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School incident sparks investigation

NASH COUNTY - The student dress code policy for students in Nash County Public Schools has been revised, with a draft copy sent to the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights for approval after an OCR investigation into events at Nash Central High School in September 2022.
The administration for NCHS at that time were Principal Victor Ward, Assistant Principal Cheryl Iannucci and Assistant Principal Brandi Deans.

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Nashville council nixes tree removal

NASHVILLE - A proposed tree removal project from a town owned lot at 506 S. Boddie Street was chopped short in a unanimous vote by Nashville Town Council members after a plea by Nashville Tree Board Chairman Donald Street.
Town Manager Randy Lansing recommended that the town accept a low bid of $11,500 to remove 17 "very large" pine trees from the lot that police and fire use for parking emergency vehicles, trailers, and equipment for rapid deployment.

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Red Oak formally adopts Scout troop
Red Oak formally adopts Scout troop

RED OAK - The Town of Red Oak has passed a resolution to "adopt" displaced Scouts, who showed up en masse at the Town Council meeting Nov. 13 to plead their case.
Red Oak Boy Scouts from Troop 16 and Cub Scouts from Pack 16 lined the walls of the Town Hall, with Cub Scout Weston Strickland leading recitation of the Scout Law and Boy Scout Tyler Pierce giving the Scout Oath.

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Detention Center phase one nears completion
Pictured above, workers complete final touches in one of two day rooms in phase one of the Nash County Detention Center.
Detention Center phase one nears completion

NASHVILLE - Phase One of the new Nash County Detention Center is nearly completed, with inmate occupation expected before the end of 2023 or in January of 2024.
Deputy County Manager Jonathan Boone, who was involved in the new jail from a design perspective, took county officials and the media on a tour of the facility Nov. 14.

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Spring Hope receives $3 million in state funding
Spring Hope receives $3 million in state funding

The Town of Spring Hope has received $3 million in state funds to address problems with its aging water infrastructure, with Mayor Kyle Pritchard crediting to NC House District 25 Representative Allen Chesser, Majority Leader Rep. John Bell and State Senator Lisa Barnes.
"We've had no major capital improvement money on some of this in decades," Pritchard said, explaining that some of the materials used in Spring Hope's underground water systems were breaking down from age, such as terracotta from the 1920s and iron from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Shop local, shop often is the focus of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce's annual "It PAYS to SHOP Local" campaign.
The chamber launches the contest each year at Thanksgiving encouraging people to patronize chamber members. When shopping with a chamber member, you can send a copy of your receipt to the chamber and each receipt will be entered into a drawing for $500 the week of Christmas. Receipts can be texted to 252-459-4050, emailed to nashvillencchamber@gmail.com or mailed to PO Box 1003, Nashville, NC, 27856.

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Whitakers farmer receives award
Whitakers farmer receives award

NASHVILLE - Local farmers were celebrated while the keynote speaker addressed the unwelcome elephant in the room - the loss of farmland -at the annual 2023 Farm to City Week Breakfast, held Nov. 14 at the Nash County Ag Center at 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville.
Speaker Dr. Antoine J. Alston, Associate Dean of the College of Ag & Environ Sciences, N.S. A&T State University, and a graduate of Northern Nash High School, said when he graduated from Northern Nash in 1993, Nash County had had 52,000 farms.

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