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Nash County expands COVID-19 testing

Nash County has reopened drive-thru testing due to the increased surge of new positive cases of Coronavirus.
Testing is available at the Nash County Health Department on Barnes Street in Nashville. Appointments are required however staff are typically able to offer same day or next day appointments.

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Duck Thru gas station to open in Spring Hope

Developers will be creating a sign for a gas station slated to open in Spring Hope in the near future.
Buddy Laws of RedCo Properties said Duck Thru gas station will be adjacent to the town's upcoming Bojangles. The sign will stand about 125 square feet high.
The plan is for the sign to have a side-by-side orientation view. It will feature both Duck Thru gas station and Bojangles and will be illuminated.

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Members of West Mount, Coopers and Sharpsburg Fire Departments gather at the Fields of Honor Saturday morning.
Flags were displayed from September 9-12 at 1081 S. Wesleyan Blvd. in Rocky Mount. The event was hosted by VFW post 2057 and the Sharpsburg Exchange Club.
A special recognition ceremony was held Saturday at which time names of all those honored with a flag were read.

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Nashville teen dies from gun accident

A 2021 Nash Central High School graduate passed away Monday due to an accidental firearm discharge.
The Nashville Police Department responded to a call for service at Wheeless Drive Monday at approximately 1:12 pm for a reported deceased male.
Upon arrival, Nashville Fire Department and Nash County Emergency Services provided assistance in medical treatment however, 18 year old, Derrick Macklin Jr. was already deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

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Bailey man sentenced 151 months  to federal prison for drug distribution
Bailey man sentenced 151 months to federal prison for drug distribution

A Bailey man who was charged with drug offenses in 2019 was sentenced on Wednesday to 151 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons for the distribution of crack cocaine in the Nash and Wilson County area.
Costa Rontrell Pender was identified in 2019 as the primary suspect in the investigation.

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Nash County Detention Center offers face-to-face video visitation

The Nash County Detension Center now offers face-to-face video visitation.
The https://www.iwebvisit.com/ web site allows for face-to-face video visitation from anywhere you have access to reliable Internet.
Attorneys will also have the ability to schedule both confidential video visitations, and in-person visits through the https://www.iwebvisit.com/ web site.

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Rocky Mount man receives 10-year sentence for federal firearms violation

A Rocky Mount man was sentenced to 120 months in prison for stealing ammunition and firearms in Elm City, North Carolina. Cecil Terrance Reams, 48, entered his guilty plea on June 8, 2021.
According to court documents and other information presented in court, Reams, his co-defendant, Brandon Shane Reams, 42, and another male subject, broke into a residence in Elm City, North Carolina, in the early morning hours of August 29, 2018.

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Felony breaking and/or entering reported at 11048 SW Railroad St., Whitakers on 9/6/21
Warrant service, domestic violence order at 1213 Red Oak Rd., Nashville on 9/6/21
Obtain property by false pretense at 14815 Avent Rd., Whitakers on 9/10/21

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NCWC welcomes new counseling center staff

North Carolina Wesleyan College recently welcomed two new members to their Counseling Center staff recently.
Fonda Porter joins the College as the new Director of Counseling and Accessibility Services and Lee Tyson as Counselor.
"Positive mental health for college students is critical for success.

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Foundation welcomes new members

The Nash Community College Foundation welcomed n​ew 2021-2022 board members at a reception held in Brown Auditorium on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
The new members are:

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Commercial Building Permits
Chris Collie, 5260 C. Mount Drive W.; new construction; $15,990
Chris Collie, 5260 B. Mount Drive W.; new construction; $145,000
Chris Collie, 5260 A. Mount Drive W.; new construction; $145,000

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Chevy Chase One, LLC to William Madle Robinson; Lot 3, Block B, Ridgecrest, Section 1
Charlie Ray Darnell Wheless and Patricia Ann Howard Wheless to Lakeisha Renee Wheless; one acre
Clifton Hall and Iris Franklin Hall to Clifton Hall and Iris Franklin Hall; one acre

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Sunday Pastor Gene presented a Patriot's Day Service honoring the memory of all those lost and injured on September 11, 2001. During the September 11 attacks in 2001, 2,977 people were killed, 19 hijackers committed murder-suicide, and more than 6,000 others were injured. The immediate deaths included 265 on the four planes (including the terrorists), 2,606 in the World Trade Center and in the surrounding area, and 125 at the Pentagon.

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Diversity and the Christian
Diversity and the Christian

When we lived in Georgia, there was an article in the "Faith and Values" section of Atlanta Journal-Constitution that I read in sheer astonishment.
Here's what a Zen Buddhist had to say in the newspaper-sponsored column that appeared in that edition:
"I don't think it makes much difference what spiritual practice we choose, and there are certainly a wide variety to choose from these days.

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The Red Oak Classic Tractor and Car Show at Ennis Park had a great weekend! Participants enjoyed the car and tractor show, power parade, food, music, vendors, exhibits, and more while also enjoying the beautiful weather. The event also included a special memorial for the 20th anniversary for September 11, 2001. The Red Oak Area Historic Preservation Society had a very successful event and proceeds will support their continued work to rehabilitate the historic farm life school teacherage.

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Intersections: God and Life
Intersections: God and Life

What are we doing/thinking? This question arises in my life and I suppose in your life as well from time to time. For a people who've been in bondage and know first hand the harsh reality of bondage, you would think nothing would be sweeter than freedom.
They were delivered from their slavery in Egypt.

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Peacemakers to host annual picnic fundraiser

Peacemakers will host its Picnic for Peacemakers fundraiser at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Englewood Baptist Church.
"These are incredibly exciting times for us. We have some great stories we can't wait to share and some awesome news to announce. It will be an incredible evening as we come together to celebrate the great things God is doing through Peacemakers in South Rocky Mount," Peacemakers Executive Director Jesse Lewis said.

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Award winning author to speak at NCWC

North Carolina Wesleyan College will welcome award-winning author and political columnist, Rob Christensen, on Tuesday, October 5. Rob plans to share a glimpse of Eastern North Carolina with his latest history, "The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys," at the free event starting at 6 p.m. in Minges Auditorium at The Dunn Center.

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NC Farm Market Summary September 6-10

North Carolina's egg prices were lower on extra large and large, steady on the balance when compared to last week. Supplies of extra large and medium were fairly light, while large were mostly moderate to meet a fairly good demand. The North Carolina weighted average price quoted Thursday, September 09, for small lot sales of delivered, cartoned, grade "A" eggs was 169.72 for Extra Large, 163.57 for Large, 98.53 for Medium, and 82.00 for Small eggs.

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Relay for Life, pics 1
Relay for Life, pics 1

Damien and Patricia Neville, both cancer survivors, operated their booth "Sisters Battling Cancer" at Relay for Life.

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Relay for Life, pics 2
Relay for Life, pics 2

Retha and Jerry Pappas are long-time supporters of Relay for Life.

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