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Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from January 12 through January 16.
Building Permit (Commercial)
Esmeralda Avila; 3066 S. Wesleyan Boulevard; miscellaneous; $250
A simple assault was reported on 1/14/15 at 112 McCoy Drive
A hit and run was reported on 1/16/15 in the Richardson Funeral Home parking area on S. Alston Street
A larceny was reported on 1/17/15 at 403 S. Alston Street
A possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine was reported on 1/12/15 at Old Bailey Highway and Rose Loop Road
A breaking, entering and larceny was reported on 1/13/15 at 6099 Archibell Road
Found property was reported on 1/13/15 at 4927 Harrison Road
The Nashville Graphic had special visitors on Tuesday as seven members from Nashville Cub Scout Pack 76 and another from Troop 516 in Rocky Mount visited the office to learn about a newspaper. Pictured above are members of Pack 76. On the front row (L-R) is: Joseph Gibson, Steven Jeans and Cole Ezzell. Pictured on the back row, left to right, is Harrison Jones, Dynovan Marshmon, Conner Ezzell and Britt Bobbitt.
Middlesex Commissioners had a brief discussion last week about the possibility of paying back monies to the general fund that were borrowed to pay water and sewer debt.
The item was listed under old business and was discussed at the board’s regular meeting last Monday night, January 12.
The Board of Nash Health Care appointed new members to the Foundation board at its regular board meeting held on Thursday, January 8. The Nash Health Care Foundation, which was established in the year 2000, has as its avowed goal the desire “to advance the mission of Nash Health Care through advocacy, education, fundraising, relationships, and stewardship.”
Online applications for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs will be accepted now through January 31. Apply online at springboardnc.com and compete for part of this year’s $15,000 purse.
The competition is modeled after the popular television show “Shark Tank,” and provides an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase innovative ideas and concepts that will be the building blocks for our future economy.
Nash Community College recently announced that the following students achieved academic honors during the 2014 Fall Semester.
To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average (all A’s) while taking 12 or more semester hours.
UNC Pembroke recently announced Chancellors and Honors lists for the Fall Semester 2014.
Locals named to the Chancellor’s List include Angela Louise Taylor of Castalia and Christine Michelle Friedrich and Kenya Dirae Williams, both of Spring Hope.
Nashville Chapter #332, Order of the Eastern Star, recently made a donation to Friends of Hospice of Nash General. Eastern Star officers (left to right) Janelle Ezzell, Ken Ezzell, and Susan Ayers present a check to Cindy Hall-Thomas RN, MSN and Hospice Manager and Dr. Douglas Boyette, Medical Director of Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital. The Ezzells also serve as board members with local Hospice.
The clouds were clearing away as folks gathered at Peachtree for worship. The sanctuary flowers were given by David and Lynn Griffin in memory of Jonathan Kerby Griffin.
The title of Pastor Whitehouse’s sermon was, “God is at Work Making You More like Jesus- 2”. It was based on scripture found in Galatians 5: 16-17.
I hope everyone was safe and warm during the bad weather last week. Most churches cancelled services on Wednesday night due to the weather. Beulah Church of Christ was one of those. We also changed our senior luncheon and it was held on Friday at lunch. We had a good meeting even though some of our members could not attend due to sickness or other appointments.
Red Oak Baptist Church enjoyed Baptist Men’s Day on Sunday, January 18! The day began with the Men’s Breakfast. The Men’s Choir sang several selections. Mitch Pullen gave the welcome and announcements. Justin Carp, Pat Griffin, and Larry Camp offered prayers. Ronald Sykes brought the morning message.
“Dad, can you help me?” Here are simple words expressing implicit faith and wholehearted trust. “Sure, sweetheart.” This answer is unquestionably proper. Jesus said, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14).
God’s kingdom is not one of earthly boasting, political spin, and public relations.
On Saturday, January 18, William D. Saunders along with his bother James R “Jay” Saunders and his two sons Jackson and Samuel attended the 150th anniversary of the fall of Fort Fisher, in honor of their great, grandfather Pvt. James Royal Saunders, North Carolina 36 Battalion, Company F, 2nd Artillery who fought there and was taken prisoner by Union forces in Jan. 1865 and later released from Elmira Prison Camp in Elmira NY.
Members of the Eastern Star recently made a donation to My Sister’s House as part of a community outreach donation. Pictured (left to right) is Sue Smith, Secretary of Eastern Star, Beverly Whitehurst, Worthy Matron of Eastern Star and Meredith Holland, Executive Director of My Sister’s House. My Sister’s House provides shelter and services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Nash and Edgecombe counties.
Thursday, January 22 from 3 until 7 p.m. at the West Mount Volunteer Fire Department (sponsored by the West Mount Ruritan Club), 7955 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount
Saturday, January 24 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 652 Raleigh Road
Monday, January 26 from 3 until 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 200 South Church Street, Rocky Mount
Dr. Scott Wiley Younkin, a board-certified internal medicine physician, recently joined the Middlesex Powell Clinic, located at 7540 Middlesex Corporation Parkway.
Dr. Younkin received his medical training from the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis.
Sen. Newton (R-Wilson) was sworn in last Wednesday for his third two-year term representing the 11th District in the North Carolina Senate. The oath of office was administered by North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin.
“I am honored and humbled by the tremendous responsibility the people of the 11th District have given me,” said Newton.