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Courthouse expansion slated for end of 2016
Courthouse expansion slated for end of 2016

Construction on expansion plans for Nash County's Courthouse/Sheriff's Office is slated to begin at the end of the year but demolition could start as early as June.
Derek Hawkes, Nash County Public Facilities and Utilities Director, said engineers for the project are in the process of finishing up design plans. He added that permits are anticipated to be submitted in July.
"We're shooting for bidding out the project come early September," Hawkes said.

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Vehicle strikes back of ambulance on Highway 64

Nashville Firefighters and Nash County EMS workers had a close call last week, while responding to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 64.
Nash County 9-1-1 received a call about a motor vehicle accident on Highway 64 around 1 a.m. on May 18. The accident occurred around the 459 mile marker and Nashville's Fire Department responded, along with Nash County EMS and Momeyer Fire and Rescue.
Upon arrival, one vehicle was found off the roadway with an uninjured occupant, who refused care or treatment.

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Credit card skimmers found in Nash County

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors recently conducted a month long sweep at gas stations across the state looking for credit card skimmers. Inspectors visited 972 stations in 12 counties and checked 8,567 dispensers. The inspectors found three skimming devices. The devices were found in Mecklenburg and Nash counties.
Thieves can install credit card skimmers at the pump.

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A possession of an open container, driving while impaired and driving while license revoked was reported on 5/18/16 at US 64 A at Western Avenue
A possession of counterfeit money was reported on 5/18/16 at McDonald's, 501 W Washington Street
A larceny (shoplifting) was reported on 5/19/16 at Wal-Mart, 1205 Eastern Avenue

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A larceny was reported on 5/15/16 on Shearin Road
A larceny was reported on 5/15/16 at 4167 S NC 58
A damage to property was reported on 5/16/16 at 2498 Old White Oak Road
A tampering with a vehicle was reported on 5/16/16 on S Old Carriage Road

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Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from May 16 through 20.

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Nash Soil and Water Conservation District 2016 Poster and Essay Contest Winners
ROCKY MOUNT ACADEMY -- Pictured with Bobby Joe Fisher are (left to right) Gavin Ozment, Addison Huff and Griffin Hudlow.
Nash Soil and Water Conservation District 2016 Poster and Essay Contest Winners

Each year Nash Soil and Water Conservation hosts an annual awards program for poster and essay contest winners. This year's contest theme was "We All Live in a Watershed."
The poster contest is offered to Nash County Elementary Schools grades 3-5. The essay contest is offered to 6th grade students.
Winners are chosen at each grade level at each school and then move on to a county competition.

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Local author signs book at Cooley Library
Local author signs book at Cooley Library

Nashville's Cooley Library will host a book signing for Tillie Bell on Friday, June 3 from 4 until 6 p.m.
Bell will be reading excerpts from her book, "Down Memory Lane: Midst the Morning Glories and Maypops."
This is the second book Bell has written.
Bell wrote her first book, "Prayer Patterns, A Collection," in 2012.

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Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook
Nash County Animal Friends' Notebook

Sometimes I wonder who the people are that let their pets die at the Shelter. The ones who allow their dogs to roam at will because, after all, "they are in the county." There are some dogs that stick close to home. But many are looking for love in all the wrong places like many of the strays that arrive at the Shelter. That can be fixed with the spay or neuter! And we all know the only safe cat is an indoor cat! We all see too many that didn't make it, scattered like trash along the side of the roads. Sometimes they starve, because after all dogs rely on us. Really sad, isn't it?

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On a beautiful Sunday morning Peachtree folks gathered for worship. Sanctuary flowers were grown and arranged by Melba and Jerry Hobgood. They gave them in honor of their great nieces, Kyli and Kyndal, whose dance groups recently won the National Dance Competition.
Beverly Wilson's children's sermon was about the 'Trinity'. She peeled a boiled egg to show that three things can be enclosed in one thing. The 'Trinity' is composed of God the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit.

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Luke's Word for the Week
Luke's Word for the Week

I want to say thank you today. Thank you to the veterans who are in the Church triumphant and served this great country called the United States of America. I want to thank you because you gave yourself to something that you believed to be greater than just yourself, you gave yourself to a cause called freedom. A freedom earned so that I can sit in the comforts of my home here in Nashville at a computer and type these words without fear of having my Bible out on my desk. Thank you.

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Plans are in the works for members of Red Oak Baptist Church to go on a mission trip to minister in Webster Springs, WV through the Appalachian Coalfields Ministry developed by the NC Baptist Men. In July, the missions team will travel to West Virginia to help with sorting and distributing food and clothing to local residents.
Remember Hometown Favorites cookbooks are still available for $10 each! Great gift or keepsake! Contact Audrey or Suzy Pearce.

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Bethel Heroes
Bethel Heroes

United Daughters of the Confederacy Bethel Heroes Chapter 636 members gathered at the Confederate Monument to lay a wreath in honor of Confederate Memorial Day. Pictured on the front row (L-R) is: Homer Robbins, Toni Suiter, Margaret Sink and Kay Freeland. On the back row (L-R) is: Donna Boykins, Margaret Cobb, Margie Brantley, Helen Sharpe, Penny McLain and Edith Whitby.

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Finch speaks to students at SNMS
Finch speaks to students at SNMS

Members of Envirothon Teams at Southern Nash Middle School recently had the opportunity to hear about bluebirds, as Dan Finch, of Homes for Bluebirds was a guest speaker.
Homes for Bluebirds is a Nashville non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of bluebirds and cavity nesting birds.
Middle school student's in sixth grade science teacher, Mrs. Terri Jenkins' room, were excited about creating the handcrafted, functional bluebird houses with Finch.

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RMA teacher selected for fellowship

A teacher at Rocky Mount Academy was one of six educators selected by George Washington's Mount Vernon to participate in a residential fellowship program at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.
Don Stancavish, a high school social studies teacher at Rocky Mount Academy, was chosen to participate in the Life Guard Teacher Fellows Program.

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