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NEW CLERK TAKES OATH

Monday was a historic day for Nash County as a new Clerk of Superior Court was sworn in for the first time in over 50 years.
Superior Court Judge Quentin Sumner swore in Linda Thorne first thing Monday morning with Clerk of Court staff, family and friends looking on.
Sumner said the swearing in was a first in many ways.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

Former manager to find Nashville's new leader

Nashville's first town manager is coming back to help the town with its search for a permanent town manager.
Nashville's Town Council agreed on Tuesday night to hire a search firm to help in the selection process.
Mayor Donald Street said they had received proposals from four companies.

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AMANDA CLARK , GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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SANTA BABY!

The Coopers Volunteer Fire Department is hosting Santa from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sundays in December. Santa will be available at the department on December 9, 16 and 23. Kids will also get a chance to color Christmas pictures and have cookies and hot chocolate. Pictured above, four-month-old Heidi Joyner gets her first visit with Santa this past Sunday at Coopers Fire Department.

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Parent raises security concerns to school board

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education will consider a revision to a contract approved last month that hires a part-time police officer for Central Office.
The Board of Education unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding last month to contract with the Nashville Police Department to provide a rotating group of off-duty police officers for the school system's central office buildings, which includes Central Office, the Transportation Building and the Technology Warehouse.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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NASHVILLE - Little Connor Kelly sits in Ms. Claus' lap during Nashville's Christmas Celebration. (Graphic photo by Jo Anne Cooper)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The wet weather on Saturday afternoon forced Nashville's Christmas events to be moved inside, causing attendance to be down.
The event was moved to Nashville's Harold D. Cooley Library.
A handful of youth participated in the children's parade, where creations were judged and winners received cash prizes.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Longtime Momeyer council member resigns from board

A long-time member of Momeyer's Town Council announced his resignation at the board's regular meeting on November 19.
Ronnie Pace has served on Momeyer's Board since the town was incorporated in June 1991.
"He was one of the original members," Town Clerk Karen Hendricks said. "He was very involved."

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Wood heater fire damages structure on Rackley Road

Shortly after 2 p.m. on November 23, 2018, Nash County 911 center received a call for a large frame workshop on fire in the back of a home on the 2500 block of Rackley Road in the Momeyer section of Nash County. Fire departments were dispatched from Station 17 Momeyer Fire-Rescue, Station, 10 Coopers Fire & Rescue Department, and Station 6 from Spring Hope Fire Company.

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Contributed by Momeyer Fire Captain Chase Bass

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4-H hosts annual Festival of Tables

Eighteen tables were decorated for the fourth annual Festival of Tables held on Friday night. The event brought out over 100 people to support the mission of 4-H.
The event was hosted by Nash County 4-H and held at Nashville United Methodist Church.
Dinner was provided by the church's Appalachia Service Project Mission team and 4-H youth served tables during the event.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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HERO TAGS - Deputy Shepherd, of the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, hangs a hero tag on the Fallen Officer Memorial Tree on Sunday outside the Nashville Police Department.
Christmas tree honors fallen officers

Volunteers solemnly placed 566 hero tags on a Christmas tree outside Nashville's Police Department on Sunday afternoon.
The hero tags contain the names of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in North Carolina. Of the 566 names, seven of those were killed this year, including Rocky Mount Police Officer Christopher Driver.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

Christmas in Spring Hope is Friday, Dec. 14th

An Old Fashioned Christmas in Spring Hope will be held next Friday, December 14 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. in Downtown Spring Hope.
The event is hosted by the Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce and will again feature horse drawn carriage rides, a Christmas scavenger hunt, face painting, Christmas vendors as well as a live nativity. Girl Scout Troop 4835 will also be selling chili and hot dogs.

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Spring Hope mulls board appointment policy

Some Spring Hope Commissioners would like to see a change in the way members of the Downtown Development Board are selected.
One vacancy in the development board has opened which Owner/Operator of Southern Nash News Mark Cone will fulfill.
According to Town Manager Jae Kim, when a vacancy in the development board arises, individuals are nominated within the development board then those names are brought upon the Board of Commissioners to approve.

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KENDRA JONES, GRAPHIC CORRESPONDENT

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Bass honored for heroic, community efforts

Sergeant Scott Bass was recognized on Monday morning at the Nash County Board of Commissioner's meeting for going above and beyond in his law enforcement duties.
Chief Deputy Brandon Medina, of the Nash County Sheriff's Office, said Bass had been with the Sheriff's Office since 2010 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2017.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Honored

Nash County Commissioners honored Commissioner Lisa Barnes on Monday at her final meeting before she heads to Raleigh to serve in the NC House. Barnes recently defeated Rep. Bobbie Richardson for the District 7 House of Representatives Seat in the November elections. Commissioners will now have to select someone to fill Barnes' seat.

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Red Oak Christmas Snap-Shots, 1

Alaina Frazier tells Santa her Christmas wishes on Saturday at Red Oak's Christmas festivities.

