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Nashville Elementary plans 5K run

Nashville Elementary School requested the Town of Nashville get on board with its plans to build a new playground at the school.
Nashville Elementary Principal Quintin Mangano, along with several students from the school, attended Tuesday night's meeting to discuss their plans with council members.
Mangano told council members the school was hoping to develop an annual 5K run which would raise money to help with the playground.

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Dormitory demolition raises concern

Several concerned citizens were present at Red Oak's regular town board meeting Monday. Last month, the board unanimously decided to begin collecting bids for the demolition of the old dormitory, located across from Red Oak Elementary. At the January meeting, Mayor Pro Temp Levell Langley commented, "That is too much liability sitting there right now."

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Locals celebrate MLK legacy
Dr. William T. Wright was the guest speaker for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet, held on Sunday. Wright challenged everyone to keep King's dream alive by continuing to help others.
Locals celebrate MLK legacy

To keep the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive, everyone has to do their part.
That was the challenge issued by Dr. William T. Wright on Sunday afternoon at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet, sponsored by Nashville's Willing Workers.
The event was slated to be held on Sunday, January 17 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

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Planning board denies waiver request

Sunlight Partners will have to wait the required time to reapply for a rezoning that would allow the group to construct a solar farm on Old Bailey Highway, Nashville's Planning Board decided last Wednesday night.
Sunlight Partners requested a rezoning at 1139 Old Bailey Highway in October. The property is in Nashville's Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.
Sunlight Partners wants to put a solar farm energy generating facility on the property, which is 37 acres. The solar farm would be 25 acres.

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County okays solar farm

A 355-acre solar farm was approved on Monday morning by Nash County Commissioners.
Commissioners approved a conditional use permit for the solar farm, which will be located on the east side of Frazier Road between NC Highway 231 and Old Nash Road.
The petition was submitted by Gerry Dudzik, who represents Carolina Solar Energy as well as Richard Brantley on behalf of the property owner, E. Brantley, LLC.

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Mini Relay for Life is Saturday

Nash County Relay for Life is keeping off its Relay season on Saturday with a mini version of its annual event.
A mini Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, February 6 at Golden East Mall from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Barbara Gill, who serves on the Relay for Life Committee, said the mini event will feature several teams who will be selling a variety of items.
"It's like the real Relay but on a much smaller scale," Gill said.

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Cedar Grove students get dental examines
Cedar Grove students get dental examines

Students at Cedar Grove Elementary School received a visit from a Rocky Mount dentist on Friday as part of a national program that provides dental services to under served children.
Around half of the school's 220 students participated in a pre-screening on Friday by Dr. Frank Courts, a pediatric dentist in Rocky Mount.
The visit is part of the national program, "Give Kids a Smile," which was launched with the American Dental Association in 2003 through the partnership of organizations and volunteers to provide services to under served children.

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