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Joseph Paul Shaw passes away at age 80
Joseph Paul Shaw passes away at age 80

A man heavily involved in giving back to the Nashville community passed away last Friday.
 Joseph Paul Shaw, Jr., 80, passed away, Friday, January 23, 2015.
He was born April 12, 1934 in Dunn to the late Mary Penny Shaw and Joseph Paul Shaw, Sr. His maternal grandparents were Mary Franks and Jesse Penny. His paternal grandparents were Naomi and Henry Shaw.

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Luther Dexter Barbee dies at 87
Luther Dexter Barbee dies at 87

Luther Dexter Barbee, former Nashville Councilman and a charter member of Nashville’s Birchwood Country Club, passed away on Friday, January 23. He was 87 years old.
He was born June 25, 1927 in Nash County to the late Luther Franklin and Jeanette Pridgen Barbee.
Barbee was a member of Nashville Baptist Church.

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Child alerts sleeping family to house fire

A two-year-old alerted his family to an early morning fire in their home Saturday, helping the family safely get out of the home.
Nashville Firefighters responded to the fire, at 2634 Highway 58, at around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 24.
Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke coming from the home.

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NASHVILLE POLICE BRIEFS

INCIDENTS
A larceny was reported on 1/20/15 at 804 Old Wilson Road
An obtaining money/property by false pretense and possession of counterfeit money was reported on 1/21/15 at 106 West Nashville Drive

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS

A breaking and entering was reported on 1/19/15 at 5672 Bend of the River Road
A larceny and theft of money/personal items was reported on 1/19/15 at 6096 Bones Cut Off Road
A damage to property and animal cruelty was reported on 1/19/15 at 7037 Little Creek Road
A larceny was reported on 1/19/15 at 172 Pine Street

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from January 19 through 23. 

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Landowners receive advice on proposed pipeline

A meeting hosted by the Nash County Agricultural Center on Tuesday brought in a full house as more than 150 citizens came to learn more about the their options concerning the proposed pipeline coming through Nash County. Three officials spoke at the meeting: Theodore Feitshans, an attorney and professor at North Carolina State University; Guido van der Hoeven, an extension economics specialist at North Carolina State University; and Charlie Tyson, Nash County Cooperative Extension Director.

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NCC celebrates latest BLET graduates
NCC celebrates latest BLET graduates

“You are part of a special group. Only three out of 20 people who apply to be a police officer actually become one. This job is a calling. You should be proud,” Rocky Mount Police Department Lieutenant Larry Neal Boone told Nash Community College’s newest crop of heroes. Boone addressed the Fortieth Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy at NCC sharing wisdom from his own career experiences with the eleven graduates, “Be an ambassador for your department.

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Local to lead NC Soybean Board

Greg Manning, of Nashville, was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association at the 48th annual meeting in Durham on Jan. 16, 2015. Manning will represent Edgecombe, Halifax and Nash counties.

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ASU announces grads, honor lists

Appalachian State University recently released its graduation list for the Fall 2014 Semester.
A total of 196 graduate students and 1,003 undergraduate students received degrees during ceremonies held in December.

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New member
New member

Mu Chapter officers, of Delta Kappa Gamma International, initiated a new member, December 9, 2014.  Pictured (L-R) is: Mu Chapter President, Tobey Worthington; New Mu Member, Tunisia Bullock; Vice-President, Reba Fulghum; and Secretary, Anita Wesche.

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College Foundation to host free financial aid workshop

College Foundation of North Carolina to offer a free college financial aid workshop for Nash County students and their parents on Tues., Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
How will you pay for college for your child or yourself?  College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) can help you figure it out.

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Celebrate Life Banquet set for Feb. 19
Celebrate Life Banquet set for Feb. 19

The Pregnancy Care Center Board of Directors recently announced Kirk Walden as the 2015 Celebrate Life Banquet keynote speaker.  If you are ready to create a true culture of life in America, Kirk brings a captivating perspective on how the battle will be won in this generation.
The Celebrate Life Banquet will be held at Englewood Baptist Church on Thursday, February 19th at 7 p.m. 

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Barnette joins Fields and Cooper law firm
Barnette joins Fields and Cooper law firm

Fields and Cooper, PLLC, recently announced that Trey Barnette has joined the law firm. He was recently admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and is licensed to practice in North Carolina.
Barnette earned his Juris Doctor at Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and his B.A. from North Carolina State University.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

On a bright and sunny Sunday morning Peachtree folks gathered for worship.  Pastor Whitehouse greeted those present.  Sanctuary flowers were given by Ann and Niki Cannon in memory of Ann’s husband and Niki’s father, Jim Cannon.
The sermon was brought by Rev. Joel Story, guest preacher.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

Everyone greatly enjoyed the book club discussion Tale Talk on January 20 at Red Oak United Methodist Church.  The group discussed The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer. Their next Tale Talk meeting is scheduled for March 24 when they will discuss Monster by Frank Peretti.
Women in Action met at Red Oak Baptist Church on Thursday, January 22.

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Word for the week
Word for the week

The tiny infant in an incubator struggled for breath. An urgent call went to the hospital chaplain. “Please baptize my baby.” Death came quietly. Young teenagers sped through a railroad crossing under the glare of lights from an oncoming engine, the blare of a screaming horn, and the screech of wheels grinding on the tracks.

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FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS
FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced the availability of more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. This support is available through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), administered by USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

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Christmas Light Tour
Christmas Light Tour

Girl Scouts from Troops 611 and 3249 served refreshments to senior participants after the annual Christmas Light Tour, held on December 18th, 2014. The tour was hosted by the City of Rocky Mount at Nash Community College.

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AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS

Congratulations to Cranford Keffer. Cran got his learners permit last week! Yeah!
Mary Ann Holland visited her sister Carol Carter and her family last week in Knoxville,Tennessee. Carol is teaching Mary Ann to quilt.

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NASH COUNTY BLOOD DRIVES

Monday, February 2 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Planet Fitness, 1271 Cobb Corners Drive, Rocky Mount
Tuesday, February 3 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Stony Hill Free Will Baptist Church, 9649 Stony Hill Church Road, Middlesex
Wednesday, February 4 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Tri-County Industries, 1250 Atlantic Avenue, Rocky Mount

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