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A driving while impaired was reported on 9/20/16 at E Washington and Church Streets
A driving while impaired was reported on 9/20/16 at L&L #14, 479 W Washington Street
A larceny by bypass of an anti-theft was reported on 9/20/16 at Wal-Mart, 1205 Eastern Avenue
The following is an essay written by Northern Nash High School Senior Summer Ricks.
A simple assault was reported on 9/18/16 at 1224 Bloomery Road
Found property was reported on 9/18/16 at 3225 Rackley Road
A misdemeanor larceny was reported on 9/18/16 at 4824 Davis Road
A criminal damage to property was reported on 9/18/16 at 2343 Oak Level Road
Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from September 19 through 23.
Officers with the Spring Hope Police Department helped capture four juveniles who escaped last week from the Edgecombe Youth Development Center.
The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice reported that Dakota Y. of Guilford County, Joshua G. of Wake County, Justin M. of Carteret Count, and Juan M. of New Hanover County were at large following an escape last Wednesday night.
The juveniles ran from the Edgecombe Youth Development Center, located at 78 Positive Way in Rocky Mount, following an assault on a staff member.
The Rocky Mount Police Department continues to investigate a kidnapping and stolen motor vehicle that occurred on Monday night and resulted in an Amber Alert being issued.
The Amber Alert was issued for two-year-old N'eveah A'mirah Richardson.
According to Rocky Mount Police, the owner of a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor was briefly parked in the driveway of a home on Nashville Road in Rocky Mount just before midnight on Monday night.
The first ever Special Needs Children's Carnival was held on Saturday at Red Oak United Methodist Church. The event was hosted by Jacob's Friends, a ministry of the church that provides social interactions and activities to children and young adults with special needs. Jacob's Friends was formed last year by Bonnie Smith and is named after her son, Jacob. Pictured above, Jalyn Battle dances with the Chik-fil-A cow Saturday at the event. Christian band, Grafted, provided entertainment during the event.
The Nashville Lions Club held its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, September 10 at the Highway 55 diner. Members served guests pancakes and sausage or bacon. Pictured above, Lion Charles Foreman wipes down a table after a customer enjoys breakfast at the Lions Club fundraiser breakfast.
The Nash County Senior Center hosted a Veterans Health Expo on Friday, September 9 at the Nashville center. The event assisted veterans and their families with issues regarding service and benefits. Pictured above, Fran Lee (at left), a volunteer with the United Way, talks with veteran E.J. Lucas.
The Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) recently announced a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support its Play to Learn Project, a program designed to use fun activities like puppet shows to help children learn. The PNC Foundation provided the funding in support of Grow Up Great, its bilingual program in early childhood education.
Why is the 'Play to Learn" project so important?
Pam Ballew of Littleton, has been named Vice President of Advancement and Foundation Executive Director at Nash Community College.
"Pam brings considerable experience to the position. Her energy and leadership skills will be an asset as the Foundation enters the next chapter in its proud history of providing students with the access to higher education," NCC President Dr. Bill Carver said. "Pam has worked in education and healthcare, including a similar role at another community college. She is known for her non-profit leadership and experience working with diverse constituencies including boards, corporate leaders, education and medical professionals, and volunteers."
Drivers who want to renew their North Carolina license will no longer be required to retake a test on the identification of road signs. This policy is part of Governor Pat McCrory's "Driving Change" initiative to increase efficiency and improve customer service at driver license offices.
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will continue to require sign and symbol testing as part of the issuance of an initial North Carolina driver license. Vision testing will be conducted only as part of a required in-person, in-office license renewal.
Descendants of Duncan Bushrod Braswell attended a stone dedication ceremony to honor the Civil War Veteran. Pictured above are Allen Braswell and daughter Allison.
A Stone setting dedication was held September 17, 2016, at Mill Branch Cemetery in Sharpsburg for Duncan Bushrod Braswell. Braswell was a Confederate veteran who signed up for service in 1861 in Co. I, 7th Regiment Confederate Calvary as a Partisan Ranger. He was later transferred to Co. B, 16th Battalion N.C. Calvary and was captured July 11, 1864 at Hamilton, N.C. and confined to Point Lookout, MD until being released June 21, 1865. He received a Confederate pension in the early 1900s due to health issues that limited his ability to walk which stemmed from being frostbitten during the war.
