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Nashville hires new town manager
Nashville hires new town manager

In less than two weeks, Nashville will have a new town manager.
Nashville's Town Council unanimously approved the hiring of Henry "Hank" Raper on Tuesday night following their regular board meeting.
Town Council members have been working in closed session meetings since September 5, reviewing applications and interviewing candidates, Nashville Mayor Donald Street said. Street called the board out of closed session at the end of their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night and announced that the board was ready to offer an employment agreement.

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School system may replace student devices

The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education is looking at replacing its Apple computers with Lenovo in the 2016-2017 school year.
Jane Finch, Chief Technology Officer for the school system, presented a refresh plan to the board at their work session on Monday night.
The system's current lease will run out at the end of this school year.
"Tonight I have a plan and some numbers I'd like to discuss with you," Finch said.

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Foster mom retires after 30 years
Foster mom retires after 30 years

Linda Hedgepeth knows all her babies by name, all 90 of them.
Hedgepeth has been a licensed foster mom for 37 years and has spent the past 30 years fostering around 90 babies. But the death of her husband, who she said was her sidekick, plus her own back troubles, forced Hedgepeth to recently retire from fostering.
"We did 30 good years of placements," she said.

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Rainy weather didn't dampen spirits at Spring Hope's Pumpkin Festival
Rainy weather didn't dampen spirits at Spring Hope's Pumpkin Festival

Despite a rainy weekend, the 44th annual Spring Hope Pumpkin Festival went on with a modified schedule.
Tracey Jackson, one of the organizers for the event, said many were disappointed the rain kept away Friday night's band and some of Saturday's activities, including the annual parade.
"Overall people were disappointed they didn't get the full pumpkin experience," Jackson said.

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Local couple plans Healthy Hips Fun Run
Charlotte Thorne, who is now 18 months, will have surgery on October 9 to correct a develomental hip dysplasia she was recently diagnosed with. A Healthy Hips run/walk will be held on November 14.
Local couple plans Healthy Hips Fun Run

Jennifer Thorne had never heard of hip dysplasia in children until her daughter was diagnosed with it. Now, Thorne is trying to raise awareness, and funds, to give to the organization that has helped her family.
Thorne, and her husband, David, are planning to hold a Healthy Hips Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, November 14 at Glover Park in Nashville. The couple are planning the walk with help from friend Marilyn Fincher.

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