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Nash taxes to rise by 4 cents
A property tax increase barely slipped through Monday morning during Nash County's regular board meeting, as the board voted 4-3 to approve a four-cents property tax increase. The increase is one-cents lower than the five-cents that was proposed in the 2006-2007 budget and two-cents lower than what was originally discussed.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Town council okays advisory committee
Nashville's Board approved an eight-member Recreation Advisory Committee Tuesday night to handle rules and regulations at Glover Park, including extending the hours the park is under supervision. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

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Ray Davis, physical education teacher and Athletic Director at Southern Nash High School receives his retirement present during a reception at Benvenue Country Club.
Area school teachers retire
Nash County School teachers and employees were treated to a more upscale reception this year, as Nash-Rocky Mount School's hosted a breakfast reception for retirees at Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Beware of lottery scams
You come home from a bad day at the office, check your mail and open an unfamiliar letter that says you just won thousands in a foreign lottery. It may seem as if things are looking up as you read the letter one more time and find the attached check for $3,000-$5,000. But then you remember you haven't actually ever entered a lottery.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Board to look at school bus safety
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools' (N-RMS) Board of Education plans to find solutions to disturbing bus problems this summer and will consider the use of adult monitors to ride on buses with the most difficulties. Current bus problems were brought to the Board's attention at their meeting this past Monday night by three parents and two students from the Southern Nash Middle and High schools area.  More ...
By Michele A. Cruz, Graphic Correspondent

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Ruritan Zone Governor, Dennis Raper (left) and Coopers Ruritan President Harold Winstead (right) stand with Winslow Bone (center) just after he received the Tom Downing Award.
Bone receives Tom Downing Award
R. Winslow Bone was surprised by family and friends Saturday afternoon at Coopers Ruritan Club with a party and dinner given in his honor celebrating his 92nd birthday. More ...
By Jo Anne Cooper, Graphic Publisher

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Steven E. Davis
Local man publishes book
An avid science fiction fan, Nashville resident Steven E. Davis felt he had something different to offer the novels he constantly read. So, he decided to write his own.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

 Local News

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Troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol investigate an accident on U.S. 64 East that involved one of their own.
Trooper and Nashville man escape near tragic accident
A Thursday afternoon accident could have had a different ending had it not been for the efforts of a N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Red Oak - Dortches Park is approved for state grant
The Town of Red Oak has been granted $500,000 in matching grant monies by the State of North Carolina in order to fund the new Red Oak – Dortches Park, slated to be the first of several new park projects in Nash County. The funds will come from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund and will be matched with funds from the towns of Red Oak and Dortches. In addition, the park project was earlier awarded $250,000 in federal matching funds to aid in the park construction.  More ...
By Amelia Harper, Graphic Correspondent

Sorority celebrates annual May Week
The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. celebrated its annual May Week/Senior Citizens Observance May 21-27. More ...

 Editorials

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Odd facts, nonsense stuff and a little philosophy
With all kinds of stories and information coming out about the library, and with the Carolina Hurricanes involved in the hunt for the greatest sports trophy there is, and talk about new businesses coming to town, new lottery games and all kinds of other real stuff, we at the Soapbox thought it might be time for a breather. More ...
Mike Brantley

Nashville Councilman outlines his version of comments quoted at town meeting
Your May 24 edition contained a letter to the editor concerning a councilman's comments being out of line based upon an article by Amanda Clark published in the May 17 edition of your paper which needs clarification. The article by reporter Clark does not contain the full intent of the alleged "tactless" comments. More ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Reader requests support for Jessica's Law
Last year, Jessica Lunsford, a young Florida girl, was abducted from home, raped and murdered by a convicted sex offender just released from prison. Her death exposed the awful fact that sexual predators, even when caught and convicted, are always looking for their next victim. Not all victims are murdered, but psychological damage inflicted on these defenseless children lasts a lifetime. More ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Parent-coach alleges unfair treatment during recent Nashville Allstar picks
My name is John Sherrod Jr. I have been involved with the Nashville Recreation for 9 years. I have 3 children that have played in or currently playing in the Nashville Recreation Organization. My oldest child now 14 started playing tee-ball in Nashville, my youngest son 11 and my daughter 9 are currently in the program, and have been since tee-ball.  More ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 Sports

Post 58 splits two contests
SNOW HILL -- Nash County Post 58 used some solid pitching, timely hitting and numerous Snow Hill errors to record a 9-1 win over Area One, Eastern Division rival Post 94 last Friday evening at Greene Central High School. More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Correspondent

NEW releases soccer awards
NASH COUNTY -- Sarah Winslow of powerhouse Wilson Fike has been selected as the NEW-6 Conference Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the spring campaign. More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Correspondent

Nashville will host BB event
NASHVILLE -- Dates have been finalized this summer's Babe Ruth district baseball tournaments, which will feature the Nash Rec All-Stars. More ...
Sports Shorts

 Deaths (Updated Daily)

MARGUERITE POOLE SNIPES
SPRING HOPE - Marguerite Poole Snipes, 89, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006. More ...

DALMA THERMAN EDWARDS
SPRING HOPE – Dalma Therman Edwards, 79, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at Avanta Nursing Home in Wilson. More ...

KATHARINE JONES
SILVER SPRING, MD.–Katharine Brooke Jones, 89, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at her home. More ...


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