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Taylor files for Nashville Council seat
Larry Taylor has filed to run for one of two open seats on Nashville’s Town Council.
This isn’t Taylor’s first attempt at running for election. In the last municipal elections, Taylor also ran for a seat on Nashville’s Town Council. He said he decided to run again because he only lost by a few votes. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

Planning Board denies request for Leon’s Barn
Leon’s Barn will again appear before the Nash County Board of Commissioner, this time seeking a text amendment to the unified development ordinance.
Nash County’s Planning Board heard the request Monday night and recommended denial of the amendment. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer - 1 opinion posted

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SUMMERTIME FUN
While school may be out for the summer, there are still plenty of things for kids to do to keep busy. Pictured left, “The Amazing Teacher” Steve Somers finds seven-year-old Daquan Lynch disguised as his rabbit. Somers was at Nash Arts Wednesday peforming his Top Secret program for Cooley Library kids. More ...

Castalia explores cellular options
The Castalia Planning Board is in the process of adopting changes regarding districts and will hold a public hearing on the issue at the next regular business meeting, announced planning board chairman Olla Mae Bobbitt.  More ...
By Amelia Harper, Graphic Correspondent

Spring Hope looks at updating car ordinance
Spring Hope’s Board is looking into adopting an ordinance that will require all vehicles within town to have a current license, registration and inspection sticker.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer - 1 opinion posted

Youth Day is Saturday
It’s not too late to participate in Nashville’s second annual Athletic Youth Day.
Though the registration deadline has passed, parents may still register their youth on the day of the event, Saturday, July 21, at Glover Park. More ...

Nash Arts to host Founder’s Day concert
Nash Arts is thrilled to announce its annual Founder’s Day Concert to be held on July 30th at 7:00pm at Nash Arts.  More ...

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Fawn Electronics making progress on new facility
Since January of 2006, Fawn Electronics has been operating out of a temporary location in Northside Business Park in Wilson. In a few months, the facility and its employees will pack up and move into a new home: a 47,000 square foot facility in Nashville’s Business Park.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

 Local News

Chamber’s annual meeting is Monday
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership meeting Monday, July 23, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Nashville Exchange Steakhouse & Cafe in downtown Nashville. For more information or to RSVP, call 459-4050. More ...

Cleavenger, Bass marry in Raleigh
Brittany Brown Cleavenger and David Courtney Bass were united in marriage on April 28, 2007 at Christ Church in Raleigh. The Rev. John Rohrs officiated the 5:30 p.m. ceremony. More ...

Matthews Memorial Scholarship established
The Nash Community College (NCC) Foundation recently announced that the Merritt and Mary Frances Matthews Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established at the college by the Matthews’ daughters, Marilee Morgan of Zebulon, and Sylvia Matthews of Nashville. More ...

Delta Academy recognized for commitment
The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. recently recognized Delta Academy for its dedication and commitment to this project. The academy is a satellite of the sorority, made up of 17 girls and their parents. More ...
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ENGAGED
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Andrew Snipes of Rocky Mount announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Stephanie Snipes of Seattle, Wash., to Eric Victor Formo, also of Seattle. The groom-elect is the son of Col. Brenda Formo and Lt. Col. Robert Formo of Greensboro. A Sept. 1 wedding is planned at Morton Memorial Presbyterian Church. More ...

Meacomes graduates from Mount Olive College
Horace Melton Meacomes, Jr. of Bailey recently graduated from Mount Olive College. The college graduated 378 students at its 53rd spring commencement ceremony.  More ...

MILITARY NEWS
Army National Guard Pvt. Vaton W. Denton III has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More ...

NC ag cost share funds available
The Nash Soil and Water Conservation District expects to receive its cost share allocation from the state for nonpoint source pollution control from agriculture activities. More ...

ENGAGED
Mr. and Mrs. John Stanley Edwards of Nashville announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Brooke Edwards of Wilmington, to Steven Russell Strickland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earnie Lee Strickland Jr., of Rocky Mount. A Sept. 15 wedding is planned at Nashville Baptist Church. More ...

Bailey receives scholarships
Rocky Mount — Elizabeth Bailey, a Rocky Mount Academy senior, has received two prestigious scholarships to Wake Forest University. Bailey has won a Poteat Scholarship and a Davis Scholarship to the private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem. More ...

