Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:46 PM

Reception on tap for Extension staff member

A floating reception to honor Nancy Wilson’s 25 years of service to the Granville County Extension Center will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Extension Center at 208 Wall St., Oxford.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Peachy keen

My cousins Gerry and Cookie affectionately called me Pinochi-nose.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

Controlling avian influenza

By now, most folks have heard that there is a new strain of avian influenza making its way across the country. This one doesn’t affect humans, but is being called Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). To me, if a flu strain is given a name with capital letters in it, it must be serious. Since this one is also being called highly pathogenic, there is a very strong likelihood that if poultry is exposed to the virus, it will get sick.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Thornton Library receives World War I memorabilia

More than 160 items from the family of Hettie B. Parham (1887-1959) and Elbert Buxton Hobgood (1891-1930) were recently gifted to the North Carolina Room at Thornton Library in Oxford. The items include photographs, postcards and letters written between the two during Hobgood’s service during World War I.

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 02:43 PM

Carver’s Best of the Best Award recipient named

Carver Elementary School’s Best of the Best Award for 2015 went to Aniya Palmer.


Jun. 29, 2015 @ 02:38 PM

Granville 4-H youth take top placement in District Activity Day

The north central district of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service held its 4-H District Activity Day on June 13 on the campus of N.C. A&T State University.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Big Shopping Cart visits farmers market

Several Vance County Regional Farmers Market vendors gather around the Big Shopping Cart from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services during the cart’s market visit Wednesday, June 24. The cart is 13 feet tall and is powered by a Chevy 396 engine. It promotes the food products grown and manufactured in the state.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 03:33 PM

Lake Gaston re-vegetation project topic of LGA meeting

At the Lake Gaston Association’s monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, a representative of the N.C. Wildlife Commission and N.C. State University will speak about a re-vegetation project underway at the lake.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 03:32 PM

Tips from the Vance County Parenting Task Force

Toys are an important part of playtime for children.


Jun. 26, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Davis receives Henderson Institute scholarship

Moriah Davis recently received the four-year annual Henderson Institute-Robert Bogan Scholarship Award in the amount of $1,000.