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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from May 11 through May 15, 2015.

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Investigation leads to narcotics arrests
Investigation leads to narcotics arrests

The Nash County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division recently arrested 10 individuals for bringing drugs into Nash County.
The arrests stem from a three- month undercover investigation that encompassed two other counties.
According to a press release, the investigation is the continuing efforts of Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone to fight illegal narcotics being sold and transported to Nash County.
"Sheriff Stone and the Nash County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to the fight against the illegal drug sells in Nash County," the release said.

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A breaking and entering and larceny after a breaking and entering was reported on 5/11/15 at 3451 Lonesome Pine Road
An all other larceny was reported on 5/11/15 at 10159 Liles Road
A breaking and entering and damage to personal property was reported on 5/11/15 at 5523 US264A
An identity theft was reported on 5/11/15 at 5166 Wollett Mill Road

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A failure to secure a load properly was reported on 5/12/15 at L&L#14, 479 W Washington Street
A larceny was reported on 5/12/15 at Waffle House, 314 W Washington Street
A damage to property (vandalism) was reported on 5/12/15 at 558 Indian Trail

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Medals presented
Medals presented

Cadet Delassio McKinnon, a member of the Northern Nash HS AFJROTC unit, was presented with the Sons of the American Revolution Outstanding JROTC Cadet Medal. The medal recognizes McKinnon's high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence in the performance of his duties. The award was presented by Halifax Resolves Chapter Past President Ken Wilson.

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US POSTAL SERVICE FOOD DRIVE
US POSTAL SERVICE FOOD DRIVE

USPS FOOD DRIVE -- The U.S. Postal Service at Nashville far exceeded the annual food drive from previous years, collecting approximately 1600 pounds of food. Employees say they thank the Nashville Community for supporting the annual drive. "We must also thank the USPS employees whose dedication made this event a major success," said Samuel Benton, Postmaster at Nashville, "Thanks to everyone in The Original Nashville who made this happen," he concluded. Pictured above, left to right, are: James Mills, Tracie Thompson, Shawneequa James, Felicia Gaylord, Crystal Joyner, Onyxette Hardy, Lakisha Powell. Pictured in front are representatives from My Sister's House,Director Cynthia Kornegy and Lem Kornegay.

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Johnson, David unite in marriage
Johnson, David unite in marriage

Hilary Beamon Johnson and Dexter Dennis David were united in marriage on May 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the Lakeside Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. The ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Jody Wright.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Johnson of Rocky Mount.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Royal David of Rocky Mount. He is the grandson of Gayle Macaluso Ponthier.

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Langley celebrates 98th birthday
Lester Langley celebrated his 98th birthday on May 3rd. Pictured above are siblings Eleanor Yates, Lester Langley and Doris Fisher.
Langley celebrates 98th birthday

Lester Langley, longtime resident of Rocky Mount, celebrated his 98th birthday on Sunday, May 3rd. Among those who joined the festivities were his wife, Catherine, his sister, Doris Fisher of Nashville, and his sister, Eleanor Yates of Bradenton, Florida. Nieces, nephews and neighbors visited at his home throughout the day - many with homemade desserts. Another highlight was that a stranger, at the diner where Lester ate breakfast, overheard the conversation about his birthday and anonymously picked up the tab!

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Moore named Medical Director of the Year
Moore named Medical Director of the Year

Kenneth Moore, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Nash Health Care in Rocky Mount, was recently named Medical Director of the Year for TeamHealth's Emergency Medicine Mid- Atlantic Group. The awards ceremony was held April 15 in Dallas, Texas, during TeamHealth's National Medical Director Leadership Conference. Selected by TeamHealth's operating presidents, Dr. Moore is among nine individuals out of more than 750 clinical leaders across the country who were recognized for excellence in physician leadership.

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Edgecombe Commissioners meet with Rocky Mount

Edgecombe County Commissioners and the Rocky Mount City Council moved forward with holding a meeting to discuss the proposed realignment of the Nash-Rocky Mount School System, despite Nash County Commissioners backing out of the meeting.
Nash Commissioners had been trying to set up a meeting with Edgecombe County for several weeks. The two entities had agreed on meeting Friday, May 15 but after discovering the City of Rocky Mount was planning on attending, Nash County Commissioners cancelled the meeting, saying they first wanted to meet soley with Edgecombe County.

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 110 OFFICERS
AMERICAN LEGION POST 110 OFFICERS

Nashville's American Legion Post 110 elected new officers this week for 2015-2016. Pictured (left to right) are: Larry Womack (outgoing Post Commander); Dr. David West (incoming Post Commander); James Ervin (Chaplain); C.T. Worrell (Service Officer); Barney Bell (Sgt. at Arms); Gene Braswell (Second Vice Commander); W.A. "Sonny" Brantley (Finance Officer); Jim Boehm (First Vice Commander); and R.E. Collier, Jr. (Post Adjutant). The Legion will hold a Memorial Day Service Sunday, May 24 at 6 p.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery in Nashville honoring deceased veterans.

