A man described as mentally disabled and accused of felony child abuse involving a four-month-old baby had his case elevated to Nash County Supreme Court last week after medical records for the child were obtained by subpoena.
32-year-old Raheem Ramone Arrieta, who had a home address listed as 14745 NC Hwy 33 in Whitakers but was also described in court records as homeless, was arrested in Nashville June 4, 2023, for an alleged assault on a child that reportedly occurred on or about the time period from Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, 2022.
Parks and Rec employees Kim Barnes and Chris Aycock unwrap the root ball of a Southern Magnolia during planting on the First Street Extension.
Nashville Parks and Rec personnel got their hands dirty on Arbor Day, Nov. 8, planting ten trees along a strip of town land and multiple fruit trees at Nashville Elementary School.
Two mature Southern Magnolias, five Eastern Red Buds, and three Red Maples were planted Wednesday, fittingly, on First Street Extension property between E. Elm Street and Cedar Street, under the supervision of Tree Board member Lee McCollum.
As Nash County Public School officials await approval by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights of their revised student dress code, part of the code that pertains to school uniforms has also come under discussion.
Currently, four schools in the NCPS system have students in uniform: Fairview Elementary (K-2), DS Johnson Elementary (3-5), Baskerville Elementary (K-5) and MB Hubbard (K-5).
Assault on a female; damage to real property; misdemeanor breaking and entering reported at 1187 First Street Ext. on 11/05/23
Motor vehicle theft reported at 1426 Wiley Rd., Spring Hope
Felony breaking and/or entering reported at 1528 Harrison Rd. on 11/11/23
Angel Taylor charged with larceny by employee on 11/14/23
La'Dric Laderick charged with DWLR not impaired revoked; DWI on 11/14/23
Nash Central High School students volunteer at the Oak Level Ruritan Club chicken plate sale.
The Oak Level Ruritan Club got plenty of help with its annual fall BBQ Chicken Plate sale Oct. 27, with assistance from 11 Nash Central High School honor students and two school counselors.
"It's a hard job, and the kids worked the line and did a great job," Club President Kaye Boone said, adding that the students also "jumped around outside with signs" promoting the plate sale and assisted with a raffle.
The Coopers Ruritan Club, described by member Peggy Winstead as "small but powerful," held its Appreciation Banquet Nov. 16 at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Elm City, with a crowd of fifty celebrating the installation of new officers and the presentation of multiple awards.
The club, in its 71st year, is one of only three local Ruritan Clubs along with Oak Level and Momeyer "that still cooks," and cook they did, with Vice-President John Sprague carving a roast and serving the dinner along with a line of helpful hands.
Students at Northern Nash got to practice living on a budget - at least, on paper - during a "Real Money. Real World" workshop Oct. 27 staffed by NC Cooperative Extension agents from Nash and Edgecombe Counties along with local volunteers from Farm Bureau and Nash County Soil & Water.
Held in Ms. Chrisola Ham's Family & Consumer Science classroom, several classes finished up a four-week study program in which they were randomly assigned careers with monthly incomes and then had to decide how to spend it for housing, transportation, communication, child care, clothing, and insurance, among other life necessities.
Results are in for Livestock Winners at the 2023 State Fair in Cattle, Goats, Sheep and Hogs.
AJ Strickland of Middlesex took top honors with Grand Champion Bull, Grand Champion Tenderlean Cow/Calf and Champion Junior Bull in the Piedmontese Open division of Open Beef Cattle, while Larry Strickland had the Grand Champion Tenderlean Bull.
