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OXFORD — Granville Senior Services hosted a veterans panel discussion with the public at the Granville County Senior Center in Oxford on Nov. 19. Members of the panel shared thoughts and experiences from their time in the armed forces. Panelists drew from a broad range of experience from tim…

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HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College recently announced plans to launch a new technology platform for student services, in partnership with software company ConexED. The ConexED technology is intended to promote student success, whether students are taking classes in virtual, in-per…

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HENDERSON — The N.C. Guardian ad Litem programs will be conducting a food drive to collect plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly across the state to benefit the local food bank or pantries closest to the Guardian ad Litem program.

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OXFORD — The GHS Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit, is hosting its annual “The MASK-arade” Gala on Friday, Dec. 10. This year’s Gala will be a virtual event that includes an online auction, a raffle, and a five-course dinner from Strong Arm Baking Co. that will be delivered directly to your door.

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OXFORD — With the holiday shopping season underway with promotional days like Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the Granville County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all shoppers to consider their safety while also enjoying the holiday season.

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LITTLETON — Members of the Lake Gaston Soccer Association wanted to conduct a fundraiser to benefit their own community. They play most of their fall season in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They sold 25 pink ribbon T-shirts and donated $100 to Community Memorial Hospital F…

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HENDERSON — The Granville County Chamber of Commerce and the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the N.C. Department of Labor, hosted the 33rd Annual Safety Awards Banquet on Nov. 17.

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WARRENTON — The Arts & Humanities Jury of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has accepted Sheila Robertson’s entry of “Two Oranges” and Nancy Tunstall’s entry of “Casablanca Water Man” into the Fall 2021 DKG Gallery of Fine Arts, an online gallery of works of art and letters.

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OXFORD — The Granville Tourism Development Authority was recently recognized with a Gold Award in Community Relations by the N.C. Travel Industry Association. The authority earned the top honor for its virtual “Gathering in Granville County” campaign, a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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OXFORD — On Saturday, Nov. 20, a group of 14 middle- and high-school students from Northern Granville Middle School and J.F. Webb High School had the opportunity to be junior computer scientists for the day.

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HENDERSON —Ayanna Jones has been a resident of Vance County for the past 30 years. She is the mother of two children, both of whom have attended Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity Inc.’s Head Start Program. Her son, Sumorrius McKoy Jr. is 4 and was enrolled in the Head Start program last year…

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HENDERSON — On Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Vance County Regional Farmers Market will be hosting the Handcrafted Holiday Market.

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OXFORD — Fall wildfire season is here. There have been 24 responses for wildfires by fire departments and the N.C. Forest Service in Granville and Vance counties already in November. Due to limited rainfall, falling leaves adding dry fuel to the ground, and dry conditions, the N.C. Forest Se…

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HENDERSON — In 2011, Sonia Bishop of Franklinton decided to go back to school. “I wanted to start over at a community college,” Bishop recalled. She knew she had computer skills, but needed a degree in order to advance in her career, so she enrolled at nearby Vance-Granville Community College.

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Amelia Hope O’NealYOUNGSVILLE — Lewis and April O’Neil announce the birth of their daughter, Amelia Hope O’Neal, on June 30, 2021.

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OXFORD — The Granville County Register of Deeds office continues to provide veterans with a free service through the “Thank A Vet” program. Initiated in 2019, it provides a photo ID card that can be used for discounts at participating businesses and organizations in Granville County. This se…

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HENDERSON — Crossroads Christian School has released its Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2021-22 school year.

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HENDERSON — Granville-Vance Public Health is holding three focus groups this month to discuss community health issues. Participants will receive a $25 gift card for their participation in a session.

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OXFORD — On Saturday, Nov. 20, residents of Granville County can bring recyclable and hazardous household items to the Expo and Convention Center in Oxford as the annual “Fall Clean Out” is held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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HENDERSON — The Vance County Regional Farmers Market will open at 8 a.m. on Saturdays only for the remainder of the 2021 season. On Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market will be hosting The Handcrafted Holiday Market. Please mark your calendars for this special once-a-year event. Lookin…

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RALEIGH — County governments and nonprofit groups may now apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund for farmland preservation projects. Applicants have until Friday, Dec.18, to apply.

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HENDERSON — The Woodland Garden Club’s October meeting was a fun road trip to Cedar Creek Pottery and Gallery in Creedmoor. We started with the introduction to the facility and gardens, and then had time to browse through to see the beautiful pottery, gifts and garden. What a delight, and su…

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HENDERSON — Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity Inc., is pleased to announce a recent hire, Heather Joi Kenney, who will serve as coordinator of its rural small business clinic in partnership with Gateway Community Development Corp.

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WARRENTON — Warren County’s Gamma Chi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Oct. 30 at the Warren County Memorial Library in Warrenton to conduct an induction ceremony. President Evelyn Hall welcomed members, inductees and guests.

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HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 8 to Nov. 14 with a variety of virtual events.

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OXFORD — Granville County Economic Development Director Harry Mills has been appointed to the Rates, Tariff, and Legal Review Board for the Research Triangle Area Foreign Trade Zone No. 93.