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Police work to keep local schools safe
Recent school shootings across America have many parents wondering whether their kids are safe at school. Nashville Police officials insist schools here are prepared to respond to such an emergency.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Missing man is found with new program
The "Child is Missing" alert program is already proving its worth as it was recently activated to locate a missing Nash Grove Manor resident. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Watch out for lottery scam
Another lottery scam has made its way to Nashville, according to officials with Nashville's Police Department.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

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LIGHT THE WAY FOR CHANGE - My Sister's House volunteer Nakia Speller and employee Samantha Andelin (above L-R) participate in a candlelight vigil last Thursday at Nash Community College as part of the 2006 "Light the Way for Change"Candlelight Vigil. More ...

Murder trial is delayed
The trial for a man charged with first degree murder has been postponed, according to Assistant District Attorney Keith Werner.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Dog trial begins Thursday
A noise violation against a Nashville woman and her dogs will go to trial Thursday, October 19. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Habitat to build eighth house
The eighth Habitat location has been determined and construction could begin on the new home in early 2007. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

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New program in Nash County aides caregivers
Caregivers can now take a five-hour breather thanks to the addition of a new program under the Nash County Office of Aging's Family Caregiver Support Program.

The Respite Program was introduced to Nash County residents in April. Thanks to the implementation of a grant, the program will continue throughout the fiscal year. Phyllis Sumler, Family Caregiver Program Coordinator, hopes it will continue indefinitely. "We try to make it a practice that when we start a service, we continue a service," Sumler said. "(The program) means a lot to those that are receiving it."  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

 Local News

Boice-Willis is noted as N-RMS Outstanding Apprentice Sponsor
Boice-Willis Clinic was recently recognized as the Outstanding High School Apprenticeship Sponsor by Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Youth Apprenticeship Steering Committee. The company was honored for steadfast support of the apprenticeship program, students and staff.  More ...

High copper levels found in water at Southern Nash
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools (N-RMS) board members discussed the news of high levels of copper found in water samples from Southern Nash High School (SNHS) at their work session Monday night. Member Bob Jenkins asked for a report on the current status of the situation. More ...
By Michele A. Cruz, Graphic Correspondent

Nash County Fire and Rescue to sponsor superball golf tourney
Nash County's Fire and Rescue Association Honor Guard will sponsor a superball golf tournament on Friday, November 3 at Birchwood Counry Club. The tournament starts at 12 noon and prizes will be awarded.  More ...

Local NRMS teacher recognized as "Hero"
Leah Denise Helms, Northern Nash High School mathematics teacher, was among 33 math teachers from across the nation recognized as a "Math Hero" by Raytheon Company.  More ...

Don't forget that we've got some children's programs coming up over the next few months, starting with our Halloween Program on Friday, Oct 27th at the Community Building on Alston Street from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please call Ashley @ 459-2106 if you have any questions! More ...
By Melissa Mills, Director

Cherry Hill Plantation welcomes Ruskin Cooper
Beautiful, crisp fall days provide the perfect introduction to the fall concert series at the historic Cherry Hill Plantation in Warren County. This year, the series begins with a concert by noted solo pianist Ruskin Cooper who will perform beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. More ...

Sandy Cross United Methodist celebrates sanctuary dedication
On Sunday, October 1, Sandy Cross United Methodist Church, 3725 Sandy Cross Road at Highway 58 just south of Nashville, celebrated the dedication of its new sanctuary and worship center.  More ...


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Odd news including selling mummies on eBay
It's time once again to clear out the Soapbox files of Strange News collected over the last couple of months. Sources are cited where possible: More ...
Mike Brantley

Joyner thanks locals for thoughtfulness
Words can't express my feelings last Wednesday on my birthday. Humble thanks are not nearly enough for the numerous wishes and cards. More ...

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Our youth need positive examples and leadership
In May of 1994, actor and comedian Bill Cosby was both saluted and ridiculed for a speech he delivered at a Constitution Hall gala celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling. More ...
Jo Anne Cooper


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Still Undefeated
AURELIAN SPRINGS -- Nashville's Hornets are once again on the cusp of another Eastern North Carolina Football League varsity championship.

But in order to wrap up the league's ultimate prize, the Hornets will have to undergo a difficult four-game trek to close their schedule. More ...
By Geoff Neville, Graphic Sportswriter

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NN's Quick Work
ROCKY MOUNT - Northern Nash is one victory -- or tie -- away from a first in school history.

A boys soccer league championship.  More ...
By Geoff Neville, Graphic Sportswriter

Southern shines in overtime
STANHOPE -- The Southern Nash football family had been waiting for this night since 1994.

The Firebirds' Decaros Winstead put an end to 11 consecutive years of futility against Rocky Mount when he ran in a two-point conversion to give Southern Nash a 21-20 double overtime victory last Friday. More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Contributor

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Wesleyan defeated at home
ROCKY MOUNT -- The Blue & Gold football squad of North Carolina Wesleyan had its 2006 Homecoming spoiled by Averett University last Saturday, falling to the Cougars by a 24-20 score in front of more than 1,600 fans at the Rocky Mount Athletic Complex. More ...
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Dogs drop a heartbreaker
PINETOPS -- Nash Central's overtime loss last Friday to SouthWest Edgecombe was the painful type that can take weeks for a team to overcome. More ...
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 Deaths (Updated Daily)

ROCKY MOUNT – Elsie Gooch Abbott, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006 at Autumn Care of Nashville. Graveside services were held on Oct. 12 at Pineview Cemetery with Mike Hinrichs officiating. More ...

Meddie Clifton Barnes, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006. Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at Johnson Funerals and Cremations in Rocky Mount with the Rev. Robert Langley officiating. Burial followed at the Bone family cemetery in Nashville. More ...

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