NINTH GRADE - A HONOR ROLL
Angel Alexander, Perla Aranda-Barrera, Nekayla Avent, Ty Bragg, Allisson Cantu Yanez, Cassidy Chafin, Brilee Deal, McKenzie Hardy, Benjamin Hart, Isaiah Hunter-Gray, Kailyn Ireland, Ethan Jones, Quion Jones, Francesca Vidurrizaga and Tyler Whitley
THIRD GRADE - A/B HONOR ROLL
Skylar Barron, Jesslynn Bass, Ellah Brantley, Mi'Lani Bulluck, Emmelene Burns, Chase Cotten, Samuel Crews, Alexander Cunnington, Arianna Dancy, Sarah Dorsey, Kayden Foster, London Frazier, Brinley Hester, Bingi Hicks, Jabari Hicks, Joy Johnson, Aubrey Jones, Miller Joyner, Alicia Olivera, Jamir Powell, Ramiah Roach, Kagen Sload, Alexander Staton, Tra'Miyah Staton, Jasper Valentine, Tessamarie Vidal, Aiden Walston, Kaiden Whitaker and Jayce Williams
SIXTH GRADE - A HONOR ROLL
Ulises Alvarez Huerta, Emma Bissette, Charles Creech, William Hale, Elliana Hart, Sareen Hasan, Chloe Holcombe, Danielle Mbonde, Kaci McDaniel, Nia Rose McNeal, Ryder Shearin, August Vester, Phoebe Vester and Hannah Walker
In 2004, I was the Durham County Manager in Durham, North Carolina. I had over 2,000 employees and oversaw a budget of over $600 million dollars.
One morning, I arrived at my office at 7:30 for another stress-filled day. As the morning wore on, I began to experience shortness of breath and tightness in my chest. I couldn't believe it. Could it be a heart attack?
When someone orders us to do something, or imposes an obligation, it is natural for us to ask two questions. The first question is, "Why should I?" and the second is, "Who says so?" The why and the authority behind the mandate are very important to the question of forgiveness.
To answer the question of why we should be forgiving people, let us look briefly at the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament. In Matthew's gospel, we read this account:
NINTH GRADE - A HONOR ROLL
Aiden Cobb and Jesse Smith
NINTH GRADE - A/B HONOR ROLL
Taylor Blandin, Emory Griffis, Ashton Narron, Omar Shehadeh, Nasir Taybron and Jada Walker
Morgan Richardson of Nashville has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's (SNHU) Summer 2023 President's List. The summer terms run from May to August.
Approximately 1,000 fourth graders from twelve schools got a field trip to the Nash County Farmers Market in Rocky Mount Nov. 1-3rd to experience "4-H Annual Agriculture Heritage Days," courtesy of the NC Cooperative Extension office in Nashville.
County Extension Director Sandy Hall said the event has been a tradition for at least twenty-five years.
Nash County officially placed a portrait of Judge Quentin T. Sumner at the Nash County Courthouse. Sumner's is first portrait displayed in new Superior Courtroom. Sumner retired Oct. 31 2022 at age 72 as Nash County's resident senior Superior Court Judge after presiding 39 years.
Middlesex police officers are looking forward to Christmas holiday shopping, especially since they are known to play with children and toys in Wal-Mart's toy aisle. Not just any children, and not just any toys, though; the children from Middlesex Elementary School who are selected to take part in Shop With A Cop, made possible this year by a check in the amount of $625 presented recently to Middlesex Elementary by Middlesex Police Chief Joe Amos.
11/28/2023: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston Street
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for grand opening day at A Touch of the Father's Love in Momeyer.
"It's good to be Home!" was the opening statement by April Baker last week during the official grand opening of A Touch of the Father's Love in the former location of Bass Brothers Grocery in Momeyer.
Baker is the founder and director of the ministry whose mission has been to fight hunger since its birth in 2012.
William Russell Spivey II and Joyce Edwards Spivey to Priscilla Joyner and Shawn Banks; 201 South Englewood Drive, Rocky Mount
Tressell Homes, LLC to Richard H. Minor; 1.318 acres and 1.319 acres in Mannings Township
Bennie M. Jefferson, Bennie H. Jefferson and Dianne S. Stallings to Myra Atkinson Whitlock; 3000 Amherst Road, Rocky Mount
Building Permit Commercial
Nick Kraft, 9377 N US 301; renovation/alteration; $400,000
Joshua Curtis, 6474 Deans St; sign; $24,000
Nash County Public Schools, 3170 Red Oak Battleboro Rd.; new construction; $87,000