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Nashville industrial park moves forward

The Town of Nashville agreed last week to enter into a private-public partnership for development at the town's newest industrial park.
Nashville's Town Council approved an inducement agreement last Tuesday night with Prime 1 Builders to build four shell buildings on property on Cooke Road.
The town purchased the property in 2013 with the intentions to develop an industrial park. Council later named the park the West Nashville Commerce Park.
A public hearing was held on Wednesday, May 27 on the proposed appropriation and expenditure of town funds to aid and encourage the location of light industries and service businesses in the West Nashville Commerce Park.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

Nash County approves budget

Nash County Commissioners unanimously approved the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Budget on Monday with no comments from the public.
The budget approved is a 1.8 percent increase from the revised budget for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year. The budget approved for 2015-2016 is $91,789,878.
The budget approved includes several changes made by commissioners during several work sessions.
County Manager Zee Lamb went over the changes made, including a salary reserve for raises that was cut in half and the purchase of EMS defibrillators.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Cooperative Extension veteran employee retires

A longtime employee of Nash County Cooperative Extension will be saying goodbye at the end of this month.
Patricia Cotton will retire from her position as County Extension Support Specialist on June 30.
Cotton has been with the agency for almost 20 years and is a face many have come to know and love.
A retirement celebration was held last week at the Nash County Ag Center, where friends and family were able to celebrate Cotton's dedication to the organization.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

NPD probes vehicle break-ins

Nashville Police are investigating numerous break-ins of vehicles that happened recently.
Nashville Police Chief Thomas Bashore said around 16 cars were broken into in the Laurel Springs and Golfers Lane Subdivisions. The break-ins reportedly occurred last Friday, June 5.
Bashore said the suspects started going into the subdivision just trying out door handles and breaking into cars that were left unlocked, stealing valuables out of the cars.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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NRMS Supt. in top three for Florida job

Dr. Anthony Jackson, Superintendent of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, has been named one of the top candidates for a similar post in a Florida school system.
The Brevard County School System reported on its website that its current superintendent, Dr. Brian Binggeli, would be leaving his post at the end of this month. Binggeli is taking on a superintendent position in Plano, Texas.
Since the announcement of Binggeli's departure, the Brevard County Board of Education has hired a search firm, Ray and Associates, to initiate a nationwide hunt for the next superintendent of their school district.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

4-H summer camps start next week

Nash County 4-H is gearing up for summer by offering numerous summer camps for youth ages five and up.
The first camp begins on June 15, said Sandy Hall, Nash County 4-H Extension Agent.
Two sewing camps will be held June 15th through 18th, one for beginners ages nine to 18, and one for intermediate sewers, for ages 10 to 18.
A horse camp is also being offered next week, from June 15th through June 19th at Circle J Farm in Nashville.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

Elm City request sparks concern in Nash County

Nash County Commissioners have once again tabled a request from Elm City to purchase land for expansion of its wastewater treatment facility.
The Town of Elm City is wanting to purchase a tract of land owned by Charlotte Bissette for the expansion of its wastewater treatment facility. Because a portion of the property is located in Nash County, the town must first be approved by the Nash County Board of Commissioners before they can purchase the property.
The town wants to purchase a total of 211 acres, 140 of which is in Nash County.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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GIVING BACK

St. Luke Baptist Church in Nashville held its first Commujity Giveaway event on Saturday, June 6. The church gave away items that were donated by businesses as well as served a hot meal. The event was held in conjunction with Ray of Hope Church in Whitakers. Pictured above, (left to right) are Brandon Edmonds, Deshae Morse, of Ray of Hope and Rev. James Parks, the Pastor of St. Luke. Edmonds and his family were the first family to receive the gifts from the church. The church plans to hold more community giveaway events as it gets the resources it needs from donations.

