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Granville briefs: Income tax help resuming with virtual sessions

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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.

Free income tax services

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offered by Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Volunteer resumed its free tax preparation services on May 24.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the services offered will be virtual to ensure the health and safety of each taxpayer.

For tax assistance, call 919-528-4683. The tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15.

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:

• Tenant rights: May 28.

Register online at or call 919-693-5700.

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.

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.