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OXFORD — At its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021, the Granville County school board received the official financial audit for fiscal 2019-20 from Anderson, Smith and Wike PLLC.

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WARRENTON — Vance-Granville Community College continues to “cultivate” new programs for the spring semester, with a Sustainable Agri-Tech program that will grow knowledge in the agricultural field and prepare students for occupations in a wide variety of jobs in agriculture.

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CREEDMOOR — In 2021, the city of Creedmoor will be opening the new Creedmoor Community Center, a signature facility that along with the Cross City Trail and improvements to Lake Rogers Park represent a substantial investment toward meeting the recreational needs of Creedmoor and residents of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vance County Manager Jordan McMillen recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.

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HENDERSON — People often start New Year resolutions but fail to stick with them past a few weeks. This happens because we speak out of emotion but fail to change our actions.

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EMORY, Va. — Rachel Sanya of Bullock, North Carolina, has been named to the Emory & Henry College Fall 2020 Dean’s list. To be named to the Dean’s list, students must be a full time student and receive a 3.6 GPA for the semester.

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OXFORD — January 2021 marks the 17th annual National Stalking Awareness Month, an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. If you or someone you know are being stalked, Families Living Violence Free is here to help.

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STEM — The Tar River Land Conservancy is seeking volunteers to plant hardwood tree seedlings on conservation land located at 831 Roberts Chapel Road in Granville County.

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HENDERSON — “New year, new me,” is an often-quoted sentiment heard at the beginning of the new year and hopes of health, wealth, and success fills the air.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is warning to consumers to avoid buying or allowing their dogs or cats consume certain lot codes and types of Sportmix brand dog and cat foods due to high levels of aflatoxin found in the products during testing.

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HENDERSON — The city of Henderson’s sewage system spilled about 115,180 gallons of untreated water on Dec. 24, 2020, due to inflow/infiltration from heavy rain. The overflows occurred at Sandy Creek Pump Station, and several manholes including ones on Neatherly Street, the intersection of Al…

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OXFORD — After a 42-year career, Ernestine Howard of Granville County’s Department of Social Services has announced her retirement. Hired in 1978, her long service with Granville County government has set a record for the most years of employment with the county.

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OXFORD — Pass the potatoes and stop talking down to your wife. What should you do if you spot signs of domestic abuse at your family’s holiday gathering?

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HENDERSON — My favorite memory of Christmas was when I got my first brand-new bike. It was a yellow three-speedy Huffy with the plastic saucers inside the spokes that made it look like I had rims.

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OXFORD — The Downtown Oxford Economic Development Corp. participated in the national Shop Local campaign, with the Grinch giving out Downtown Dollars in $10 increments totaling $250 supporting Oxford’s Downtown retail businesses.

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HENDERSON — The United Way of Vance County on Monday presented grant checks totaling $20,000 to four local nonprofit organizations to help needy families and individuals in Vance and Warren counties with assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DEMOREST, Ga. — Kobhe Macias of Creedmoor, North Carolina, has been named to the Piedmont College Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semester.

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HENDERSON — Victory Christian School has set its honor roll for the first nine weeks of school in 2020-21.

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OXFORD — The offices of Granville County government will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Dec. 28. They will re-open on Tuesday, Dec. 29, during normal operating hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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HENDERSON — The city of Henderson’s sewage system spilled about 47,445 gallons of untreated water on Dec. 16, 2020 due to inflow/infiltration from heavy rain.

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CREEDMOOR — On Dec. 12, the Creedmoor Police Department hosted its fourth annual “Shop with a Cop.” The department sponsored 11 youth from the Creedmoor, Butner, Stem and Wilton communities. Local pastors and principals nominated all selected youth.

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OXFORD — Domestic violence does not stop during the holidays.

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HENDERSON — Despite this year’s COVID 19 pandemic, the Daisy Garden Club of Henderson, has remained true to carrying out its goal of being active and making a positive impact in the community.

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OXFORD — Granville County vendors are invited to participate in the 2021 “Brides on Wheels” Bridal Tour, scheduled for March 28, 2021. Brides planning a 2021-22 wedding will be taking a scenic “caravan” tour to learn more about wedding locations and resources available to help plan the “perf…

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HENDERSON — Since I have made a career of horticulture, it’s something that I care about deeply. I find it fascinating and rewarding and massively important. But it’s entirely possible that, for many of you, it is not a topic that occupies your mind for several hours each day.