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Nash gives final okay on new Nashville EMS station

Nash County Commissioners gave the go ahead for the design and bidding on the Nashville EMS Station, which will be located in Nashville's Business Center.
The new 60 by 60 foot station will replace the existing Momeyer EMS Station.
Derek Hawkes, Nash County Engineer and Facilities Director, said that staff had been evaluating floor plan layouts and construction costs to minimize the proposed building size while also allowing for future growth of the building.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

 Local News

Castalia polishes July 4th plans

Almost everything is set for Castalia's annual Fourth of July celebration. The main topics of discussion during the Fourth of July Committee Meeting held Tuesday, involved traffic flow and after event clean up.
Normally during the festivities, including the parade, set for 2 pm, traffic is rerouted around Castalia using Edwards road, which is currently closed due to construction. The committee discussed alternate routes, to detour those travelling on NC 58, which runs right through the center of the town.

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JESSICA A. SMITH, GRAPHIC CORRESPONDENT

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Woolard campaigns to send local veterans to annual gala event

Nashville resident Linda Woolard is again spreading the word encouraging Nash County citizens to send local veterans to the annual gala hosted by the US Military Veterans Foundation. This year's event will be held on Saturday, September 12 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Jim Breuer, stand-up comedian who is well known for his television career as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, will perform a show for the veterans at this year's Gala.
More than 350 veterans attended last year's gala including approximately 10 from Nash County.

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JO ANNE COOPER, GRAPHIC PUBLISHER

NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A damage to property (vandalism) was reported on 6/2/15 at 204 W Vale Street
A flee to elude arrest by motor vehicle was reported on 6/3/15 at S US 58 and Taylor Store Road
A larceny was reported on 6/4/15 at Wal-Mart, 1205 Eastern Avenue

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A breaking and entering a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny and injury to personal property was reported on 5/25/15 at 5252 S Old Carriage Road
An arson was reported on 5/26/15 at 13208 W Hanes Avenue
A trafficking methamphetamine and weapons violations was reported on 5/26/15 at US 64 at the 462 milemarker
A counterfeit was reported on 5/26/15 at 10601 E NC 97

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CVS awards law enforcement grant for drug collection

CVS Pharmacy has awarded the Nash County Sheriff's Office a grant to help combat drug abuse.
CVS Pharmacy is providing a drug collection unit for the Sheriff's Office to install in its offices.
The new unit will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted or expired medication, including controlled substances.

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from June 1 through June 5

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98TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Mary Louise S. Journigan Atkins celebrated her 98th birthday on Sunday, May 31st. Her family held a surprise party for her at her home in Aventon. Atkins has lived in the Aventon community all her life. Pictured with her is her son, Richard S. Journigan, granddaughter Gretchen J. Boseman and great-grandson, Micah Richard-Bruce Boseman.

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Fishing

Jacob's Friends, a ministry of Red Oak and Bethlehem United Methodist Churches, recently enjoyed an afternoon of fishing. Jacob's Friends is a program to provide children and adults of special needs to come together to make lasting friendships. If you would like more information please email bwssunshine123@yahoo.com. Pictured above are Jacob Smith and Thomas Davis.

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Barton College announces honor students

Barton College named 81 students to the President's List and 309 students to the Dean's List for spring semester 2015. President's List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean's List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale.
Locals named to the President's List include Chrystal Richardson, of Castalia, Justin Chandler Alford, of Middlesex, Taylor Michelle Vick, of Nashville and Kelsey Leigh Burgess and Emily Nicole Evans, both of Rocky Mount.

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Mitchell named regional director of Triangle Region Prisons

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Shelia Mitchell as the region director of its Triangle Region prisons. In this position. Mitchell oversees the operations of 14 state prisons in 17-county area surrounding Raleigh.
Mitchell is a 30-year corrections veteran who began her career in in 1985 an a correctional officer at Fountain Correctional Center for Women.

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Wayne Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Wayne Community College's Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, inducted 40 new members recently.
Phi Theta Kappa members represent the top 10 percent of students enrolled in two-year schools. To be invited into the society, WCC students must show academic achievement with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and have completed at least 16 hours of associate degree course work. They also must demonstrate good citizenship characteristics.

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Nashville student graduates from Louisburg College

Timyra Staton, of Nashville, recently graduated Cum Laude from Louisburg College in North Carolina. Timyra was among the 138 graduates honored at the Commencement Ceremony held on May 8, 2015, one of the College's largest graduating classes in recent years.
Staton was also named to the Dean's List, along with Abigail Ross, also of Nashville.

