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A man heavily involved in giving back to the Nashville community passed away last Friday.
Joseph Paul Shaw, Jr., 80, passed away, Friday, January 23, 2015.
He was born April 12, 1934 in Dunn to the late Mary Penny Shaw and Joseph Paul Shaw, Sr. His maternal grandparents were Mary Franks and Jesse Penny. His paternal grandparents were Naomi and Henry Shaw.
Luther Dexter Barbee, former Nashville Councilman and a charter member of Nashville’s Birchwood Country Club, passed away on Friday, January 23. He was 87 years old.
He was born June 25, 1927 in Nash County to the late Luther Franklin and Jeanette Pridgen Barbee.
Barbee was a member of Nashville Baptist Church.
A two-year-old alerted his family to an early morning fire in their home Saturday, helping the family safely get out of the home.
Nashville Firefighters responded to the fire, at 2634 Highway 58, at around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24.
Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the home.
A larceny was reported on 1/20/15 at 804 Old Wilson Road
An obtaining money/property by false pretense and possession of counterfeit money was reported on 1/21/15 at 106 West Nashville Drive
A breaking and entering was reported on 1/19/15 at 5672 Bend of the River Road
A larceny and theft of money/personal items was reported on 1/19/15 at 6096 Bones Cut Off Road
A damage to property and animal cruelty was reported on 1/19/15 at 7037 Little Creek Road
A larceny was reported on 1/19/15 at 172 Pine Street
Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from January 19 through 23.
A meeting hosted by the Nash County Agricultural Center on Tuesday brought in a full house as more than 150 citizens came to learn more about the their options concerning the proposed pipeline coming through Nash County. Three officials spoke at the meeting: Theodore Feitshans, an attorney and professor at North Carolina State University; Guido van der Hoeven, an extension economics specialist at North Carolina State University; and Charlie Tyson, Nash County Cooperative Extension Director.
“You are part of a special group. Only three out of 20 people who apply to be a police officer actually become one. This job is a calling. You should be proud,” Rocky Mount Police Department Lieutenant Larry Neal Boone told Nash Community College’s newest crop of heroes. Boone addressed the Fortieth Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy at NCC sharing wisdom from his own career experiences with the eleven graduates, “Be an ambassador for your department.
Greg Manning, of Nashville, was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association at the 48th annual meeting in Durham on Jan. 16, 2015. Manning will represent Edgecombe, Halifax and Nash counties.
Appalachian State University recently released its graduation list for the Fall 2014 Semester.
A total of 196 graduate students and 1,003 undergraduate students received degrees during ceremonies held in December.
Mu Chapter officers, of Delta Kappa Gamma International, initiated a new member, December 9, 2014. Pictured (L-R) is: Mu Chapter President, Tobey Worthington; New Mu Member, Tunisia Bullock; Vice-President, Reba Fulghum; and Secretary, Anita Wesche.
College Foundation of North Carolina to offer a free college financial aid workshop for Nash County students and their parents on Tues., Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
How will you pay for college for your child or yourself? College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) can help you figure it out.
The Pregnancy Care Center Board of Directors recently announced Kirk Walden as the 2015 Celebrate Life Banquet keynote speaker. If you are ready to create a true culture of life in America, Kirk brings a captivating perspective on how the battle will be won in this generation.
The Celebrate Life Banquet will be held at Englewood Baptist Church on Thursday, February 19th at 7 p.m.
Fields and Cooper, PLLC, recently announced that Trey Barnette has joined the law firm. He was recently admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and is licensed to practice in North Carolina.
Barnette earned his Juris Doctor at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and his B.A. from North Carolina State University.
On a bright and sunny Sunday morning Peachtree folks gathered for worship. Pastor Whitehouse greeted those present. Sanctuary flowers were given by Ann and Niki Cannon in memory of Ann’s husband and Niki’s father, Jim Cannon.
The sermon was brought by Rev. Joel Story, guest preacher.
Everyone greatly enjoyed the book club discussion Tale Talk on January 20 at Red Oak United Methodist Church. The group discussed The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer. Their next Tale Talk meeting is scheduled for March 24 when they will discuss Monster by Frank Peretti.
Women in Action met at Red Oak Baptist Church on Thursday, January 22.
The tiny infant in an incubator struggled for breath. An urgent call went to the hospital chaplain. “Please baptize my baby.” Death came quietly. Young teenagers sped through a railroad crossing under the glare of lights from an oncoming engine, the blare of a screaming horn, and the screech of wheels grinding on the tracks.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced the availability of more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. This support is available through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), administered by USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Girl Scouts from Troops 611 and 3249 served refreshments to senior participants after the annual Christmas Light Tour, held on December 18th, 2014. The tour was hosted by the City of Rocky Mount at Nash Community College.
Congratulations to Cranford Keffer. Cran got his learners permit last week! Yeah!
Mary Ann Holland visited her sister Carol Carter and her family last week in Knoxville,Tennessee. Carol is teaching Mary Ann to quilt.
Monday, February 2 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Planet Fitness, 1271 Cobb Corners Drive, Rocky Mount
Tuesday, February 3 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 9649 Stony Hill Church Road, Middlesex
Wednesday, February 4 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Tri-County Industries, 1250 Atlantic Avenue, Rocky Mount