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A breaking and entering a residential was reported on 7/21/14 at 537 Indian Trail
A larceny after a breaking and entering and breaking and entering a commercial were reported on 7/23/14 at Nashville Building Supply, 723 S Barnes Street

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

A larceny of diesel fuel was reported on 7/21/14 at 3277 Prong Creek Road
A larceny from a residence was reported on 7/21/14 at 7492 Mount Drive
A breaking, entering and larceny of a motor vehicle was reported on 7/22/14 at 3428 Carriage Farm Road
A breaking and entering of a motor vehicle was reported on 7/22/14 at 3410 Carriage Farm Road

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School system ranks lower in teacher survey

Teachers in the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools (NRMS) system indicate that they are less satisfied overall with their working conditions than they were in 2012, this year’s NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey shows.
Moreover, another recent report by the Center for American Progress ranks NRMS well below average in terms of educational productivity based on the amount of money they have available to spend.

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Nash Arts seeks grant applicants

The Nash County Arts Council is seeking applications for the 2014–2015 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The Regional Artists Project program is managed through a partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council and 29 local arts councils throughout eastern North Carolina working as a consortium.

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Bone, Sewell marry
Bone, Sewell marry

Jessica Elaine Bone and Joshua Paul Sewell were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. on June 21, 2014 at Sandy Cross United Methodist Church. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Rocky Mount Moose Lodge.
The bride is the daughter of Carlton and Elaine Bone. She is the granddaughter of Johnny Lynch and the late Laura Lynch and the late Pauline and Luther Bone.

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Barton College names local students to Dean’s List

Barton College named 53 students to the President’s List and 331 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2014. 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.
Nash County residents named to the President’s List include Matthew Dwight Farmer and Cassandra Lee Gaston, both of Elm City, and Brandy Wadette Atkinson, of Rocky Mount.

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Middlesex to pursue grant to help with rehab of list stations

The Town of Middlesex took the first step in applying for grant money that they hope will assist in fixing several lift stations in town.
The first public hearing was held on the CDBG grant at the board’s regular meeting on July 14, with Dennis Patton, from the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments.

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Princeville Mayor speaks to VOICE
Princeville Mayor speaks to VOICE

Bobbie Jones was the guest speaker at a meeting of the VOICE of Nashville last Monday evening.
Jones was the assistant principal of Baskerville Elementary School. He also serves the Town of Princeville as the Mayor.
Jones talked to those in attendance about his early experiences in the military and how he was led into education.
“I believe that was my calling all along,” he said.

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Nash participates in Operation Firecracker

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program recently announced that 1,929 DWI arrests were made during “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” which ran from June 27 through July 6.
“The 4th of July Holiday is a great time to celebrate the freedoms we have as Americans,” said Don Nail director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. “We thank our law enforcement partners for protecting our freedoms and keeping us safe by arresting those who make the decision to drink and drive.”

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NPD participates in Medicine Drop

Nashville’s Police Department collected just over 800 medications last Saturday as part of Operation Medicine Drop.
Community Services Officer Jennifer Bull collected 666 non-controlled prescription medications and 139 controlled medications at an event held on July 19 at Walgreens.
The goal of Operation Medicine Drop is to cut down on prescription drug abuse and environmental damage by encouraging people to properly dispose of old drugs that are no longer needed.

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Fun at the Farmers Market, 1
Fun at the Farmers Market, 1

Walter Lynn of Edgecombe County wins first place in the Big Tomato Contest held Saturday at the Farmers Market in Rocky Mount. Lynn’s tomato weighed 1.77 pounds.

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Fun at the Farmers Market, 2
Fun at the Farmers Market, 2

Michael O’Brien of Fishing Creek Flower Farm in Whitakers prepares arrangements of sunflowers for customers at the Farmers Market Saturday.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

On a stormy Sunday morning Peachtree folks gathered for worship at the church.  Pastor Whitehouse greeted those present.  He chose as his sermon topic, “Revive us Again”.  It was based on Ephesians 5:18. His thesis was that the Holy Spirit is alive and at work in the world today.  The Holy Spirit fills the life of a person at the moment that they receive their Salvation.

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS
BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

Sunday School began at 9:45 with Chris Matchem welcoming everyone and making the announcements. There was a call to worship video followed by singing “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship.” Communion meditation and prayers at the table were given by Elder, Kenneth Massengale. After the communion service and the giving of tithes and offerings, the morning message was brought to us by Chris Matchem. Our minister Daniel West was on vacation.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

Madgie Macklin and Dorothy, Audrey, and Suzy Pearce were treated with a visit from Penny Heid of Florida last week.  Penny was the fiancé of the late John A. Shearin, Madgie’s nephew, who passed away in January.  They had a great time reminiscing about family and Penny visited some places where Johnny’s grandparents, Wesley and Jennie Shearin, lived and worked.

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Locals recognized at WCU
Locals recognized at WCU

Western Carolina University has announced its graduation and Dean’s List recipients for the Spring 2014 Semester.
The university conferred degrees on approximately 1,369 students who completed their studies during the spring semester. A total of 368 undergraduate students received academic honors, with 79 graduating Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors), 149 graduating Magna Cum Laude (with high honors) and 140 graduating Cum Laude (with honors).

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EMT program grads
EMT program grads

EMT Intermediate graduates are pictured (L-R): Brandie Simmons of Castalia, Theresa Lynch of Hollister, Crystal Swinson of Tarboro, Kizzy Taylor of Rocky Mount and Instructor Brandon Taylor. Not Pictured: Randall Lamm of Castalia and Christopher Mullinax of Raleigh.

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NC Wesleyan scholarship opportunity available for Twin County residents

Nash and Edgecombe County residents can receive a scholarship from a private trust designed specifically to benefit students currently attending, or accepted into, North Carolina Wesleyan College.
The Helen Lancaster Minton Educational Fund provides scholarships to qualified post-secondary students designed to benefit students currently enrolled or accepted to North Carolina Wesleyan College.

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