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Nashville's Town Council approved a final plat for Nash Crossing at their meeting earlier this month. The approval is the first step before the owners can sell lots and construction can begin.
The property is owned by Stallings Oil Company and consists of three parcels of land across from Evans Drive, where McDonalds is located. The plan shows nine lots on the property.
The Nashville Graphic published a story last week announcing Ms. Nan Strickland's 100th birthday celebration. Pictured is Ms. Strickland at her birthday party on Saturday, November 21st with another Nashville Centenarian, Mr. Willard Inscoe, who turned 100 on October 20th. A story was also published in The Graphic about Mr. Inscoe's birthday in the October 28th edition.
Numerous Nash County residents are reporting that they are receiving calls from people claiming to be IRS agents.
Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said 9-1-1 has received dozens of calls from residents stating they have received calls demanding money for tax debts. Callers are reportedly asking for banking and credit card information and claiming to be IRS agents.
According to the Better Business Bureau, the IRS impersonation scam is one of the most persistent cons out there.
A larceny after a breaking and entering and breaking and entering a residential was reported on 11/16/15 at 503 S Boddie Street
A larceny by an employee was reported on 11/16/15 at Just Save, 731 E Washington Street
A larceny was reported on 11/16/15 at L&L 14, 479 W Washington Street
An obtaining property by false pretense was reported on 11/16/15 at 546 Ruth Drive
A misdemeanor possesssion of a schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia were reported on 11/16/15 at 465 US 64 Eastbound
A breaking, entering and larceny was reported on 11/16/15 at 6838 Colby Road
A damage to personal property was reported on 11/16/15 at 13532 NC 43
Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from November 16 through 20
Nashville residents are still searching for Maggie and still holding onto hope that one day, she will be reunited with her owner.
Maggie is a black lab mix with a large white patch on her chest and a bushy black tail.
She has made her home in the woods of Nashville after pulling out of her collar while being housed at the Nash County Animal Shelter. Maggie's owner, Richard Rewalt, was traveling from Maryland to Florida when he became ill and stopped at the Nash County Rest Area.
Nash Health Care System's Nursing Council II recently gave a $450 donation to Project Lifesaver. The group, which is made up of nurses from Nash General who mostly work weekends and night shifts, do various community service projects to ensure nurses stay visible in the community. Pictured (L-R) is: Dorothy Sollman, Medicine RN, Leslie Hall, Senior Vice President for Nash Health Care, Chris Bissette, of Nash County Emergency Services, who also helped develop Project Lifesaver, Ashley Winstead, of the Nash County Senior Center and Naomi Langley, Critical Care RN.
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools recently announced new administrative assignments that will be effective on Tuesday, December 1.
Victor Ward will become the new Principal of Nash Central High School. Ward is currently the Director of Family Engagement, At-Risk Services and Student Assignment at the NRMPS Central Office.
Gail Powers will become the new Director of Family Engagement, At-Risk Services and Student Assignment at the NRMPS Central Office.
The Dortches Ruritan Club made a donation to the Nash County Social Services Foster Care Christmas Drive, on November 12, helping the organization provide Christmas gifts for children in foster care. The agency currently has around 45 children in foster care. Pictured above, Dortches Ruritan members (L-R) Sammy and Emily Bass, Nathan Lindeman and President Kirby Brown make the presentation to Norma Boyd, Nash County Social Services Foster Care Christmas Drive Coordinator.
Patrick and Kathryn Snipes, of Sanford, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Grace Snipes, on November 18, 2015 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford. She weight seven pounds, four ounces and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Kaye Cummings of Sanford. Paternal grandparents are Jill Snipes of Bailey and Roy Snipes of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Maternal great-grandparents are John and Linda Hall of Sanford. Paternal great-grandparents are Judy Rogers of Bailey. Kathryn is the former Kathryn Cummings Snipes.
The Pay it Forward Civitan Club spruced up the family and children's rooms at Nash County Department of Social Services. The organization added colorful decor, toys and other needed items to make the rooms more comfortable for family meetings.
A local civic organization is making sure students at Nashville Elementary School have plenty to eat on the weekends.
The Pay it Forward Civitan Club is now sponsoring the school's Backpack Buddies Program, which began this school year.
