Annual Awards Banquet Held September 27th, 2018

The Kerr Tar COG Annual Awards Banquet was held September 27th in Oxford, NC.

You may review the Annual Report by clicking here. The News Release with all award winners can be viewed here.

Winners from left to right:  Tim Karan, Granville County Commissioner – Outstanding County Elected Official, Sherry Mercer Town of Bunn – Outstanding Municipal Elected Official, Esther McCrackin City of Henderson – Outstanding Clerk to the Board, Heidi York – Person County – Outstanding Manager Award and Zelodis Jay Granville County Commissioner – Outstanding Kerr Tar Board Member for 2018.

COG Officers for 2018-2019 were installed at the banquet.

Left to right:  Vice Chairman, Sidney Dunston, Franklin County Commissioner

Gary Plummer, Treasurer, Mayor of Middleburg

Jimmy Clayton, Chairman, Person County Commissioner


Thank you for registering for the NC Rural Center’s upcoming Zero Barriers Regional Roundtable. Due to the recent widespread damage across North Carolina caused by Hurricane Florence, we have decided to reschedule the Vance County roundtable.

The roundtable originally schedule for September 25 is postponed. The new date is Monday, October 22. We hope you will join us for part or all of the day for the roundtable! Registration is free but required. Register here.

For additional information, please contact John Coggin, Director of Advocacy, at or (919) 250-4314.

Please note: the NC Rural Center is committed to serving rural communities and small businesses in the recovery process post Hurricane Florence.  In conjunction with Thread Capital, we have launched the Hurricane Florence Rapid Recovery Loan program to assist NC businesses affected by the storm.  To learn more,click here.

Broadband Proposal Deadline Extended

September 12, 2018 – UPDATE Deadline Extended for RFP Submission


Q:  Due to the expected impact of Hurricane Florence, would the Kerr-Tar COG and the Counties considering extending the response deadline?


A:  Yes, the Kerr-Tar COG and the Counties have decided to extend the response deadline for the Franklin, Granville and Vance County Broadband Enhancement RFPs to October 18, 2018 at 5 PM. 

Updated Q&A click here.



The Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments will host a RFP Overview Meeting for Vendors on August 16th, 2018 at 2:00 PM.  This meeting will be held at the Kerr Tar office which is located at 1724 Graham Avenue, Henderson, NC.

To join this meeting via web conference call, please dial:

Telephone: 888-636-3807    Access Code: 7668349 

PLEASE DIAL IN 15 MINUTES EARLY to join the meeting.




NC Outdoor Recreation Industry Office hosts Listening Session in the Kerr-Tar Region

On May 21, David Knight, Director of the new NC Outdoor Industry Office with the Department of Commerce, held a listening session in the Kerr-Tar region at the Granville County Expo Center. Over 35 industry representatives from across the region were present to discuss assets and opportunities for supporting and growing the outdoor recreation sector.

To read more, click HERE for an article from the Henderson Daily Dispatch.