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A stolen motorcycle and two pounds of marijuana were found at a home during a search by the Nash County Sheriff's Office recently.
Deputies and investigators with the Nash County Sheriff's Office were investigating illegal activity at 3093 Big Jim Road in Rocky Mount Friday when they came across a stolen Harley Davidson. Two pounds of marijuana was also located.
James Clinton Reges, Jr., 62, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen goods/property, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance and felony possession of marijuana.
A trespassing and larceny (shoplifting) was reported on 7/20/15 at Wal-Mart, 1205 Eastern Avenue
A trespassing and larceny was reported on 7/21/15 at Wal-Mart, 1205 Eastern Avenue
Found property was reported on 7/22/15 at N First Street at Forrest Hills Cemetery
A breaking, entering and larceny was reported on 7/20/15 at 5737 Bent Creek Court
A fraud was reported on 7/20/15 at 3133 Bone Pone Road
An intentional overdose was reported on 7/20/15 on Mills Drive
A felony larceny was reported on 7/20/15 at 861 W Hilliardston Road
Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from July 20 through July 24.
Pictured on the first row, left to right: Gayle Hollingsworth, Secretary; Ernell Edwards, Vice President; Louise Riddick; Crews Shearin; Eva King, Treasurer; Back Row: Flora Powell; Ennis Edwards; Martha Price, President; Betty Langston; Carolyn Shearin; Sue Boone, Ann Greene.
The 100 for the 100th Year fundraising goal for the Park View Hospital (PVH) Nurses Alumnae Association concluded June 30, 2015 with a small alumnae luncheon celebrating reaching $100,000 in the PVH/NCC Scholarship Fund.
At the beginning of the centennial celebration held June 28, 2014, Association President and Founding Nursing Scholarship Chair, Martha Raynor-Price challenged alumnae and the entire Park View family to honor the hospital and the School of Nursing's commemorative 100th anniversary by having $100,000 in the Nash Community College Park View Hospital Nurses Alumnae Scholarship Fund for student nurses by the end of the 100th year, June 30, 2015.
Elizabeth Deans Cotton and John Randolph Deans were united in marriage on Saturday, June 20, 2015 in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony held at Lakeside Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Jody Wright.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell D. Cotton of Red Oak.
She is the granddaughter of Rosa Belle Cotton and the late Horace Dowd Cotton, and Martha Oleksa and the late Charles Oleksa, Sr.
Westwood One syndicated talk show host Phil Valentine has won first place in the prestigious Colorado Film festival screenplay competition for his work 'Derek Dickens & The Dream.'
Derek Dickens & The Dream is a fictional story of one man's mid-life crisis that becomes an international pop sensation when he takes on an imaginary persona through which he lives out his lifelong dream.
The Town of Nashville held a food and personal care items drive to benefit Faith Christian Ministries. Pictured above, town staff present the donations to Lynn Walker, (pictured center), Director of Faith Christian Ministries. Last year, Faith Christian Ministries assisted with an estimated 10,000 meals and the organization helps between 40-60 families per month with food. The organization depends on donations for food benevolence and its pantry is used only on an emergency or crisis basis.
InJoy Thrift Store presented over $40,000 in donations to around a dozen non-profit organizations on Monday morning. The donations were from the second quarter earnings, including April, May and June. InJoy has been giving back since it opened almost two years ago. Those receiving donations include My Sister's House and Faith Christian Ministries. Since opening, InJoy has donated nearly $88,464 to local Christian-supported ministries and another $88,465 to DOOR International. The store will celebrate its second birthday with a celebration on Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the store at 1020 Liberty Lane in Rocky Mount.
At Peacemakers in Rocky Mount, local school-age children are spending their summer learning to make a difference in their world. Recently, young scholars at Freedom School participated in an International Festival where they were exposed to other cultures, interacting with people from around the world, sampling food, learning words in other languages and more. Peacemakers is a Christian community development 501c3 organization serving the under-resourced area of South Rocky Mount by empowering citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead successful and sustainable lives.
Wells Fargo renewed its support of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership for the next five years with a financial contribution of $50,000 presented to the organization's Capital Campaign. Pictured left to right are Carrie Gray, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer; Tem Myers, Market President for Wells Fargo in Rocky Mount, and Frank Harrison, Chairman of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.
