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Nashville woman charged in hit and run
J\'s Place, pictured here, a bar in downtown Spring Hope, became the site of a ruckus Saturday that included a hit and run and gunshots. Graphic photo by Lindell Kay
Nashville woman charged in hit and run

SPRING HOPE -- Police accused a Nashville woman of hitting people with her car during a chaotic altercation at a downtown bar over the weekend.
Myasia Oglesby, 25, is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count of hit-and-run resulting in property damage. She received a $30,000 bond.
Oglesby surrendered to law enforcement on Tuesday, according to a news release by Spring Hope Police Chief Nathan Gant.

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Retired Northern Nash High School Coach Bobby BT Dunn (at left) celebrated his 85th birthday with Gov. Roy Cooper (at right) and hundreds of other former students and players in Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College on Saturday.

Retired Northern Nash High School coach Bobby BT Dunn celebrated his 85th birthday Saturday surrounded by hundreds of well-wishers including former student Gov. Roy Cooper.
Cooper honored Dunn, the school's boys basketball coach in the 1970s and '80s, by calling him his "coach, teacher and friend" during an event held in Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount.

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Grant funding to improve Barnes Street

The Town of Nashville is looking at ways it can fund its portion of a streetscaping project for Barnes Street.
The town has been awarded $675,000 for a Rural Transformation Grant from the NC Department of Commerce's Rural Economic Development Division. The grant funds will be used for streetscaping Barnes Street.
The town hired professional grant writer Cara Rogers with Dorner Grant Consultants to write the grant application.

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Blooming Festival t-shirt design deadline is February 10

The Nashville Blooming Festival wants to see your masterpiece!
The festival, organzied by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, traditionally holds a contest for each year's t-shirt design. The contest is open to all Nash County residents, no age restriction.
Your original design should depict elements of the Nashville Blooming Festival.

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Local man adds skydiving to his list of accomplishments
98-year-old Roy Jernigan parachutes out of a plane on his birthday. His daughter Linda Jernigan and granddaughter April Lintner also made the jump in Southport on Tuesday. Contributed photo
Local man adds skydiving to his list of accomplishments

A circus performer, wartime naval captain, long time gospel preacher and now at 98, a one-time skydiver - Roy Jernigan has always lived life to the fullest.
Born and raised in Bailey, Jernigan labored on the family farm through the Great Depression, signed up for the Navy in 1942, survived three wars, worked at the White House and celebrated his birthday Tuesday by jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. He's flown in aircraft before, but had never jumped out of one until he took that ultimate leap in Southport earlier this week.

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