The Pumpkin Man and his top hand have been named Nash County's Farmer of the Year and this year's next generation farmer. Mike Edwards and Arron Bridges work together at M&H Farms outside Nashville. Edwards raises chickens for Perdue Farms, but is known locally as the Pumpkin Man for his selling gourds around Halloween.
The Town of Nashville will kick off its Christmas festivities on Saturday, December 3. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at H.D. Cooley Library with music from the Nash Central High School Show Choir. The Children's Bike Parade will follow at 4:15 p.m. The parade will begin at H.D. Cooley Library and go down West Church Street, onto South Alston Street then along East Washington Street to the Nash County Courthouse.
A Rocky Mount graphic designer won a contest with his new logo for the Town of Nashville. "I am overjoyed that my design was selected as the top choice," said J. Russell Harris, owner of JR Designs and More. "I am grateful for those who encouraged me to participate and believed in my ability to create a unique and lasting symbol for the town of Nashville."
BAILEY -- Town officials have hired a private firm to conduct an investigation into its police chief and an officer accused of timecard manipulation. The town board voted Nov. 21 to hire Huntersville-based Richardson & Davis after a closed session with Town Attorney Ryan King of Fields & Cooper in Nashville. The firm's website states it uses retired federal law enforcement agents to look into employee misconduct and other matters.
Keeping with tradition, Nash Arts will host its annual production of "A Christmas Carol," beginning this weekend. Performances are slated for December 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are also scheduled for December 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m. This year's version of "A Christmas Carol" is a non-musical production.
A hard job that becomes a lifestyle is how a panel of local farmers recently described agricultural occupations. "It influences the books you read and television programs you watch," said Thomas Joyner of Nash Produce. Joyner was joined by Sue Leggett of Leggett Farming Partnership, Austin Wrenn of Wrenn's Farm and Tim Bass of Sunburst Tomatoes.