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ECC announces President's List

Edgecombe Community College has announced its President's List for the Spring 2015 semester.
Nash County residents earning a 4.0 grade point average and being named to the President's List include Chelsea Gaston and Stephanie Loveland, of Elm City, Catherine Braswell, of Nashville and Curtis Rose, Jr., of Whitakers.

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Pay it Forward Civitan Club to raise funds for foster care needs

A local civic group is hoping to refurbish the foster care family rooms at Nash County Social Services.
The Pay it Forward Civitan Club, of Rocky Mount, is holding a "Spirit Night" at Zaxby's on Tuesday, June 16 from 5 until 8 p.m. Proceeds will go to helping refurbish the foster care children's room at the Nash County Department of Social Services.
Renee Habit, a board member for the organization, said the family rooms have not been updated in many years.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

Nash County Sheriff's Office to recognize local honor students

The Nash County Sheriff's Office wants to recognize local youth who have made the A/B Honor Roll this year.
The sheriff's office will hold an Academic Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, July 8 at 10 a.m. in the Commissioner's Room at the Nash County Administrative Building in Nashville.
Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone is a firm believer in having faith, loving your family and providing your children with proper education.

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State audit questions spending and kickbacks by former Eastpointe CFO

A state audit has revealed questionable spending as well as nearly $550,000 in kickbacks by the former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Eastpointe Human Services.
The Office of the State Auditor received an allegation through their hotline concerning the credit card use of the former CFO at Eastpointe. No specific name is mentioned in the investigation documents, but records show that Bob Canupp was previously employed as the agency's CFO during the time of the financial irregularities.

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Caleb Henderson (l) and Andrew Zipko (r) compete in Saturday\'s Family Partnership Mud Run hosted by the Rocky Mount-Nash County Area Service Unit (Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines.) Graphic photo by Jo Anne Cooper
Family Partnership Mud Run 2015

Slinging mud took on a whole new meaning for the Rocky Mount-Nash County Area Service Unit (Girl Scouts NC Coastal Pines) Saturday as they hosted their first annual Family Partnership Mud Run at Coopers Fire Department with 56 registered participants. The total attendance of the event was estimated around 100 people.
The purpose of the event was to raise funds for the Family Partnership, which helps girls across 41 counties.

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JO ANNE COOPER, GRAPHIC PUBLISHER

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

Sunday School at Beulah Church of Christ began at 9:45. After opening songs, prayer and several announcements were made, we went to our classes for the lesson by the teachers. Church service followed at 10:45 with Bonnie Matthews at the piano and Mary Lee Bass at the organ. Earl Cary welcomed everyone and gave several announcements. He reminded us to meet on Saturday, June 13 at 7 a.m. for a short workday to clean out the attic. Last week in my news is was said clean out the alter but this was my fault because I had handwritten the news and my writing is not easily read so I wanted to correct that mistake.

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WILMA ENROUGHTY

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Sunday was a perfect summer day as Peachtree folks gathered for worship. The sanctuary flowers were given by Jane May in memory of her husband, Perry May. Special music was a solo by Fay Vick who sang a beautiful arrangement of "Beulah Land".
The sermon was brought by the Rev. Larry Williams of Louisburg. {Pastor Whitehouse was attending the graduation of his grandson, Ryan Whitehouse, from Apex Senior High School.} Jerry Hobgood introduced the speaker who chose as his sermon topic "Something Lacking in Life".

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BARBARA HARDISON

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Word for the Week

The sons of Korah had a wonderful job. They served in the worship center of ancient Israel, the tabernacle (1 Chronicles 9:19). Their job was not one of high level. They were doorkeepers. Like modern day valets, they stood at the entrance to the tent erected for worship.
These doorkeepers composed a song. One stanza typifies their attitude. "A day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness" (Psalm 84:10).

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DENNIS PRUTOW

Nash County Blood Drives for June 2015

Friday, June 12 from 1:30 until 6 p.m. at Golden East Crossing Mall, 1100 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount
Sunday, June 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Word Tabernacle Church, 821 Word Plaza, Rocky Mount
Tuesday, June 16 from 1:15 until 4:15 p.m. at Spring Arbor of Rocky Mount, 1251 South Winstead, Rocky Mount

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AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS

Mary Ann Holland is off again visiting with her sister Carol in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her sister is a master quilter and Mary Ann went for some of her expertise!! Mary Ann have a safe trip, have fun and hurry home. You are missed!
Micah Boseman, a 2nd grader at Red Oak Elementary, received the Academic Excellence Award, Accelerated Reader Award (Leaders Are Readers), Most Caring Award, and Perfect Attendance Award. Micah is the son of Wayne and Gretchen Boseman. Way to go Micah, good job!

