NC Dept. of Commerce Announced 2017 NC Main Street Award Winners

Congratulations to the Town of Warrenton for being recognized as an Award Winner for the 2017 MAIN STREET AND SMALL TOWN MAIN STREET COLLABORATION AWARD PROMOTION – Discover History Worth Repeating.

Congratulations to the City of Roxboro for being recognized as an Award Winner for the ECONOMIC VITALITY – Best Adaptive Reuse Project – Hall’s Way.

To view the entire Press Release click here.



LUCA Training Dec. 19, 2017

The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) is the once a decade opportunity for local governments to verify the Census Bureau’s address list for their areas.  Accurate boundary and address information is key to connecting Census questionnaires with households and getting the most accurate Census data possible.

The LUCA registration period is open now, and LUCA training sessions are scheduled across the state – .  New sessions are being added.  Please check the schedule regularly for new dates and locations.

Local governments may send any staff to the most convenient LUCA session to learn the details of the program.  The sessions are free and will last 3-4 hours.  Attendees should complete the LUCA Training Notification document at the bottom of the online schedule to make sure materials area available for everyone.

You may attend a LUCA training session regardless of your local government’s registration status.  See the participation map for current LUCA participation in North Carolina. Visit the Census Bureau’s LUCA website for more information and registration materials for the LUCA program – .



Healthy Places for Healthy People

Kerr-Tar area counties and municipalities are encouraged to apply for planning assistance through the EPA’s Healthy Places for Healthy People. The agency has scheduled a webinar for interested applicants on October 13 at 1:00 pm Eastern.

The intent of the program is designed to create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant downtowns and neighborhoods that can improve health, protect the environment, and support economic growth within select communities. More information may be obtained via

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 25, 2017.

2017 Annual Awards Banquet

Award Winners for 2017 from left to right were:

Edgar Smoak of Granville County – Outstanding County Elected Official, William Tatum of Youngsville, Outstanding Town Administrator, Joe Shearon of Louisburg, Outstanding COG Board Member, Michael Inscoe of Henderson, Outstanding Municipal Elected Official and Debra Weary of Granville County, Outstanding Clerk to the Board.



New Officers were also installed for FY 2017/2018 from left to right:

Vice-Chairman, Jimmy Clayton of Person County, Chairman, Quon Bridges of Oxford, and Treasurer, Sidney Dunston of Franklin County.

To read the full News Release click here.

NC DOT 5310 Grant Info

Attention all regional partners involved in administering the NCDOT § 5310 Grant in Region K:  

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Public Transportation Department (PTD) is holding Community Meetings throughout the month of October. The Northeastern Region’s meeting (incorporating: Vance, Warren, Granville, Franklin, and Person Counties) is scheduled for October 2 at  the Pitt County Agricultural Extension Auditorium located at: 403 Government Circle in Greenville. Please contact Bernard Clark, Mobility Manager ( if interested in attending. For more info click here.