The Town of Nashville continues to study solutions that will help alleviate flooding in two different neighborhoods in town. While flooding in the South Creek neighborhood can possibly be alleviated, solutions for Indian Trail residents will be harder to find. Nashville Town Manager Randy Lansing said he is continuing to pursue buyout programs that could help those residents most affected in the Indian Trail subdivision.
The Nash County Health Department reported the county's 37th COVID-19 related death on Tuesday, September 15. The female patient was in her early 50's and had underlying conditions. She passed away on September 14 from complications associated with COVID-19. A female in her 70's was the county's 36th death associated with COVID-19. She passed way on September 12. Nash County has seen a spike in deaths during the month of September. Since September 2, the county has reported 11 deaths associated with the virus.
Flags adorned the field in front of the Food Lion on Highway 97, representing 250 local heroes. The flags were displayed from Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13. A ceremony was held on September 11 to recognize the heroes, which included veterans, police officers, firefighters and frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The current status of the 2020 Census Count could mean the State of North Carolina losing $7 billion each year for the next 10 years. That money would mostly be felt at the local level. So far, nearly 40 percent of North Carolina has not responded to the Census, leaving the state severely undercounted.
Nash County Relay for Life is hosting a drive-thru Relay experience at Nash Central High School, Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. Luminaries will line the driveway and goodie bags will be presented to survivors. Luminaries that have already been purchased this Relay season will be on display in addition to any sold prior to the event. If you would like to purchase a luminary, you can do so by visiting our website at www.relayforlife.org/nashnc.
George's BBQ Sauce is hoping to be named the coolest thing made in North Carolina. The North Carolina Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "Coolest Thing Made in NC" contest to shine the spotlight on the manufacturing industry. George's BBQ Sauce, which is based in Nashville, was recently named a finalist for the competition. Voting will go through September 18 and then, the final four will be announced and voting will again be underway to determine the final winner, which will be announced in October.