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Nominate a City of Oxford Employee of the Month

— info courtesy of the City of Oxford, NC

The City of Oxford is now opening up its ‘Employee of the Month’ to where all employees and the public can make nominations.

In an email received by WIZS, Alyssa Blair, Executive Assistant, City of Oxford, wrote, “We want to recognize City employees who embody the mission and values of the City in action. To nominate and employee/team you can fill out an online form, under ‘Human Resources’, on the City website. You must include the employee(s) name, department, and a brief description of what the employee(s) did.”

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City of Oxford employees who embody the mission and values of the City in their daily duties are recognized each month. City employees or citizens can nominate employees when they see individuals or teams demonstrating the city’s values in action.

Oxford Spreads Its Generosity at Thanksgiving and Christmas


— information courtesy of the City of Oxford and Executive Assistant Alyssa Blair

Just out Monday afternoon, the City of Oxford has released its January newsletter.  In it, Oxford announces the second annual Thanksgiving Food Drive and inaugural Holiday Toy Drive were each a major success.

“Because of the generous and helpful spirits throughout our community, we were able to give food and gifts to approximately eight families, totaling 23 men, women, and children throughout the Oxford area. Not only were we able to help all our sponsored families, but we were able to donate more to the Central Children’s home,” the publication states.

All participants and those who gave are much appreciated.

The Oxford January newsletter says, “2020 was a difficult year and the City of Oxford is overjoyed at the amount of love and generosity received.”

Also in this edition, save the date items, an employee recognition, the public works facade and more.

The Facebook post containing the entire newsletter is embedded here.

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Oxford Board of Commissioners to Hold Regular Meeting This Evening

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The Oxford Board of Commissioners will hold a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at 7 p.m. online via Zoom.

Please click here to register in advance. Advance registration is required to attend the virtual meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have trouble accessing the meeting, please call (919) 603-1100.

Please click here for the full meeting agenda.

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City of Oxford’s First Holiday Toy Drive in Full Swing

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The City of Oxford is proud to bring the 1st Annual Holiday Toy Drive to the community. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for children are needed.

Donations can be brought to Oxford City Hall, located at 300 Williamsboro St., by December 18, 2020.

Toys are needed for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years old, as well as for a baby (girl) on the way. No toy shall be turned away!

If you are interested in more specific information, please call (919) 603-1102.

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Town Talk 11/11/20: Donated Items Needed for Oxford Prep’s Senior Project


McKayla Boyd and Bryce Garrett, seniors at Oxford Preparatory School, appeared on WIZS Town Talk Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Boyd, of Oxford, and Garrett, of Bullock, discussed their senior project: collecting items for local families affected by abuse and domestic violence.

Partnering with Families Living Violence Free (FLVF) in Oxford, items collected will be distributed to families in need this holiday season.

Requested items include:

  • Toys for children ages 1-6 (new or used)
  • Adult and child hygiene products
  • Non-perishable food items (ramen, soups, breakfast items, snacks, canned food, etc.)
  • Throw blankets
  • Clothing items – size 2T to Adult (new only, please)

Donors are asked to sign up online at

Donations may be dropped off at the front lobby of the school located at 6041 Landis Road in Oxford. Items will be sanitized before taken to FLVF for distribution.

Stating that Oxford Prep is big on students giving back to the community via service hours, Boyd said the senior class is happy to partner with FLVF for this drive. “I spent a lot of time looking for an organization that would let us do something to give back to our community,” said Boyd. “When I found FLVF, they were very excited to work with us.”

Garrett said his class is looking forward to providing supplies to those in need, and he hopes to see the drive become an annual event. “Our goal for our school is to keep this a tradition,” he said.

To hear the interview in its entirety, go to and click on Town Talk.

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Oxford Commissioners to Hold Regular Board Meeting Nov. 10

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The Oxford Board of Commissioners will hold a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 7 p.m. online via Zoom.

Due to a recent “Zoom Bombing,” the City of Oxford will now have pre-registrations for all meetings. The meetings will be kept public and are available to everyone who is interested in attending; however, registration will be required in order to receive the meeting ID and password.

