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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

A resisting, obstruct, delay LEO was reported on 10/6/14 at Straight Gate and Watson Seed Farm Road
A breaking, entering and larceny of an outbuilding was reported on 10/6/14 at 8781 Millbranch Road
A larceny from a trailer was reported on 10/6/14 at 8906 S NC 58
A robbery with a dangerous weapon and soliciting prostititution was reported on 10/7/14 at 2353 Briwig Road

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NASHVILLE POLICE BRIEFS

INCIDENTS
A larceny was reported on 10/6/14 by Nash Rocky Mount Schools at 300 Richardson Court
A damage to property (vandalism) was reported on 10/6/14 at 904 Brake Street
A communicating threats was reported on 10/7/14 at 112 Aviation Avenue

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from October 6 through October 10

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Golf tourney to benefit Lupus Foundation

Benvenue Country Club in Rocky Mount will once again be home to the “Reaching for the Green” Golf Tournament. The Fifth Annual event will be teeing up on Saturday, October 25 to benefit the Lupus Foundation of American, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC).
Hosted by Regional Materials Recovery, Inc (RMR), registration for “Reaching for the Green” kicks off at 10:30 a.m.

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2014 ELECTION: Nash County Commissioner District 06, 1
2014 ELECTION: Nash County Commissioner District 06, 1

Mary P. Wells
Age: 78
Professional or background: retired business owner Dry Cleaners
Family: Husband Talmage married for 59 years, 4 children, James, Royce, Tammy and David, 11 grandchildren

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2014 ELECTION: Nash County Commissioner District 06, 2
2014 ELECTION: Nash County Commissioner District 06, 2

Peter H. Gilliland
Profession: Minister
Family: Wife of almost 40 years, Patsy Johnson Gilliland (former Miss North Carolina and Conductor of the Tar River Children’s Chorus);Son, Matt, NCCU Law Graduate and on-line Educational Director for Liberty. He is married to Meghan Harrison Gilliland, of Nashville.

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2014 ELECTION: Nash County Commissioner District 07, 1
2014 ELECTION: Nash County Commissioner District 07, 1

Barbara High Tyre
Age: 64
Professional Background: United Methodist Minister and  Retired Educator
Family: widow – two step sons – one in animal science research and one in Public Safety
Hobbies -   music,   history.

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2014 ELECTION: Nash County Commissioner District 07, 2
2014 ELECTION: Nash County Commissioner District 07, 2

Robbie Brian Davis
Age: 62
Profession or background: Engineering, 2 years Federal Gov., 9 years City Rocky Mount, 30 years owner Turn-Key Contractors
Family: wife, Paige, 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren

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2014 ELECTION: Nash County Sheriff, 1
2014 ELECTION: Nash County Sheriff, 1

Julian Keith Stone
Age: 49
Profession or background: 30 years Law Enforcement Experience. Retired Captain North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Family: Wife - Karen, three daughters Emma, Francis and Caroline
Hobbies: Fitness, outdoor sportsman and spending time with family

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2014 ELECTION: Nash County Sheriff, 2
2014 ELECTION: Nash County Sheriff, 2

Stanley (Big Griff) Griffin
Age: 45
Profession or Background: (8) years NC Licensed Bail Agent, (16) years Law Enforcement, U.S. MARINE, Rail Road Conductor, Associate’s Degree Criminal Justice
Family: Wife; Cassandra, Daughter; Sharay, Daughter; Quanishia, Son; Devonte, two dogs: Ace and Duece
Hobbies: Helping people in the community, fishing, recording music

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2014 ELECTION: NC House - District 25, 1
2014 ELECTION: NC House - District 25, 1

Charles M. Johnson
Age: 93
Profession or background: Retired after 40 years as “Head State Bedding Inspector for the Sleep Product Brand” for D.E.N.R.
Family: married to Evelyn Gay Johnson (deceased) for more than 60 years; two daughters, Jean Griffin and husband, Ray and Trudy Collier and husband, Jerry, and two grandchildren, Crystal Collier and Terry Stroud, two great grandchildren, Brittany and Dylan and one great great grandchild, Gracie.

