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DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN
DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMAN

Amber Silver, Distinguished Young Woman of Rocky Mount for 2020, (center) traveled to Greensboro recently to represent Nash County at the state program. Silver competed for upwards of $20,000 in cash and college granted scholarships and came home as a recipient of several scholarships. Silver, of Nashville, is a senior at Nash Central High School.

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Chiefs Award
Chiefs Award

The West Mount Fire Department presented its first "Chiefs Award" to J. Wayne Outlaw, Nash County Commissioner (far left). The award was presented by West Mount Chief Johnny Baines (far right).

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Nash County honors long-time employees

Nash County Commissioners recognized long-time employees during their regular meeting last month.
Each year, Nash County acknowledges employees who have completed five or more years of service to the county. Department heads distribute service pins to employees who have completed five, 10 or 15 years of service and commissioners give special recognition those with 20 or more years of service with presenting them with the service pin.

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Actress, NC native to speak at Wesleyan commencement
Actress, NC native to speak at Wesleyan commencement

North Carolina Wesleyan College recently announced Sharon Lawrence as their April 2020 commencement speaker.
Lawrence is an award-winning actress with roles on NYPD Blue, Grey's Anatomy and the CBS comedy, "Me, Myself and I." A native of North Carolina, she was born in Charlotte and later moved to Raleigh where she graduated from Broughton High School. Lawrence attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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Two charged with drug trafficking
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Two charged with drug trafficking

A search warrant at a Rocky Mount home last week led to the arrest of two for drug trafficking.
Members of the Nash County Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant on February 11 around 6 a.m. at 1412 McDearman Avenue, Rocky Mount due to the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics from the residence.

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Green appointed to UNC Board of Commissioners
Green appointed to UNC Board of Commissioners

Robbie Green, a local entrepreneur and community leader, was appointed to Nash UNC's board of commissioners during its February meeting. Green fills the expired term held by Jim Lilley for ten years. The board and administration thanked Mr. Lilley at its December meeting with a resolution recognizing his service and leadership as chairman of the board during a time of significant challenge and transition.

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ECC announces honors list

Edgecombe Community College recently announced its President's and Dean's Lists for the Fall 2019 semester.
Students named to the President's List are full-time students earning a 4.0 grade point average.
Nashville residents named to the President's List include Tianna Arrington and Bailey Lamm.

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Books and check presented
Books and check presented

The Tar River Connections Genealogical Society (TRC) presented 18 genealogical reference books and a check for $1,928.78 to the Local History Room of Braswell Library in January. Jimmy Winters, past president and current board member of TRC, is pictured above presenting the donations to Traci Thompson, Local History/Genealogical Librarian for the Local History Room.

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A warrant served and speeding were reported on 2/16/20 at 510 S Barnes Street
A larceny by bypass of an anti-theft device was reported on 2/12/20 at 1205 Eastern Avenue

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from February 10 through 14.

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Dortches Ruritan Club wins gold community awards
Dortches Ruritan Club wins gold community awards

The Dortches Ruritan Club was recognized for the first time with five gold community service awards.
Past National President and Nash County resident Wayne Outlaw presented the awards to the club at the first meeting of 2020.
Outlaw said this is the first time the club had received the awards but only because they had never applied.

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Southern Nash Middle School honor rolls

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.
The following students at Southern Nash High School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Spring Hope Elementary School honor rolls

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.
The following students at Spring Hope Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Swift Creek Elementary School honor rolls

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.
The following students at Swift Creek Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Tar River Academy honor rolls

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.
The following students at Tar River Academy made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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RMA Beta Club members attend state convention in Greensboro
RMA Beta Club members attend state convention in Greensboro

Some members of the Jr. and Sr. Beta Clubs attended the Beta Club State Conventions recently in Greensboro. RMA brought home numerous awards.

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Tech Institute visits Southern Nash High School
Tech Institute visits Southern Nash High School

BAILEY- Southern Nash High School was one of four schools in North Carolina chosen for a recent hands-on course from the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) offering students information on how to pursue higher education in the automotive industry.
UTI teamed up with NASCAR Tech for the program which travels into about 90 schools annually, but only four were chosen in eastern North Carolina for this semester.

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Nash County Animal  Friends' Notebook
Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook

Sadly Nash has a "Kill Shelter." Our groups, Nash County Animal Friends of NC and Promoting Animal Welfare in NC (NCAF/PAWNC) advocate for the homeless pets there. Nash is an Open Admission gov't facility that cannot turn animals away even when overfull. That is why it is so important that people spay/neuter their pets to help control the population and the roaming.

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Sin is who we are and not what we do
Sin is who we are and not what we do

"Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3)
The story is told about a young child who prayed to ask Jesus to come and live in his heart during Sunday School. When he saw his mother, he proudly told her, "Mama, I asked Jesus to come and live in my heart today and take my skin away."

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

My current calling in life is to serve alongside the community of saints called Nashville UMC here in the Original Nashville. One of the many facets that I love about our church community is that there is a rich clinging to traditional elements of worship that have proven to be powerful through the history of the church universal. Yet, at the same time, there is an openness to the Spirit here that allows old to meet new in powerful ways that are often not experienced in some church settings.

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NCC honored as Tree Campus

Nash Community College was recently honored with 2019 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
"Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment," said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Intersections: God and Life
Intersections: God and Life

We live in an age where adults are trying to stop the unstoppable--the onward march of time. With only so many hours in a day and a limited amount of years in a lifetime, preserving and elongating one's life has become high priority through trends like extreme fitness, nutritional supplements, human growth hormones, and the cryogenics movement. Fitness and healthy living are commendable, but the mind-set that through them you will outpace death is not.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Peachtree members, family, and friends met Sunday to praise our Lord for all He does for us. We are truly blessed.
The sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Brenda and James Shepherd to celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary and what God has done for them.

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SANDY CROSS NEWS
SANDY CROSS NEWS

Last week at Coopers Elementary School, Mrs. Morrison allowed Rosie The Pig to visit her classroom. Mrs. Gibbons also allowed her therapy dog, Gunner, to come to the school to visit. What fun!
There were many classroom activities last week for Valentine's Day. Ms Butler's students worked with interacting and engaging with STEM Valentine activities.

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Southern Nash Middle School honor rolls

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year.
The following students at Southern Nash Middle School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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