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Pictured above is the the patio garden at the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center.
A local scout helped renovate the patio garden at the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation (BTAR) Center to earn his Eagle Scout rank.
Matthew Lane, of Nashville, completed the renovation last August and just recently received his Eagle rank during a special ceremony.
Everyone is encouraged to eat out on Thursday, March 13 to help support Communities in Schools.
The 18th Annual Dine Out for Communities in Schools is set for Thursday, March 13. Participating restaurants will give ten percent of their sales to Communities in Schools on that day.
Over 50 restaurants are participating in Rocky Mount as well as the Showside Grill and Bakery in Spring Hope.
A city ordinance violation was reported on 2/24/14 on Brake Street and Richardson Court
A larceny was reported on 2/27/14 at 133 Nashville Commons Drive
A possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia was reported on 2/27/14 at 326 Sixth Street
A larceny of a cell phone was reported on 2/25/14 at 522 N Old Carriage Road
Found property was reported on 2/25/14 at 130 N. Old Carriage Road
An assault on a female, communicating threats, resisting a public officer were reported on 2/25/14 at 8667 Cedar Grove School Loop Road
The Purple Eagles Team is hosting a Give Back Event on March 11 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Chili’s. Chili’s will give 10 percent of the event day sales back to the Cancer Society with each flier that is presented.
The Harrison Family YMCA is hosting a Zumbathon on March 22 from 5 until 7 p.m. The cost is $5 and all proceeds will go to Nash County’s Relay For LIfe.
Barton College named 40 students to the President’s List and 354 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2013. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale.
Ricky Parks is a staunch advocate for Rocky Mount. Follow him to local businesses, and you’ll quickly learn that everyone knows and respects him. A native of Rocky Mount, Parks currently serves as patrol sergeant with the Rocky Mount Police Department and has over 25 years of law enforcement experience between the Rocky Mount Police Department and the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.
Bear Scouts of Cub Scout Pack 37 of Coopers recently learned about “Sawdust and Nails,” and how to use and take care of various handyman tools. The boys also created their very own bluebird house. Proudly displaying their creations, from left to right are: Lachlan Vester, Bronson Harrell, Joshua Revoir, Jaylen Lucas, John Boulden, Austin Moss, Reagan Davis, Mason Deal and Dylan Vick.
Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Tiffany M. Barnes 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.
Red Oak Fire Department held a training and live burn on Red Oak Road Saturday, March 1st. Fire departments from Nashville, Castalia, Whitakers, Salem, Red Oak attended along with Nash County EMS. Approximately 40 firefighters participated.
Nashville Community Police Officer Jennifer Bull paints seven-year old Juliette Price’s face during a Badges and Books program last Wednesday at Harold D. Cooley Library. Bull participates in the Badges and Books program at the library once a month, where she reads stories and sometimes, does some face painting for kids.
The Nash County Senior Center began its Senior Safety Series in February with a special presentation by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Scott Pair and Deputy Stan Ricks spoke to seniors on how to stay safe in their homes and also talked about the many programs the Sheriff’s Office offers. Pictured above, Deputy Ricks talks about door locks.
Nash County Emergency Management is proud to support National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2‐8, 2014. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a nationwide effort designed to increase awareness of the severe weather that affects everyone and to encourage individuals, families businesses and communities to know their risk, take action, and be an example.
Nash Community College was invited on behalf of the North Carolina Community College System to present an update to legislators in December regarding its successful developmental curricula redesign. System President Dr. Scott Ralls asked NCC President Dr. Bill Carver to share about the college’s progress in the redesign of developmental Math and English courses as part of the statewide Developmental Education Initiative.
Sunday morning was warm and sunny- a perfect day. Peachtree folks gathered for worship. Pastor Whitehouse welcomed all who were present. The emphasis for the day was “The Week of Prayer for North American Missions”. [There are 263 million people in the US and Canada who need the gospel message.]
The College & Career Day Sunday School class served donuts, coffee, milk and juices in the Fellowship Center this morning before Sunday school. March is the beginning of a new Sunday School year. This was a nice way to begin the new year. “Thanks class.”
Attention: This Friday night, March 7, from 5-8 p.m. The monthly fish fry will be held at the Beulah Church of Christ annex on Reges Rd. This will be the last time for our church to have a fish fry. We really thank you for all the support you have given us over the years and we really will miss seeing all our friends at the fish fry. Please plan to come this last time for fellowship and great food.
Women in Action of Red Oak Baptist Church met on Thursday, February 27 at the church for their monthly program. Plans are in the works to visit the homeless shelter in Rocky Mount on Saturday, March 15 to prepare and serve dinner. Also, the group made 140 dog booties that were mailed to Brenda Crim, North American Mission Board missionary in Anchorage, Ak, to use in her ministry during the Iditirod Race.
The 4-H Hereford Junior Team won several ribbons recently. Pictured (L-R) is Olivia daughtridge, Julia Williams, Caleb LaHay and Hannah Bass.
Wednesday, March 5 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Outback Steakhouse, 210 Gateway Blvd, Rocky Mount
Monday, March 10 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 East Washington Street, Nashville
Tuesday, March 11 from 2:30 until 7 p.m. at Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount
Saturday, March 15 from 9:30 until 2:30 p.m. at Nashville Fire Department (sponsored by Nashville Police
Horse and other equine animal owners/lessors will vote across the state on March 11, 2014 to determine whether to continue to voluntarily assess themselves two dollars ($2.00) per ton of commercial horse feed in order to provide funds to promote the interests of the horse industry.
Members of the UDC Bethel Heroes Chapter 636 attended the United Daughters of the Confederacy Spring General Executive Board Meeting held at the UDC Memorial Building in Richmond, Virginia. Those attending were: (L to R) Helen Sharpe, Edith Whitby, Margaret Sink, Donna Boykin and Margie Parker Brantley.
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools saluted eight educators for having renewed their National Board Certification Tuesday during a special breakfast ceremony held at Benvenue Country Club. Kim Bailey, Bailey Elementary; Kristen Coughter, Red Oak Elementary; Stacey Womble, Coopers Elementary; Carolyn Turner, Southern Nash High; Erik Harris, Northern Nash High; Marcy Keener, Edwards Middle; Leigh Ulrich, Winstead Avenue Elementary, and Janie MacIntyre, Fairview Elementary, all qualified for the ten-year renewal of their certifications.
At first glance, Samuel Lilley and Isabel Marrero seem like your average high school students, but within moments it becomes obvious that these two students are anything but average. In fact, one quickly realizes exactly why they are in the top six percent of applicants vying for the coveted Morehead-Cain Scholarship to the University of North Carolina. These two young people are all-around remarkable.
Nash Community College has received the United Way Bronze Award for the campus’ contributions to the recent campaign. The college led a high-spirited campaign with fun activities serving the purpose of helping thousands of people in need throughout Nash and Edgecombe Counties. United Way campaign awards are given to organizations that attain at least $30 per capita giving and 25 percent employee participation.