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2014 ELECTION: NC House - District 25, 2
2014 ELECTION: NC House - District 25, 2

Jeff Collins
Age: 58
Profession or background: financial consultant
Family: wife (Beanie); 3 children; 5 grandchildren
Hobbies: reading; traveling; spending time with grandchildren

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FALL ENCAMPMENT
FALL ENCAMPMENT

Pictured above, Torrie Sanders and Kiley Shearon, enjoyed kayaking during the annual encampment. Both Sanders and Shearon are Junior Girl Scouts with Troop 530 in Red Oak.

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CTE Open House set for Oct. 21

On October 21st from 6 until 7:30pm, Nash Community College (NCC) and Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NRMPS) will host sixth through twelfth grade students and their parents at the 6th Annual Career & Technical Education Open House in the NCC Business and Industry Center. The event is free and everyone is welcome.
During the showcase, attendees will explore classes that can be taken in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools that align with classes and programs offered at Nash Community College.

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NC DOT to close portion of Country Club Road through October 31

The N.C. Department of Transportation will close a section of Country Club Road from Hunter Hill Road to U.S. 64 Business/Buck Leonard Boulevard in Rocky Mount the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 31. The closure is necessary to perform unforeseen sewer work on the widening project currently taking place along Country Club Road.

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Nurses complete leadership program
Nurses complete leadership program

Fifteen Nash Health Care nurses recently completed an extensive leadership development program that will equip them to face the challenges of nurse management in a rapidly changing health care environment. These nurses represent the second graduating class of the program, which was designed to nurture and develop talent of another generation of health care leaders.

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JAKES DAY
JAKES DAY

The Tar River Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation hosted its annual Jakes Day event on Saturday, September 27 at Rose Hill Farm. The program is dedicated to informing and involving youth in wildlife conservation and the wise stewardship of natural resources. Pictured above, Zachary Bradberry, 10, of Boy Scout Pack 16 in Red Oak, walks across the rope bridge during Jakes Day.

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Rocky Mount Police Department to host Gun Buyback Program

The City of Rocky Mount Police Department is hosting its annual Gun Buyback program on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until funds are exhausted.
According to Cpl. Michael Lewis, public information officer for the City of Rocky Mount Police Department, the gun buyback program is a safe, no questions asked way to remove guns from your home.

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Ridgecrest Worship Center to celebrate 90th anniversary

The early history of the Ridgecrest Worship Center began with a small group of people assembling in their homes.  They soon rented a tin garage located on the corner of Nashville Road and Maple Street.  There were regular services and many revivals with different preachers until the church was organized in November 1924. 

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

On this Sunday before Columbus’ Day, many Peachtree folks were away on their last vacation of the year.  Pastor Whitehouse greeted those who were present at church.  Sanctuary flowers were given by Lillie Belle Griffin in memory of her husband, R.S. Griffin.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

Several ladies from Red Oak Baptist Church participated in the monthly Bible study at Fountain Correctional Center for Women in Rocky Mount on Monday, Oct. 6.  Karen Girona led the study on Jonah.  Others attending included Jean Mellor, Audrey Pearce, Suzy Pearce, Hazel Hill, and Marilyn Boone.

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BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS
BEULAH COMMUNITY NEWS

Sunday at Beulah Church of Christ was a really great day. We had our annual homecoming service which always is held the second Sunday in October. Brother Chris Matchem brought us the morning message which was really enjoyed by a large audience which we were really thankful to have. We want to thank everyone who attended especially the large number of visitors which were present. May God bless each of you.

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Highway 55 founder Kenny Moore speaks to Rocky Mount Club
Highway 55 founder Kenny Moore speaks to Rocky Mount Club

Inspirational businessman, Kenny Moore, was the special guest and featured speaker last week at a luncheon meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel of the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount.
He described how he was the regional manager for a chain of restaurants but was fired because his employer developed financial problems in the recession of 1991 even though the restaurants he managed were profitable...

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BETHEL HEROES ATTEND CONVENTION
BETHEL HEROES ATTEND CONVENTION

Several UDC Bethel Heroes Chapter 636 members attended the UDC 118th Annual Convention in Durham recently. Those attending were (L-R): Margaret Sink, Dottie Barrett, Margie Parker Brantley, Edith Whitby and Helen Sharpe. The wreath pictured is in remembrance of Jeanette McIlwean, Bethel Heroes 636 member who died this year.

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