Granite Falls is located in southern Caldwell County North Carolina, just north of Hickory, on U. S. Highway 321. Its history dates back before the Revolutionary War. Its origins can be traced to land grants dating back to 1754. Granite Falls was incorporated on May 1, 1899 and was named after the Falls on Gunpowder Creek, where a solid formation of granite spans the creek. Read more about the Town's history. »
2013 ElectriCities Municipal Electric Safety Award
Pictured left to right are ElectriCities Chief Operating Officer Roy Jones who presented the award on behalf of ElectriCities, Town Fire Chief and Safety Officer Thomas Laws, Town Electric Services Director Rick Sisk and North Carolina Municipal Power Agency 1 Vice President Matt Schull.
The Town of Granite Falls received a 2013 ElectriCities Municipal Electric Safety Award. The Town received this award for not having any lost work day cases for the Town Electric Department employees during the past year.
ElectriCities Chief Operating Officer Roy Jones and North Carolina Municipal Power Agency 1 Vice President Matt Schull presented the award to the Town of Granite Falls on behalf of ElectriCities at the Town Council meeting held November 17, 2014. Jones stated, "It is a great accomplishment to provide electric service to the citizens of the Town of Granite Falls and an even greater accomplishment to provide this service on a consistent basis while maintaining the highest level of safety possible for Town Electric Department employees. The Town of Granite Falls not only keeps its Electric Department employees safe, it also ensures that the Town safely provides power to its electric system customers."
2014 NC Public Power Awards
Pictured left to right are ElectriCities Chief Operating Officer Roy Jones who presented the awards on behalf of ElectriCities, Mayor Barry Hayes, Council Members Tracy Townsend and Dr. Caryl B. Burns, Electric Services Director Rick Sisk, Council Members Jim Mackie and Martin D. Townsend, Mayor Pro-tem Mike Mackie and Council Member Marc Church.
of Excellence Announced
Raleigh, NC, Oct 20, 2014 - Twenty-three public power communities across the state received 2014 Public Power Awards of Excellence. The awards honor outstanding efforts in key areas such as creating a competitive business environment, legislative involvement on public power issues, customer service programs and community energy efficiency promotion. The Town of Granite Falls received the following five awards:
Competitive Business Environment
The Competitive Business Environment award recognizes efforts by the town to create a strong business climate, including economic development planning and community/regional partnering, an online economic development presence and focus on key accounts customers.
The Energy Efficiency award recognizes efforts by the town with energy-efficient building programs, energy education and energy audits.
The Financial Stability award recognizes customer options throughout the billing process, including: equal payment programs, alternate payment methods such as online billing and payment, credit card payments and multiple payment locations. This award also recognizes community partnerships to help customers in need and the implementation of new technology within the electric system.
The Legislative Involvement award recognizes town staff and officials' involvement in the legislative process on issues pertaining to public power. The award recognizes town officials actively engaging with their legislative delegation, participation in ElectriCities-sponsored events and involvement in the Public Power Grassroots Network.
The Service Excellence award recognizes outstanding efforts by the town to communicate with customers through advertisements, online resources, social media or other community-based methods. The award also addresses emergency communications and community public power celebrations.
MILITARY MEMORABILIA AT THE MUSEUM
To honor all veterans and to celebrate the Granite Falls Veterans' Monument, there will be a display of U. S. Military Memorabilia during the month of November at the Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum. Located at 107 Falls Avenue, the museum will be open on Saturdays from noon until 4 pm and on Sundays from 2 until 4 pm. On Sunday, November 9th from 2 until 4 pm, the Granite Falls History Committee will host a reception for those persons lending items for display. The exhibit includes items from World War I to the present. There are uniforms, medals, citations, photos, scrapbooks, dog tags, etc. on display. Shown in the photo is a uniform from the 1950s. For more information, call the Granite Falls Town Office at 396-3131 or check out the website: www.granitefallshistorymuseum.org.
On behalf of the Town Council and citizens of Granite Falls, I thank you for visiting our website. I am proud to serve as Mayor of my hometown, and I hope our website will show you a small portion of the people, places and services that make Granite Falls a wonderful place to live.
Located at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and on two lakes of the Catawba River chain, our town offers home sites with views and amenities that are unique even in our beautiful state. Our town is too beautiful and friendly to appreciate fully through a website visit. So when you "log off", pack a bag and come visit us. We will take you to see the "Falls at Gunpowder Creek" from which our town derives its name, peaceful Lake Rhodhiss and Lake Hickory and many other historic and natural sites.
Again, I am happy you visited our website and I hope to see you soon.
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North Carolina Air Quality Forecasts
Granite Falls Town Code of Ordinances
Town of Granite Falls Budget 2014-2015
2014-2015 Town of Granite Falls Fee Schedule
Granite Falls Pedestrian Plans
Granite Falls Merchants Association
Town of Granite Falls Downtown Facade Improvement Program -Grant Opportunity
Federal Tax Credits For Energy Effiiciency
The Town of Granite Falls is pleased to offer automatic draft for your utility bills (water, sewer and electric). Save gas and time with this new bill paying option. Please call the Town Offices at 396-3131 for details or to sign up.
The Town of Granite Falls is pleased to announce the launch of the Connect-CTY® service, our new town-to-resident notification system.
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Granite Falls History and Transportation Museum is open now on select days, please contact the Town Offices at 396-3131 for more information.
Town of Granite Falls Lakeside Park with walking/biking trails, picnic shelter, canoe launch and three separate fishing decks. - Open Now - Contact the Recreation Department at 396-1221 to make reservations for the picnic shelter.