Rumors have swirled over the types of businesses slated to come to Nashville, on the new development across from McDonald's but one rumor can be put to rest, as Zaxby's was confirmed on Wednesday night.
The Town of Nashville is requesting assistance from North Carolina legislatures to help with funding for part of the town's sidewalk project. The proposed project would provide sidewalk from First Street Extension all the way to Wal-Mart on Eastern Avenue. Another part of the project will provide sidewalk on S. Alston Street from Circle Drive to Circle Drive. At the town council's regular meeting earlier this month, Planning Director Brian Hassell told council members the projet had come in over budget.
The Town of Nashville recently applied for funding for two sidewalk projects through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program. The CMAQ program was implemented to support surface transportation projects and other related efforts that contribute air quality improvements and provide congestion relief. In North Carolina, the Department of Transportation serves as the administrator of the program. Planning Director Brian Hassell told council members earlier this month that no other municipality, including Rocky Mount, had planned to apply for funding for this cycle. Hassell suggested Nashville put two projects in the running for funding.
Nash County is hoping to be one of three markets selected by a communications company for expansion of high-speed internet. Patsy McGhee, Grants & Intergovernmental Relations Administrator, said CloudWyze, a technology and communications company offering internet, phone, cloud services and technology support, is actively pursuing expansion into three new markets over the next year. The Wilmington-based company plans to make its decision in January.
4-H CAMP -- Barbara Sue Edwards, who campers got to know as "Granny," helps Alize Newton with a coloring assignment during the "Fruit of the Spirit Summer Reading Camp." Red Oak United Methodist Church hosted the camp with proceeds it received from
A summer camp hosted by a Red Oak church is meeting many needs for youth in the community. Red Oak United Methodist Church is wrapping up its "Fruit of the Spirit Summer Reading Camp" on Thursday with a picnic at Ennis Park. The summer camp was made possible through proceeds from a 5K run the church held late last year. "It is the direct product of the Fruit of the Spirit 5K in October," said Rev. David Joyner, the pastor of Red Oak United Methodist Church.
Two Nash County residents were among the 11 inducted into the North Carolina 4-H Hall of Fame recently. Fred Belfield and Albert Batchelor were both inducted during 4-H Congress, which was recently held at North Carolina State University. Belfield, of Rocky Mount, has been involved in 4-H most of his life. He began his 4-H career at nine years old when he joined his first 4-H club. He continued his membership in 4-H in college, participating in collegiate 4-H clubs.