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CASTALIA'S JULY 4TH CELEBRATION • MONDAY, JULY 4TH

Castalia's July 4th Celebration Parade will kick off Monday, July 4th at 2 p.m. The parade line up will start at the L&L on N. NC Hwy 58 by 1 p.m. A special ceremony will be held prior to the parade from 12 noon until 1 pm at Small Town USA in Castalia honoring area veterans. Veterans are encouraged to arrive by 11:30 a.m.
The patriotic themed parade will offer many units, including Sudans, and will travel through the town on N. NC Hwy 58. If interested in participating, visit Castalia Town Hall.

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Task Force operation nets 21 arrests
Task Force operation nets 21 arrests

Twenty-one individuals from the Spring Hope area were arrested last week as part of Operation Spring Cleaning.
Operation Spring Cleaning is an initiative geared to address the recent drug-related crimes, specifically in and near Spring Hope.
"Spring Hope is a community, where over the past year, we've had a spike in gun related crimes and the use of drugs," Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said on Thursday afternoon during a press conference.
Stone announced the 21 arrested during the press conference and said more arrests are expected.

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Final suspect arrested for home repair fraud
Final suspect arrested for home repair fraud

The Nash County Sheriff's Office has arrested the final suspect in a home repair fraud that occurred just outside of Nashville.
The elderly woman was duped out of over $13,000, which she paid to have work done to her home on the 6000 block of NC 58 in Nashville.
Deputies with the Sheriff's Office arrested six suspects and charged them in the incident but were still searching for the seventh suspect, Johnny Ray Rogers, 32, of Rocky Mount.

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS JUNE 20-24

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from June 20 through 24.

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia was reported on 6/19/16 at E NC 97 and S Halifax Road
A posssession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were reported on 6/19/16 at 10039 Sugar Hill Road
A simple assault and second degree trespassing was reported on 6/19/16 at 8469 Bray Road
A felony larceny was reported on 6/19/16 at 2204 N NC 58

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A fraud - credit card/ATM - was reported on 6/24/16 at 109 Barnes Street
A larceny after a breaking and entering and breaking and entering a residential was reported on 6/24/16 at 01 Embassy Drive
A possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana was reported on 6/26/16 at Old Wilson Road and Jackson Way

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

HOT DOG! If it is in Nash County, they have to have shade, not just a dog house, and they cannot be on a short chain! You can call and ask Animal Control to do a wellness check. Best to keep calling until you reach someone (not just a message), so that they can take a full report. You will need the exact address (or enough for them to pinpoint). It is anonymous. If in Nash, call 252-955-9855
From the Nash County, NC Animal Control Ordinance, Section 4-6. Adequate Feed, Water, Shelter, and Confinement

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Rocky Mount to host July Fourth festivities Sunday

The 45th annual City of Rocky Mount Independence Celebration will take place at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex Sunday, July 3 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., starting with music and concluding with a bang.
The event kicks off with local favorite Rhythm Express taking the stage at 6 p.m., followed by the singing of the National Anthem and an opportunity to honor our veterans and active military personnel. Rubberband closes out the stage portion of the event, with fireworks starting around 9:15 p.m.

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MILITARY NEWS

U.S. Air Force Airman Frank E. Hampton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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Nash County Blood Drives for July 2016

Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Nash County Senior Center, 102 N Alston Street, Nashville
Thursday, July 7 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Environmental Services Building, 1221 Thorpe Road, Rocky Mount
Friday, July 8 from 2:30 until 7 p.m. at Petsmart, 1462 Jeffries Road, Rocky Mount
Monday, July 11 from 2:30 until 7 p.m. at Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive, Rocky Mount

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FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS
FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS

The nomination period for the Nash FSA county committee began on June 15, 2016. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Nash County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 1, 2016.
County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level.
To be eligible to serve on the FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the Local Administrative Area (LAA) where they are nominated.

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

As summer continues in full swing here in the Old North State, it's a great chance to take a breather and assess where you are in life and how your summer is going. Now, to assess your life sounds like a huge task as some of us might look at that task and balk immediately, mincing at the thought of doing some life assessment. A time of reflection can be beneficial for us as children of God in seeing how we are living as His children, in His world.
I've done some of this the past few weeks and found it to be incredibly helpful.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Peachtree folks gathered for worship at the church on a beautiful Sunday morning. The sanctuary flowers were grown and arranged by Barbara Privette-Hardison in memory of her husband, John Beverly Privette. The adult choir sang, "Take My Life, Lead Me Lord" under the direction of the pastor.
Beverly Wilson's sermon to the children was about people making excuses. She shared with them some ridiculous excuses that parents make for their children who are absent from school. Then she talked about excuses that people gave to Jesus when He called them to follow Him. He still calls us today to follow Him.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

Several youth and chaperones who attended Mfuge from Red Oak Baptist Church shared stories of their adventures doing missions projects in areas near Greenville, SC. Some did yard work and some helped in shelters and nursing homes while others participated in recreation and witnessed with children. Rev. Nate James, Associate Pastor/Minister of Youth and Children, emphasized the theme for the camp, "Unashamed." The youth really enjoyed the camp and were very thankful for the love and support from the church which allowed them this opportunity.

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AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS
AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS

Donna Milligan reports that "she recently got out the old garden sprayer and filled it with weed killer. The first pump revealed the wand had dry-rotted over the long winter months and weed killing would have to wait for a trip to the hardware store. Meanwhile she decided to just pour the expensive concoction the best she could onto the offending weeds in her driveway and call it a loss. Days later on a trip to town, she and Terry picked up a replacement wand kit. Time soon rolled around for the grass to be cut again and Donna was kind of excited to use her newly-repaired sprayer.

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