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School Board votes to close Pope Elementary

Despite the pleas of citizens, the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education voted last week to close the doors of the current O.R. Pope Elementary School building and move students and staff to D.S. Johnson and Fairview Elementary Schools.
The decision was made last Wednesday evening at a meeting held in the gymnasium at O.R. Pope Elementary School.

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Filing continues for school board seats

Just over a week remains for filing for six available seats on the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education and so far, no one has filed for two of the seats.
No one has filed for the District Eight and District Nine Seats on the Board. The seats are currently held by Reginald Silver and Robert Bynum.

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NASHVILLE POLICE BRIEFS

INCIDENTS
A larceny was reported on 7/14/14 at LBJ, 815 E Washingon Street
A larceny after a breaking and entering and breaking and entering a motor vehicle was reported on 7/14/14 at Cavalier Homes, 1001 Eastern Avenue

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

A possible larceny of boats was reported on 7/7/14 at 8383 Driver Road
A narcotics violation was reported on 7/7/14 at 10849 Church Street
A larceny from a motor vehicle was reported on 7/8/14 at 12959 S NC 231
A domestic violence protective order violation was reported on 7/8/14 on Southern Nash High Road

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ANF to launch meatless alternative

Atlantic Natural Foods (ANF) announced the launch of their private brand canned meatless alternative protein product line for the European market at PLMA Amsterdam. 
Atlantic Natural Foods is the leading U.S. producer of canned alternative vegetable based protein products. The company markets Caroline’s, Meatless Select, and private brand vegetarian products.

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Universal Leaf announces new venture

Universal Leaf North America U.S., Inc. (ULNA) recently announced the launch of Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients, Inc. (CIFI), a new venture of ULNA’s parent, Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV).
CIFI will utilize advanced technology to produce high quality food grade dehydrated and juiced fruit and vegetable products. Initially the business will focus upon value added ingredients derived from sweet potatoes.

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Anthony, Branch wed
Anthony, Branch wed

Meredith Leigh Anthony and Gabriel Norris Branch were united in marriage on June 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. on the beach of Emeral Isle.
The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Lisa West, of Nashville and Michael and Barbara Anthony, of Cary. She is the granddaughter of Ms. Hazel West, of Rocky Mount, the late Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Tetterton of Rocky Mount and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anthony of Morehead City.

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Carter, Hawkins marry
Carter, Hawkins marry

Miss Ashleigh Allen Carter and Mr. Marvin Alan Hawkins were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 5:00 in the afternoon. The double-ring ceremony, officiated by Rev. Mark Bateman of Nashville, was held at Momeyer Baptist Church.

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ENGAGED
ENGAGED

Mr. and Mrs. Fran  Bires, of Sandy Lake, PA., announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Kate, to Bill Mayo of Rocky Mount.  Bill is the son of Tom and Sandra Mayo, also of Rocky Mount, and the grandson of Melba White, of Nashville.  The wedding will take place on June 6, 2015, at The Gateway Lodge of Cooksburgh, PA.  The couple is currently enrolled in Physician Assistant School at Lock Haven University in Lock Haven, PA.

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UNC-P graduates

The University of North Carolina Pembroke awarded Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees on May 9-10, 2014.
Nash County residents receiving degrees include Christine Laura Jancso, of Nashville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Birth to kindergarton, Chelsie M. Cooper, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Alexis Kara Cooper, of Rocky Mount, with a Bachelor Arts in Criminal Justice.

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SNAKES ALIVE!
SNAKES ALIVE!

Ron Cromer visited Nashville’s Cooley Library last Tuesday afternoon, July 15 as part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. Cromer delivered his Snakes Alive presentation, which featured information about snakes as well as the opportunity for youth to touch some of the different snakes Cromer has. Pictured above, Cromer, at left, shows Ja’Kaila Hendricks, 5, a black snake during the presentation.

