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Granville County Briefs 1-10-20

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TRLC tree planting event

Tar River Land Conservancy will hold tree planting events from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17-18 at 831 Roberts Chapel Road, Stem

Join us either or both days and help Tar River Land Conservancy’s staff and volunteers plant hardwood tree saplings on the Gantt and Hunter Tracts. Saplings will be planted near streams to protect drinking water supplied by Lake Holt.

No previous experience necessary. Tree planting holes will be pre-dug. Wear weather-appropriate work clothes, work gloves and hat. Bring water and a snack.

TRLC will provide planting tools, extra gloves, water refills and snacks. County Forest Ranger Rob Montague and TRLC staff will provide instruction on proper tree planting techniques. Families and groups welcomed.

To register, please email volunteer@tarriver.org or call David Thomas or Sheryl Munt at 919-496-5902.

Volunteers needed

The Mount Vernon Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is seeking volunteers to help provide tax assistance in nearby communities.

The VITA program serves the elderly and low- to moderate-income families with preparing their income tax returns.

Training will start soon. For more details, please call 919-528-2715 and ask for Donnie Jones.

Granville Board of Elections training

The Granville County Board of Elections will host a regional mandatory compliance training class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, 4185 U.S. Highway 15 S., Oxford. It will not be at the Richard H. Thornton Library as listed in the State and Regional Training Schedule.

The state board of elections staff will conduct the training. Any candidate or treasurer in Granville County or from any other North Carolina county can attend the training. Pursuant to North Carolina law, training is required within three months of appointment and once every four years thereafter for all North Carolina treasurers, including those under the $1,000 threshold.

To register, sign up at www.ncsbe.gov/Campaign-Finance/training. Registration prior to the class is required. The training is for state candidate, party and referendum committee treasurers or candidates. This training is not for PACS or independent expenditure committees.

First Baptist Church Creedmoor’s Cottage Thrift Shoppe

The Cottage Thrift Shoppe will be closed this month to refresh, rearrange, revitalize and make repairs to prepare for their 10-year anniversary. A celebratory reopening will be held in February.

New hiking trails

Tar River Land Conservancy’s newest hiking trails are now open. Everyone is invited to explore two miles of new trails at Ledge Creek Forest Conservation Area Trailhead No. 2 at 3258 Old N.C. Highway 75, Stem.

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