Nash County Commissioners have decided not to include any increases for animal control and public utility fees in the upcoming fiscal year budget. Commissioners met earlier in the month for a budget work session and were presented several proposed increases in animal control fees. Increases presented included a $10 increase in the adoption fee, which would include the rabies vaccine.
Positive cases of COVID-19 are continuing to increase in Nash County. As of Wednesday, morning Nash County had a total of 186 positive cases. Last Wednesday, May 20, positive cases were at 159. Nash County Health Director Bill Hill said the county saw its largest increase in a single day on Tuesday, with 11 new cases reported over a 24-hour period.
Friends, family, teachers and other members of the community spread out along a route from Nash Community College to the campus of Nash Central High School to celebrate the Class of 2020 on Tuesday evening. Signs along the route included encouraging messages and each graduate had their very own sign with their name and photo lined up at the school.
The Town of Red Oak is working towards constructing a Veterans Memorial at W.B. Ennis Park. Funding for the park was approved in 2018, Red Oak Town Clerk Tracy Shearin said. Shearin said commissioners began talking about the idea for a memorial after the remains of Korean War soldier Private First Class William Hoover Jones, of Whitakers, were identified and returned home from Korea.
Blake Hager, a rising third grader at Coopers Elementary School, is pictured standing by a mural he painted on his Nana's outdoor shed. Blake, who is 8 years-old, has always been fascinated by the mural in downtown Nashville. He asked his Nana, Judy Joyner of Sandy Cross, if they could do something similar on her outdoor shed. Blake wanted to paint something to recognize the social distancing during COVID-19.
A long-term investigation into the selling and distribution of ecstasy led to the seizure of over $15,000 worth of ecstasy. The Nash County Sheriff's Office, the Rocky Mount Police Department and the Nashville Police Department executed a search warrant at 810 Gay Street in Rocky Mount on May 21.