Nashville Elementary School was one of only two schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount School System that did not have the Backpack Buddies Program. A Nashville mother decided to reach out and try to start the program at the school.
Shanna Floyd is not looking for the cutest, fluffiest dog when she visits the Nash County Animal Shelter.
Floyd wants the undesirables, the ones who are sick and in need of care, the ones who, without her, would surely be euthanized.
This year alone, Floyd and her organization, Odin's Orphans Rescue, have rescued 47 of those deemed undesirable and nursed them back to health.
Odin's Orphans is a fairly new organization, receiving its non-profit status in January, but rescuing dogs is something Floyd has been doing for many years.
The Nash County Senior Center is offering residents the chance to make a senior's Christmas brighter with its "Stocking for Seniors" program.
The program is in its first year and is replacing the "Santa for Seniors" program that the center has been doing through a partnership with Walgreens. Michele McKnight, Senior Center Coordinator, said Walgreens was unable to do the partnership this year so the center developed a similar program.
Over 30 veterans came out to the Oak Level Ruritan Club for the second annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Saturday night.
The theme was "You've served us. Now let us serve you."
Herbert Joyner, President of the Oak Level Ruritan Club and Vietnam Veteran, said the military and Ruritans were inseparable so the dinner was a way to show appreciation.
Wednesday, December 2 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Nash County Senior Center, 102 N Alston Street in Nashville
Wednesday, December 2 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Nash Health Care Systems, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount
Saturday, December 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Capital Ford Lincoln, 2012 Stone Rose Drive, Rocky Mount
Wednesday, December 9 from 12 until 4 p.m. at Universal Health Care, 1022 Eastern Avenue, Nashville
Marcie Bissette, a Southern Nash High School FFA Student, gives samples of pretzels with homemade butter on them at Heritage Days.
Fourth graders from area elementary schools attended one of two days of 4-H Agricultural Heritage Days at the Rocky Mount Farmers Market last month to get a sneak peek at how things were done years ago. The program is put on each year by Nash County Cooperative Extension.
The stations included a Grist Mill/Corn Sheller station, Quilting station, Apple Cider Press, Butter Making, Milk Cow Simulator, Outhouse and Water Pump Station, Canning/Food Preservation Station, Soap making/Clothes washing Station, Bees and Honey Station, Farm Animals Station and Basket Weaving.
Rock Creek Baptist Church will hold its annual Live Christmas Scenes December 12 and 13 from 6:30 until 8 p.m. at the church on Rock Creek Drive, off of First Street Extension. Drive past a series of five scenes depicting the story of the birth of Jesus. For info, call 459-4477.
Happy Thanksgiving! Members of Red Oak Baptist Church provided Thanksgiving meals for 50 families and also made plates for 16 homebound! Each of the families received a box with turkey, fixings, corn pudding, and a pie for dessert. Many people helped with this project promoted by the Outreach Team. Members donated pies, cooked corn puddings, cooked turkeys, and packed the boxes. Everyone had a great time together while meeting needs in the community.
Update on the number of Operation Christmas Child boxes donated by Red Oak Baptist Church: final total was 442!
Thanksgiving is here. Some folks are chopping at the bits to sink their teeth into some turkey and pecan pie, others are trying to avoid the day like the plague due to seeing family members they might not want to see. Whatever the case, Turkey Day is coming and you'd better be ready.
The great thing is this day can be filled with joy, we just need to make some effort. Here are some helpful tips to be joyful this Thanksgiving.
On a chilly but sunny morning, Peachtree folks gathered for worship at the church. Pastor Whitehouse greeted those present. Sanctuary flowers were given by Bob and Fran Bunn in memory of his parents, Claral and Chessie Bunn.
The Adult Choir sang, "A Prayer for America", under the direction of the pastor. His sermon was based on James 5: 13-16. It was titled "Can God Heal the Sick?"
UDC Bethel Heroes Chapter 636 members held a wreath laying ceremony to honor veterans on Veteran's Day. Attending were (L-R) Connie Cobb, Donna Boykin, Penny McLain, Margie Parker Brantley, Edith Whitby and Kay Freeland. Not pictured is Augustus Cobb, local veteran who also attended the ceremony.