Nash County Commissioner Mary Wells asked fellow commissioners on Monday to try again to talk with Edgecombe County Commissioners to prevent a split of the Nash-Rocky Mount School System. Wells presented a motion to that effect but the motion failed 3-4. Wells, Chairman Fred Belfield and Lou Richardson voted in favor while Commissioners Billy Morgan, Wayne Outlaw, Robbie Davis and Lisa Barnes voted against the motion.
Spring Hope Police are investigating a shooting that occurred last Thursday night at a home on West Nash Street. Chief Anthony Puckett said a vehicle, which was occupied by several individuals, drove to a residence at 416 West Nash Street around 8:40 on May 12 and fired eight to 10 shots from the vehicle. Puckett said two victims, a 22-year-old and 27-year-old black male, were standing in the doorway of the residence when they were hit in the left ankle and right thigh.
Stephanie Grischow, Foster Care Supervisor for Nash County Department of Social Services, ties a blue ribbon around a tree in front of the Nash County Administration Building last Monday as part of National Foster Care Month.
Foster parents change lives. Be one. The Nash County Department of Social Services' Foster Care Unit is hoping Nash County residents will take the message to heart not only this month, National Foster Care Month, but every month, as the agency is in desperate need of foster parents.
Nashville Police are investigating a robbery at a Nashville L&L that happened over the weekend. Nashville Police Chief Thomas Bashore said around midnight on Saturday, May 14, as the L&L at 920 Eastern Avenue was closing, a suspect came in the store with a rifle, demanded money and left. "He didn't hurt anybody," Bashore said.
Nash County Commissioners were presented a lean budget for the upcoming year on Monday that includes no tax or fee increases for citizens. Nash County Manager Zee Lamb presented the $91 million budget to commissioners, adding that it was a .69 percent decrease over the current year's original budget and a 4.17 percent decrease from the current year's revised budget. "The budget provides sufficient funds to continue current service levels and requires no increase in any general fund taxes or fees," Lamb said in his budget message to commissioners.
Nashville's American Legion Post 110 will host its annual Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 29 at 6 p.m. The service will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Nashville. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in the United States military. It is observed each year on the last Monday in May. General John Boyd will be the guest speaker for Nashville's Memorial Day service.
Meredith Davis is hoping to use her music to help fund a mission trip to Cuba. Davis will be going to Cuba at the end of June with Dusty Change Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to guide all people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Davis said she has always wanted to go on mission trips and has been on two others, including Cuba last year.