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JOJO RICKS

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RED OAK NEWS

Something amazing happened in Red Oak recently. A group of 127 volunteers came together to help feed a little over 30,000 people! The 2nd annual ROUMC hosted Stop Hunger Now meal packing event took place Saturday, May 30. This is an increase over last year's project which involved 96 volunteers and over 20,000 meals to help feed our brothers and sisters locally and around the world. Next year they hope to do even more!

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Suzy Pearce

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Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire-Rescue named NC Hero of the Month

Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire-Rescue in Rocky Mount has been chosen as a NC Hero of the Month by Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q in conjunction with the North Carolina News Network.
Smithfield's Chicken 'N Bar-B-Q, along with NCNN, are honoring different First Responder groups across the state by asking citizens to nominate Fire, Rescue, Police, EMS and others in their community who make an impact to the people they serve.

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 Editorials

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Milestone is deserving of Presidential recognition

Back in the day, nineteen and sixty one, I recall seeing a picture in Life magazine of President John Kennedy beginning his day perusing headlines in major newspapers spread out before him. I am confident President Barack Obama keeps up with headlines also.
President Obama probably does not turn the lights out on Thursdays without checking The Nashville Graphic. I anticipate his reading this column and planning ahead.

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The biggest news not about Jenner or a horse

Maybe you thought the biggest news of the weekend had something to do with Bruce Jenner or a racehorse. Dear reader, that was only a distraction from the real news: your toothbrush may be a lethal weapon.
Now, I'm not talking about how prisoners in movies somehow sharpen toothbrushes into shivs that can be used to attack and maim fellow prisoners while the stereotypical "dirty guard" turns a blind eye.

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Mike Brantley - 1 opinion posted

Please pray for our guardians of peace and safety, and honor the fallen

Dear editor:
No Greater Love...John 15:13
On June 9th, 2011 Nash Co. lost one of our Guardians-of-Peace and safety, Warren B. (Sneak) Lewis III and again on Sept. 8th, 2012 we lost NC Highway Patrolman, Bobby G. Demuth, Jr. Both men were killed in the line-of-duty.

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Letter to the Editor

We should eliminate all infringements on the citizen's right to keep and bear arms

The NC General Assembly has taken a small step in the right direction in reducing the infringement upon an individual's right to bear arms. But many liberal leaning legislators, newspapers, and individuals appear to have forgotten about Amendment 2, Right to Bear Arms, of the United States Constitution which states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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Letter to the Editor

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Backward Glances

SOFTBALL CHAMPIONS -- This photo originally published in The Graphic August 11, 1981. The Brooklyn Caps completed a perfect undefeated, untied season with an 11-7 win over St. Pauls' in the finals of the Nashville Rec League Women's softball tournament in 1981.

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A PICTORIAL LOOK INTO THE PAST

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Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook

WHAT is WRONG with this statement? On the first Saturday of the month, the Wilson County Animal Control Shelter is OPEN from 8 AM till Noon. The Franklin County Animal Control Shelter is OPEN every Saturday from 10 AM till 2 PM. The Edgecombe County Animal Control Shelter is OPEN every Saturday from 10 AM till 2 PM. The Nash County Animal Control Shelter is CLOSED on Saturday.