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Bell receives Ph.D
Bell receives Ph.D

Jonathan S. Bell, son of George and Enterest Clark Bell, of Dallas, Texas and the grandson of Cora Clark and the late B.F. Clark of Nashville, recently received his Ph.D.
Jonathan’s Ph.D. research in the Urban Planning Department of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs explored the social, political and economic factors of preservation in historic urban neighborhoods in China.

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Rogers named to Dean’s List at Winston-Salem State

Jacqueline D. Rogers, of Nashville, was named to the Dean’s List at Winston-Salem State University for the Spring 2014 Semester.
Dean’s List honors are awarded only to those students who earn a scholastic grade point average of 3.0 or higher in 12 or more credit hours of graded coursework, with no grade below C and no incomplete grades on the report.

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Local teacher chosen for “Freddie G. Broadway Experience” in NY
Local teacher chosen for “Freddie G. Broadway Experience” in NY

Danelle Cauley, of Rocky Mount’s Faith Christian School, was one of eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country selected to work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 5th Annual Freddie G Broadway Experience, which just wrapped in New York City.  The event was underwritten by Myrna and Freddie (“G”) Gershon, Chairman and CEO of leading theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI). 

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4-H Self Defense Camp
4-H Self Defense Camp

Dusty Hall and Savian Spence (L-R) work on a self-defense move during a 4-H Self Defense Camp, taught by Allen Clark, of Nashville Academy of Martial Arts. The camp was held July 7-10 at the Nash County Agriculture Center.

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS
BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

Sunday School began Sunday morning with Mrs. Frances Hedgepeth at the piano. Earl Cary, elder, welcomed everyone, followed by an opening song and announcements. He asked everyone to remember the family of Jack Outlaw in their prayers. Jack passed away last week after quite a while of failing health. Jack was well loved by a lot of family members and friends.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

Women Action met at Red Oak Baptist Church on Thursday, July 17.  Everyone enjoyed a taco supper and program led by Karen Girona.  Other members attending included Jeanette and Hazel Hill, Audrey and Suzy Pearce, Marion Faulkner, and Maureen Williams.
Last Saturday, July 19 at ROUMC Pastor David Joyner shared photos and insights gathered from his recent trip to the US/Mexican Border. The presentation was extremely interesting and informative.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Peachtree News July 20, 2014
Peachtree folks gathered for worship on a lovely July morning.  Pastor Whitehouse chose as his sermon topic, “The Privilege of Being one of God’s children”.  The scriptural basis was I John 3:2-3 and was read by Bobby Bunn.

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ROADEO WINNERS
ROADEO WINNERS

The N.C. Department of Transportation recently announced the winners of the “Division 4 Equipment Roadeo,” which was held in Goldsboro May 20 and 21 at the Wayne County Maintenance Yard. The annual event tests the safety awareness and skill level of NCDOT maintenance employees in Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties who operate trucks and heavy equipment. This year, there were a total of 104 employees competing in six events in the Division 4 event.

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Third annual Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo set

For the third consecutive year, the Rockin’ Classic Auto & Motorcycle Expo is set to cruise into the City of Rocky Mount.
On Fri., July 25, 2014 and Sat., July 26, 2014, it’s your opportunity to check out restored period vehicles and “tricked out” cars and motorcycles. Area residents and visitors can enjoy the congregation of impeccable cars and motorcycles in historic Downtown on the newly renovated Douglas Block.

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Nash County Blood Drives for July 2014

Wednesday, July 23 from 1:30 until 6 p.m. at Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, 3732 Sunset Avenue
Wednesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at House of Resurrection, 102 N King Street, Whitakers
Monday, July 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Chik-fil-A, (Bloodmobile) 1332 Jeffreys Road, Rocky Mount

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Nash County Blood Drives for August 2014

Friday, August 1 from 3 until 6 p.m. at Treanor Chiropractic Wellness Center, 4161 Capital Drive, Rocky Mount
Friday, August 1 from 9:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Lowe’s, 700 North Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount
Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Throne’s Chapel Baptist Church, 1624 Windsor Drive, Rocky Mount

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