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Nash proceeds with recreation program
Nash proceeds with recreation program

Nash County Parks and Recreation is moving forward with receiving input from residents about its recreation program and has two community input meetings planned for September 8th and 9th.
The meetings are a chance for residents of areas in the county to express their opinions and ideas on the recreation needs in the county.

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Nash County withdraws from NCEast Alliance

Nash County Commissioners decided last week to withdraw from the NCEast Alliance, an economic development agency that serves Eastern North Carolina.
NCEast Alliance was formed after the General Assembly did away with funding for the NC Eastern Region. The law ended all state financing of all the regional economic development groups.

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Cooking accident causes fire at Lumber Street home

A cooking accident was the cause of an early morning fire on Lumber Street in Nashville.
According to Captain Chris Joyner, Nashville’s Fire Department was dispatched to 216 North Lumber Street around 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
A Nashville police officer made contact with firefighters shortly after the call was dispatched confirming everyone was out of the home.

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Nash County Sheriff jails two for Marijuana operation
Richard Jason Miles
Nash County Sheriff jails two for Marijuana operation

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division dismantled a sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation last week and arrested the home’s residents.
Investigators seized 40 marijuana plants, which were found in the basement of the home at 6017 Olde Bay Court, Rocky Mount.

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from August 11 through August 22.

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NASHVILLE POLICE BRIEFS

INCIDENTS
A larceny was reported on 8/18/14 at 211 Thorne Street
A possession of counterfeit money and obtaining money/property by false pretense was reported on 8/19/14 at L&L Food Stores,1001 E Washington Street

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

A missing person was reported on 8/18/14 at 8561 Strickland Road
A cruelty to animals was reported on 8/18/14 on Spring Mill Trail Road
A narcotics violation was reported on 8/18/14 at Webbs Mill Road and Barbee Street
A breaking, entering and larceny of a residence was reported on 8/18/14 at 914 NC 231

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Rocky Mount man writes book about granddaughter
Rocky Mount man writes book about granddaughter

A Rocky Mount man has  written a book inspired by his granddaughter.
Arthur L. Ellis recently published “My Little Girl Abigail” and said the book is read like his granddaughter is talking.
“She says everything through me,” he said.
Ellis said the book became something he was interested in immediately after Abigail was born 15 months ago.

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Locals study abroad

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $687,929 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 155 undergraduates for study abroad during 2014 and 2015. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study in other countries for a semester, summer or year.
 More than one-third of UNC undergraduates study in other countries before they graduate  one of the highest study abroad rates among public universities nationwide.

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OUTSTANDING NEIGHBOR!
OUTSTANDING NEIGHBOR!

Bobby Brannan was awarded the Outstanding Neighbor Award recently from the  Birchwood/Fairfield Community Watch. He is the first winner of the  award. The group hopes to select a new outstanding neighbor at every meeting. Pictured with Brannan is Debbie Batchelor (left) and Dee Battle (right).

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SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIPS

The Momeyer Ruritan Club recently presented academic scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. Pictured (L-R) is: Stuart Parker, committee chair, with scholarship recipients Devon Carter, Valerie Brooks and Annie Jackson. Carter is a rising freshman at North Carolina State University and Brooks and Jackson are attending Nash Community College.

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LIONS CLUB LEADERS
LIONS CLUB LEADERS

The Lions of NC are going through a redistricting of their clubs. The newly formed district that will cover from the Capital to the coast is called 31S. Lion Mary Boehm (at right) of the Nashville Lions Club was elected Governor of the Newly formed district 31S. Standing with Mary is Lion Barbara Beltran from Raleigh (at left).  She was elected as 1st Vice District Governor of the newly formed district 31S.

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NCC radio station streams programming  for all audiences
NCC radio station streams programming for all audiences

“This is K-Pop (Korean Pop)” is just one of the show introductions listeners of Nash Community College’s radio station, Big Bang Radio WNIA 89.1 FM, will hear in the upcoming fall semester. Dubbed “the station that plays something for everyone” by the first student manager back in 2008, WNIA stays true to its roots with the ushering in of the station’s fourth successor, Melissa “Max” Herbert.

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Family members revamp garden at Autumn Care of Nash
Family members revamp garden at Autumn Care of Nash

A group of hard-working individuals showed up at Autumn Care of Nash early in the summer to transform one of the enclosed courtyards into a floral paradise for both residents and staff to enjoy.  Several planter boxes were constructed containing flowers such as verbena, marigolds, salvia, and geraniums.  Other planters contain herbs and vegetables, particularly tomatoes in memory of a loved one.

