One of the oldest operating stores left in Downtown Nashville will soon be closing its doors. Strick's Clothing Store has sold their building on Washington Street to BCS Contractors. Alma and AC Strickland opened the store on August 9, 1958. Their son, Pete Strickland, said the building was a grocery store and one day, he noticed them moving out. He said he went up to the owner and was told they were moving to another location.
The principal at Nash Central Middle School will soon be taking over the helm at a school in Wilson County. The Wilson County Board of Education approved the appointment of Marquis Spell as the new principal of Springfield Middle School in Lucama. The recommendation was approved on Monday, September 19 during the Board of Education's regular meeting. Spell was named the principal at Nash Central Middle School in 2013.
The Tar River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation hosted its 15th annual JAKES Day on Saturday at Rose Hill Farm. Over 200 youth came out to enjoy the festivities, which included a BB shoot, rock climbing wall, shark tooth dig, zipline and rope bridge and much more. The event is held to involve youth in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of our natural resources. Pictured above, Julien Medford, 5, concentrates as he climbs a rock wall on Saturday.
Organizers for the annual Spring Hope Pumpkin Festival are hoping for a sunny forecast for this year's 45th annual event. Last year's event went on with a modified schedule due to rain and wind from a hurricane. The parade had to be cancelled, though a mini parade was held with some of the event's golf carts. Tracey Jackson, one of the organizers for the event, said she is hopeful this year's event will be much better.
Nash County Farm Bureau considers Southern Nash High School as having one of the top agriculture programs in the state. Recently, Farm Bureau showed their appreciation for the school's agriculture program by contributing $40,000 to a new agriculture facility Southern Nash High School is soon planning to build. The announcement was made last Monday night at the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education meeting.
Nash County Commissioners selected Daniels and Daniels Construction out of Goldsboro for its Courthouse Expansion Project. The decision was made during a special called meeting last Wednesday afternoon. During the meeting, commissioners were provided financing options for the Courthouse Expansion Project. Ted Cole, of Davenport and Associates, presented several options for commissioners to consider.
Nash County 4-H celebrated its latest Hall of Fame inductees at the Green Promise Banquet on Saturday night. Bobby Joe Fisher, along with Faye and Eddie Dozier were all inducted into Nash County's 4-H Hall of Fame as well as the North Carolina 4-H Hall of Fame. Fisher is a graduate of North Carolina State University. He was named a Nash County Young Farmer of the Year in 1969. Fisher was employed with the Tobacco Warehouse in Rocky Mount and also owned and operated Fisher Farms in the Red Oak community.