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Dr. Joseph Liverman receives the NC Long Leaf Pine Award at his 90th birthday celebration. Pictured with Liverman is Dot Morris.
LONG LEAF PINE

Dr. Joseph Liverman first visited Nashville in September 1956 seeking a small town to practice medicine.
He started practicing three months later, spending the next 55 years creating a legacy as Nashville's primary doctor.
Liverman was recently celebrated by friends and family at a 90th birthday party at Rose Hill.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Powell named Coopers 2018 Ruritan of the Year

The Coopers Ruritan Club celebrated the volunteers who make the club a success last week at the club's annual Appreciation Banquet.
Several people were singled out for going above and beyond in helping the club.
Ken Powell was named the Ruritan of the Year.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Nan Strickland
103 YEARS STRONG

Nan Strickland believes her reason for living such a long life is that she has a mission.
That mission is to spread kindness and love and tell others about Jesus.
Strickland plans to keep doing just that, even as she celebrates her 103rd birthday.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Christmas 2018

Thanksgiving signifies a time to be thankful but for many, it is also a kick-off to the holiday season.
Several Christmas events are around the corner in Nashville and surrounding areas.
Nash County 4-H will host its annual Festival of Tables on November 30 at 5:30 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for 4-H youth and allows ticket buyers to decorate tables and enjoy a meal and camaraderie.

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Harold Winstead speaks during the Miracle Park ground breaking ceremony.
Nash breaks ground for Coopers Miracle Park

"It'll be a cold day in Nash County before you'll have a park at Coopers."
Harold Winstead heard that phrase time and again for many years while making his plea to include the Coopers community in Nash County's Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

 Local News

Area schools placed on lock down due to shooting threat

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools were under a soft lockdown most of the school day last Thursday as law enforcement officers investigated a threat made to an unidentified school.
The Rocky Mount Police Department reportedly received a call from a disconnected cell phone last Thursday morning, November 15.

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Northern Nash Water System Project is approved

The Northern Nash Water System project recently received approval to move forward from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Water Infrastructure Division, paving the way for the county to begin seeking construction bids.
The planned project is a significant expansion of the current Nash County drinking water system and will include construction of a new 250,000 gallon elevated storage tank, water source wells and approximately 50 miles of water lines.

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Nashville Police to host NC Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial Tree

Nashville's Police Department will once again serve as the home to the North Carolina Fallen Law Enforcement Memorial Tree.
The tree is slated to be put up on Sunday, December 2 at 3 p.m. and the community is invited to attend, said Carie Jones, who started hosting the tree six years ago at her home. Since that time, Jones has had the tree at area police department's, including the Sharpsburg Police Department, where her uncle Chief Wayne Hathaway served.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

Nash County is awarded $20,000 grant to help with opioid crisis

The Nash County Health Department, in collaboration with Nash County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the Coalition of Addiction, Recovery and Education (CARE) of Nash County, was recently awarded a grant to help address the opioid crisis.
The $20,000 Emergency Overdose: Local Mitigation to Opioid Crisis grant was funded through the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch under the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A larceny was reported on 11/5/18 at 1100 E Washington Street
A larceny (shoplifting) was reported on 11/7/18 at Wal-Mart, 1205 Eastern Avenue

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A breaking, entering and larceny and injury to real property was reported on 11/4/18 at 7764 Wild Red Lane
A malicious conduct by a prisoner was reported on 11/4/18 at 222 W Washington Street
A simple assault was reported on 11/5/18 at 222 W Washington Street

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS NOV. 12-16

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from November 12 through 16.

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Nash Central High School honor roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Nash Central High School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Nash Central Middle School honor roll

A HONOR ROLL - SIXTH GRADE
Jasmine Abarca-Bautista, Jocelyn Arellano, Chassidy Armwood, Je'Zekial Bailey, Aniyah Batts, Faith Berry, Carolynne Bledsoe, Gretchyn Boone, Zy'kirea Brake, Madison Bridgers, Jaycee Coley, Kenly Cox, Clara Danforth, Shyon Davis, Cameron Dawkins, Cade Edwards, Peyton Eley,

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The former Nashville Welding & Machine Works building at 720 S. Boddie Street in Nashville is now home to Build Right Supply.
REBRANDING AND REVITALIZING

A local man is trying to bring life back into a section of Nashville that used to be a popular part of the town.
Chris Sandy recently purchased the warehouse building at 720 S Boddie Street and is working to restore the building.
At last month's Nashville Town Council meeting, Sandy told council members he is trying to bring traffic back to that area of town.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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A new home constructed by Habitat for Humanity is located at 917 S. Brooklyn Avenue in Nashville. (Graphic photo by JoAnne Cooper)
Habitat for Humanity builds home in Nashville

Four years after Nashville's Habitat for Humanity merged with the Rocky Mount group, the merged organization is wrapping up construction of its first home in Nashville.
The Town of Nashville recently granted approval for waiving the fees for taps to connect to the town's utilities for the Nash Rocky Mount Habitat for Humanity group.