Nashville Academy of Martial Arts hosted a self-defense camp as part of Nash County's 4-H Summer Camp programming. Students learned basic self-defense techniques during the three-day camp, which was held at the martial arts studio in Nashville. Pictured above, Sensei Allen Clark (center) shows students a blocking technique during the camp.
The Board of Directors of the Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund recently presented $6,000 in scholarships to members of the local bowling community.
The Kitty Powell Scholarship Fund was established in 1989 to provide education assistance to members of the Rocky Mount bowling community. The scholarship is named for Kitty Powell who was the long-time general manager of the Bowling Center in Rocky Mount, and who has given so much to the sport of bowling. To be eligible for a scholarship, the recipient must be an active bowler in the local Rocky Mount USBC or the child or grandchild of an active bowler.
Tonja S Philbeck, agent for North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance, has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Candidates for the CLU designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations. They must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Ashaunti R. Davis 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
The observance of the ordinance of Baptism was held at Peachtree Church on Sunday morning at the beginning of the worship service. The candidates who were baptized by Pastor Whitehouse were Ray Eason and his wife, Joan Rackley Eason.
Sanctuary flowers were given by Doug and Cheryl Hayes in memory of Doug's parents, Melvin and Annie Hayes. The Adult Choir sang "Holy Ground".
Pastor Whitehouse's sermon was titled, "He made Not One Mistake".
Congratulations to Derek and Leigh Ann Bostian in the birth of their son, Jacob Allen, born on July 20! Jacob has an older sister, Abigail. Proud grandparents are Rev. Larry and Donna Bostian.
Congratulations to Chris and Christy May in the birth of their daughter, Caroline, born on July 21! Caroline has 3 older siblings, Caitlyn, Caleb, and Cameron.
Women in Action of Red Oak Baptist Church had their monthly meeting on Thursday, July 23.
Almost every organization has a motto, a short pithy statement by which the members strive to live. "Be Prepared," the Scout motto, is one of the best known.
There are also mottoes by which Christians should live. The Bible is filled with them. Take for example 1 Peter 2:17. "Honor all men; love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king." Here are guiding principles for all of us.
"Honor all men." Highly esteem all men, women, and children. They bear God's image.
Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Thorne's Chapel Baptist Church, 1624 Windsor Drive, Rocky Mount
Tuesday, August 4 from 2 until 6 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 301 S. Circle Drive, Rocky Mount
Wednesday, August 5 from 2:30 until 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Church Street in Rocky Mount
Thursday, August 6 from 3 until 7 p.m. at West Mount Volunteer Fire Department, 7955 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount
The VBS at Beulah Church of Christ last week was greatly blessed. The attendance was really good and was enjoyed by all who attended. We want to thank all the children for coming and also the parents and friends who brought them. May God continue to bless them, keep them safe and bring them back to be with us at Beulah. On Sunday, the children came to church for a program which we all enjoyed very much. Their parents and many other family members and friends came also. The attendance was such a blessing to everyone, especially all the VBS teachers and everyone who had helped make VBS a real success.
A politician was in Aventon recently, not kissing babies or politicking for your vote, but to visit with his daughter. His honor the Mayor of Lizard Lick Charles Wood and wife Shirley were in Aventon last week to visit daughter Donna Milligan. While there they had the privilege of meeting Harriet Griffin and Sue Shearin. It was a great visit with lively conversation. What a delight to Donna for her sweet family and dear friends to meet each other and fellowship a while.
The Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) recently announced that they will be the recipient of North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation's $25,000 "Ribbon of Hope" to continue the Partnership's ongoing Ready Schools and Ready Communities programs supporting family and community engagement in elementary schools in Edgecombe and Nash Counties.
The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation chose the DEPC as a grantee, because of the Partnership's ongoing work that addresses critical needs in Nash and Edgecombe Counties.
Dance Arts of Rocky Mount danced for those who came out to celebrate their fight with cancer.
The Nash County Senior Center held its first ever Cancer Survivors Dessert Social last month.
The event was put together by Michele McKnight, Senior Center Coordinator.
"This program is about celebrating life," McKnight told those in attendance. "We're here today to celebrate every one of you."
Survivors shared their stories of cancer with others.
Rocky Mount Fire Captain Alan Booth recently retired After 28.5 years with the Rocky Mount Fire Department. Booth retired on June 1 from Rocky Mount Station #4, where he served as captain. Booth moved from Indiana to take the position over 28 years ago. Following retirement, Booth plans to move to Erwin, Tennessee but said he does intend to visit his fire fighter brothers and sisters.