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Graphic photos by Amanda Clark

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Red Oak Christmas Snap-Shots, 2

Cameron May, at right, and his dad, Chris May, at left, get ready for a train ride around Ennis Park at Red Oak's Christmas festivities.

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Red Oak Christmas Snap-Shots, 3

Jacob Copeland and Jada Silver pet Jolean in between carriage rides on Saturday in Red Oak.

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A trespassing, larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor was reported on 11/25/18 at 11/25/18 at 1205 Eastern Avenue
A warrant served was reported on 11/25/18 at 222 W Washington Street

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle was reported on 11/26/18 at 1370 N Wesleyan Boulevard
A damage to property was reported on 11/26/18 at Straight Gate and Watson Seed Farm Road

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Bailey Christmas Parade Day Snap-Shots, 1

Connor Bass prepares to ride on the White Oak Hill FWB Church float in Bailey's Christmas Parade.

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GRAPHIC PHOTOS BY JO ANNE COOPER

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Bailey Christmas Parade Day Snap-Shots, 2

Miss Teen Bailey, Whitley Griffin, and Miss Bailey, Hailee Griffin, (sisters) prepare to ride in Bailey's Christmas Parade.

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Bailey Christmas Parade Day Snap-Shots, 3

Brayden Gibson (right) assists Tandra Mapp (Pack 12 Tiger Leader) during the Boy Scouts Troop 12 and Pack 12 plate sale prior to Bailey's Christmas Parade.

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Bailey Christmas Parade Day Snap-Shots, 4

Northern Nash High School Marching Band warms up for the Bailey Christmas Parade under the direction of Drum Major Isaiah Sherrod.

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Halifax Resolves SAR selects History Teacher of the Year

During the Halifax Resolves Chapter NC SAR annual meeting, Renny Taylor, AP History Teacher at Nash Central High School, was selected as the chapter level winner of the Dr. Tom and Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award. Taylor received a certificate of commendation for his work in the classroom, a book entitled "In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown" by Nathaniel Philbrick and a check for $150.00.

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LEGISLATIVE VISIT

Betty Coley, of Middlesex, visited with Rep. Bobbie Richardson when the General Assembly came back into session. Ms. Coley doesn't drive and it was her wish to meet Rep. Richardson so a friend, Sharon Sherrod, drove her to Raleigh.

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NRMS Tar River Academy honor roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Tar River Academy made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Rocky Mount High School honor roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Rocky Mount High School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Baskerville Elementary School honor roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Baskerville Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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JW Parker Elementary School honor roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at JW Parker Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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DS Johnson Elementary School honor roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at DS Johnson Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Southern Nash Middle School honor roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Southern Nash Middle School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook

The other day one of my dogs slipped out of the house. My thought was that he was going to get killed in the road! Or he is going to get lost in the woods and starve to death. Perhaps someone will see him running loose and think that I don't care, so they will just take him. Maybe someone will steal him because he is so cute! Or maybe he will end up back in the Shelter.

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CAROL VIERELA, NASH COUNTY ANIMAL FRIENDS

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Nashville Christmas Celebration Snap-Shots, 1

Kyland Peterson sits with Santa during Nashville's Christmas Celebration Saturday.

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GRAPHIC PHOTOS BY JO ANNE COOPER

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Nashville Christmas Celebration Snap-Shots, 2

Oliver King, dressed as Santa, sits on Santa's knee during Nashville's Christmas Celebration.

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Nashville Christmas Celebration Snap-Shots, 3

Dylan Kelly wins fourth place in Nashville's Children's Parade Saturday.

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Nashville Christmas Celebration Snap-Shots, 4

Azaya Bryant wins second place in Nashville's Children's Parade Saturday.

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Jesus did not condemn the woman at the well for her lifestyle

Our mission as Christians is to win others to Christ. But the tricky part about soul winning is that it is more of an art than a science. In other words, how we go about it can make all the difference in the world. For example, the easy thing to do is to point out to our children or friends the consequences of sinful living. How many times have we heard something like this said: "Don't you realize that if you don't change your ways, you're going to end up in hell"?

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MIKE RUFFIN

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Luke's Word for the Week

Calling Jesus "teacher" is undoubtedly a proper statement when considering titles for the Son of God. Now, it is not an all-encompassing way of understanding the second person of the Trinity, but it helps us to understand just who Jesus is and the purpose of his earthly ministry.
Consider the familiar encounter between "Nic at Night" and Jesus in John 3 when Nicodemus says to Jesus, "Rabbi..." (meaning "teacher")

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LUKE WHITEHEAD

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Intersections: God and Life

Relationships can be messy. So for the month of December I want to write on the idea of Relationship Restart.
Relationships can be messy. Especially around the holidays, relationships between two people or within families can become stressed. For married couples, there is the stress of visiting families.

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CARLYLE HALL

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

On Sunday The Peachtree Baptist Church Congregation gathered to worship in celebration of our Lord.
The Sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Kathy and Aubrey Farmer in loving honor of the faithful saints at Peachtree Baptist Church and those who have preceded them who honored their Savior and church by faithful service. Happy birthday Daddy, in memory of Leslie Knight.

