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Locals to walk a mile in her shoes

It's hard to understand another person's experiences until you've walked a mile in their shoes and the Board of Directors of My Sister's House plans to do just that.
The organization is hosting "Walk the Track in Her Shoes" on Saturday, April 25 at Glover Park in Nashville.
Tonya Slocum, who serves on the Board of Directors for My Sister's House and is also the Chair of the Fundraising Committee, said the idea stemmed from a national event, "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" but was changed to be more local.

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School Board silent about Jackson's future
School Board silent about Jackson's future

Nash-Rocky Mount School Board members were silent about Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson's future on Monday night.
Even after a three-hour closed session meeting, where it was speculated that Jackson's future was being discussed, board members came out of the meeting with no comments, or actions, on the issue.
Rumors have been swirling for weeks that the school board has been discussing the possibility of terminating Jackson's contract. But on Monday night, following the board's regular meeting, Chairwoman Evelyn Bulluck said Jackson was still the superintendent.

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LifeCare kisses pig for Relay
HERE HONEY! -- LifeCare Hospitals CEO Robyn Perkerson puckers up to kiss a pig last Friday as part of a fundraiser for Relay for Life.
LifeCare kisses pig for Relay

Relayers can get creative when raising money to fight cancer.
Staff at LifeCare Hospitals proved that last week as they cheered on CEO Robyn Perkerson and Director of Business Development Lora Mangum, who each had to kiss a pig after they raised the most money in a competition.
The hospital had buckets set up to collect donations. The five senior leaders of the hospital agreed that whoever raised the most money would kiss a pig, provided by Batchelor Show Pigs of Sandy Cross.

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Nash farmer sentenced for fraud

A Nash County farmer was sentenced to prison last week for his role in a federal crop insurance fraud scheme.
Clay Strickland, 74, of Spring Hope, was sentenced to six months in prison followed by three years of supervised release in federal court on April 6. Strickland was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James C. Denver, III.
In addition to the sentences, Strickland was also ordered to pay $233,559 to the United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency and $64,856 to the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.

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Edgecombe ignores Nash meeting

Nash County Commissioners held a public meeting last week to provide results of a fiscal impact study done on the Nash-Rocky Mount School System.
The study was done by MGT of America, Inc. at the request of commissioners and reviewed the local funding provided by both Nash and Edgecombe Counties.
Commissioners are considering a potential realignment of school systems to follow county lines after hearing the results of the study. Some commissioners feel the study shows funding levels are not equitable.

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A FEW TIPS -- Nashville Police Lt. Joey Corbett (at left) shows Nashville Boys and Girls Club member Jermaine Bryant (at right) how to hold a baseball bat during a Badges and Baseball program at Glover Park.
"Badges for Baseball"

Nashville Police Officers spent part of their day last Wednesday playing baseball with youth from the Boys and Girls Club.
Nashville Unit Director Boris Ashford said he called up the police department to see if they would be interested in partnering with the organization to play baseball as part of Badges for Baseball, a mentorship program that pairs police officers with local kids to learn and play baseball. Ashford said officers were more than willing to come out.

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