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NRMPS students start school
Teacher’s Assistant Maxine Nicholson shows kindergartner Ashton Langley the ins and outs of the cafeteria on Monday during a tour of the school.
NRMPS students start school

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools welcomed back over 16,000 students this week, as school began for most on Monday.
Kindergartners had staggered enrollment, with some starting on Monday and others starting Tuesday and Wednesday.
Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson visited Parker Middle School on Monday and then hopped on a school bus to ride to school with kindergartner Nathan Parker, Jr, a decade long tradition he has carried out every year while superintendent.

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ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Nash County Manager Zee Lamb received the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Suzanne Stallings, Chowan County Clerk to the Board on Friday. On Tuesday afternoon, Lamb accepted the challenge and several buckets of ice water were dumped on his head by Nash County staff. In turn, Lamb challenged Nashville Town Manager Preston Mitchell, Rocky Mount City Manager Charles Penny and Nash-Rocky Mount Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson.

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Married
Married

Two Battleboro Community Firefighters were married on Aug 23, 2014. Fire Captain Christopher Barus and Firefighter Megan Bandy were married at the Battleboro United Methodist Church in Battleboro NC by Reverend Patrick Sinclair. After the wedding they were escorted around the town by the Battleboro Community Fire Department.

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PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION

Nash Central Middle School recently presented a plaque of apprecation to Nashville’s Fire Department (NFD). The fire department provides coverage for all home football games and recently donated 250 concession cups that will be sold during home games this year. The department was presented the plaque on August 22, which reads “In appreciation for your service and dedication to our school and athletic program.”

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MILITARY NEWS

Army Pvt. Michael Dalton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

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Nashville native enjoys successful career in Army
Nashville native enjoys successful career in Army

A Nashville native has had a successful caraeer in the United States Army.
Command Sergeant Major Lynice D. Thorpe began her army career on October 2, 1989. She attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Advanced Individual Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, where she obtained the Military Occupational Specialty as an Administrative Assistant.

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Nash 4-H’ers earn top honors at State Congress
Heston Gregory won the 9 and 10 year olds division of the pork char grill at State 4-H Congress.
Nash 4-H’ers earn top honors at State Congress

Three Nash County 4-H’ers received top honors during the recent State 4-H Congress. This year’s 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh June 21 through 24, attracted 541 youth and their adult leaders for activities including presentations on a variety of subjects, leadership and citizenship training, service opportunities, officer elections and more.
Taylor Tyson, 17, daughter of Sharon and Jeff Tyson of Nashville, was inducted into the 4-H Honor Club, one of the highest honors a 4-H’er can achieve.

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Nash County Blood Drives for September 2014

Tuesday, September 2 from 3 until 7 p.m. at the Harrison Family YMCA, 1000 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount
Tuesday, September 2 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Nash Health Care Systems, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive, Rocky Mount
Wednesday, September 3 from 2 until 6 p.m. at Church on the Rise, 3520 Bishop Road, Rocky Mount
Monday, September 8 from 12 until 6 p.m. at Southern Nash High School, 6446 Southern Nash Road, Bailey

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Pastor Whitehouse greeted those who came to worship at Peachtree on Sunday morning.  He administered the ‘Lord’s Table’ with the assistance of the deacons.  Special music was “He’s Alive,” sung beautifully by Marta Whitehouse.
The sermon was titled”Waiting is good for the Soul.”  It was based on scripture passage Habakkuk 1:21-2:1.  The pastor asked, ‘What do you do when what is happening makes no sense?’

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

Congratulations to Deven and Margo Ennis Melton on the birth of their daughter, Harper Elizabeth, on Friday, August 15! She weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. and was 18 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Jim and Jackie Ennis.
Red Oak Baptist Church is pleased to welcome as new members Braxton, Christian, Ashton and Nicole Sykes; Olivia Coley; Harrison Brown and Nathan Norris.

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Word for the week
Word for the week

The gathering of God’s people for weekly worship is a special place to meet with God. 
The Bible likens the church to a temple.  We are talking about people not a building.  The  church is a group of people “being fitted together” and “growing into a holy temple in the  Lord” (Ephesians 2:21).  God dwells in His temple. “For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people’” (2 Corinthians 6:16).

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