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FRAN BUNN

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RED OAK NEWS

Red Oak Baptist Church had a Refugee Simulation on Wednesday, November 28 in the Family Life Center. The evening began with a soup and sandwich supper prior to the simulation. The simulation began with all in attendance going through "Processing" where all their belongings were taken from them and bagged according to their new identity number. Then group leaders selected at random members, or "refugees" to be in their group as they went through the simulation.

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SUZY PEARCE

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

Several years ago, I wrote the Beulah Community News. After my late husband, William Enroughty, became sick, I decided to stop writing the news due to other obligations that limited my time to do so. Recently, when I read the Nashville Graphic, some of the article really brought back some memories from the past. Nan Strickland has been a dear friend for a lot of years.

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WILMA ENROUGHTY

 Editorials

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Some Christmas gift ideas are questionable

The other day, I caught part of a commercial on the radio for a new exercise bike.
I missed part of the setup, but the basic idea is that the bike had an Alexa/Siri type module that would "encourage" or "coach" the rider on towards his or her goal.
Basically, this machine yells at the user.

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Mike Brantley

It's time to establish a checking facility for immigrants at our southern border

Dear Editor: Currently there are two caravans that have reached the US border near San Diego traveling from the southern border of Mexico. Along the way members of the caravans were offered asylum in Mexico. The majority refused the offer of jobs, medical care, temporary identification papers, and asylum.

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LETTER:

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Choosing Nashville's next manager is a big deal

The Town of Nashville has been without a permanent manager for several months now.
On Tuesday night, the board agreed to seek help in finding the right candidate.
Of course, hiring an outsider to come in and assist the town will cost money but in the grand scheme of things, it's probably money well spent.

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Amanda Clark

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Backward Glances

This photo originally published in The Graphic on June 20, 1968. John Edwards of Nashville had planted 12 acres of sweet potatoes to supplement his other farm income. Pictured, Mrs. Christine Edwards (left) and Mrs. Annie Leppla place the plants in the transplanter.

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A PICTORIAL LOOK INTO THE PAST

 Sports

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PASS HAPPY. Nash Central's Javon Brinkley (13) sends the ball to a teammate during last Friday's home boys hoops event against rival Southern Nash.
Southern Nash Upends Central

ROCKY MOUNT -- Southern Nash's boys basketball team got a rare early start to the season following the Firebirds' tough loss in the second round of the state football playoffs.
Southern made the most of its unlikely November opportunities by winning two of three games, including a 67-57 road triumph last Friday night against county rival Nash Central.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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AND THE WINNER IS. Southern Nash's Stacie Winner (with ball) drives to the basket during last Friday night's basketball victory against host Nash Central.
A MIRACLE FINISH

ROCKY MOUNT -- Southern Nash's chances of securing an improbable comeback victory at Nash Central were extremely slim when Stacie Winner gained possession of the ball in the backcourt with just over two seconds remaining.
Make that next to impossible.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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A GREAT JOB. Northern Nash's Tracy Dodrill was first in her age group at the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon event.
DISTANCE STARS

RED OAK -- Unlike some other sports, distance running is a year-round endeavor that takes a constant commitment in order to be successful.
The life of an outstanding distance runner is one blessed with few maintenance days. Consider the fact that Northern Nash High School cross country coach Jeff Dodrill -- an avid runner himself -- once went an entire decade without taking a day off.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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Houston selected for ECU

GREENVILLE -- Mike Houston, who guided James Madison to successive NCAA FCS Championship Game appearances and one national title, has been named head football coach at East Carolina University according to an announcement Monday by ECU Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert.
The Franklin native owns an 80-25 record and a combined six conference championships in eight seasons as a head coach.

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Staff Reports

Area stars hit the pool

ROCKY MOUNT -- Officially, the area swim meets at Harrison Family YMCA are overseen by the Big East Conference, with the opportunity for schools from other leagues to compete -- including Nash Central.
Each Big East squad participates in all the meets, which also feature non-conference clubs Nash Central, Wilson Beddingfield, SouthWest Edgecombe and Tarboro.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

Bishops claim wins in hoops

ROCKY MOUNT -- The North Carolina Wesleyan College men's basketball team swept both of its games last weekend as they hosted the 31st annual Roger Taylor Invitational inside Everett Gym on the NCWC campus.

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Staff Reports

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A GREAT TIME IN WILMINGTON

Northern Nash's representatives at the Wilmington Historic Half Marathon were (l to r) Matt Wright, Will Raynor, Joseph Dees, Janet Earp, Eric Earp, Justin Marshall, Jeff Dodrill, Tracy Dodrill and Kelsey Hutchison. Not pictured is Jennifer Cottle.

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LAYUP TIME

Southern Nash's Shontell Nicholson (with ball) drives for two points as Nash Central's Zhterrica Cherry defends during last Friday's girls hoops meeting.

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TOUGH DEFENSE

Nash Central's Mallory Roughton (left) tips the ball away during last Friday's girls basketball showdown against rival Southern Nash. High School.

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