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Holiday events kick off next weekend

Several events are on tap for next weekend to help get you in the Christmas Spirit.
Nashville's Children's Christmas Bicycle Parade will be held on Saturday, December 5, with events beginning at 4 p.m.
The event will kick off with music by the Nash Central High School Chorus and Red Oak Middle School Band, followed by the parade, where children will parade down Washington Street from the Courthouse to the Battleship area in their decorated bicycles, wagons and other unmotorized items.

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Twiford responds to school safety concerns
Twiford responds to school safety concerns

Social media can be your best friend or your worst enemy and recently, it became the latter for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools.
An Instagram post that threatened to shoot up Nash Central High School caused alarm for parents of students at the school and rightly so, said Nash-Rocky Mount Interim Superintendent Dr. Travis Twiford. But, Twiford added, the threat was addressed by school officials as soon as it was discovered and handled before many even discovered it.

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Explosion at local dry cleaners injures two

A propane gas line exploded inside a Nashville Dry Cleaning Business last week, injuring two employees.
Nashville's Fire Department responded to the reported explosion around 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18 at Koretizing Cleaners at 912 Eastern Avenue. There were no fire damage reported, however, Nashville's Fire Department reported moderate structural damage to an attached utility room at the back of the dry cleaning business.

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Tyson named Coopers Ruritan of the Year
TOP HONOR -- Stuart Lamm ( at right) surprised Danny Tyson (at left) with the Coopers Ruritan of the Year Award last Thursday at the club\'s annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet.
Tyson named Coopers Ruritan of the Year

The Coopers Ruritan Club honored a long-time club member for his behind-the-scenes service last week at their annual volunteer appreciation banquet.
Danny Tyson was the recipient of the club's Ruritan of the Year Award.
Tyson has been in the club around 11 years. He has had perfect attendance for the past six years.
Gail Walker, a member of the club, said Tyson does a lot of things for the club but it's things many people don't even notice.

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West Mount Ruritan Club celebrates 60 years of service
FOREVER RURITAN -- Ruritan National President Bobby Burton (at right) presented the Ruritan Forever Award to West Mount Ruritan member Gold Joyner (at left) at the club's 60th anniversary celebration last Thursday.
West Mount Ruritan Club celebrates 60 years of service

The West Mount Ruritan Club celebrated 60 years of service to the community last week at a special anniversary celebration.
Wayne Outlaw, the club's Vice President, began the celebration with a history of the club.
The club was chartered on November 14, 1955 and was sponsored by the Coopers Ruritan Club.
Twenty-five men signed the original charter, which continues to hang in the clubhouse. The last active charter member, Aaron Joyner, passed away in June 2015.

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Thomas celebrates 105th birthday
Thomas celebrates 105th birthday

This Thanksgiving, Alvarata Thomas has a lot to be thankful for. On Friday, November 27, she will celebrate her 105th birthday.
Thomas said she doesn't feel any different but is happy to be celebrating another birthday.
"I feel okay," she said. "I hadn't even thought about turning 105."
"I'm just proud the good Lord let me live this long," she added.

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