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Summer Reading Program ends Saturday

Cooley Library will wrap up its Summer Reading Program on Saturday with a finale party from 12 until 2:30.
Library Director Emily Enderle said participation this year has been higher than last year, with a total of 231 people participating. Of those numbers, 121 are kids, 44 are teens and 66 are adults.

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Red Oak Clerk earns state designation award
Red Oak Clerk earns state designation award

Tracy Shearin, Town Clerk for Red Oak, was recently awarded the designation of North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk.
Shearin received the designation from the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks along with the School of Government of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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County honors NCC president
County honors NCC president

Nash County Commissioners paid tribute to Dr. Bill Carver and his many years of service to Nash Community College at their regular monthly meeting last Monday.
Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution honoring Carver's service and presented him with a framed copy of the resolution.
Carver has worked at the college since September 1987, when he started as the college's Small Business Director.

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Elm City man receives 13 years in prison for drug conspiracy

An Elm City man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for drug conspiracy.
Rodney Durrell Thomas, 21, of Elm City, was sentenced on Tuesday, July 16 in federal court by United States District Court Judge James C. Dever III.
Thomas, also known as "Lil Bruh," was sentenced to 156 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.

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Nash okays inducement for RM company

Nash County Commissioners approved an inducement agreement this past Monday for an unnamed company, hoping it will choose to locate in Rocky Mount.
The company's name has not been released but in the agreement, the company is referred to as "Project Tire" and promises a total of 96 jobs over a three-year period.

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
An unauthorized use of a motor vehicle was reported on 7/8/19 at 221 W Veal Street
An involutary commitment service, damage to property (vandalism) and assault on a female was reported on 7/9/19 at 1303 Fairfield Road

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A located missing person was reported on 7/8/19 at the Southbound Rest Area on I-95
A breaking and entering was reported on 7/8/19 at 11240 Red Oak Road
A damage to personal property was reported on 7/8/19 on US 264 Eastbound

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS JULY 8-12

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from July 8 through 12.

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MILITARY NEWS
MILITARY NEWS

MITCHELL C. SMITH
U.S. Air Force Airman Mitchell C. Smith graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an int

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50TH ANNIVERSARY
50TH ANNIVERSARY

Thaxton and Bobbie Jean Rowland, of Nashville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on June 29 at Oak Level Ruritan Club in Nashville. They were married on July 5th 1969 in Swelton Heights Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. A surprise anniversary party was given by children and grandchildren. They have two sons Jamie and wife Susie and Timothy and wife Sarah. They also have six grandchildren.

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Nashville native stands out in field of STEM
Nashville native stands out in field of STEM

A Nashville native is blazing trails in the field of STEM.
Zakiyah Henry recently graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Physics. Henry graduated Summa Cum Laude.

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Flag raising
Flag raising

Members of the West Mount Fire Department recently, as part of the West Mount Ruritan Club's annual community flag raising project, raise a United States Flag at D&J Grocery & Grill on Old Carriage Road. Fire Department members are Rick Becker (standing on top of the truck) and Assistant Chief Russ Penka (on the ground). Assisting, but not pictured, were Chief Johnny Baines and fireman James Parker.

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Southern Nash Middle School honor rolls

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the final semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at the Southern Nash Middle School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Southern Nash High School honor rolls

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the final semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at the Southern Nash High School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Intersections: God and Life
Intersections: God and Life

This week I'd like to use this edition of "Intersections" to begin a conversation. I nspecifically believe this conversation is most needed within the places where many of us worship, fellowship, and study alongside other believers - the local church.
Most of our area churches gather corporately on Sunday mornings.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

This past Sunday Peachtree Baptist Church congregation, family, and friends gathered to worship our Lord.
The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented by Lynn and David Griffin in honor of their son, Drew Griffin, whose birthday is Tuesday, July 16th.

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SANDY CROSS NEWS
SANDY CROSS NEWS

JULY 11 NEWS
The last weekend in June, 50 youth and chaperones attended the 3-day event at FORWARD Conference in Atlanta. Several of the youth will be briefly speaking over the next few Sundays about what going to the conference meant to them.

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Luke's Word for the Week
Luke's Word for the Week

July Greetings, Fellow Followers! I am thrilled to be writing again and to be with you after a wonderful Sabbath from writing. Our family vacationed and spent some time at Camp Willow Run where I spoke for a week (which, by the way, if you are looking for an intentional Christian summer camp for your child, look no further than CWS or CWR on Lake Gaston!). Ok, I digress.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

The Women in Action missions group at Red Oak Baptist Church met on Tuesday, July 8 at the church for their monthly meeting. They enjoyed a hot dog supper and missions program. Plans were made to collect school supplies for an area school.
Congratulations to Captain Lee Boone who recently retired from the US Coast Guard after 27 years of service! Lee is the son of Marilyn Boone and the late George "Booney" Boone. Thank you for your dedicated service.

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