Prevent Medicare Fraud

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, it’s important to keep your guard up to prevent fraudulent activity relating to Medicare.  Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to you, so if anyone asks you to share your Medicare Number or pay for access to the vaccine, you can bet it’s a scam.

Here are some important things to know:

  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine
  • You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine
  • Don’t share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee.

Con artists may try to get your Medicare Number or personal information so they can steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud.  Medicare fraud results in higher healthcare costs and taxes for everyone.  Share this information with anyone you know who has Medicare.

Granville County Celebrates 275 Years in 2021!

Granville County will soon be marking a milestone as the 275th anniversary will be observed in 2021. Formed in 1746, Granville County was established thirty years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence and was named in honor of the second Earl of Granville, Lord John Carteret. King George II had given most of the land that is present-day Granville County to Carteret as part of the Granville Grant in the 1660s.

A planning committee has been established by the Granville County Board of Commissioners to schedule activities, events and keepsakes to help celebrate this special occasion.  Representatives of all five municipalities along with county officials, staff members, and volunteers comprise the Committee:

Chairing the Committee is Commissioner Sue Hinman, with Commissioner David Smith serving as Vice-Chair.

Other Committee members include: Helen Amis (Oxford), Janet Parrott (Stovall), Dave Pavlus (Stem), Emily Champion (Butner), Toni Ann Wheeler (Creedmoor), Commissioner Zelodis Jay (Oak Hill Community), Stephanie May (Granville County Historical Society Museum), Angela Allen (Granville County Tourism), Mark Pace (Granville County Library System), and Patrice Wilkerson and Lynn Allred (Granville County Administration).

Granville County’s 275th Anniversary Planning Committee announces that reservations are now being accepted for a commemorative book chronicling the county’s history, and that distinctive collector coins will soon be available to the public. These keepsake items are being introduced in observance of the County’s milestone anniversary in 2021.

Local author Lewis Bowling has been commissioned to produce the coffee-table style book , which is now in the publishing stages. Bowling has written several books featuring the history of his home county, including celebratory works for the City of Oxford’s bicentennial and for Camp Butner’s 75th anniversary. Written in Bowling’s familiar conversational style, the County’s 275th anniversary book will follow the development of the area from its early history to present day, and will include photos not yet seen by the public.

Pre-orders for the book are now being taken, with a $5.00 discount for those who reserve their copy by Dec. 31. Orders and payments may be made online through the Granville County Government website at www.granvillecounty.org. (Information about the 275th Anniversary can be located under the “Community” heading at the top of the page.) Those preferring to order and send payment by mail can complete an order form, which can be downloaded and/or printed from the website, to ensure early reservation. After Dec. 31, the book will be sold at the $49.95 price.

The collector-style coins will be available to the public in time for the holiday season. Measuring less than two inches in diameter, these heavyweight souvenirs will depict the full-color 275th Anniversary logo on the front and an engraved image of Granville County’s iconic courthouse on the flip side.

Coins will be available for purchase in mid-December for $5.00 each. Books are scheduled to arrive by July of 2021.

For more information on the book or the coin, or for a book reservation form, please see one of the above committee members or contact Patrice Wilkerson of the County Manager’s Office at 919-603-1308.

Back to School Academy

Do you have employees whose work performance and attendance is being affected by childcare issues at home?  Parents with school aged children are dealing with scheduling issues these days (during COVID pandemic) when remote learning is being conducted with students at home. While parents need to be at work, some can’t because they can’t leave their young children by themselves.  CLICK HERE to learn more about a reduced cost program for school aged children being offered by the Henderson Family YMCA. They are offering a Back To School Academy for full-time and hybrid part-time.  Please share this flyer with your employees!

NCDOT Great Trails State Plan – Public Review of Draft Trail Network Maps

NCDOT is making excellent progress on the Great Trails State Plan and is in the last stages of finalizing the draft trail network. NCDOT received over 13,000 responses from the public through the survey and online web map. NCDOT appreciates all the involvement and support of the draft network and plan.

To finalize the draft network, NCDOT would like to get additional feedback from the public in response to the draft maps. A Public Input page to view the plan overview presentation, pdf copies of draft maps, a web-based map of the network, and to provide specific comments on each of the Division maps.

The link to the Public Input page is provided here: https://publicinput.com/ncgreattrailsstate.

And, the link to our Great Trails State Plan Get Involved page is provided here: https://www.ncdot.gov/divisions/bike-ped/great-trails-state/Pages/get-involved.aspx. The Get Involved page provides an overview of public input thus far and the link to the Public Input page.

The deadline for public comment on the draft maps is Friday, December 4th, 2020.

The draft plan will be available for public review in January.

 

Vance County Bridge Closed; Replaced Next Year

N.C. Department of Transportation crews closed a Vance County bridge today due to the deterioration of its superstructure.  The Weldons Mill Road bridge over Sandy Creek was built in 1949 and is set to be replaced next year.  The department is scheduled to award a contract to replace the bridge in February.  Work would begin in March and be completed by the end 2021.  Traffic will use New Bethel Church, County Line, Southerland Mill and Vicksboro roads to get around the closure.  Drivers should be mindful of crews working in this area and factor the detour into their commutes.  For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.