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Oak Level Ruritans pay tribute to area veterans
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.
Oak Level Ruritans pay tribute to area veterans

“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.

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“Booze It & Lose It” nets 583 drunk drivers in North Carolina

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.

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NASHVILLE POLICE BRIEFS

INCIDENTS
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

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from November 17 through 21.

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White House recognizes N-RMPS Superintendent
White House recognizes N-RMPS Superintendent

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.

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Elementary School Honor Roll Lists

The Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System has released its Honor Roll and Principal’s List recipients for the first six weeks.

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Bailey plans for annual Christmas festivities

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.

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Nashville receives grant to provide sewer to CIFI

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.

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Local Trooper receives Samaritan Award

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.

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ENGAGED
ENGAGED

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.

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Duke K.I.D.S golf tournament raises $14,000
The Mozingo Team won first place for Second Flight. Pictured (L-R) is: Chris Mozingo, Neal Poland, Ronnie Parrish and Brett Logan. (Contributed photo)
Duke K.I.D.S golf tournament raises $14,000

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.

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Honor Cards help combat homelessness
2014 Honor Card - “Eternal Hope”
Honor Cards help combat homelessness

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.

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NNHS Class of 1994 honors soldier
Tara Whitaker Smith
NNHS Class of 1994 honors soldier

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.

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THANKS FROM THE CLASS OF 1994
THANKS FROM THE CLASS OF 1994

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.

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Longhorn World Championship
Longhorn World Championship

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.

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HOLIDAY GIVING
HOLIDAY GIVING

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.

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Nash County Blood Drives - December

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

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“A Journey to Bethlehem”
“A Journey to Bethlehem”

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.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

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.

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Word for the week
Word for the week

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).

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FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS
FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS

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.”

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STORYTIME
STORYTIME

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.

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Bulluck wins award for role on NRMS Board of Education
Bulluck wins award for role on NRMS Board of Education

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.

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MILITARY NEWS

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.

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ANTI-LITTERING CAMPAIGN
ANTI-LITTERING CAMPAIGN

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.

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