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Nash mulls convenience fees again

Nash County Commissioners continued discussion last week on the county’s solid waste budget and how to bring it out of a continued deficit.
The talks were part of a day and a half retreat commissioners held last Thursday and Friday.
The solid waste deficit has been a topic of discussion for several years. For the past two budget cycles, commissioners have considered implementing a fee for municipal residents to use the county’s convenience centers.

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Supt. seeks support for Early College facility

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson came before Nash County Commissioners last Thursday evening asking for support for a permanent facility to house the school system’s early college.
Jackson said the system’s capital improvement plan had been presented to commissioners before but he wanted to talk about one project during the retreat. Jackson said the Early College High School was one of four top prioritized project.

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Youth get Indian heritage lesson
Youth at A Place to Grow play their homemade drums and rattles while Consuela and Raylee share their native dances.
Youth get Indian heritage lesson

The Native American culture is often portrayed in ways that aren’t completely accurate.
Consuela Richardson said she tries to educate others about what her heritage is really about through presentations of native dances, songs and discussions.
On Tuesday, Richardson visited a local childcare center and elementary school to perform and hold a discussion on what it means to be Native American.

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Downtown Open House is Nov. 29th

Local merchants in Downtown Nashville are encouraging shoppers to participate in Small Business Saturday, as Nashville’s Chamber of Commerce will host an Open House on Saturday, November 29 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Several businesses are participating in the Open House event, including Faith Christian Ministries and its newest store, The Christmas Thriftique, Jody’s of Nashville, Madelyn’s Flower Shop, Southern Swank Boutique, Tripp Furniture, The Nashville Graphic and the Nashville Exchange.

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Communities join together for annual event
Communities join together for annual event

The Community and Rural Development Council hosted its annual banquet on Saturday, November 8 the Nash County Agricultural Center in Nashville.
The banquet represents the joining together of seven community groups in Nash County, which make up the Community and Rural Development Council.

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Nash kicks off Santas for Seniors program

The Nash County Senior Center is hoping its “Santa for Seniors” program will help make an older adult’s holiday season a little brighter.
Senior Center Coordinator Michele McKnight said many senior citizens may not have family members who live nearby to visit during the holidays. The spouses and in some cases, the children, may have passed away and there is no one else around. A lack of money may also make the holidays difficult for the senior population.

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