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Granville briefs: Blood drive in Creedmoor Friday

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Editor’s note: Check with event organizers for up-to-date information on event cancellations, postponements, refunds and other impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Corona Community

A new website,, will connect residents to local volunteers who may be able to help with meals and shopping delivery, according to Granville County government. Volunteers may also help with medical necessities, such as wellness checks and prescription pick-ups, and with pet supplies.

Crisis hotline

The Families Living Violence Free 24/7 domestic violence crisis hotline is operating during the pandemic. Call 919-693-5700 for English or 919-690-0888 for Spanish. The center encourages people to call if they love or live with someone hurting or threatening them, putting them down or controlling their every move.

Spring Recycle and Collection

Granville County’s annual Spring Recycle and Collection event, originally scheduled for April 25, has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 16, at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with vendors on site offering document shredding services; the collection of electronics, scrap metal, hardback books and other items; and proper disposal of medications, sharps, inhalers, flares, ammunition and fireworks.

For more information, contact Teresa Baker at 919-725-1417 or

Granville County Beekeepers

The Granville County Beekeepers Association has canceled or postponed all club events through May 20. The May 7 meeting has been moved to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at the Granville County Expo Center. For more information, email

The June 27 Bee Jubilee is also canceled.

Self-help clinic

Families Living Violence Free has partnered with Legal Aid of North Carolina to offer free self-help clinics to Granville County residents. The clinics will provide general legal information and paperwork needed to handle various legal issues. All clinics begin at 2:30 p.m.

The upcoming clinics are:

• Simple divorce: May 21.

• Tenant rights: May 28.

Register online at or call 919-693-5700.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at Creedmoor United Methodist Church, 214 Park Ave., from 2-6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 22.

Memorial Day Service

The traditional Butner Memorial Day Service scheduled for May 25 has been canceled. The Military Holiday Committee will recognize the day in memory of all of those who served by placing a wreath at the Statue of the Soldier in Gazebo Park. Contact Town Hall at 919-575-3032 for any questions.

Free income tax services

Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Creedmoor has partnered with Internal Revenue Service to offer free tax preparation as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in the Granville area. The services have been suspended until further notice.

The tax deadline has been extended to July 15.

Book sale

The Granville County Friends of the Library has canceled its May book sale at Thorton Library. It will consider holding a September book sale.

Property appraisal hearings

The Granville County Board of Equalization and Review will meet to consider taxable real property appraisals on June 1, June 11 and June 15. Hearings will be held at the Granville

County Expo & Convention Center, 4185 U.S. Highway 15 S., Oxford, by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call 919-693-4181.

Boston butt fundraiser

Stem fire and emergency medical services will hold a Boston butt fundraiser on Saturday, June 27. Preorders are $25 and can be picked up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 100 Franklin St.

Call the fire department at 919-528-3930 to buy a ticket before June 23. Tickets can be paid with a credit card.

Boys & Girls Club meals

The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina is providing meals to child members every Monday through Friday from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Granville Club, 105 West St., Oxford.

Meals will be handed out to vehicles; no walkups are allowed. Everyone must remain in their vehicle unless directed otherwise. For more information, visit

Area Congregations in Ministry

Area Congregations in Ministry is in need of food or cash. Items most needed are canned soup, pasta, sauce, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, rice, cereal, canned fruit, canned meat, canned pasta meals and dry beans. Call Sue at 919-691-1183 to arrange a drop off. Cash donations may be mailed to PO Box 398, Oxford, NC 27565, or given online via CashApp to $acimfood.


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