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Nash turns school split over to legislators

Nash County Commissioners are pushing forward with plans to seek legislation to split the Nash-Rocky Mount School System among county lines.
Commissioners unanimously voted on Friday to move forward with seeking legislation, with Commissioner Robbie Davis making the motion and Commissioner Mary Wells offering a second. The General Assembly reconvened on Monday.
The vote came on Friday afternoon following a meeting earlier in the day between a committee of Nash County Commissioners, Edgecombe County Commissioners and Council Members from the City of Rocky Mount.

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Police investigate shots fired at home

As the weather turns warmer, Nashville Police Officers are becoming more and more busy.
Nashville Police Chief Thomas Bashore said the change in weather tends to cause an increase in various crime.
The past week was a perfect example.
Bashore said a motor vehicle accident led to two females fighting in the streets on Brake Street last Wednesday night, April 20.

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Rain doesn't dampen Relay
Little Kayden Spells enjoys Relay for Life sporting his Kids Walk shirt.
Rain doesn't dampen Relay

Heavy rainfall didn't keep the crowds away from this year's Relay for Life, as over 1,500 still participated in the annual event.
Sherry Harris, one of the organizers of the event, said the rain may have slowed everyone down but it didn't keep people away. Harris added that despite the messy weather, organizers are confident they met their $185,000 fund-raising goal.
"It was definitely a success as far as we were concerned," Harris said. "We definitely had more than we thought with it raining."

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Bible reading is May 4th on courthouse steps

National Day of Prayer is traditionally held on the first Thursday of May.
This year, a local group of residents is planning to hold another event on the courthouse steps just prior to National Day of Prayer.
Local residents will be reading from the Bible on Wednesday, May 4 at seven different sites from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Janice Gravely, one of the organizers for the event, which is set to be held on the courthouse steps, said 12 pairs of readers have committed to read for one hour.

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Nash commissioners meet with education leaders

Nash County Commissioners received budget requests from Nash Community College and Nash-Rocky Mount Schools at special meetings held on Monday afternoon but commissioners warned both that it was unlikely anything above and beyond what they normally receive would be approved.
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools Superintendent Dr. Shelton Jefferies presented one additional request to commissioners on Monday. The request was for an additional $751,176 to hire 15 classrooms teachers.

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Spring Hope holds annual 5K
Spring Hope holds annual 5K

Over 200 runners showed up on Saturday to participate in Spring Hope's second annual 5K Run.
Spring Hope's Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the event over the past two years, said Chris Wheaton, the organizer of the event.
This year, Wheaton said 275 runners signed up for the event, 175 for the 5K and 100 for the Fun Run. Around 240 actually showed up for the event, Wheaton added.

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