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

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Local churches host "Food for the Needy"

Two local churches joined together on Saturday to provide a Thanksgiving meal to the community.
Nashville Baptist Church, with help from Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, gave out over 200 Thanksgiving meals as part of a mission project, "Food for the Needy."

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AMANDA CLARK, GRAPHIC STAFF WRITER

Coopers Elementary School Honor Roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Coopers Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Cedar Grove Elementary Honor Roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Cedar Grove Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Simpson to headline Rocky Mount parade

A full season of holiday events are on tap to end the 2018 calendar year, and a well-known name will make a stop in Rocky Mount as part of the festivities.
Brooke Simpson, who was a finalist on season 13 of NBC's hit show, "The Voice," will serve as grand marshal of the Rocky Mount Christmas Parade on Dec. 2.
The parade, which will begin at 3 p.m. in downtown Rocky Mount, will feature Simpson, who has released two singles.

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Nashville Elementary School Honor Roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Nashville Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Swift Creek Elementary School Honor Rol

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Swift Creek Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Bailey Elementary School Honor Roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Bailey Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Spring Hope Elementary School Honor Roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Spring Hope Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Some Biblical advice for everyday problems

I once wrote a column about a diet I tried that prompted a reader from Roxboro to telephone me. "Could you help me?" she said. "I don't know what to do!"
I understood her pain. I've gained a lot more weight than I've ever lost and will never forget the depression and sense of defeat that accompanies weight gain. In fact, research tells us that the vast majority of people who lose weight eventually gain it all back, and then some.

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MIKE RUFFIN

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Luke's Word for the Week

Happy Thanksgiving Fellow Followers! I hope today is a day just like every other day of your life. No really, even though many are off work and folks are fixing to prepare massive meals, I pray it's just another day in the way you live your life.
What do I mean? Ok, I'll spill. I hope that the act of giving thanks is not special in your life, but a steady rhythm of your life.

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LUKE WHITEHEAD

Local graduates Highway Patrol

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 14 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 146th Basic Highway Patrol School. The ceremony ended 15 weeks of demanding training preparing them for a fulfilling career of service to the state of North Carolina.
The ceremony was held at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Auditorium in Raleigh.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

On Sunday The Peachtree Baptist Church Congregation gathered to worship celebrating the week of Thanksgiving...
The Sanctuary flower arrangement Sunday was presented to glorify God by Fran and Bobby Bunn in loving honor of Mrs. Barbara Privette for her many years of dedicated service to Peachtree Baptist Church.

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FRAN BUNN

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Intersections: God and Life

I heard someone say in the last couple weeks, "Many want full-time benefits for part-time work." This Thanksgiving season, I wonder how many Christians are giving God thanks?
In this story that Luke records, Jesus is on His way from one town to another and as He journeys, He encounters ten men who are stricken with leprosy and they all, with loud voices, requested that Jesus have mercy upon them.

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CARLYLE HALL

Governor appoints locals to state boards

Governor Roy Cooper recently announced 49 appointments to various state boards and commissions for North Carolina.
"I'm grateful for the dedication each appointee brings to North Carolina," said Governor Cooper. "Their knowledge and devotion will rightfully serve these various boards and commissions."

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New look for Nash County Travel and Toursim recently unveiled

Nash County Travel and Tourism has unveiled a new look, website and office location, all intended to showcase the extensive resources offered in Nash County. The public was introduced to the new look at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony at their new headquarters in Rocky Mount Mills at 1104 Falls Road.
In an effort to be more inclusive of the robust offerings throughout the area, the organization is expanding its brand.

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Middlesex Elementary School Honor Roll

Nash-Rocky Mount Schools has released its Honor Roll lists for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year.
The following students at Middlesex Elementary School made the A or A/B Honor Roll.

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Funds donated

The West Mount Ruritan Club recently donated funds to Peacemakers for the Christmas Toy Store. Presenting the funds is Wayne Outlaw (right), Co-Chair of the Social Development Committee, to Jesse Lewis (left), Executive Director of Peacemakers.

