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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from April 13 through 17, 2015.

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A damage to property (vandalism) was reported on 4/13/15 at 111 Sara Drive
A hit and run was reported on 4/13/15 in the Hampton Village parking lot, 131 Wheeless Drive
A larceny (shoplifting) was reported on 4/15/15 at Wal-Mart, 1205 Eastern Avenue

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A larceny of a motor vehicle was reported on 4/13/15 at 6559 Reams Road
An obtaining money/property by false pretense was reported on 4/13/15 at 5882 South NC 58
A damage to property was reported on 4/13/15 at 5901 E NC 97
An assault and communicating threats was reported on 4/13/15 at 5977 Leonard Road

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CLASS OF '65
CLASS OF '65

The Nashville High School Class of 1965 held its 50th class reunion Saturday, April 18, at the Nashville Community Building. Out of 54 surviving classmates, 32 attended the function. The class had 65 graduating students.

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS
STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Northern Nash High School department of Theatre will present Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias on Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25. Steel Magnolias tells the story of six strong southern women who handle adversity and fortune with equal grace and a whole lot of humor. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday evenings and again at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. All performances will be on the stage at Northern Nash High School gym. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

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Law enforcement respond to fight at Social Services

Area law enforcement were called to Nash County Social Services last Thursday after a fight occurred in the lobby.
According to Nashville Police Chief Tom Bashore, the call initially was for shots fired at social services but after more information was received, it was discovered there was a fight in the lobby area.
Bashore said the fight was between two females. One female had some mental issues and was left by her father and she decided to jump on someone and start fighting.

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NRMS Elementary School Honor Rolls

Nash-Rocky Mount Public School Honor Rolls for the third nine weeks follows:

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Southern Nash Middle competes in FFA State Middle Grades Rally
Southern Nash Middle competes in FFA State Middle Grades Rally

Southern Nash Middle School's Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter traveled to Greensboro on Saturday, March 21, 2015 to compete in the FFA State Middle Grades Rally. This is the first year Southern Nash Middle has ever had an FFA chapter. This is also the first middle school FFA chapter in Nash County.
FFA is an organization aimed at providing youth with agricultural education opportunities that help prepare students for leadership opportunities and potential careers in the agricultural industry.

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NCC earns accreditation for Early Childhood Education
NCC earns accreditation for Early Childhood Education

Nash Community College recently announced that the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has granted accreditation to Nash Community College's Early Childhood Education associate degree program. The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awards this status to programs that have demonstrated evidence of meeting its Standards for Professional Preparation for Early Childhood teachers. NAEYC Standards provide a high measure of quality by which early childhood teacher programs can be evaluated.

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NASHVILLE CHAMBER SHRIMP BOIL
NASHVILLE CHAMBER SHRIMP BOIL

SHRIMP AND MORE -- Nashville's Chamber of Commerce held its first annual Shrimp Boil in March. Pictured above, Chamber Vice-President Michael Coleman checks the food with the help of board members Johnny Matthews and Kim Sauls.

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COFFEE WITH A COP
COFFEE WITH A COP

Nashville's Police Department started back its Coffee with a Cop on Friday at Nashville's Post Office. The police department regularly holds Coffee with a Cop events at various Nashville businesses to allow the community to get to know the police department and to ask questions. Pictured above (L-R) is: Community Services Officer Jennifer Bull, Post Office Employees Tracie Thompson and Wanda Coleman and Nashville Police Chief Tom Bashore.

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NCC to hold 2015 commencement May 14

Nash Community College (NCC) is planning for record graduations in May. The College's 2015 High School Equivalency ​Diploma commencement ceremony will be held Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the NCC Brown Auditorium. Dr. Trent Mohrbutter, Vice President for Instruction and Chief Academic Officer at Nash Community College, will deliver the keynote address.

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Nash Health Care recognized for fall prevention
Nash Health Care recognized for fall prevention

The North Carolina Hospital Association recently recognized those hospitals demonstrating outstanding engagement and performance in the recently completed, three-year "Partnerships for Patients" initiative sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Based on its performance as part of the North Carolina-Virginia (NoCVA) Hospital Engagement Network, Nash Health Care was honored for its team engagement in addressing the issue of Preventing Falls.

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS
BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

The flowers Sunday were placed in the Beulah Church of Christ by Carolyn Hunt Matthews in loving memory of her parents, Lucille and Ellis Hunt. They were beautiful and much appreciated. Carolyn has lived in Richmond, VA all of her life but grew up in Beulah Church with her parents and her brohter Steve Hunt (who lives in Richmond also). Carolyn visits at Beulah quite often and was down over the weekend to attend the 97th Red Oak Alumni banquet for all who had ever graduated at Red Oak High School.

