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Boy combines handyman skills with home defense
Boy combines handyman skills with home defense

You would think in a household with a newly minted driver (girl), a 10-year-old (boy) and an 8-year-old (boy), there would be few surprises left. This is the same crew who got hooked on the reality show "Moonshiners" last year during Christmas break and modified their wish list to include items to make a still.
The boys engineered a trap to catch a cat, which actually worked, but it was part of a prototype process to trap their sister. They once told a babysitter that they took her predecessor to Mexico and left her at the border. The list goes on.

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Sometimes the obvious sneaks by us!
Sometimes the obvious sneaks by us!

Last week, I spoke about the elections and how important it was to get out and vote. But, I failed to mention the actual date of the elections!
I also wrote a story on the candidate forum that Nashville's Chamber of Commerce sponsored for the three candidates vying for one spot on Nashville's Board. In that story, I also failed to mention when elections were.
I have no excuse. I just failed to include it.

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What is more perplexing about the elected officials and the management of the City of Rocky Mount's rhetoric and position on the splitting of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is that had they been truly concerned about the City of Rocky Mount community and the students who reside in the City of Rocky Mount they would have insured that the current disagreement over the school system would never have happened.

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Lobbyists prove we have the best government their money can buy
Lobbyists prove we have the best government their money can buy

I want a horse.
Back in the day, men rode horses and carried guns. Just as the automobile replaced horses, higher powered guns replaced guns of that era. Gun owners, thanks to the ability of their lobbyist, the National Rifle Association, face none of the trials and tribulations that car owners encounter every day. The NRA knows how to buy the support of representatives and senators, unlike the American Automobile Association, Triple A.

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Newspapers are community
Newspapers are community

There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it's the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa, every city has a desire to be known for something.
It's part of what makes living in a community so special.

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Backward Glances
Backward Glances

ORIENTATION AIDS -- This photo originally published in The Graphic April 21, 1977. These W.L. Greene Middle School students were chosen to aid in orientation of Coopers Elementary School students to middle school life in special program held at Coopers. Pictured on the front row, left to right, are Lisa Richardson, Greg Lamm, Kevin Sharpe, Colette Boddie and Angela Battle. Back row: Gwen Jones, Cindy Griffin, Jeff Winstead, Debra Arrington and their counselor, Mrs. Jane Miller.

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Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook
Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook

Are you a BACKYARD BREEDER? You are a backyard breeder if your dog had a litter for fun, profit or by 'accident'.
Of all the millions of dogs in the USA, about two-thirds come from backyard breeders. They are the single greatest cause of the pet overpopulation crisis in this country. Because of backyard breeders over 8 million healthy, adoptable pets are killed every year, due to too many pets, not enough homes. The number one biggest contributor to the problem is the "backyard breeder" not the puppy mills.

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