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Sharpe receives Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal award

Helen Sharpe was recently honored at the United Daughters of the Confederacy State Convention in Durham receiving the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for her devotion and work in researching and preserving the history of Confederate Soldiers, especially African American Confederate Soldiers and their service during the War Between the States.

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NCC Foundation awards $240,000 in scholarships

The Nash Community College Foundation awarded more than $240,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year at the Scholarship Awards Program held Thursday, November 1, 2018. The forty-third annual event brings together scholarship recipients and their donors as students are awarded scholarship funds, and have an opportunity to express their gratitude.

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Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook

DO NOT RESCUE
What? How can you say that? Easy, if you cannot afford to take care of the rescued pet or become a hoarder of rescued pets. Just recently, it was reported in NJ that a lady had approx. 150 "rescued dogs" at her home. There were a few that needed emergency care, all needed vet care and there were many deceased dogs in freezers.

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CAROL VIERELA, NASH COUNTY ANIMAL FRIENDS

NC Wesleyan College receives grant

North Carolina Wesleyan College recently received a $100,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation. The College recognizes the need to provide students, faculty and staff adequate mobility around campus to meet its mission of preparing students for professional advancement, life-long learning and responsible participation in their communities. The grant will be utilized to repair and replace sidewalks and curb ramps throughout the College.

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NCWC hosts scholarship appreciation event

Scholarship donors and their recipients came together at North Carolina Wesleyan November 1 as the college held its Scholarship Appreciation Gala at The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts. The event recognized scholarship donors who give annually to Wesleyan students, helping them pursue their academic and professional dreams.

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NCC supports CITI

Administrators from Nash Community College met with leaders at the Center for Industry, Technology & Innovation (CITI) High School on Wednesday, October 31 to share information about SkillsUSA - a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Nash Community College's SkillsUSA chapter was chartered in 2017 to help students excel by providing educational programs, leadership opportunities, events and competitions that support career and technical education.

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Jessica Powell signs with Nash UNC's Nurse Scholars Program during a ceremony recently. Powell also received a scholarship for her first year of study.
Nash UNC announces nurse scholars

Nash UNC Health Care hosted its second annual Nurse Scholars Signing Day event recently signing eighteen aspiring nursing students currently enrolled at Nash and Edgecombe Community Colleges.
The Signing Day event includes a ceremony where selected nursing students officially sign on with Nash UNC's Nurse Scholars Program.

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NCC inducts new members into Gamma Beta Phi

Nash Community College's Gamma Beta Phi chapter inducted new members recently in a ceremony held in Brown Auditorium. Gamma Beta Phi is a national honor society emphasizing service, scholarship, and character, and aiming to broaden its members' academic and philanthropic lives so that they might make a difference in the world. NCC's chapter was chartered in 1975.

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FARM MARKET SUMMARY November 12-16, 2018

North Carolina's egg prices were higher on all sizes when compared to last week. Supplies are moderate to meet a good demand. The North Carolina weighted average price quoted Thursday, Nov 15, 2018, for small lot sales of delivered, cartoned, grade "A" eggs was 153.22 for extra large, 148.13 for Large, 116.70 for Medium, and 83.00 for Small eggs.

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STATE MARKET NEWS SERVICE, DIVISION OF MARKETING - NCDA&CS

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Ruritan Club pics

Mike Glover, at right, holds up a plaque in memory and honor of three former members, who are now deceased, at the Coopers Ruritan Appreciation Banquet last week. With Glover is club president Steve Williams.

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 Editorials

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Is the majority of the country Scrooges?

What is this country coming to?
As we head into the most joyous part of the calendar year, here is a sample of the headlines I've read in the last few days:
-"Why You Shouldn't Give Gifts to Adults"
-" Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say they'd give up gift-giving this holiday season. Would you?"

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Mike Brantley

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Starting somewhere is better than nothing!

We've had a few parents drop by or call our office after reading the November 8th story in The Nashville Graphic regarding Nash-Rocky Mount School Board's decision to add a part-time resource officer at the Central Office here in Nashville -- particularly when there are no officers located in any of our elementary schools.
I must say, I absolutely understand why parents are upset.

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Jo Anne Cooper

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There is always something to be thankful for

I've interviewed a lot of people in my day and time. A lot.
I've been fortunate to have interviewed many who were celebrating 100th birthdays.
I always consider it an honor to get to sit down and hear people's stories. No matter their age or place in life, we all have stories. But getting to sit down and hear the story of a Centenarian is pretty amazing!

