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Town okays yard sale limit
Amendments to Nashville's Zoning and Subdivision Regulations will prohibit excessive yard sales in town after the board voted to approve the amendments during their meeting last Tuesday night. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

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VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
Joe and Judy Strickland, of The Lamplighter, a ministry from Knightdale, perform during a special volunteer appreciation cookout at The NASH Thursday night.  More ...

Nash approves BOE $1.2 million land purchase
Nash County's Board, in a 5-2 vote, approved the board of education's request to spend $1,250,003 on 62.15 acres of land on Bethlehem/Old Mill Roads. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Two horses killed on Hwy. 64 at Nashville
Three horses have been struck by motorists in Nash County since Friday night.

Two horses were killed after they wandered into the eastbound lane of Highway 64 Friday night.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Flood issues top Spring Hope council meeting
Spring Hope's Board vowed to tackle flooding streets during a public comment section at their Monday night meeting.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

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YOUNG FARMERS
The North Carolina Young Farmers and Ranchers helped students at Southern Nash High School as part of their 2006 service project. About 24 members came out to help build a livestock fence after going to the Farmer's Market and touring Universal Leaf.  More ...

 Local News

Highway Patrol make arrests during operation summer heat
Thirty-four drunk drivers were taken off the streets last week, thanks to a partnership between area law enforcement officials.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Two die in recent tractor accidents
Two Nash County residents were killed in separate tractor accidents recently.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Joyner is named to Food Industry Council
RALEIGH – Cliff Joyner, president of Joyner's Supermarket in Nashville, has been elected to the board of directors for the Carolinas Food Industry Council (CFIC). The formal announcement was made during the CFIC annual convention held July 27-30 at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More ...

Nash accepts Cost Share applications
The Nash Soil and Water Conservation District Office is accepting applications for fiscal year 2007 for the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program. Applications will be ranked in priority to be funded based on such criteria as soil erosion, livestock management, animal waste/mortality and wildlife habitat. More ...

Nash-Rocky Mount Open House Schedule
Bailey Elementary Thursday, August 24 as follows: 4:30 p.m. - Pre-K; 5:00 p.m. - First Grade; 5:20 p.m. - Second Grade; 5:40 p.m. - Third Grade; 6:00 p.m. - Fourth Grade - 6:20 p.m. - Fifth Grade More ...

 Editorials

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Bits and pieces from smelly gov't to Wal-Mart
Let's take them one at a time this week ... More ...
Mike Brantley

It's time for the speaker to be removed
The speaker and Rep. Decker have lost their moral compass. Is the General Assembly for sale to the highest bidder? I do not believe this is so, but this is the appearance. More ...
Letters to the Editor:

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Voting is only one part of our responsibility
Last week, a few folks asked me how we ended up with the people we have leading our town, the town council. More ...
Jo Anne Cooper

 Sports

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DOGS ARE OUT
RALEIGH - From a final-audition standpoint, Kenneth Grantham was thrilled with his club's performance at last Friday night's Wakefield Jamboree.

But Grantham, Nash Central's veteran head coach, knows the a strong scrimmage effort doesn't necessarily translate into regular-season success. More ...
By Geoff Neville, Graphic Sportswriter

Hopes are large for Southern
STANHOPE -- While many teams are getting ready for their football regular season openers this week, Southern Nash is preparing for a scrimmage Thursday night against Louisburg. More ...
By Geoff Neville, Graphic Sportswriter

RM picked 1st in NEW-6 race
PINETOPS - The Rocky Mount Gryphons get to wear the bullseye for a second straight prep football season.  More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Correspondent

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Brittany tourney finalized
WILSON -- Pairings have been finalized for Brittany For The Boys II Soccer Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 25-26 at the J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex in Wilson County. More ...
From Staff Reports

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Stars head to World Series
ROCKY MOUNT - There's no long trip to Boston lying in wait for Nash County's 14-year-old Babe Ruth team this year.

For second time in three years, Nash County has only a 20-mile trek to Wilson to battle for a national title. More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Correspondent

Greenville wins regionals
ROCKY MOUNT -- Matt Steele is one baseball player who was Nash County's loss and Greenville's gain. For its 15-year-old first baseman, it was a homecoming last week and he made the most of it. More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Correspondent

 Deaths (Updated Daily)

LOIS SYKES CHAPPELL
NASHVILLE - Lois Sykes Chappell, 90, of the Corinth Community of Nashville died on August 12, 2006. She was born to Queenie May King Sykes and Thomas Wilson Sykes on May 26, 1916. More ...

RICHARD STUART DICKENS
ROCKY MOUNT- Richard Stuart Dickens, 60, passed away Friday, August 11, 2006. He was born March 14, 1946 in Nash County, son of Richard "JR" Randolph and Doris Guy Dickens.  More ...

HERMAN BRADLEY
ROCKY MOUNT – Herman Ashley Bradley, 89, died on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006. A graveside service was held Aug. 12 at Pineview Cemetery with the Rev. Chet Rains officiating. More ...


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