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Eight elementary schools to receive iPads in January
Eight elementary schools in the Nash-Rocky Mount Schools (NRMS) system will receive iPads in January 2012. At their work session Monday night, the NRMS board approved the purchase of these 400 new tablet computers using $215,200 from federal grant monies. More ...
Michele A. Cruz, Graphic Correspondent

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Deputies arrest man breaking into Rocky Mount business
Nash County Sheriff’s Deputies discovered a man breaking into a business on Sunday afternoon while on a routine business security check.
Deputies D. Walker and J. Ceaser were at the Tienda El Morada Convenience Store, at 2331 Wesleyan Boulevard, when they noticed the front door glass of the business was broken out. More ...

NASHVILLE POLICE BRIEFS
ARRESTS
Marquita Bonnitra Pugh - 10/17/2011 - charged with fraud, obtaining property/money by false pretense
Louise Anne Bridgers - 10/17/2011 - charged with violation of a court order
Christian Funtal Gurganus - 10/18/2011 - charged with a criminal summons More ...

 Deaths (Updated Daily)

THURMAN ERVIN TYSON, JR.
Thurman Ervin Tyson Jr. passed away October 21, 2011. He was born December 31, 1952. More ...

JASON PATRICK EVANS
Jason Patrick Evans, 29, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011.  He was born December 12, 1981 in Wilson County son of William and Joan Woodard Evans. More ...

LELA DAWES WILLIAMS LANGLEY
Lela Dawes Williams Langley, age 92, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, October 21, 2011. Born July 19, 1919 in Wilson County. She was the daughter of Henry Clay and Lizzie Mae Dawes. More ...

MACK DANIEL SIMMONS, JR. “M.D”
Mack Daniel Simmons, Jr. “M.D,” age 85 passed away October 19, 2011 in the Nash General Hospital. More ...

BIRDIE MOSLEY SMITHSON
Birdie Mosley Smithson, 89, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2011. More ...

FRANCIE JOYNER SMITH
Francie Joyner Smith, age 62, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011. She was born on March 29, 1949 in Nash County to Oliver D. Joyner and the late Geneva Beaman Joyner. She married Charles David Smith on November 29, 1968. More ...

RITA SIMPSON
ROCKY MOUNT - Rita Simpson, 73, of Rocky Mount, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at Somerset Court of Rocky Mount. More ...

ERNESTINE VAN HOOK LEONARD
ROANOKE RAPIDS - Ernestine Van Hook Leonard, age 87 of Roanoke Rapids, died Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids. More ...

MARY ANN MARIE LORICK TAYLOR
ROCKY MOUNT – Mary Ann Marie Lorick Taylor, 66, died October 17, 2011.  Funeral services were Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Northend Baptist Church, 3 pm. with  Rev. Elbert Lee officiating.  Burial was at Gardens of Gethsemane. 
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ROSA LEE LYONS
WASHINGTON, DC – Rosa Lee Lyons formerly of Rocky Mount, died October 10, 2011.  Funeral services were Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Bethlehem Baptist Church (4455 North Carolina 33 Tarboro) at 10:00 a.m.  with Rev. Wayne Hines officiating.  Burial was at Gardens of Gethsemane. 
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JAMES RUSSELL TAYLOR
ROCKY MOUNT - Mr. James Russell Taylor, 85, of Rocky Mount, died on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount. More ...

MARY LIZZIE JOHNSON
HOLLISTER - Funeral services for Mary Lizzie Johnson, 65, who died on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, will be today (Wednesday, Oct. 26) at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Linda Taybron officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery. More ...

JOHN “SHORT BOY” HARRISON
Funeral services for John “Short Boy” Harrison, age 65, who passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011, will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 2 p.m. from the St. Delight Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Harrison Family Cemetery. The Rev. William E. Holloway will officiate. More ...


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