Nashville residents can watch from the comfort of their homes as the town's Christmas tree is lit virtually on Saturday. Nashville's Chamber of Commerce will host its Christmas festivities a bit different this year, with a socially distanced Santa visit followed by the tree lighting. The costume contest will still be a part of the festivities but winners will be announced later.
A Nash County Sheriff's deputy has died in the line of duty. Deputy Jared Allison, 26, passed away on Tuesday night, December 1, less than a week after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident. According to the Nash County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Allison was conducting traffic enforcement last Thursday, November 26, on US 301 in Rocky Mount as part of the Governor's Highway Safety Program's Thanksgiving Click it or Ticket Campaign.
Nashville's Town Council turned down one rezoning request while approving another on Tuesday night at the board's regular meeting. Council members voted 3-1 against rezoning property at 608 Western Avenue from R-10 (medium density residential) to MF (multi-family). The request on Tuesday night was for 5.01 acres of a 9.47 acre tract of land owned by Michael Hurt.
Pictured above, Red Oak Commissioner Craig New, dressed as the Grinch, with his wife Susan, during the town's annual Christmas Parade on Saturday. PIctured below, Macon Shearin reacts as he sleds down a slide on Saturday in Red Oak.
Saturday brought perfect sledding weather for the Town of Red Oak's third annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Festival. Sledding was a new addition to this year's festivities, which was deemed a success by both young and the young at heart. Red Oak Town Clerk Tracy Shearin said this year's festivities were a huge success.
A second fire station in Nashville is closer to becoming a reality. Nashville's Town Council voted on Tuesday night to offer Clayton Homes $65,000 for four acres of land at 1035 Eastern Avenue to build Fire Station 2. Town Manager Randy Lansing announced in September that Clayton Homes had agreed to look into gifting the town the property for the fire station.
A tanker truck carrying LP gas overturned in Dortches on Monday morning, shutting down the area for several hours. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. off of Highway 43 on Town Hall Road in Dortches. The tanker truck overturned into a ditch, forcing emergency officials to close parts of Highway 43, Halifax Road and Town Hall Road.