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Arleatha Silver Helton, America's oldest living African-American woman to serve in World War II, will turn 99 on Tuesday, November 5. A celebration was held in her honor on Saturday, November 9 at Word Tabernacle in Rocky Mount.
Helton enlisted in the United States Army in October, 1944 after graduating high school in Nash County.
Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson, Jr. speaks during the annual Community and Rural Development Council banquet Saturday.
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Coretta Scott King's quote served as the premise for the annual banquet of local communities on Saturday.
The six communities make up the Community and Rural Development Council of Nash County and meet each year to celebrate their accomplishments.
Funds from a sidewalk project that have previously been given the greenlight should now be released after the Spring Hope Board of Commissioners approved a corresponding budget ordinance.
Town Manager Jae Kim said without approval of the budget ordinance, the NC Department of Transportation would not release funds it is going to provide for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, or CMAQ.
Red Oak's town board voted unanimously Monday night approving its continued sponsorship of the Red Oak Bears 5K in Memory of Lucy McKeel. The town will once again be a presenting sponsor of the event contributing $1,500.
Rev. David Joyner of Red Oak United Methodist Church was present at the meeting to formally request the town's support.
Things were all abuzz at the Rocky Mount Garden Club meeting held in October. Dave Bradley, with Sapony Creek Apiaries, led the ladies through a program on bees, pollination, and the honey making process.
Bradley began by telling the group how his love for bees started while observing them when hunting. Originally, he desired to become a Pollinator. He realized quickly the work this required and began to concentrate in other areas.
A damage to property (vandalism) was reported on 11/5/19 at 134 Wheeless Circle
A breaking and entering a residential was reported on 11/6/19 at 1101 Brake Street
A resist, obstruct or delay was reported on 11/7/19 at 101 Embassy Drive
A misdemeanor larceny was reported on 11/3/19 at 5250 E NC 97
A misdemeanor larceny was reported on 11/3/19 at 4682 Joe Ellen Road
A larcey of a firearm was reported on 11/3/19 at 1452 Old Franklin Road
Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from November 4 through 8.
The Jail Administrator for the Nash County Sheriff's Office recently graduated from an administrative officers course.
Captain Brandon Jenkins completed the 13-week 142nd Administrative Officers Course at Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville on November 7.
Southern Police Institute is an advanced educational and training institute whose mission is to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners.
Edgecombe Community College graduated ten cadets from its Seventh Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy on October 29.
The graduation ceremony featured comments by Aaron McRoy, platoon leader.
ECC's BLET Academy prepares students for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments.
Thanksgiving is coming, a time that Nash County Animal Friends of NC (NCAF) wish to give THANKS to all the people that help save the homeless pets of Nash County NC.
~ THANKS to the Shelter staff and administration that work with us.
Nash UNC Health Care hosted its third annual Nurse Scholars Signing Day event on Monday, signing seven aspiring nursing students currently enrolled at Nash and Edgecombe Community Colleges.
The Signing Day event includes a ceremony where selected nursing students officially sign on with Nash UNC's Nurse Scholars Program.
Twelve North Carolina Wesleyan College students recently became recipients of scholarships from The Rotary Club of Rocky Mount. These scholarships were made possible by proceeds raised during the Tackle the Tar 5K Obstacle Course Race, held back in May.
This September, The Rotary Club of Rocky Mount presented North Carolina Wesleyan College, with a check for $27,000 from this year's Tackle the Tar.
A North Carolina Wesleyan College senior, Jessica Wall, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club in memory of Mrs. Betsy Strandberg.
Wall, a native of Whitakers, attended high school at Northern Nash. She is currently majoring in Psychology with plans to graduate this spring.
American Heritage Girls Troop NC-0834 at Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach.
American Heritage Girls Troop NC-0834 enjoyed sleeping with the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach this month. They drifted off to sleep in the aquarium's Dangerous Reef Tunnel while sharks swam in the tanks above and around them. The girls also embarked on a scavenger hunt around the aquarium as they explored the various exhibits.
"Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, 'Don't be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed." (Luke 8:50)
Jesus gave us the real key to healing: "Just believe."
The problem is there are a lot of Christians who don't believe that God heals anymore. I used to be one of them, but God has brought too many accounts of healing my way for me to continue to doubt his healing power.
Life has seasons, some good, some bad. We look back at certain points of our existence and think, "wow, those were the best days!" Then there are some we think back, "Thank God that is over." Curious how our lives can be so up and down, yet our God is unchanging, faithfully faithful and abundantly present, regardless of the circumstances.
The following article comes from an excerpt from an article in a Faithlife magazine to which I subscribe. Though they are not my words, they speak to me and I pray they might benefit my readers, especially those who preach and teach.
"During my own desperate search for rest I felt as though the Lord asked me a direct and sobering question: "If I were to take away your ministry platform, would you still love and worship me with the same passion that you have right now?"
Coming soon! The Red Oak Bears 5K will be on Saturday, November 30! Event will begin at 11:00 am at Red Oak United Methodist Church and continue through the local neighborhoods. Register online at Eventbrite.com. Event is sponsored by the Town of Red Oak and Red Oak United Methodist Church. All proceeds go to the summer literacy camp.
It was a beautiful, cold Sunday at Peachtree Baptist Church as the active members welcomed all the visitors.
The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Joan and Ray Eason in celebration of their wedding anniversary.
Sunday 11/9 was Pastor Appreciation Day for Pastors Reuben and Marie Batchelor. Rev. Jerry Braziel brought the morning message and the service was followed by a covered-dish lunch.
Hall of Fame recipient Paul H. Peele Jr., along with Twin County Community Pride President Dave Iery and AJ Lytton, of the Nash Central High NJROTC.
Pictured (L-R) is: Frankie and Bert Daniels with Ashlin Gravely. The three helped present for Hall of Fame Inductee Robert Henry Ricks, who was inducted posthumously.
Hall of Fame Recipient Parker Philips
Pictured is Hall of Fame recipient Peter Varney with his wife, Lin.