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Recycling event is Saturday, March 7

Nash County will hold a recycling day on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Nash County Courthouse at 234 W. Washington Street, Nashville.
The event is free and open to the public and patrons are invited to bring items for recycling such as old electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, unwanted or unused prescriptions (pills only), and over-the-counter medications and paper documents which will be safely and securely shredded.

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Sheriff’s Office responds to armed man threatening family

An incident on Halifax Road Monday, February 24, led to a confrontation between an elderly man and members of the Nash County Sheriff’s Department and North Carolina Highway Patrol. At one point, the man reportedly barricaded himself within his home and threated officers with a shotgun.
Curtis Moore, Public Information Officer for the Nash County Sheriff’s Department, said that the unidentified elderly male had mental health issues that caused him to be unable to recognize his own family members.

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HOME FIRE
HOME FIRE

A mobile home caught fire on Monday on South Highway NC 58 near Coopers Elementary School. The occupants were at home at the time of the blaze, but were unharmed. The Nashville, Coopers, and West Mount Fire Departments responded to the blaze as well as the Nash County EMS, the Highway Patrol, and the Fire Marshal’s office. The structure was deemed a total loss. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but appears to be accidental.

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NNHS play postponed due to weather

Northern Nash High School’s play, “By the Way Meet Vera Stark” was scheduled for Feb. 27-28 but has been postponed due to the weather. The play will be rescheduled soon.

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Water conservation could raise Nashville’s rates

In a recent discussion at the Town of Nashville retreat, Town Manager Preston Mitchell gave the board bad news concerning the current status of the Enterprise fund. Lower water usage will likely mean that the town will need to raise water rates in the coming fiscal year.
A large part of the problem is water conservation efforts on the part of the Nash Correctional Institution.

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A hit and run was reported at 222 W. Washington Street parking lot on 2-8-15
A larceny was reported at 201 Essex Road on 2-9-15
A larceny (shoplifting) was reported at Kangaroo, 367 W. Washington Street on 2-11-15

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

A breaking, entering and larceny was reported at 5481 Robertson Rd. on 2-16-15.
An assault on a female was reported at 4856 Kaitlin Rd. on 2-16-15
A communicating threats was reported at 9257 Pace Road on 2-16-15
A larceny was reported at 4662 West Old Spring Hope Road on 2-16-15

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from Feb. 16 through Feb. 23.

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Nash County Blood Drives for MARCH 2015

Monday, March 2 from 3-7 p.m. at Bailey United Methodist Church 12437 Green Street, Bailey.
Wednesday, March 4 from 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. at Boddie Noell Rocky Mount, 1021 Noell Lane, Rocky Mount.
Monday, March 9 from 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 East Washington Street, Nashville.

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Rocky Mount Police Chief named to Public Safety Leadership Initiative Advisory Board

Police Chief James Moore was recently named to the advisory board of the Public Safety Leadership Initiative (PSLI) at NC State University. Moore will join 12 other members of a board comprised of sheriffs, chiefs from throughout the state and other law enforcement executives. The board will give direction to the director of PSLI on curriculum matters in the police educational programs at NC State.

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Deadline for farm service safety-net program is Friday, February 27

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Bob Etheridge reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres is Feb. 27, 2015, and the final day for farm owners and producers to choose coverage is March 31, 2015. 

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Locals receive Innovative Young Farmer Award

The Farm Credit Associations of NC announce the recipients of the 2015 Innovative Farmer of the Year Award given by The Tobacco Farm Life Museum.
This year’s “Innovative Young Farmer of the Year” award winners are Peyton McDaniel, Billy McDaniel, and Phillip Watson.  These young men have set themselves apart with equal parts commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm for their craft. 

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Nash Health Care honors volunteers
Nash Health Care honors volunteers

Nash Health Care recently held its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet at the Doubletree in Rocky Mount. Over 120 people were in attendance, including hospital and hospice volunteers, pastoral care volunteers, hospital board members, and staff.
All volunteers were honored for their service to the hospital and pins were awarded for hours served and years of service.

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Nash County Senior Center holds Easter Food Box Drive

There are many Nash County Senior Citizens who are in need of food assistance. More and more, many seniors who live on fixed incomes have to make a choice of whether to buy food or their prescription medications.  During this Easter Holiday, your help is needed to make their burden a little lighter.
The Nash County Senior Center is in need of your assistance in the Second Annual Easter Food Box Drive.

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Nash County EMS 9-1-1 staff earn dispatch certifications
Nash County EMS 9-1-1 staff earn dispatch certifications

Brian Brantley, Nash County Emergency Services Director, has announced the recent accomplishments of four 9-1-1 employees. Karen Smith of the West Mount Community, Sarah Brisbee of Spring Hope, Brittany Long of Spring Hope, and Miguel Rivas of Castalia, have  received initial certifications in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD), and Emergency Police Dispatch (EPD).

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Students graduate from NCC EMS Services Academy
Students graduate from NCC EMS Services Academy

“When you learn something new, at a fire school or class, a new technique or technological advancement, the operation of a new piece of equipment, critiquing the response to a previous call, or the development of a new policy, learn all that you can and share it with others,” Assistant Director of Fire and Emergency Management at Nash County Emergency Service, Brent Fisher, told Nash Community College graduates.

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Area growers awarded entrepreneurial grants

Eight Wilson area farmers have been named winners in a grant program aimed at supporting family farms.  They were among 20 individuals growers earning grants of between $5,000 and $15,000 from NC AgVentures.
The competitive grants – administered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, with funding provided through the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission – are awarded to innovative projects aimed at diversifying, expanding or implementing new entrepreneurial plans for farm operations.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

The youth of Red Oak Baptist Church returned home Sunday after a fun-filled weekend skiing at Winterplace Ski Resort with lots of snow!
Due to winter weather this past week, the youth benefit yard and bake sale, scheduled for February 21at Red Oak United Methodist Church has been rescheduled for Saturday,  March 7.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

The winter weather was the news this past week.  All kinds of records were broken as the temperatures plunged down to the single digits and roads were icy. Travel was hazardous and schools were closed.  Most people stayed at home. Thankfully there were few power outages in this area.  On Tuesday the plans for the Winter Celebration Revival at Peachtree Church were canceled.  This will be rescheduled for sometime in April.

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Word for the week
Word for the week

All games have rules. When a football player throws an illegal block, an official throws a flag and calls a penalty. The whole team suffers. Hardly seems fair, does it. When a basketball player steps out of bounds, he looses the ball. The other team takes over. When a sprinter does not stay in her lane, she is disqualified.

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AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS

Living in the country can put you in the panic mode when ice is predicted. By “unfortunate” past experiences we have learned that life without water and power is not fun. It’s not easy, it’s down right hard on your body, but we only have to endure for a few days. Imagine living this way everyday. Imagine living like this and not knowing when it’s going to end. Imagine living like this with no means to change it.

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS
BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

We pray that we will see many of you at Revival beginning this weekend at Beulah Church of Christ. The speaker will be Minister Charles Lucas from Walstonburg, N.C. It will begin Sunday morning, March 1 at 10:45 a.m. After the morning service there will be a covered dish luncheon at the fellowship hall across the road from the church.

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