Area woman writes book
When Annie Boddie began ministering on the topic, “Too Much Junk in Your Trunk,” she had no idea she’d some day write a book on it. But one day, while praying, the Lord told Boddie that it was she that had too much junk in her trunk and she would one day write a book on the message.  More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

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Dedication service held for Confederate soldier
After 103 years, Thomas M. Tyson was recognized for the service he had rendered to his state and for the cause he had believed. The family of Mr. Tyson held a memorial service on June 16, 2007 honoring the memory of the man who was the beginning of the Tyson family in Nash County.  More ...
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Local youth compete in cow shows
Cedar Isle Dairy of Nashville has traveled to four cow shows this summer.
During the weekend of June 8, they competed in the National Parade of Stars and the Open and Junior Show for the NC Black & White Show. More ...

Local teacher included in 2006 Who’s Who
Lindy Short Medlin Brewer of Rocky Mount has been included in the 2006 edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. More ...

ENGAGED
Wesley and Della Parrish of Nashville announce the engagement of their daughter, Angel Parrish, to Dane Taylor, son of Wayne Taylor and Cathy Smith, both of Nashville. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned at Corinth Baptist Church in Nashville. More ...

 Editorials

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Raising children and unforgettable episodes
The most common questions I’ve been getting asked lately is, “Are you feeling okay? Are you not getting much sleep these days? Wow!”
This is, of course, the way people are able to convey their heartfelt concern about your well-being when what they really want to say is, “You look like &^%$!” More ...
Mike Brantley

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Still finding great things Nash County has to offer
Since moving here a few months ago, I’ve really had the opportunity to discover what this county has to offer. Folks from larger cities are quickly discovering Eastern North Carolina and its small town life and are moving here.  More ...
Amanda Clark

 Sports

Fabulous Swim Feats
NASHVILLE -- In a duel between a pair of strong Nash County squads, Westridge defeated Birchwood 452-318 during last Thursday’s Nash-Rocky Mount Swim League matchup at the Birchwood Pool.
Westridge will host Nash Rec this Thursday in a key N-RMSL contest, while Birchwood will be on the road at Roanoke Valley. More ...
By Geoff Neville, Graphic Sportswriter

Wayne Co. takes win in playoffs
MOUNT OLIVE -- Garrett Davis continued his mastery over Nash County’s batters Monday night as Wayne County Post 11 downed Nash County Post 58 5-1 in the opening round of the American Legion Area 1 East playoffs at Mount Olive College’s Scarborough Field. More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Correspondent

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Nash Rec scores a swim win at Roanoke Valley
ROANOKE RAPIDS -- Nash Rec remained undefeated in Nash-Rocky Mount Swim League action with a 476-333 road victory last Thursday evening against Roanoke Valley.
Nash Rec will tangle with Westridge on each of the next two Thursdays to prepare for the annual NRMSL Championships in August. More ...
From Staff Reports

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Bulldogs will host FB event
ROCKY MOUNT -- Nash Central High School will be hosting a Football Team Camp for anyone interested in joining the Bulldogs’ roster this fall.
The event will start July 23 at 1 p.m. and run through the afternoon of July 25. Cost is $25 per player. More ...
From Staff Reports

CAROLINA HURRICANES’ SKED More ...
From Staff Reports

Carolina Mudcats on a recent roll in SL
JACKSON, TENN. -- Ryan Bear singled home Grant Psomas with two outs in the top of the 12th inning to send Carolina to its fourth straight win, defeating West Tenn 5-4 on Sunday afternoon at Pringles Park in a Class AA Southern League diamond matchup. More ...
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Foursome to play in E-W game
GREENSBORO -- Nash County will have four representatives playing in today’s 58th Annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Football Game. The contest will be played at Grimsley High School’s Jamieson Stadium. Game time is 8 p.m.  More ...
By Charles Alston, Graphic Correspondent

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES
NASH COUNTY -- Listed are the schedules for the area’s Division I college football teams:  More ...
From Staff Reports

 Entertainment

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Local teenager directs The Laramie Project at Nash Arts Center
A local teen will direct Nash Arts next featured play, The Laramie Project, July 26, 27, and 28 at 8:00 p.m.
The Laramie Project is not your typical play but is a play that captured the heart of Meghan Harrison, a Nash County resident and recent high school graduate who will enter UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall. More ...
By Amanda Clark, Graphic Staff Writer

 Deaths (Updated Daily)

FRANCES JUANITA WHEELER
Frances Juanita Wheeler, 71, passed away July 9, 2007 at her home in Nashville. Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, 2007 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home with Rev. Carleton McKita officiating. Burial followed at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. More ...

JOYCE WILLIAMSON BOONE WIGGINS
ELM CITY - Joyce Williamson Boone Wiggins, 74, of Elm City passed away Sunday, July 15, 2007 surrounded by family and friends. More ...

Dr. JOHN SIGMA CHAMBLEE
ROCKY MOUNT - Dr. John Sigma Chamblee, 93, died Saturday July 14, 2007. More ...


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