Ted E. Whitehurst was recently named President and Chief Executive Officer of Providence Bank. The appointment was announced by Richard C. Anderson, Chairman of Providence Bank.
Following the retirement of former President and CEO John A. Barker, the board of directors felt that Ted was the obvious choice to lead the bank. "He received a unanimous vote from the board," said Anderson.
Christopher Jenkins was recently awarded the first annual Dr. Walter "Bo" Parrish Memorial Scholarship. Chris received $1,000 towards his college degree. Chris is a former scout from Boy Scout Troop 7 located at First Presbyterian Church in Rocky Mount. Chris earned his Eagle Scout rank during his tenure as the troop's Senior Patrol Leader his senior year of high school.
Chris is currently attending Tennessee State University located in Nashville, Tennessee.
I think a hero is someone who will put our lives before their life. A hero is someone who is willing to do anything for others. A hero is generous and kind in so many ways. Some people don't see that in a person, but I do because I happen to be related to my hero. He is my grandfather.
Mike Moss (2nd from left) from the WRAL weather team spoke to the Kiwanis Club about his life growing up in the Benvenue community, attending Northern Nash High School and his career as meteorologist. With Moss is Ben Moore, Kiwanis board chair, Moss, Jane Johnson, Kiwanis division 15 Lt. Governor and Ginny Mohrbutter, board vice chair.
One baby died and one baby is sick (there is hope) and three are being bottle fed and one is learning to eat hard food. This is what happens when you don't spay and neuter your pets. There are babies that come into the world that nobody wants and they end up at the Animal Control Shelter. Our group tries to save them, to prepare them for adoption or rescue. Sometimes we don't succeed
Women in Action of Red Oak Baptist Church met on Thursday, September 22. They enjoyed a spaghetti dinner and program that followed. Women in Action is one of several Women on Mission groups at Red Oak Baptist Church.
Congratulations to Chris May who was ordained as a Deacon at Red Oak Baptist Church on Sunday, September 25!
Red Oak Baptist Church collected over 90 pounds of Christmas in August items for missionary David Parsons who ministers in Winston-Salem.
Hundreds of years ago in Germany, settled a group of Moravian believers, looking for a new home on a beautiful hillside in the eastern corner of Germany. Just north of the Czech Republic border, the land belonged to Count Zinzendorf, a fellow believer in Jesus.
He gave this land to the Moravian refugees in the 1720's who were looking for a place to live out their faith. They called the community, Herrnhut, meaning "watch of the Lord." As years went by, people did what people do when they've been together too long - they fight.
Homecoming! Returning to the place of your childhood and youth; Remembering those who taught you and nurtured you in your faith; A time of sharing these memories with old friends and making new friends. This is Homecoming!
On Sunday morning Peachtree folks gathered for worship and Homecoming. Many people traveled distances to share in this event. They were celebrating 207 years of being a constituted church in the area.
Pictured above, Misty Elaine Griffin, at left, became a new member of Bethel Heroes 636 Chapter, UDC, at a recent Chapter meeting.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Community Investment Program recently awarded a $8,000 grant to the Nash County 4-H for science programming kits and to help send youngsters to a 4-H residential camp and other district and state leadership activities and events.
"We at the Nash County Cooperative Extension are grateful to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline for its investment in our 4-H Youth Development Program, whose main focus is teaching life-skill development while preparing youth to be productive leaders and contributing citizens," said Sandy Hall, Nash County Cooperative Extension Director.
Nashville Planning Director Brian Hassell (standing) spoke at the most recent Nashville Business and Professional Women's meeting, which was held at the Nashville Diner. Hassell spoke about the different projects going on around town. Pictured (L-R) are members Brenda Foster, Shirley House, Hassell and President Barbara Tyre.
Nash County Commissioner Mary P Wells was recognized by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners for meeting the requirements for the Master level in the Local Elected Leaders Academy. A Master has completed a minimum of 66 credits (18 orientation credits + 30 focused in-depth credits + 18 elective credits) of continuing education since becoming a county commissioner.