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Council approves superstore site plan
Nashville's Planning Board unanimously approved site plans submitted on behalf of Wal-Mart during their meeting last Wednesday night, but not before making some minor recommendations. The town council also approved the site plan during their meeting Tuesday night.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Town sidewalks to get repairs
A sidewalk report by Stocks Engineering led Nashville's Board to appropriate $70,000 to tackle severely damaged sidewalks and make them more handicapped accessible. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Committee member seeks answer over recent dismissal
A Nashville resident expressed her discontent with being removed from the newly formed Recreation Committee during the board's meeting last Tuesday night.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

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Local man survives tractor accident
The dirt is still embedded under Miles Bunn's fingernails to serve as a reminder of what he will do to survive.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Cameras now on school buses
In order to improve school bus conditions and encourage proper student behavior, all 29 schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount system now have at least one camera that can be used to help drivers and to record activity on any bus that needs monitoring.  More ...
By Michele A. Cruz, Graphic Correspondent

Spring Hope man dies in auto crash
A Spring Hope man was killed when his vehicle sped off U.S. 64-Alternate and into the Tar River.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

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Graphic photo by Amanda Clark
Jacob Harrison plays the cymbals during a special music lesson at Cooley Library on Monday. Pictured with Jacob are sister, Grace and mom, Jenny.  More ...

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Castalia makes switch to Time Warner Cable
After an hour-long discussion in closed session on Tuesday, August 1, Castalia commissioners emerged to unanimously approve a resolution to transfer the town's cable franchise to Time Warner Cable, effective immediately. More ...
By Amelia Harper, Graphic Correspondent

Nashville Boys & Girls Club director resigns to finish Master's Degree
Natalie Hill, of Nashville's Boys and Girls Club has resigned her position as Unit Director but said she plans to continue volunteering for the local club. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Nash County Sheriff deputies seize drugs during search of Battleboro residence
Nash County Deputies seized over 700 grams of drugs during a search warrant at a Battleboro residence last Wednesday.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

After school program registration begins at local Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties has begun registration for its after-school program. More ...

High schools to host freshman transition academies-orientation
NRMPS high schools will conduct Freshman Orientation and/or Transition Academies to welcome new students and help them become familiar with high school schedules and study techniques for success. More ...

Flora is new District Governor for Lion's Club
Mike Flora, of Rocky Mount, a member of the Rocky Mount Lion's Club, was recently elected as the District Governor of Lion's Club International for the District of 31-J in North Carolina. Flora was officially installed at the 89th Lion's Club International Convention, which was held in Boston, Massachusetts June 30 through July 4, 2006. His term will run from July 2006 through July 2007.  More ...

Local Junior Historians get Chapter of the Year award
More than 800 students from across North Carolina gathered at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh recently for the 2006 Tar Heel Junior Historian Association (THJHA) Annual Convention.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

NCC offers study abroad
This summer Nash Community College (NCC) initiated its first study abroad program. NCC English faculty member Kris Hoffler took 10 of his English 241 (a British literature course) students to Great Britain for seven days. "The trip was an extension of the normal class work," said Hoffler. More ...

Nash County 4-H students receive honors at recent State Congress
Four Nash County 4-H'ers were honored at State 4-H Congress, held in Raleigh July 17-21. Congress is the high point of the 4-H year, bringing young people from across the state to the North Carolina State University campus and Raleigh for a week of activity. More ...


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More vacation time? Vacation advocate says yes
I have finally found a cause worth taking up, a fight worth making — Americans work too hard, and we should revolt, demanding more vacation time for all workers. More ...
Mike Brantley

Citizen wants answer regarding recent decision to remove her from committee
Two or three months ago I went before the Nashville Town Council asking that they look into keeping the Glover Park open for use by all residents. Usually the park is in use for organized ball games but is closed to local children for pick up games or other uses.  More ...
Letters to the Editor:

Money leaves a bad taste in your mouth, no matter how you chew it
Well I guess the "sleepy little town" isn't so sleepy anymore, with the mega-conglomerate store now to be built within its borders.  More ...
Letters to the Editor: - 1 opinion posted

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New recreation committee starts off on the wrong foot
Just when I think I can't be any more disappointed in our town council, something else happens that deepens my concern about how they're handling some of the town's issues lately. More ...
Jo Anne Cooper


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FREESTYLE FEVER. Neill Bunn competes in the freestyle during last Saturday's Nash-Rocky Mount Swim League Championships in Roanoke Rapids. (Graphic photo by Geoff Neville)
Nash Rec Wins Again!
ROANOKE RAPIDS - Rack up another Nash-Rocky Mount Swim League championship for one of the area's most consistent pool programs.
Nash Rec continued its recent N-RMSL dominance by adding another trophy for its already-packed case last Saturday at the Roanoke Rapids Aquatic Center. More ...
By Geoff Neville, Graphic Sportswriter

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Central XC will begin August 21
ROCKY MOUNT -- Nash Central High's girls and boys cross country squads will sprint into action Aug. 21 at Wilson Hunt. More ...
From Staff Reports

Carolina Mudcats locate SL hot streak
ZEBULON -- Brett Carroll delivered a two-run double in the midst of five-run seventh inning as Carolina defeated West Tenn 6-3 at Five County Stadium in a Class AA Southern League baseball contest on Sunday afternoon. More ...
From Staff Reports

Nash County goes 1-2 at the regionals
ROCKY MOUNT -- After a rough start, Nash County's baseball team finally got on the winning track Monday night during the 15-year-old Babe Ruth Southeast Regionals at Stith-Talbert Park. More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Correspondent

 Deaths (Updated Daily)

ROCKY MOUNT –Herbert "Smitty" Glenwood Smith, 81, died Thursday, August 3, 2006. He was born December 4, 1924 in Nash County, the son of the late Herbert A. Smith and Annie Woodruff Smith. More ...

SANDFORD - "Jack" Kelly Matthews, 70, died Saturday, August 5, 2006 at his home. More ...

NASHVILLE – Mary Ruth Arrington, 73, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2006. Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Castalia Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. More ...

WILSON -Mary Sylvia Delbridge, 69, died Tuesday, August 1, 2006. She was born in Nash County, June 19, 1937, daughter of the late John EdDelbridge and Mattie Helen Drake Delbridge. More ...

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