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Nash County approves process for delinquent utility bills

Nash County Commissioners adopted a plan last week to address delinquent water and sewer utility customers.
Nash County suspended utility disconnects and late fees for water and sewer customers in mid-March in response to the anticipated impact of COVID-19 on utility customers.

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Nashville seeks drainage solutions

Nashville's Town Council was presented with options that will potentially help alleviate flooding in one Nashville neighborhood.
Kevin Varnell, of Stocks Engineering, came before council members last week to discuss a drainage improvement project at Windy Oak Drive and Laurel Spring Drive.
The town contracted with Stocks Engineering at a cost of $12,400 to study the drainage in the area.

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WATERMELON KINGS
WATERMELON KINGS

The Nash County Farmers Market held its watermelon contest Saturday.
In the youth division Joseph William Smith (above) of Brantley's Home Nursery grew a watermelon that weighed in at a whopping 44.46 pounds. The watermelon is almost as big as Joseph!

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, posession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia (not marijuana) was reported on 8/5/20 at 101 Brown Drive, Rocky Mount
Buying/receiving stolen property was reported on 8/7/20 at 10516 Lancaster Store Road, Castalia

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Filing ends for school board

Filing has ended for the Nash County Public Schools Board of Education and only one seat will be contested in the upcoming elections.
The District 1 seat currently held by Doneva Chavis will face opposition as Chavis has filed for re-election and will face newcomer Roy G. Garner, of Battleboro.
The other five seats have just one candidate running, with incumbents running for four of the seats.

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Spring Hope Chamber news
Spring Hope Chamber news

The Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a reverse raffle, "Spring Hope Strikes Back," in efforts of raising $10,000 in grant funds for local businesses affected by COVID-19. The drawing was held Saturday. Pictured above, Spring Hope Chamber President Karen White and former president Allen Barbee, work to pull tickets during the event. Winners of a four-way split were Amy Noland, Michael Ward, Marshal Whitehurst and Magdalene Bartholomew.

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Castalia welcomes new commissioner

Sadie Atkinson was sworn in as the newest commissioner at the regular monthly meeting of the town board of Castalia on Tuesday.
The board made several decisions at the August meeting. The board voted to switch insurance providers from Farm Bureau to the NC League of Municipalities. The board also voted to allow a particular individual to complete attorney-initiated community service through the town - possibly doing park maintenance or collecting litter from roadsides.

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Farm Market Summary August 3-7, 2020

North Carolina's egg prices were steady on small, lower on the balance when compared to last week. Supplies of extra large were heavy, large fairly heavy, while medium were moderate to meet a moderate demand. The North Carolina weighted average price quoted Thursday, August 06, for small lot sales of delivered, cartoned, grade "A" eggs was 91.10 for Extra Large, 87.02 for Large, 53.92 for Medium, and 47.00 for Small eggs.

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Northern Nash grad wins Georgia-Pacific Scholarship
Northern Nash grad wins Georgia-Pacific Scholarship

William Wright, a recent graduate of Northern Nash High School in Rocky Mount, has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees' Children Scholarship.
William is the son of Austin Wright, who works at Georgia-Pacific as a procurement forester for the Emporia Plywood facility.

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Harper joins NCWC admission team
Harper joins NCWC admission team

NC Wesleyan recently welcomed Kerri Harper as Admissions & Advising Coordinator for its Wilmington and Brunswick campuses. In this role, she will be responsible for participating in recruiting events and presentations, advising and counseling students on major and minor requirements, and promoting the Adult Studies Program at community colleges, churches, civic organizations and businesses.

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Harper earns Master of Science Degree in Nursing

Ashley Harper, of Rocky Mount, has earned a Master of Science Degree in Nursing - Leadership and Management (RN to MSN) degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.
WGU has recognized 7,734 undergraduate and 5,254 graduate degree recipients who have completed their degrees since April 1, 2020.

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God's forgiveness is complete
God's forgiveness is complete

The other night I awoke from a bad dream. It seems I had wronged someone and was now defending myself in court. The rub was that I was not in court because of what I did, but rather for what I had not done.
I couldn't believe what was happening. The harder I tried to convince the judge of my innocence, the deeper in trouble I found myself.

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Luke's Word for the Week
Luke's Word for the Week

The Bible has a holy habit of revealing things to us as we have ears to hear what the Spirit wants us to hear. Pandemic or no pandemic, riots or no riots, we, fellow followers, need ears to hear at all times. The prophet Jeremiah recorded the words of the Lord, that to have ears yet not hear is to be foolish and senseless (Jeremiah 5:21).

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SANDY CROSS NEWS
SANDY CROSS NEWS

Cooper's Elementary School celebrated the custodians this past week for all of their hard work during the summer. They have made sure everything in the school is clean and sanitized before staff returns to school to start the virtual learning program.
Christian Fellowship Church is enjoying a new message series entitled "Windows & Gates."

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

With all of these difficulties around us, we at Peachtree, members, family, and friends met Sunday to praise our Lord for all He does for us, especially during these difficult times. We pray that he will continues to bless and protest us, because without His blessings where would we be? Praise God. He is all powerful. (Fran).
The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Joan and Ray Eason in loving memory of her father, Raymond Rackley, on the occasion of his birthday.

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NCC presents 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award to 2015 grad
NCC presents 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award to 2015 grad

Nash Community College has selected Desiree Dolberry as its 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient.
Desiree graduated from NCC in 2015 with an Associate in Applied Science in Advertising and Graphic Design, with honors. During her time at NCC, she maintained a 3.8 cumulative GPA.

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