Registration will remain open until 30 minutes before the meeting begins.

Click here for the Nov. 10 meeting’s registration link. For registration, you must enter your name and email address; the meeting ID and password will be sent to the email address you enter.

“Zoom meetings follow all regular meeting protocols and any disruptions will be cause for immediate dismissal. Please silence all electronic devices, except those needed for the meeting.”

If you have trouble accessing the meeting, please call (919) 603-1100.

Please click here for the full meeting agenda.

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Oxford Public Works Committee to Meet on Medians, Sewer Needs

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-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The Public Works Committee for the Oxford Board of Commissioners will meet on Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss College & Main Street medians, the City contribution to downstream sewer needs for the developments on US 15 South, Main Street Bulb Outs and possible additional downtown bulb outs.

All those interested are invited to attend.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 822 4022 8737

Passcode: 850834

+1 929 205 6099 US

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City of Oxford to Meet on Proposed College St. Median


-Information courtesy the City of Oxford

The City of Oxford Engineering Department will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 6 p.m., via Zoom, in order to discuss a proposed median on College Street. The median is proposed to run from Watkins Street to Alexander Street.

Officials would also like to discuss the potential for an added median on Main Street, starting at Spring Street and ending at Littlejohn Street.

Letters inviting participation in the Zoom meeting were sent to those whose properties and residences may be impacted by the proposed medians.

All those interested are invited to attend.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 818 4701 8802

Passcode: 800111

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929 205 6099

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City of Oxford: Halloween Activities Notice

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-Press Release, City of Oxford

While the City of Oxford, in following the guidelines outlined by the CDC and NC Governor Roy Cooper, is not planning or coordinating any Halloween activities this year due to COVID-19, traditional Trick-or-Treating activities will be left up to the decision of individual households and neighborhoods.

Anyone choosing to participate in Halloween activities and/or Trick-or-Treating is strongly recommended and encouraged to follow the guidelines established by the CDC:

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact the City at (919) 603-1100.

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Join Downtown Oxford for a ‘Whobilation Celebration’ Weekend


-Information courtesy Oxford NC, Historic Downtown

Come enjoy a ‘Whobilation Celebration’ weekend in Downtown Oxford, NC November 5-7, 2020.

Activities for Thursday, November 5:

Ladies Night Out ~ 5 – 7 p.m. 
5 p.m. – Kickoff at The Orpheum with Champagne Toast

Stops Include:
* This n’ That – Bow Tying Demo
* Granville Health Systems – Selfie Station
* Painted Ox – Make a Card Station
* Shear Desire – Hair Services (Day of)
* Bliss – Samples of Shales/Tea
* LeVon Nails – Hand Massages
* Nan’s – Whoville Feast Treats & Grinch Juice
* C2’d – Shop, Sip & Sample
* Portraits by Crystal – Ladies Group Photo

End the night at The Hub On Main with a little wine & draw for the “Pamper Me Basket”

Activities for Friday, November 6:

5 – 5:30 p.m. – Cookies with the Grinch at Granville Museum
5:30 – 6 p.m. – Ugly Sweater Contest (Register at City Tent)
5 – 6:30 p.m. – Santa Letter Writing Station (City Tent)
6:30 p.m. – How The Grinch Stole Christmas movie (2000 – Rated PG)
5 – 7 p.m. – Hayrides around town, music by local Busker’s, food trucks (Baton Rouge, Jayboy’s Food Truck, Oxford Lion’s Club, Popcorn and Chewy Delicious)

Activities for Saturday, November 7:

11 a.m. – Register for Mr. & Miss Cheermeister
12 p.m. – Mr. & Miss Cheermeister crowned (food drive donations will go to the Boys & Girls Club)
12 p.m. – Art with the Granville Museum
1 p.m. – Costume Pet Parade in Currin Park
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Food Trucks (Baton Rouge, Jayboy’s Food Truck, Chewy Delicious), Hay Rides, Busker’s playing music around town, games for kids and a Classic Car Show.

For more information or updates on this event, please visit the Oxford NC, Historic Downtown Facebook page (click here).