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ROGERS
Nashville elects incumbents

Nashville’s Town Council will stay the same as incumbents Larry Taylor and Patricia Rogers received the most votes during municipal elections Tuesday, allowing them to keep their seats for another term.
Seven Nash County municipalities had seats up for grabs on their boards but still, only 931 voters, or 10.61 percent, cast their vote. Elections Director John Kearney said the turnout was what he expected during an off election.
“Overall, it was fairly low, as expected,” Kearney said.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Round-a-bout planned for Nashville

Specific plans for a development on Washington Street are unknown but the Department of Transportation (DOT) has been working with the developer on the best way to handle the predicted increase in traffic.
Earlier this year, Nashville’s Town Council approved a request to rezone around 50 acres of property at the intersection of US 64 and NC 58, across from the stop light at McDonalds, from A-1 Agriculture and B-1 General Business to B-1 General Business in its entirety.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Man leads police chase through Bailey

Bailey Elementary School was placed on lockdown Friday morning after a pursuit that began at a McDonald’s in Zebulon came through the parking lot of the school before ending near the school.
According to Zebulon Police Chief Timothy P. Hayworth, officers responded to a call at McDonald’s on Wakelon Drive around 10 a.m. in reference to a male subject allegedly attempting to assault customers and employees with a stick.

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Rich Dickson and his dog Puddin will travel to Iowa next week to compete in the DockDogs World Championship.
Local dogs compete for world title

Three Nash County dogs and their handlers will take a trip to Duboque, Iowa next week to participate in the 2013 DockDogs World Championship.
The event is by invitation only.
Rich Dickson and his dog, Puddin, along with 16-year-old Taylor Tyson and her two dogs, Cooper and Bailey, will join others from across the world in the competition.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

Public schools face low test scores

When testing results from 2012-13 will finally be released later this week at the State Board of Education’s monthly meeting, scores will be very low. Expected percentages of North Carolina’s 1.5 million students whose scores are proficient in last year’s testing will be between 35 and 49 in math, 41 and 52 in English, and 45 and 61 in science, Robin Griffin, Nash-Rocky Mount Schools (NRMS) director of accountability and data analysis, told the board at their meeting Monday night.

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MICHELE A. CRUZ, GRAPHIC CORRESPONDENT

Nash chooses new county manager

Nash County Commissioners have chosen a new leader for the county, Interim Manager Wayne Deal said on Monday afternoon.
The board met on Monday with two candidates it had deemed finalists in its search. Over 20 applications came through vying for the position and the board narrowed it down to nine. The board then narrowed those down to two and met with both candidates on Monday, one prior to the board’s regular meeting and one afterwards.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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McKnight is new coordinator at Nash County Senior Center

Michele McKnight can finally say she wakes up excited about coming to work.
McKnight recently became the Nash County Senior Center’s new Senior Center Coordinator, a position that was left vacant after Christy Southall left to take on a similar position in Franklin County.
McKnight, of Rocky Mount, started on October 15 and already has several goals for the center.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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ELECTION RESULTS - 2013

TOWN OF NASHVILLE -
Council Member (2)
Jerry Harris    206
*Patricia Rogers    240
*Larry D. Taylor    322

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