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Word for the week
Word for the week

The Bible identifies two sides to the work of Jesus Christ. "He who was delivered over because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification" (Romans 4:25). First, our sins, faults, errors, untoward conduct, and evil thoughts put Jesus Christ on the cross. We transgress God's high standards for living. Christ pays the price.

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GUEST SPEAKER
GUEST SPEAKER

Rotarian President Ron Green, at left, stands with Greg Fishel, chief meteorologist from WRAL-TV. Mr. Fishel spoke at the club's recent meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel. The next scheduled speaker is Bob Garner on NC BBQ and unique NC Restaurants, who will speak on May 4th at 1 pm.

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O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation to host Sixth Annual Golf Tourney

The O.D. Moore Scholarship Foundation will host its Sixth Annual Golf Tournament at the Belmont Lake Golf Club in Rocky Mount on Friday, May 22.
Check in is at 8:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $70 per golfer and includes the green fee, golf cart, lunch, range balls, 50/50 Long Drive, 50/50 Closet to the pin and other prizes.
Proceeds from the event will suppor scholarships for graduating high school students. All entry fees are tax deductible.

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AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS
AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS

A memorial service for Bobby House and Barbara House will be held at 2pm on Saturday, April 25th, at Fishing Creek Baptist Church. Community, friends and family are welcome to share in the celebration of these two lives.
The Annual Red Oak High School Alumni Banquet was held Saturday night at the Rocky Mount Shrine Club. Those attending from our community were, Lois Murray, Richard Journigan, Dan and Gerry Shearin and Dolores Journigan.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Peachtree folks received a spiritual uplift and revival from the series of services held as a "Celebration of the Great Commission". They opened on Thursday Night when Scott Mason of WRAL's 'Tar Heel Traveler' shared many of his stories of places of interest in North Carolina. One that was of particular interest was the one that he did of the Peachtree men cooking collards.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

The 59th Annual NRBA Woman's Missionary Union Spring Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 14 at Red Oak Baptist Church. Dedicated WMU members braved the rain to attend this inspirational meeting. Brenda Rose, NRBA WMU Director, gave the welcome to the meeting as well as Rev. Larry Bostian who welcomed everyone to Red Oak Baptist Church. The Praise Team from the church provided special music. David Ashcraft, missions volunteer, shared interesting information about his missionary journey to Romania.

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KAB recognizes volunteers at annual appreciation event
Pictured (L-R) is: KAB Advisory Board Chairman James Alston; Nash Central High School NJROTC instructor Carther Jorgensen with cadets Adam Moore and Derrick Taylor and KAB Advisory Board Member Mae Parker.
KAB recognizes volunteers at annual appreciation event

"As city employees, we are tasked to keep the city clean, but we can't do it by ourselves," said Brenton Bent, assistant director for Public Works and Water Resources, during a recent ceremony at the city of Rocky Mount, hosted by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) of Nash and Edgecombe counties. The ceremony acknowledged the organization's many volunteers who give their time and effort to keep Rocky Mount clean.
"All of these are extremely hardworking individuals who give so much back," said Bent. "I am very proud of them."

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JEEP DAY
JEEP DAY

The Banana Slap Jeep Club held its a Jeep Day event on Saturday, March 21 at Mike Keffer Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Rocky Mount. The event raised over $1,500 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Pictured is Banana Slap Jeep Club member Rhonda Reid flexing her Jeep on the RTI Ramp, one of several obstacle courses behind the Mike Keffer dealership. This obstacle tests how far you can go up the ramp and how much flex your rig has. The club has several obstacle courses members use behind the dealership.

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FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS
FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS

Foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
Any foreign person who acquires, transfers or holds any interest, other than a security interest, including leaseholds of 10 years or more, in agricultural land in the United States is required by law to report the transaction no later than 90 days after the date of the transaction.

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Local PFLAG establishes scholarship

PFLAG-RM has established a scholarship program to honor area high school students who are working - as individuals or with groups - to move equality forward in their schools, churches and communities.
"We want students, parents and school counselors to be aware of this new opportunity as we plan to award our first $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior in the Rocky Mount area this spring," said Susan Ayers, chapter president.

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Century 21 sales affiliate recognized

Century 21, The Combs Company. recently announced that Century 21 Real Estate LLC has recognized Bill Lumpp, sales affiliate with the office, as a top-producer nationwide when it honored him with the coveted Century 21 Emerald Masters Award.
Emerald level status is awarded to a Century 21 sales affiliate who has met minimum sales production of $148,000 or 44 closed transaction sides within a calendar year.

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