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Great team work is credited with saving the lives of two accident victims who were trapped in the wreckage of a car that struck a huge steel electrical pole on Dortches Blvd. on Saturday morning, June 27th. Fire fighters from Red Oak Fire Department, rescue squad members from Stoney Creek and Nash County EMS Units teamed up together to remove the trapped victims. The 21 year-old passenger was removed within 10 minutes, but it took over 30 minutes to remove the heavily trapped 19 year-old driver.
Since coming to America, Conrad Bastien has shared his story through many avenues.
He has written several plays, songs and poems, which were inspired by his story. His story can also be found in his debut book, "Wings of a Dream," which came out in 2009.
On Saturday, Bastien held a book signing at Cooley Library.
Little Caitlynn Stewart Bissette holds the first cotton bloom found on her great uncle Burt Philips' Farm in the Battleboro Community. Holding Caitlynn is her grandmother Carolyn V. Philips. Standing with them is Travis and Nichole Denny, Caitlynn's aunt and uncle. Caitlynn is the daughter of Josh and Candice P. Bissette. Her grandfather is Stewart Philips. They brought the bloom to the Graphic office on June 26th. The Nashville Graphic has held a long-time tradition of offering a free one-year subscription for the first bloom of the season brought to the newspaper.
A possession of stolen property was reported on 6/23/15 at First Street Convenience, 802 S First Street
A larceny was reported on 6/26/15 at Wal-Mart, 1205 Eastern Avenue
A possession of marijuana was reported on 6/26/15 at Eastern Avenue and Red Oak Road
A robbery with a weapon, breaking and entering a motor vehicle and breaking and entering were reported on 6/22/15 at 11507 Watson Seed Farm Road
A possession of marijuana were reported on 6/22/15 at 10601 E NC 97
A possession with intent to sell and deliver MDMA, sell and deliver molly and maintaining a vehicle were reported on 6/22/15 at 5214 Blackhome Road
A misdemeanor larceny was reported on 6/22/15 at 2038 Cash Lane
Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from June 22 through June 26.
With little fanfare and no comments from the public, Spring Hope's Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year Budget last Thursday night.
The budget included a three cents property tax increase, which will enable the town to add funds to the police department and sanitation department. The additional funds will also allow the town to have $6,000 to be used for any of the town's critical needs that were left unfunded.
The Nashville Graphic held a drawing at its booth during the Nashville Blooming Festival. Three lucky winners were drawn after the event. Pictured above, Erma Lucas won a gift certificate to Food Lion.
Nash County residents are among those graduating from East Carolina University recently.
Nashville residents graduating include Amanda Baker, with a Master of School Administration, Charnissa Brown, with a Master of Science in Nursing, Molly Cary, with a Bachelor of Science, Teresa Dantzler, with a Master of Business Administration and Certificate, Fredrisha Faison, with a Bachelor of Science, Nadia Ibrahim, with a Master of Arts in Education, Matthew Jones, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Margaret Ross, with a Bachelor of Science and Susanne Strickland, with a Master of Arts in Education.
Nash County residents were recently named to the Dean's List, Honor Roll and Chancellor's List at East Carolina University.
The Chancellor's List is composed of the names of all full-time undergraduates who make four grade points per credit hour on all work taken with no incomplete grades.
The Dean's List is composed of the names of all full-time undergraduates who make at least three and one-half grade points per credit hour on all work taken with no grade below C and no incomplete grades.
Tuesday, July 7 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 1221 Thorpe Road, Rocky Mount. For City of Rocky Mount employees
Friday, July 10 from 1 until 7b p.m. at Petsmart, 1462 Jeffries Road, Rocky Mount
Monday, July 13 from 2 until 7 p.m. at Northside Community Church, 1660 Beaver Pond Drive, Rocky Mount
Tuesday, July 14 from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m. at Boddie Noell, 1021 Noell Lane, Rocky Mount
On Friday, May 22nd Mrs. Adkins' AIG Reading students took a trip to the Nash County Courthouse in Nashville to hold a Mock Trial. The case heard was "The State vs. Jack Robinson", also known as "Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk."