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Carol Vierela, NASH COUNTY ANIMAL FRIENDS - 1 opinion posted

 Sports

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Haggerty, Sykes Claim Honors

RED OAK -- Four years later, history repeated itself at Northern Nash High School.
When they were eighth-graders at Red Oak Middle, Susie Sykes and Chad Haggerty were selected as that school's Athletes of the Year.
Both went to NNHS together and closed out their careers recently by being saluted as the Knights' Athletes of the Year.
The talented Sykes was a three-sport standout at NN who excelled in basketball, volleyball and softball. She will continue her hoops career at William Peace University in Raleigh.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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JUST UP THE ROAD. Northern Nash keeper Tristan Marshall has signed to play soccer for the North Carolina Wesleyan College Battling Bishops.
MARSHALL PLAN

RED OAK -- Tristan Marshall's soccer career has traveled great distances over the past year, but he won't be heading too far away to his next destination.
Marshall, a senior standout at Northern Nash High School, has signed a letter-of-intent to continue his career at nearby North Carolina Wesleyan College.
The signing caps an amazing ascent for Marshall, who transferred to Northern last summer after three years at Southern Nash.
During his time at SN, Marshall played mainly in the field as the Firebirds had an established keeper in Will Liles.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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GREAT KNIGHT. Susie Sykes enjoyed an outstanding career as a member of the Northern Nash High School girls basketball squad under veteran coach Grover Battle.
Sykes Signs With William Peace

RED OAK -- Northern Nash has a prosperous history of sending high-level athletes to William Peace University -- and that trend will continue at least for the next four seasons.
That's because NNHS standout Susie Sykes has signed a basketball letter-of-intent to attend Peace, a Division III school located in Downtown Raleigh.
Sykes' name will now stand beside the likes of ex-Knights Melissa Williams, Jennifer Powell and Amanda Frazier -- all of whom excelled for the Pacers in an athletic endeavor.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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Soccer players honored

NASH COUNTY -- Wilson Fike went undefeated in regular season and tournament girls soccer action in the Big East Conference this spring -- so it was understandable when Fike's dominance was represented by a top-heavy list on the All-League Team for the 2015 campaign.
Fike was able to garner three of the top five honors on the elite list, including Defensive Player of the Year Mary Love Taylor and Coach of the Year Toni Varacchi.
Fike's Katie Stokely shared Offensive Player of the Year honors with Northern Nash's Rebekah Beal and Wilson Hunt's Eynde Frazier.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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Taylor's camp is targeted

ROCKY MOUNT -- The Bulldog Basketball Camp will be held June 16-18 at Nash Central High School in Rocky Mount.
NCHS boys head coach Renny Taylor will serve as the camp director.
The camp will run from 6-8:30 p.m. each day and is open to rising second through ninth graders. Both boys and girls are welcome to participate.
Cost is $35 per youngster, which includes a basketball and T-shirt.

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Staff Reports

NASH COUNTY REC UPDATES

NASH COUNTY -- Here are updated Nash County Parks and Recreation Department Spring Baseball and Softball League Scores:

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Staff Reports

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NASH REC SOCCER PHOTOS, 1

THE PHOENIX AGES 8-9
TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

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NASH REC SOCCER PHOTOS, 2

DOUG SAULS AGES 10-12
REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS

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Godwin Tops Big East

NASH COUNTY -- Shelby Godwin made her senior season one to remember for the Northern Nash Lady Knights.
Godwin, a standout pitcher who is also excellent with the bat, helped Northern Nash win the Big East Conference Softball Tournament Championship and was instrumental in the Lady Knights' run to the second round of the Class 3-A State Playoffs.
Godwin claimed 10 victories and struck out 125 for the season en route to claiming the honor as Big East Conference Player of the Year.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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Mudcats drop finale of series

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Blair Walters gave up a home run to Mark Zagunis and a two-out, two-run double to Jacob Rogers in the sixth as the Carolina Mudcats dropped the finale of a six-game series in Myrtle Beach 4-1 on Sunday night at TicketReturn.Com Field.
Carlos Franco scored the only run of the game for the Mudcats and was 2-for-4 in the Class A Carolina League loss.
Walters (L, 2-2, 3.02 ERA) held the Pelicans (33-22) scoreless through the fifth, but lost a 1-0 lead in the sixth after giving up Zagunis' home run.

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CLR hosts a big night

ELM CITY -- County Line Raceway gave kids an early jumpstart to their summer vacation last Saturday night with its annual Kids & Graduate Night.
Over 150 kids hopped on racecars during intermission to get their place in the spotlight as they took a few laps around the 3/8ths mile clay oval on their favorite racecar.
Five divisions of racing excitement were also on the card for the weekly racing series.

