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HENDERSON — In our seventh year of grantmaking, the Triangle North Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has awarded nine grants totaling $325,000 for programs that will promote health and healthy lifestyles throughout the region.

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OXFORD — On Nov. 21, residents of Granville County can bring recyclable and hazardous household items to the Expo and Convention Center on U.S. 15 in Oxford as the annual “Fall Clean Out” is held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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OXFORD — The annual fall fashion show of the trees is starting to blossom. Throughout the hills and valleys, we see the trees donning their enchanting, colorful evening gowns.

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OXFORD — Intimate partner violence is a pattern of intentionally violent and/or controlling behavior used against a dating/intimate partner to gain or maintain power and control over that person, during and/or after the relationship.

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OXFORD — While the city of Oxford, in following the guidelines outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Gov. 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…

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OXFORD — Did you know one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner?

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OXFORD — Franklin-Vance-Warren Opportunity Inc. has partnered with Granville-Vance Public Health and with N.C. Central University to host a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on Monday, Oct. 19, for all Granville County residents.

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HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College recently received just over $188,000 from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to help local residents obtain job training.

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HENDERSON — The city of Henderson’s sewage system bypassed about 144,300 gallons of untreated water on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 due to inflow/infiltration from heavy rain.

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HENDERSON — For the fifth year in a row, military history and pride will be on display at the Military History Show, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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OXFORD — In North Carolina, the fall wildfire season typically lasts from mid-October until mid-December. During this time, the N.C. Forest Service and the U.S. Forest Service urge residents and visitors to be cautious with campfires and when burning yard debris.

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HENDERSON — The city of Henderson’s loose-leaf collection season will begin the week of Oct. 26 and will end on Jan. 15, 2021. During this period, it is permitted to place rows or piles of loose leaves or pine straw at the roadside for the Public Works Department to collect.

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HENDERSON — It’s challenging now that children are back to school; from home. I know it’s not ideal and it’s probably causing you all kinds of stress. Just remember, they are stressed too.

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LOUISBURG — The Greater Franklin County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and staff thank all of the players and volunteers who helped make our 2020 annual golf tournament a remarkable success. And we offer our sincerest and heartfelt thanks to all of our sponsors. It is their support…

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WARRENTON — Warren County’s Gamma Chi Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently presented awards to outstanding women who are pursuing degrees in education or enhancing their leadership skills.

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OXFORD — Granville County volunteer fire departments have been working for the past several months to complete requirements for lower insurance rates for local residents and businesses.

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OXFORD — The cooler temperatures and shorter days are ushering in the Autumn Evening Gown Celebration of the trees. Soon their magnificent, glistening colors will be arrayed throughout the hills and valleys for everyone to enjoy. Meanwhile, the Oxford Farmers Market is waiting to serve you e…

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CREEDMOOR — On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Creedmoor Police Department, in conjunction with CVS Pharmacy and the Vance-Granville Community Pharmacy Technician Program, will provide the public a contact-free opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, …

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OXFORD — On Friday, Sept. 25, Jack Hoke, executive director of the N.C. School Superintendents Association, presented Michael Myrick of the Granville County Public Schools with the Dr. Sam Houston Jr. Leadership Award.

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OXFORD — On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States.

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HENDERSON — Vance-Granville Community College is presenting activities every Thursday during October as part of the observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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OXFORD — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute recently presented Gate Precast Co. with its 2020 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award for the creative and efficient use of architectural precast during a Brooklyn redevelopment project.

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OXFORD — Due to the threat of severe weather, the Granville County Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Committee and Golf Committee decided to postpone Tuesday’s scheduled Granville County Chamber Golf Tournament at Henderson Country Club.

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Editor's note: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Daily Dispatch for a time stopped receiving birth announcements directly from Maria Parham Health. Now that there's been time to adjust to the pandemic, the flow of submissions has resumed and we'll be working through the backlog in the coming weeks.

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BUTNER — The Tar River Land Conservancy received approval from the Butner Planning and Zoning Department to build 1½ miles of hiking trails at the Roberts Chapel Conservation Area, a 55-acre property located near Butner and Stem.

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HENDERSON — Faye Daniel Chappell and her brother, R. T. “Tom” Daniel, both of Oxford, recently established a new scholarship at Vance-Granville Community College in memory of their brother, George R. “Ronnie” Daniel.

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HENDERSON — Henderson American Legion Post 60 has found a way to support the local community even during times of a pandemic, hosting three blood drives since May 2020.

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CREEDMOOR — The Creedmoor Police Department recently donated twelve expired bulletproof vests to the Vance-Granville Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training program.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice will resume limited visitation at all the state’s prisons and juvenile-justice facilities effective Oct. 1 with significant restrictions due to the pandemic.

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As Duke Energy gradually resumes standard billing and payment practices in North Carolina, our goal is to work with customers in need to ensure they have the opportunity to enroll in a payment plan that meets their specific situation, and that they have an opportunity to connect with local a…

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HENDERSON — The N.C. American Legion Riders will be coming to Henderson on Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m. to raise money for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is for the children of U.S. military members who died while on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, and also supp…

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CREEDMOOR — Each year, Creedmoor’s government receives complaints regarding grass clippings being blown into the streets and on the sidewalks. While North Carolina does not currently have a law prohibiting the blowing of grass clippings onto the roadway, the city does have a local ordinance …

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HENDERSON — The city of Henderson’s sewage collection system bypassed about 391,900 gallons of untreated water on Sept. 18 due to inflow and infiltration from heavy rain.