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Nash Arts celebrates building’s 100th birthday
Nash Arts celebrates building’s 100th birthday

Nash Arts is hosting its Founders Day Celebration this evening, Thursday, Oct. 23,  from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The organization is honoring past and present board members and volunteers plus celebrating the 100th birthday of its facility in downtown Nashville which was the original location of  Nashville Baptist Church.  The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting followed by a brief program and light refreshments. For additional information call 459-4734.

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Nashville makes land purchase

A project on Nashville’s wish list for many years is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Nashville’s Town Council voted earlier this month to purchase property on Cross Street.
The property was purchased with the intention of aligning Western Avenue and Cross Street, to make it a straighter path. The property is owned by Jimmy Hinton and Jerry Creekmore.

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Citizens voice opposition of gas pipeline
Citizens voice opposition of gas pipeline

Nash County residents had a chance to express their concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline at a public hearing that was held last Wednesday evening at Nash Community College.
Dominion announced on September 2nd a partnership with Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources to build and own the proposed pipeline.

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Younger named to NC State Fair Hall of Fame
Younger named to NC State Fair Hall of Fame

A Nashville veterinarian was one of four inducted into the N.C State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame this weekend.
Dr. R. Cole Younger was inducted into the sheep and goat category. Younger was inducted on Sunday at the State Fairgrounds.
Since 1980, there have been 149 inductees into the Livestock Hall of Fame.

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Candidate forums slated for tonight

A candidate forum begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Auditorium at the Rocky Mount campus of the Edgecombe Community College. The event is sponsored by the Rocky Mount Branch of the NAACP for candidates who have filed to run for seats that are up for election in November 2014.  “Because early voting is upon us and because this is a critical time in our country’s history, the NAACP is giving candidates an opportunity to speak to citizens in the Twin County area about issues that impact our economy and quality of life,” Andre’ Knight, President of the Rocky Mount Branch said.

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Spring Hope board okays improvements

Spring Hope commissioners voted to reallocate certain NC Step Project Funds in order to tackle additional projects for the improvement of the town. The move came at the most recent business meeting held on October 20. At the same meeting, commissioners further discussed possible plans to raise the price for lots in the town’s cemetery and discussed the progress in hiring a new chief.

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Nashville Boy Scout earns Eagle rank
Nashville Boy Scout earns Eagle rank

A Nashville scout received the highest honor bestowed to boy scouts, as he received his Eagle Scout rank last Saturday.
Jacob Allen was officially recognized last Saturday, October 11 at Nashville United Methodist Church in the bus garage.
The bus garage was actually the focus of Allen’s Eagle Scout project. He chose to have a lean-to shelter built on the side of the bus garage. The shelter was built as an addition to the Compassion Cafe.

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Local man keeps praying
Local man keeps praying

Every Friday afternoon, Richard Glenn Ricks sets up a tent and two chairs at the empty lot between Fellowship Church and Nashville’s Glover Park.
Ricks spends his time there praying for others and just talking to those who stop by.
Ricks, a member of Fellowship Church, said after retiring, he felt led to pray.

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