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Bailey Police Chief charged with DWI

Bailey's Chief of Police was arrested on Monday night and charged with driving while intoxicated.
According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, troopers responded to a single vehicle accident on Robertson Road around 7:20 p.m. on Monday, May 16. After investigating, troopers determined a 2007 Honda Civic, driven by John Arthur Ennis of Knightdale, was traveling west on Robertson Road when it ran off the right side of the road and overcorrected. The vehicle then overturned and came to rest upright.

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Task Force arrests 15 for drug activity

The Tar River Task Force arrested 15 people last week as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal drug activity in the area.
The arrests took place between May 8 and May 13 in Nash and surrounding counties.
Among those arrested:

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Two Rocky Mount men nabbed for armed robbery
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Two Rocky Mount men nabbed for armed robbery

Two Rocky Mount men were arrested after an armed robbery at the West Mount Stop and Shop last week.
The Nash County Sheriff's Office and North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the West Mount Stop and Shop on Tuesday, May 10 at 11:55 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery.
Deputies were on the scene in less than three minutes and were able to get information on the vehicle and suspects in the robbery.

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Two local women charged with breaking into Bradberry's Store

Two local women were arrested and charged with breaking into a convenience store outside of Nashville.
Bradberry's Store was broken into around midnight on April 25. According to the Nash County Sheriff's Office, a large amount of cigarettes, malt beverages and a cash register were taken.
A video from the store revealed two young white females inside the store.

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Five sentenced for cocaine trafficking conspiracy

Five men were sentenced last week for their involvement in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy.
Derrick Pittman, Guillermo Espinosa, Ramiro Calixtro and Alexis Calixtro-Casas pled guilty while Jorge Espinosa were convicted after a jury trial.
In August 2015, federal and local law enforement agenices utilized a confidential information to arrange a two-kilogram purchase of cocaine from Calixtro-Casas. Calixtro-Casas contacted his uncle, Ramiro Calixtro, a drug associate of Espinosa, to supply the two kilograms of cocaine for the transaction.

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A breaking and entering a residential was reported on 5/9/16 at 1117 Crescent Meadows Drive
A failure to heed blue lights and siren and driving while impaired was reported on 5/10/16 on NC 58 South
A damage to property (vandalism) and breaking and entering a residential was reported on 5/11/16 at 706 Bass Drive

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS MAY 1-MAY 6

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from May 9 through 13.

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A discharged weapon was reported on 5/8/16 at 10014 Claude Lewis Road
A misdemeanor larceny was reported on 5/8/16 at 1415 S Old Franklin Road
An assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill was reported on 5/8/16 at 6167 Lonesome Pine Road
A death was reported on 5/9/16 at 8170 Preacher Joyner Road

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NCC students earn awards at SkillsUSA state competition
Nash Community College Computer-Integrated Machining program students placed first, fourth and fifth rank in Computer Numerical Control Categories in the SkillsUSA State Competition. L-R: Jacob Sandy, Bennett Satterwhite and Michaela Lamm.
NCC students earn awards at SkillsUSA state competition

Nash Community College Computer-Integrated Machining, Welding and Cosmetology students earned high placements in the SkillsUSA State Competition held the week of April 18, 2016. SkillsUSA is a national partnership of over 300,000 students and teachers involved with industry; working together to provide a skilled workforce in America. More than 1,700 career and technical education students participated in this year's SkillsUSA Competition, held in Greensboro. Competitions covered numerous trade areas, including construction, automotive, welding, drafting, public safety and cosmetology.

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ENGAGED
ENGAGED

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Douglas Johnson of Red Oak announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Greene Johnson, also of Red Oak, to Sean McCuen Baker of Raleigh. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Charles Baker of Des Moines, Iowa. The wedding is planned for June 4, 2016 at 5 p.m. at the Lake O'The Woods in Inez, NC.

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Freeman earns degree

Kathy Freeman, of Castalia, recently graduated from Ohio Christian University with a Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling.
Ohio Christian University, founded in 1948 is one of the fastest growing universities in the nation, and is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.

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Nashville High School Alumni meet
Danny Chappell and Elizabeth Cook Seagle, both from the Class of 1964.
Nashville High School Alumni meet

On May 14, 2016 approximately one hundred and sixty former students of Nashville High School gathered at Birchwood Country Club. They were joined by two former teachers and about fifty other guests. They came to help the Nashville High School Class of 1966 celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. The Class of 1966 was the last class to graduate from NHS with sixty-six graduating seniors. Their graduation took place on June 6, 1966.
The group was greeted (and entertained) by Stanley Edwards, representing the class of '66.

