Vendor Market opens

5:30 p.m. – Line up begins for parade participants

6:30- 6:45 p.m. – Welcome and opening comments

6:45 – 6:50 p.m. – Lighting of the Greens

7 p.m. – Parade starts

The parade will start from Belle Street, travel down Williamsboro Street, then Hillsboro Street, and end by taking a right on McClanahan Street to the Public Works Parking lot. Please note that there will be no parking in the Public Works parking lot (127 Penn Avenue) on the evening of the event.

Those interested in participating in the parade should mail in an entry form (click here) and payment by Friday, November 15, 2019, to City Hall, Attn. Christmas Parade, 300 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27587. Space is limited to 85 parade entries on a first-come-first-served basis.

With questions, call Christine Luscavich 561-312-9276 or Mary Yount at 919-603-1164. For additional information on the parade and Lighting of the Greens, including cost, float requirements and drop off/unloading instructions, please click here.

Commissioners to Hear From Public on Possible Internet Sweepstakes Moratorium

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-Information courtesy Cynthia Bowen, City Clerk, City of Oxford

The City of Oxford Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room, City Hall in Oxford.

Agenda items include:

Public Hearing to receive citizen input on the request from the UDO Committee asking for consideration of placing a moratorium on any new internet sweepstakes establishments.

Consider adopting an ordinance placing a 60-day moratorium on any new internet sweepstakes establishments in the B-2 (highway business) and B-3 (general business) zoning districts.

Consider approving the 2020 Board of Commissioner Meeting dates.

Disposition of City Property – the City of Oxford has a 1989 Grumman Fire Truck that needs to be disposed of either by sale or donation. The City put out a notice to garner interest in the fire truck and received several letters of interest. The Public Safety Committee recommended donating the Fire Truck to another Fire Department that is in need.

Please click here for the full meeting agenda.

Two Oxford Prep Fifth Graders Selected for NC Elementary Honors Chorus

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-Information courtesy Oxford Preparatory School

Congratulations to Oxford Preparatory Lower School fifth-graders Abagail Williamson and Lilly Hicks, for being selected as members of the 2019 NC Elementary Honors Chorus. Over 600 fourth – sixth-grade students from across the state auditioned; only 200 were chosen for this auspicious honor.

After four weeks of preparation, Abby and Lilly will travel with their music teacher, Cindy Clark, on November 9 to Winston-Salem to join the other 198 top elementary singers for a day of rehearsal with renowned composer, music educator and choral conductor, Dr. Andrea Ramsey.

On Sunday, November 10, as part of NC Music Educators’ State Conference, the 2019 Elementary Honors Chorus will present a noon concert in Stevens Auditorium of the NC School of the Arts.

Oxford Preparatory Lower School fifth-graders Abagail Williamson and Lilly Hicks were recently selected as members of the 2019 NC Elementary Honors Chorus. (Photo courtesy OPS)

Weather Forecast Prompts Date Change for Downtown Oxford Trick-or-Treating

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-Information courtesy Mary Yount, Downtown Development Director, Oxford

Due to the amount of rain expected via weather forecasts, Downtown Oxford leadership has moved the day for the Spooktacular Candy Stroll trick-or-treat event to Friday, November 1, 2019, from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Trick-or-treat was originally scheduled for Thursday, October 31.

Children ages 12 and under only and in costume, please!

Oxford’s Resurfacing Project Begins Monday; Impacted Street Names Released

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

On Monday, October 28, 2019, the City of Oxford is set to begin a much-anticipated street resurfacing initiative. The City expects this project to be completed within a span of 60 days.

In order to successfully complete this resurfacing initiative, the City of Oxford requires the assistance and cooperation of residents who live on the streets to be resurfaced. Please remove and keep all vehicles off of these streets in order to allow the City’s contractor to complete their work.

The following streets have been selected for this initial resurfacing project:

Road Name From To
Meadow Park Meadow Brook Ln Dead End
Meadow Brook Lane Meadow Heights Dead End
Meadow Heights Meadow Brook Ln Dead End
Greenfield Cir Meadow Heights Dead End
Rock Creek Cir Meadow Heights Dead End
Stratford Dove Rd Dead End
Dove Rd E. Quail Ridge Rd Dead End
Kearney Ave Harris St Coleman St
Cross St Maple Dr Maple Dr
Maple Dr Cross St Dead End
Lanier St Williamsboro St E. McClanahan St
High St Belle St Gilliam St
Eighth St Wilmington Ave Raleigh St
Person St Henderson St Eastway Dr
Hunters Rd Fox Hollow Rd Planters Pl

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 919-603-1100.

City of Oxford to Hold Thanksgiving Food Drive

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-Information courtesy Alyssa Blair, Executive Administrative Assistant, City of Oxford

The City of Oxford will hold a Thanksgiving Food Drive from Friday, October 25 through Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

Please bring in non-perishable food items for local families in need! Drop off boxes will be located in City of Oxford departments.

For more information, please call Alyssa Blair at (919) 603-1102 or email [email protected]

Downtown Oxford Trick-or-Treating Set for Halloween Day

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-Information courtesy City of Oxford

Downtown Oxford Trick-or-Treating will be held Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Oxford’s City-Wide Trick-or-Treating will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Children ages 12 and under only and in costume, please!

Oxford Board to Hold Public Hearing on Internet Sweepstakes Establishments

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-Information courtesy Cynthia Bowen, City Clerk, City of Oxford

The City of Oxford Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room, City Hall in Oxford.

Agenda items include:

Public Hearing to receive citizen input on the request from the UDO Committee asking for consideration of placing a moratorium on any new internet sweepstakes establishments.

Consider placing a moratorium on any new internet sweepstakes establishments in the B2 (highway business) and B-3 (general business) zoning districts.

Consider approving a final plat for a request made by Maggie Lewis Heirs of a 1.75-acre tract from the family farm.

Consider adopting a project budget ordinance.

Consider adopting a resolution that supports Fair Housing practices within the City of Oxford.

Consider approving the various policies, procedures, and plans that are required for the 2017 Neighborhood Revitalization CDBG Project.

Consider the Acquisition of the 125 Belle Street Property.

Consider the Selection of a Financial Institution to Purchase $5,000,000 Water and Sewer System Revenue Bond Anticipation Note (“Note”); Adoption of Bond Order and Series Resolution authorizing issuance of the Note.

Please click here for the full meeting agenda.

Oxford Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on New Floodplain Regulations

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-Information courtesy Cynthia Bowen, City Clerk, City of Oxford

The City of Oxford Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room, City Hall in Oxford.

Agenda items include:

Public hearing to hear citizen input on amending the Oxford Zoning Ordinance – section 1100 – in order to adopt the new floodplain regulations required by NC Dept. of Emergency Management.

Consider amending the Oxford Zoning Ordinance – section 1100 – in order to adopt the new floodplain regulations required by NC Dept. of Emergency Management.

Consider calling for a public hearing to be held at the October regular meeting regarding request from the UDO Committee regarding placing a moratorium on any new internet sweepstakes establishments.

Consider awarding bid for the 2019 City Street Resurfacing Project and approve a budget amendment in the amount of $24,000.

Consider adopting a tentative resolution to award the bid for the 2017 USDA Water and Sewer Improvements Project.

Resolution providing for application to the LGC for approval of Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds and Bond Anticipation Note and certain related matters and findings.

Consider approval of Amendment #6 to the Kerr Lake Regional Water System Agreement.

Consider approving a budget amendment in the amount of $226,398.00.

Resolution for tentative award of bid for the 2017 DWI Sewer Main Project.

Please click here for the full meeting agenda.