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Staff Reports

NASH REC SOCCER SCORES

NASH COUNTY -- Listed are updated Nash County Parks & Recreation Department Spring Soccer Scores:

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Staff Reports

D'Backs advance in playoffs

ROCKY MOUNT -- Cameron Mills worked two walks into two runs and Jay Bulluck lined a two out base hit in the bottom of the fifth inning for the winning RBI as the Western Sizzlin Diamondbacks put the bite on the Wesley Men Yankees 3-2 in second round Rocky Mount Parks and Rec Department Little League Baseball playoff action last Thursday night at the RM Athletic Complex.
With the win, the D'backs slid into round three earlier this week against the Paul Powell Performance Pirates, while the Yankees are eliminated from competition.

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Staff Reports

Northern to host hoops camp

RED OAK -- Veteran Northern Nash High School girls basketball coach Grover Battle will host his annual NNHS Girls Basketball Camp next week.
The event will be held June 15-17 at the NNHS Auxiliary Gymnasium in Red Oak. The camp will run from 5:45-8 p.m. each night.
Battle will serve as the camp director, and several of his Lady Knights will be on hand as instructors.
Cost is $25 per person, which includes a T-shirt. The camp is open to girls in ages middle school through high school.

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Staff Reports

Wesleyan alum competes in game

NEW YORK -- On June 3, former North Carolina Wesleyan College Battling Bishop Greg Viggiani did something that most baseball players only dream to do... he played at Yankee Stadium.
Viggiani did so in honorable fashion as a representative of the NYPD at the "True Blue" celebrity softball game organized by WFAN's Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton.

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Staff Reports

 Deaths (Updated Daily)

BRENDA JOYNER LAMM

Brenda Joyner Lamm, 63, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015. She was born in Nash County July 19, 1951 to the late Clifton and Bertha Pridgen Joyner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Delton and Boyce Joyner and half brother, Wille Joyner.

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FRANCES GURLEY WILLIS

Frances Gurley Willis, age 86, passed away on June 2, 2015. Graveside services were held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at Pineview Cemetery.

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INEZ CLARK CARSON STANCIL

Inez Clark Carson Stancil, born September 12, 1921, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Beulah Clark; her sisters, Nell Garrard and her husband, Clarence; Margaret Cooley and her husband, Dave; brothers, J.T. Clark and R.C. Clark. Her only surviving siblings are sister, Kathleen Sullivan and sister-in-laws, Jane Clark and Rene Clark.

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JAIMES DAVIS

Jaimes Davis, age 21 of Zebulon passed away June 7, 2015.

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JOHN COLLINS SYKES JR.

John Collins Sykes, Jr., died Friday, June 5, 2015, in Rocky Mount. Born in Tarboro, on September 16, 1938, he was the son of John Collins Sykes and Mary Madry Parks of Roanoke Rapids.

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KAREN BOTTOMS BRANTLEY

Karen Bottoms Brantley, 44, passed away Thursday, June 4, 2015. Karen was born August 18, 1970 in Nash County. She is preceded in death by a niece, Ashley Pridgen and brother-in-law, Jamie Brantley.

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MARIE O'NEAL ADAMS

Marie O'Neal Adams, age 88 of Middlesex, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

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MARILYN A. TAYLOR

Marilyn A. Taylor, 60, of Rocky Mount, died on June 5, 2015 at her residence in Rocky Mount.

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MARY ANN ISBELL HASKINS

Mary Ann Isbell Haskins, 48, passed away, Sunday, June 7, 2015. She was born February 26, 1967 in Fulton County, Georgia.

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PEGGY PULLEY MANNING

Peggy Pulley Manning, age 67 of Spring Hope passed away on June 6, 2015.

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RAYMOND ANTHONY BROWN

Raymond Anthony Brown, III died on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

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THOMAS EARL JONES

Thomas Earl Jones, 71, passed away Tuesday June 2, 2015. No services are scheduled at this time.

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WESLEY STEPHEN GAILLIARD

Wesley Stephen Gailliard, age 84, died on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

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WILLIE EDWARD HOWELL

Willie Edward Howell, 70, of Rocky Mount, died on Sunday, June 7, 2015.

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WILLIE HARRISON

Willie Harrison of Winston Salem died on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

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