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Nashville High School Alumni meet, pics 1
Nashville High School Alumni meet, pics 1

Truman Carpenter, Class of 1964

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Nashville High School Alumni meet, pics 2
Nashville High School Alumni meet, pics 2

Former Nashville High School teacher Nell Ellis Boone is pictured with Iva Hedgepeth Smith (Class of 1937).

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Nashville High School Alumni meet, pics 3
Nashville High School Alumni meet, pics 3

Brenda Elmore Brown and Sheila Freeman are classmates from the Class of 1964.

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Nashville High School Alumni meet, pics 4
Nashville High School Alumni meet, pics 4

Butch Huckabee (Class of 1959) and Gwen Cooper (Class of 1958) pose for a photo.

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Nash recognizes Citizens Academy Grads
Nash recognizes Citizens Academy Grads

Nash County Commissioners recognized graduates of the eighth Nash County Citizen's Academy last Monday morning during their regular meeting.
Twenty-seven Nash County residents graduated from the program this year.
The Citizen's Academy, titled "Nash County Government Works" is held over 10 sessions, from January through April. Patsy McGhee, Grants and Intergovernmental Relations Administrator for Nash County, helps coordinate the event each year.

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Emergency signal added at Stoney Creek Fire

Motorists who travel along Country Club Road going by the Stoney Creek Fire and Rescue Station in Rocky Mount will see a new type of emergency signal at that location. An emergency hybrid beacon was installed by the station last Thursday, May 5. It was initially in flash mode to let drivers know it is in place, and will be put in normal operating mode this week.
The beacon light is used to warn and temporarily stop traffic on Country Club Road when emergency vehicles are leaving the fire and rescue station on calls.

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RMA attends convention
RMA attends convention

Rocky Mount Academy Jr. Historians traveled to Raleigh recently for the state convention. It is tradition that each club wear a student designed t-shirt. RMA proudly wore t-shirts designed by Lottie Parker.
Results of the convention follows:

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Rotarian of the Year
Rotarian of the Year

Kristen Brabble, recently won Rotarian of the Year Award for ara. Pictured with Kristen are Ron Day (left), President and CEO of First Carolina Bank, and her employer and Rotarian President, Richard Sykes. Kristen was the co-chair of the Tackle the Tar event which took placy May 14th at the Sports Complex.

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Speaker
Speaker

Marty Nealy, (center) Pfizer VP Operations and Rocky Mount Plant Manager and native of Momeyer, spoke to the Kiwanis club about the Rocky Mount Pfizer plant. Pictured with Nealy is E.L. Daughtridge, program chair for the month and Ben Moore, Kiwanis Club president.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

On a sunny but cool Sunday morning Peachtree folks gathered for worship at the church. Jane May played a beautiful arrangement of "He Touched me" for the offertory.
Beverly Wilson's sermon for the children was about 'Scissors'. She showed them many different kinds and sizes of scissors, even one pair in which the blades can be separated and taken apart. But to be used to cut anything, the blades have to be together.

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

Last weekend our family headed over to NC Wesleyan College to support some of our youth at a dance recital. It was held in the Dunn Center where Dance Arts of Rocky Mount put on an incredible display of talent featuring all their students from the year. The show featured little children all the way up to adults with an impressive clogging routine. We've been to many dance recitals in my time here in Nashville and I must say, this was one of the best I have seen.

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS
BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

I want to congratulate Mandy Short who graduated from Nash Community College on Friday night, May 13 with several degrees. She has really worked hard to accomplish this and everyone is proud of her, especially her parents, Linda and Billy Short. I know at this time there are graduations happening at colleges and high schools everywhere and probably many I know. If they would let me know I would really like to congratulate them in my news in the Graphic.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

Dorothy, Audrey, and Suzy Pearce had a great time at the Tant/Pearce Family Reunion on Saturday, May 14 at Bunn Chapel Church of God of Prophecy in Bunn! It was wonderful to see family, laugh, and share memories. Relatives came from Asheboro, Henderson, Raeford, Raleigh, Zebulon, Wake Forest, Bunn, Youngsville, Nashville, Red Oak, and Bailey.

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