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Amanda Clark

We need real commitment and leadership in our school district

Dear Editor: There are many things in Nash County that are moving in a positive direction. The Commissioners, with great fiscal responsibility, have held the tax rate for many years while still moving the county forward. The largest municipality, Rocky Mount, has seen tremendous growth in and around the Mill area, including the success of the Farmer's Market.

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LETTER:

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Backward Glances

This photo originally published in The Nashville Graphic on June 27, 1968. Members of the junior choir of the Nashville Baptist Church and five adults were pictured waiting to depart from the church for a camping trip to the mountains.

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A PICTORIAL LOOK INTO THE PAST

 Sports

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SOUTHERN NASH'S CARLOS GARCIA (AT RIGHT)
Garcia, Mizelle On Region Team

STANHOPE -- Whether it be on the soccer field or at the football stadium, Carlos Garcia has been a long-time impact performer for the Southern Nash High School atheltic program.
Garcia is still busy for the Firebirds' gridiron squad, which will host Eastern Alamance this Friday in the second round of the Class 3-A State Football Playoffs.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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JOSEPH CHERRY-BLUE
GOOD TIMES AHEAD

RED OAK -- With a disappointing football season coming to an end for Northern Nash High School, Knights' fans will now look to the hardwood, where over the past two seasons, the boys squad is 49-6 overall and 20-0 in regular season conference play.
Henry Drake is entering his fifth year as the Head Coach at Northern Nash, and is looking to secure the team's third consecutive Big East Championship this season.

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CHANCE PUCKETT, Correspondent

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A GREAT KNIGHT

STANHOPE -- Just because the postseason has started doesn't mean the points will suddenly stop being piled up by the Southern Nash High School football team.
If last Friday's game against CB Aycock was any indication, the Firebirds are just getting started.
Southern Nash, the No. 2 seed, roared past 15th-seeded Aycock by a 63-0 margin in the opening round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's Class 3-A State Playoffs at historic Firebird Stadium on the SNHS.

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Staff Reports

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NC's Hicks nominated for award

ROCKY MOUNT -- Sarah Hicks has long since garnered a deserved reputation as one of the area's top all-around hih school athletes.
But the rest of the state is also being served notice of Hicks' lofty abilities.
Hicks, a senior multi-sport star at Nash Central High School, was recently named as the school's nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

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GEOFF NEVILLE, Graphic Sportswriter

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Bishops win over Ferrum

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. -- The North Carolina Wesleyan College men's basketball team cruised to a 68-49 non-conference win over former rival Ferrum College (Va.) last Saturday at the Mary Washington Tip-Off Classic.
A big first half had the Bishops leading 37-19 at the break as they held Ferrum to 26 percent shooting and zero percent from three-point range while Wesleyan shot 52 percent themselves and 38 percent from three.

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Staff Reports

STATE FOOTBALL BRACKETS

CHAPEL HILL -- Listed are the brackets for the upcoming Class 3-A State Football Championships, which will feature the Southern Nash Firebirds and the Rocky Mount Gryphons:

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Staff Reports

Warriors Return

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The 11th Annual Combat Warriors Deer Hunt was held Nov. 2-5 in Franklin County and the warriors stayed at the cabin on Mrs. Mavis Nelms farm, Highway 39 S. about 2 miles outside of Louisburg.
What a great and successful event it was , with (18) total warriors; made up of Marines, U S Army troops, and Navy Seals.

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Staff Reports

COUNTY SOCCER HEROES

NASH COUNTY -- Here are the results from the Nash County Recreation & Senior Services Youth Soccer 13-15 Co-Ed Tournament:

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Staff Reports

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NASH COUNTY PARKS AND REC YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE TOP FINISHERS, 1

WILDCATS
AGES CO-ED 13-15
TOURNAMENT CHAMPS

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NASH COUNTY PARKS AND REC YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE TOP FINISHERS, 2

DOUG SAULS BARBECUE AND SEAFOOD
AGES CO-ED 13-15
TOURNAMENT SECOND PLACE

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TREMENDOUS TANDEM FOR NNHS

(L to R) Darquez Flowers and Sam Page will be among the important performers this season for the Northern Nash High School boys basketball squad.

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 Entertainment

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IN CONCERT

The Dixie Melody Boys will be in concert at Benvenue Baptist Church on December 1 at 7 p.m. The church is located at 2464 Benvenue Road, Rocky Mount.

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 Deaths (Updated Daily)

Jean Abernathy Brackett More ...

Nicely Webb More ...

Reginald Oris Mullen, Jr More ...

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Frances Gale Rooks Bengel More ...

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