When Jack cut down the beanstalk, the Ogre fell to his death and Jack was charged with breaking and entering, theft, and second degree murder.
The students learned about the different roles in the court room and were each given a role to carry out during the trial.
Coopers Elementary School students enjoyed the Spring Fling activities.
Coopers Elementary School students enjoyed several games and blowup rides during the Spring Fling.
Coopers Elementary School staff and students held a ribbon cutting ceremony in May during the gymnasium dedication ceremony.
PNC Bank has promoted three bankers in its Tri-County area retail and business banking teams.
Darlene Winston, region manager, brings more than 30 years of financial services experience to this role, most recently as support manager for the Northeast North Carolina and Tri-County Area retail teams. Based at 131 N Church Street, she is responsible for developing and leading skilled Retail branch teams in the Rocky Mount region.
The Southern Bank Foundation made a multi-year contribution totaling $36,000 ($12,000 per year for three years) to the S.N.A.C.K.S. And More organization in Bailey. S.N.A.C.K.S. (Southern Nash Answering the Call for Kids Sports) is a non-profit group in Nash County working to enrich the lives of and opportunities available to local youth athletes and members of the surrounding communities. They are currently working on a new Bailey-Middlesex Park project.
Southern Bank recently presented a $2,500 gift to Peacemakers of South Rocky Mount in support of Peacemakers' After School Program. During the school year, Peacemakers' After School Program provides a safe, affirming environment where elementary and middle school students can receive tutoring at no charge. Volunteers work with young students Monday through Thursday afternoons, from 3:30pm until 5:30pm, assisting with homework assignments and working on specific skill areas that need improvement.
Nashville's Kiwanis Club recognized Terrific Kids of the Nashville Boys and Girls Club on June 10, 2015. Those receiving recognition were: Robert Richardson, Adrianna Lynch, Jayden Freeman, Malachi Brake, Destiny Harrison, Jayden Gray, Ke'Shawn Coppage and Caleb Allen. Club members Rhonda Jordan and Elaine Robertson presented the Terrific Kids with framed certificates, personal dictionaries and school supplies. Also pictured is Mr. Boris Ashford, Director of the Nashville Boys and Girls Club.
The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of N.C. 231 between N.C. 97 and U.S. 64 in southwestern Nash County on Tuesday, June 30, weather permitting.
The closure is necessary to allow crews with Keystone Contracting Co. Inc. to replace the bridge over Turkey Creek. The 90-year-old bridge is classified as functionally obsolete. A functionally obsolete bridge is like an old house. Although the house is safe to live in, the home must eventually be updated in order to meet current standards and the needs of its residents.
We met for Sunday School at 9:45. Church service followed at 10:45. Welcome and announcements were given by Elder Earl Cary. The invocation was given by Chris Matchem followed by two praise hymns and prayer. Communion then followed and was given by Elder Randy Goodbrod. Communion was given by Deacons Jim Walker, Steve Wheeless, James Proctor and Mickey Matthews followed by prayers and giving of tithes and offerings. The morning message followed by brother Chris Matchem.
If you happened through Aventon last week and thought you were having a hallucination from the 103-degree heat, you weren't. Yes, that was Terry Milligan trying out his new jet ski in the farm pond. Fuel and oil, check; new battery, check; life jacket, check. All that was left was to try it out. Terry figured Lake Gaston was 30 minutes away and his pond was right there so he backed up, offloaded, cranked up and took off. The ducks and geese scattered, squawking as they flew.
On a beautiful Sunday morning Peachtree folks gathered for worship at the church. Sanctuary flowers were grown and arranged by Barbara Hardison. She gave them in memory of her late husband, John Beverley Privette. The choir sang a medley of "He Touched Me and Something Beautiful." Jerry Hobgood was the soloist.
Pastor Whitehouse's sermon was titled, "Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet," based on scripture found in Genesis 42-43.
Rev. Thomas Walker (center), Pastor of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, held a mini concert at Universal Health Care in Nashville for residents. Pictured with Walker is Jackie Johnson (far left) and Roberta Little (far right).
Pictured above (L-R), volunteer Bernetta Stokes helps Carisma Deans, 7, on a flashlight craft project.