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James Ervin, Chaplain of the Oak Level Ruritans (at right) presented an award of appreciation to Brenda Stallings (at left) for her support of veterans. Stallings hosts a veterans luncheon at her home each year in November.
“You’ve served us. Now let us serve you.”
That was the theme for Saturday night’s Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner, which was sponsored by the Oak Level Ruritan Club.
The event brought out over 30 veterans for dinner and entertainment.
During this year’s Halloween “Booze It & Lose It” campaign, law enforcement officers from across the state arrested 583 drunk drivers before they could create real life nightmares on North Carolina’s roadways.
“The safety and security of our citizens is a top priority of our administration and North Carolina’s law enforcement,” said Governor Pat McCrory.
A breaking and entering a motor vehicle, larceny after a breaking and entering and damage to property (vandalism) was reported on 11/17/14 at Lucas Automotive, 106 S Barnes Street
A larceny was reported on 11/17/14 at 201 Essex Road
Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from November 17 through 21.
Dr. Anthony Jackson, Superintendent of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School District was one of over 100 district leaders chosen from across the United States for their leadership in helping transition their districts to digital learning.
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education selected Jackson to participate in a November 19 ConnectED to the Future Convening at the White House in recognition of his commitment to Future Ready schools.
The Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System has released its Honor Roll and Principal’s List recipients for the first six weeks.
The Town of Bailey will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Deember 5th at 6:30 p.m. The town’s Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 6 at 2 p.m.
The theme for this year is “A Bailey Country Christmas!” and will highlight the town’s homegrown products.
This year’s Christmas will feature the installation of new lighted street ornaments and a new 14-foot Christmas tree.
The Town of Nashville recently received word that it had received funding to assist with a project that would provide sewer to Carolina Innovative Food Ingredients (CIFI).
Last week, council members met to hold a public hearing and to give approval to a final application for the grant funding. Prior to that, a preliminary application had already been submitted but the town receive notification earlier this month from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) that it had been awarded.
Colonel Bill Grey, commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and Frank L. Perry, Secretary of the Department of Public Safety presented several employees and civilians with awards from the department in a ceremony recently. The awards given included the State Highway Patrol Meritorious Award, Samaritan Award, Humanitarian Award, and the Appreciation Award.
Cy and Cathy Nelms, of Nashville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Lee Nelms, of Nashville, to Jerauld Brian Pafford, of Greenville. He is the son of Ann Pafford, of Moyock. A December 31, 2014 wedding is planned in Rocky Mount.
The Mozingo Team won first place for Second Flight. Pictured (L-R) is: Chris Mozingo, Neal Poland, Ronnie Parrish and Brett Logan. (Contributed photo)
The Fourth Annual Duke K.I.D.S golf tournament was held on Friday, October 31 at Belmont Lake Club.
The tournament was sponsored by the West Mount Ruritan Club and was deemed a success, said Wayne Outlaw, Tournament Chairman.
Outlaw expressed appreciation for the 22 teams and many contributors who made the tournament such a success.
2014 Honor Card - “Eternal Hope”
United Community Ministries (UCM) unveiled North Carolina artist William Mangum’s 26th annual Honor Card recently at a luncheon held in Rocky Mount at the Booker T. Washington Theatre.
Members of the organization encouraged citizens to remember those less fortunate this holiday season by purchasing honor cards which funds homeless agencies in thirteen cities across North Carolina including Rocky Mount.
Tara Whitaker Smith
Members of Northern Nash High School’s Class of 1994 came together in October for their 20-year class reunion and to celebrate the legacy of classmate Sgt. First Class Tara Whitaker Smith who was killed in 2009 in Afghanistan while supporting Operating Enduring Freedom.
Nicole Rizzo, 1994 Student Body President, said though the two were not close, Tara’s death hit her hard.
Caroline Stephens Roberts gives Martin Hill a big hug after the ceremony thanking him for his service. Hill attended the ceremony representing American Legion Post 293 of Nashville of which Tara was a member.
Five North Carolina youth recently represented North Carolina at the International Texas Longhorn World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, OK. Donna Moseley, of Nashville, brought home the Youth Senior Showmanship World Championship Title.
The Tar River Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation visited My Sister’s House just prior to Thanksgiving to donate turkeys as well as sweet potatoes for the organization to give to its clients. The organization donates turkeys and sweet potatoes each year to several local organizations. The sweet potatoes were donated by Spring Acres Farms in Spring Hope.
Tuesday, December 2 from 8:30 until 11:15 a.m. at BB&T, 1114 Benvenue Road, Rocky Mount
Tuesday, December 2 from 1:45 to 4:45 p.m. at BB&T, 2632 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount
Wednesday, December 3 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Nash Health Care Systems, 2460 Curtis Ellis Drive
Wednesday, December 3 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Nash County Senior Center, 102 N Alston Street
Hearts Haven Youth Ranch, in partnership with Englewood Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church will present “A Journey to Bethlehem” Fri., Dec. 5th from 6 until 9 p.m. and on Sat, Dec. 6 and Sun, Dec. 7 from 5 until 9 p.m. at the ranch, 6131 Town Creek Road in Elm City. Come experience the Town of Bethlehem as it was the night the Christ Child was born. Pictured above, Parker Riddick practices his role as a street vendor as part of the Journey through Bethlehem.
On Saturday evening the Church hostesses at Peachtree Church did a superb job of serving the Thanksgiving meal to the church family and guests. They prepared the ham and turkey, and others brought side dishes and salads. As always some delicious and tempting desserts were served. The fellowship was warm and cordial. Attending with Alvin Edwards was his daughter, Cindy, and her husband, Howard Mitchell. It was a great evening.
Should churches have stringent requirements for membership? The New Testament does not appear to require much. Say you believe in Jesus and you’re in.
When the people were gathered at the foot of Mount Sinai, Moses gave them the word of God. “He took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people” (Exodus 24:7).
North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Bob Etheridge reminds Nash County farmers and producers that the FSA borrowing limit for microloans increased today from $35,000 to $50,000. Microloans offer borrowers simplified lending with less paperwork. Etheridge said it makes borrowing from FSA a “first opportunity” to farm or quickly expand existing operations.”
Miss Henny Penny was the special guest at Nashville’s Harold D. Cooley Library last month during a special storytime. The program was part of a “Read and Grow Story Program.” Pictured above, Miss Henny Penny sings an interactive song while Corbin Clark, 3, and Nyren Coppege, 5, look on.
Evelyn Bulluck, of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education, was the 2014 recipient of the Raleigh Dingman Award for Outstanding Boardsmanship. To receive this award, which is given annually by the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA), a board member must be peer-nominated by their local school board.
“This board chair’s dedication to public education is recognized both locally and nationally,” remarked NCSBA Executive Director Ed Dunlap.
Nicholas W. Place has received an Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) scholarship to attend University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Army Rotc, N.C. Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis, reflecting academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or accomplishment, leadership abilities, and personal interviews.
Dr. Bill Carver, President of Nash Community College, recently issued a challenged to all NCC students to participate in an Anti-Littering Slogan Contest. Advertising and Graphic Design Student Kelly Coleman of Nashville won the contest for developing the slogan, “Love Blue. Live Green.” As the contest winner, she received $50 cash and her slogan will be used in promoting the college’s anti-littering campaign.