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ANIMAL MAN VISITS CEDAR GROVE
ANIMAL MAN VISITS CEDAR GROVE

Dan the Animal Man visited Cedar Grove Elementary School in March to show a few of his animals to students. The Animal Man provided a program to students who had met their Accelerated Reading and PBIS goals for March. Pictured above, Dan the Animal Man (at left) shows a tarantula shed to Cedar Grove Elementary School Principal Brad Jones (at right) during the program.

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NRMS announces Honor Roll students for High Schools

Nash-Rocky Mount Public School Honor Rolls for the third nine weeks are listed below:

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Coopers High School holds 82nd Alumni Banquet
Ms. Ruth Parker, Class of 1938, was honored at the 82nd Annual Coopers High School Alumni Banquet as the oldest alumna present.
Coopers High School holds 82nd Alumni Banquet

The 82nd Annual Coopers High School Alumni Banquet was held April 25, 2015 in the Coopers School Gymnasium. 150 former Bulldogs and their guests were in attendance, celebrating and reminicing over past high school glories. President Erma Pridgen welcomed the guests and recognized the honored alumni which included the oldest alumna present, Ruth Parker (1938) Dempsey Lindsey (1941) Roy Taylor & Eugene Bone (1945). The classes of 1955 and 1964 celebrated their 60th and 50th reunions, respectively.

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS
BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

Sunday School began at 9:45 on Sunday morning at Beulah Church of Christ. Everyone was welcomed by elder, Earl Cary. This was followed by everyone singing and Wilma Enroughty at the piano. Mrs. Frances Hedgepeth usually plays and she was really missed. She attended another service to be with her grandchild who was in a program there. We know she had a wonderful time and enjoyed being with family members there. Earl gave several announcements.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Peachtree folks gathered for worship on a sunny, glorious Sunday morning. Sanctuary flowers were given in honor of David Griffin by Patricia Wood and her sons, Bill and Bart Wood. The choir sang "Lead me Lord" under the direction of the pastor.
Pastor Whitehouse chose as his sermon scripture Genesis 39. It is about the life of Joseph, as he was enslaved and living in the house of Potipher- CEO of Pharaoh, King of Egypt. The sermon recounted practical ways to avoid temptation in our own lives.

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Word for the week
Word for the week

Lustful literature litters the landscape. Pornographic Internet sites lure victims into lurid acts. The objectives of the underworld are clear. X-rated sales are high. Big money is involved. The objectives of the Underworld are also clear. "When lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death" (James 1:15).
Jesus puts it this way. "I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matthew 5:28).

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AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS
AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS

I had someone ask me the other day if we ever had any conflicts here in Aventon. LOL! I should have said never, NO NOT US!! I answered honestly instead. Yep, occasionally we disagree, but don't all families do that, we aren't any different. We are not perfect, we are human and full of flaws and each person with their own opinions, but just like other families, we love each other and we are there for each other. Toleration sometimes is a wonderful word! Yes, people we are only the happiest people around 99.9 % of the time lol!

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

The Baptist Men had their monthly breakfast and meeting on Sunday, May 17.
The Ty Tharrington Benefit Pork Chop Dinner will be on Friday, May 29 at 11 am - 2 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm at the Red Oak Fire Department. Plate are $7 each. Contact Bryant Fisher, Dwight Fisher, or Pat Griffin for tickets.
Register now for the 2nd annual Stop Hunger Now meal packing event hosted by Red Oak United Methodist Church scheduled for 9 am on Saturday, May 30.

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Joyner is recipient of first N.C. Livestock Scholarship

Twenty-four North Carolina students are the first recipients of the N.C. State Fair Youth Livestock Scholarships, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently announced.
The scholarships are designed for high school seniors and students currently enrolled in an institute of higher education who have participated in the junior livestock or market turkey shows at the N.C. State Fair.

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Down East Radio Reading Service honors volunteers
Down East Radio Reading Service honors volunteers

Down East Radio Reading Service hosted an Annual Appreciation Dinner recently in recognition of the many volunteers who serve those in Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties who are blind or vision impaired.
Board Chairman Joe Warner explained, "Our mission at DERRS is to read information from our local newspapers over the air to those in our community who cannot read printed material. The programs are broadcast from a radio station in Rocky Mount and received by our listeners over the internet or on a specially constructed radio, placed free of charge through the Social Worker for the Blind in each county."

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NCC student clubs lead food drive for Peacemakers' Freedom Schoo
NCC student clubs lead food drive for Peacemakers' Freedom Schoo

Nash Community College student clubs recently led a food drive competition to collect snack foods for Peacemakers' Freedom School. The Math and Science Club won the competition collecting the most food.
Peacemakers is a community development organization serving the under-resourced area of South Rocky Mount to empower members of the community with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead successful and sustainable lives.

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NCC earns ranking for digital presence
NCC earns ranking for digital presence

Nash Community College ranks eighth in the United States for its digital presence among Mid-Sized Colleges with 5,000 to 10,000 students according e.Republic's Center for Digital Education Digital Community Colleges Survey. The survey identified 46 of the most forward-thinking and technology-driven community colleges in the nation.
In its tenth year, the survey analyzes how community colleges use digital technologies to improve services to students, faculty, staff and the community at large.

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