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CSX to build hub in Rocky Mount
CSX to build hub in Rocky Mount

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory paid a visit to Rocky Mount on Tuesday with exciting news for the Twin Counties.
Rocky Mount was selected as the location for the Carolina Connector Intermodal Terminal (CCX). The state-of-the-art terminal will be located on the Edgecombe County side of the city.
"This historic project is part of our 25-year vision for transportation because it facilitates efficient and cost-effective movement of goods, which is critical for job creation and economic growth," Governor McCrory said.

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County seeks input on hospital board

Nash County Commissioners reported at a meeting earlier this month that they feel "out of the loop" when it comes to the county-owned hospital.
Commissioner Robbie Davis, during commissioner comments, said he was concerned that the board was not getting regular updates from the hospital as promised.
"I still feel this is a county owned hospital and this board should be updated from time to time what is going on with it," Davis said.
Davis said apparently, employees are not aware of things going on either, as he's been told at least twice by nurses that things had changed at the hospital since the hospital had been sold. The hospital is still owned by Nash County, Davis added.

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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
The Nashville Chamber of Commerce recognizes Wayne J. Land (left), owner of L&L Food Stores, as the 2016 Business of the Year during its annual meeting Tuesday. Pictured presenting the award to Land is Nashville Chamber of Commerce member Cliff Joyner.
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Nashville's Chamber of Commerce awarded a long-time Nashville business owner with the 2016 Business of the Year Award on Tuesday night.
Wayne Land, owner of L&L Food Stores, was the recipient of the annual award, which was presented by Chamber member Cliff Joyner at the Chamber's annual meeting.

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Nash County Sheriff's Office to host forum

The Nash County Sheriff's Office will host a community forum on Saturday to address recent events involving law enforcement officers around the country.
The forum is set for Saturday, July 23 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Nash Community College in Brown Auditorium.
In recent weeks, law enforcement officers have been put under scrutiny over the deaths of two African American men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were killed by officers.

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4-H summer camp focuses on ag science
4-H summer camp focuses on ag science

Nash County farmers gave youth a glimpse into the world of farming last Wednesday during an Ag Science Camp.
The camp consisted of around 93 4-H'ers from 19 counties in the Northeast District as well as 18 extension agents and volunteers, who instructed the three-day camp.
Sandy Hall, Nash County Extension Director and 4-H Extension Agent, said though the camp was an annual one, this was the first year the camp was focusing on ag sciences.

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