Nash County began its demolition Tuesday of buildings on Washington Street to make way for the Nash County Courthouse expansion project. Nash County hopes to begin construction in December. The $11 million expansion project is expected to take 18 months.
A Momeyer couple were recently surprised with news that a tree on their property is considered the largest of that type in North Carolina. Paul and Sue Bass received an award from the North Carolina Forestry Service for an American Sycamore tree, which was named a North Carolina Champion Big Tree. The tree is on property they own off of Bass Road in Momeyer. The tree stands 150 feet tall, has a circumference of 193 inches and a crown spread of 119 feet.
Nash County 4-H has postponed its GREEN Promise Banquet, which was scheduled for Saturday, August 27. According to Sandy Hall, Nash County Cooperative Extension Director and Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, there were some scheduling conflicts that caused the postponement. "The 4-H Green Promise Banquet has been rescheduled due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts," Hall said.
The FFA program at Southern Nash High School is hoping to upgrade its facilities to better serve the demands of its growing program. On Tuesday, students, staff and members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education came out to celebrate a special check presentation that put the FFA program closer to its fund-raising goal. Waste Industries donated $5,000 towards construction needed for updates to the Southern Nash High School's Agriculture Storage Facility.
Local musician Adam Stone recently received the opportunity of a lifetime as he was asked to open for Travis Tritt at Norris Creek Amphitheatre in Zebulon. Stone performed this past Saturday night at the amphitheatre in front of 3,000 people, performing just before Tritt came on stage. Stone said he knows the owner of Norris Creek, Don Mitchell, who called and asked if he was interested in being the opening act for Tritt. "Obviously, I was excited but nervous," Stone said.
Visitors to Battle Park can now get a history lesson, thanks to students at Nash Central High School. Students in Renny Taylor's AP History Class last school year created a documentary on the history of the burning of the Rocky Mount Mills during the Civil War. The documentary can be accessed by scanning a QR code that is on a sign at Battle Park. Taylor said the documentary was done primarily by the 14 students in his class at the end of the school year.