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Law enforcement promotions announced
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Law enforcement promotions announced

The Nash County Sheriff's Office will soon promote three long-time employees.
The positions being filled include Jail Administrator, Patrol Lieutenant and Patrol Sergeant.
According to a press release, the promotions are to represent a more diverse agency, especially in the supervisory ranks.
Miste Strickland will be promoted to Lieutenant and will be one of four patrol lieutenants for the sheriff's office.

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49 busted in undercover drug investigation

An undercover operation resulted in the arrest of 49 people with over 134 charges last week.
Operation Blue Heat focused on the arrest of individuals who sold narcotics to undercover officers as well as people with outstanding arrest warrants.
Beginning in the early morning hours on Tuesday, July 12, officers from the Rocky Mount Police Department's Narcotics and Gang Task Force, along with officers from the United States Marshals Services Eastern District of North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force hit the streets.

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
An involuntary commitment was reported on 7/13/16 on S First Street
A rape was reported on 7/16/16 on Apache Drive
A damage to property (vandalism), communicating threats and assault on a female was reported on 7/17/16 at 1004 Birchwood Village Court

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS JULY 11-15

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from July 11 through 15.

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A runaway juvenile was reported on 7/10/16 at 7907 Buck Deans Road
A domestic violence and assault on a government official was reported on 7/10/16 at 12235 Old Raleigh Wilson Road
A larceny, theft of money, personal items was reported on 7/10/16 at 10807 Johnston Road
A burglary was reported on 7/10/16 at 12541 Old Smithfield Road

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ENGAGED
ENGAGED

Ted and Phyllis Hardee of Nashville announce the engagement of their son, Lewis E. Hardee, III of Raleigh to Vanessa L. Crowl also of Raleigh, the daughter of Charles and Cathy Crowl of Holly Springs. The wedding is planned for October 29, 2016 in Wake Forest, NC

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Certificates earned
Certificates earned

North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten (center) congratulates Nash County students Jatavius Battle (left), Kaleigh May (second from right), and Michaela Vick (far right) for earning certificates of completion for participating in the organization's Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). The program assists exceptional rising high school seniors from across the state in exploring the wide-variety of agricultural-related college majors available at the state's two land-grant universities--North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina State University.

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KIWANIS NEWS
KIWANIS NEWS

Reverend Mark Mangum, Executive Director United Community Ministries, gave the Kiwanis Club an update on the current operations of United Community Ministries at a recent Kiwanis meeting. Pictured with Reverend Mangum is Jeanne Locke, program Chair for the month.

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Nash Correctional Print Plant earns PICA Award

The North Carolina Correction Enterprises Print Plant located at Nash Correctional Institution in Nashville has been chosen as a winner of three prestigious PICA Awards given by The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc.
The announcement was made on April 16, 2016 during the 2015 PICA Awards Banquet in Concord, with over 270 industry professionals in attendance.
The PICA Awards competition is celebrating its 50th season and continues to be one of the largest printing contests in the nation.

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KIDS IN THE GARDEN CAMP
KIDS IN THE GARDEN CAMP

Matt Stevens, Agriculture Extension Agent with Nash County Cooperative Extension, talks to youth about the different flowers in the Pollinator Garden at the Nash County Arboretum during a Kids in the Garden 4-H Camp. During the camp, youth learned about the garden world, including soil, plants, insects, and how they all come together.

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READING THERAPY
READING THERAPY

Cooley Library has therapy reading dogs visit the library each week, to allow youth to read to the dogs. The program is a new one for the library and allows youth a chance to practice their reading skills. Pictured, Lila Hancock, 5, reads a story to Chere' while her owner, Jim Howell, looks on. Chere' is at the library each Thursday. For more information about the program, call the library at 459-2106.

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Ladies Night
Ladies Night

Central Cross Lodge #187 held its annual Ladies Night in December. The honored guests were widows of deceased members of the lodge. A steak dinner with all the trimmings was prepared by Clyde Best. Entertainment was provided by Patsy Walker, who recited two poems and Scott Batchelor who played guitar and sang several songs. Pictured above are the widows who were honored (left to right) Nell Jones, Delores Burnette, Eula Brantley, Anne Fassnacht, Betty Claire May, Dorothy Inscoe, and Navada Strickland. A gift was presented to each of the widows.

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Nash County Blood Drives

JULY
Thursday, July 21 from 12:30 until 5 p.m. at Whitakers Volunteer Fire Department, 104 SW Railroad Street, Whitakers.
Friday, July 22 from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Englewood Presbyterian Church, 100 South Englewood Drive, Rocky Mount
Monday, July 25 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Momeyer Baptist Church, 4967 Momeyer Way, Nashville

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Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook
Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook

~IMHO~ "Clear the Shelters" on July 23rd ~ My heart sinks when I see the phase "Animal shelter to have one-day free adoptions for dogs and cats." What do you think about when you see FREE? I think things that have no or little value. We tell people if they are rehoming their pets, don't make them free. That it encourages people who cannot really afford a pet to get one. If free is the attraction, does it mean they won't have money to spay or neuter or do heartworm or even flea/tick prevention?

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Sons of Confederate Veterans
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Robert Henry Ricks Camp 75 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans recently cleaned the Joseph J. Bass Cemetery, located off Bass Road in Nash County. The SCV Camps clean cemeteries where Confederate soldiers are buried. Joseph J. Bass was in NC State Troop 1st Regiment, Co, C, and has many descendants in Nash County. Pictured (L-R) is: Robert Cooper, Jimmy Boykin and Ryan Page.

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The Rotary Club of Rocky Mount
The Rotary Club of Rocky Mount

Outgoing Rotary President, Richard Sykes, at left, is give his Gavel Plaque by incoming Rotary President, Garry E. Hodges, at right. The Rotary Club of Rocky Mount was founded in 1923 and meets Mondays at 1 p.m. at Doubletree of Rocky Mount.

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NCC student wins at SkillsUSA

A career and technical student in North Carolina won one of the nation's highest awards at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., June 22 through 23, 2016.
More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.2 million square feet, equivalent to 19 football fields or 25 acres.

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

Who's been telling you those lies?
Who told you it's okay to live in anxiety and fear? The Prince of Peace is on the throne, He does not give like the world gives, He gives peace. Living in fear and anxiety is not of His kingdom so where did it come from? Who would seek our hearts to be in constant torment of worry and fear of what will happen tomorrow in our world? I think I know who told us this lie...it was the serpent.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Peachtree folks gathered at the church on a bright, sunshiny morning, after several nights of stormy weather. Everyone was surprised and happy to welcome Pastor Whitehouse back following his recent knee surgery. [He will resume his place in the pulpit next Sunday.] Lawrence Edwards filled the pulpit and brought the morning message. His sermon was titled"Facing Personal Giants". It was based on several scriptural passages found in I Samuel 17. It recounts the well loved story of David, as a shepherd boy, who faced and slew the dreaded giant, Goliath.

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AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS
AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS

Let me seeeee.... what's happening up here in the Aventon Community. Not much!
Our Swift Creek Bridge is being worked on causing a major detour. Traffic in front of my house is nothing like it normally is LOL! I love it! I don't know how long the bridge will be closed, but D.O.T, please take your time in repairing it. I would love to tell everyone a short cut to Hwy 43 would be going down Hilliardston Rd to Cooper Rd instead of going by Alston's Garage, but I hate to send the traffic over thatta way. HeHeHe!

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