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A damage to property (vandalism) was reported on 4/13/14 at Glover Park
A possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia was reported on 4/14/14 on Washington Street
An assault with a deadly weapon with serious injury was reported on 4/15/14 at 1544 E Castalia Road
An identity fraud was reported on 4/16/14 at 5875 Silver Court
A breaking, entering and larceny of a residence was reported on 4/16/14 at 2275 S Halifax Road
A missing person was reported on 4/16/14 at 3729 Twin Oak Way
The Rocky Mount Police Department arrested six people recently for distributing heroin.
According to a press release, the City of Rocky Mount, along with other North Carolina cities, has been battling a resurgence in the drug. The Rocky Mount Police Department has enhanced efforts to reduce the crime and damage the drug causes to citizens.
Connor Bolin squats to pick up an egg during Nashville’s Easter Egg Hunt, which was held at Glover Park on Monday morning.
D’jayla Williams, 2, of Nashville, is all smiles after finding an egg at Glover Park during the Easter Egg Hunt on Monday.
Officers from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety conducted a warrantless search operation on April 10 in Rocky Mount, Nash and Edgecombe counties, making unannounced searches at the residences of 20 individuals on probation, parole or post-release supervision. During the operation officers seized weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia and captured one probation absconder.
Nashville Police Chief Tom Bashore (at left) chats with Church Street Grill owner Jerry Taylor (at right) last Thursday during Coffee with a Cop. The police department typically hosts a Coffee with a Cop each month at various locations in town to give citizens a chance to meet officers.
Organizers of the annual Cooley Library Ladies Luncheon met with homeowner Kate Barnes earlier this month to discuss the luncheon. Barnes (far right) will host the luncheon at her home Saturday, April 26. Pictured with Barnes is Jordan Lytton (far left) and Pam Bass (center) on the back porch of the home.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory recently appointed Renee Batts, of Nash County, to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control.
Batts is the associate director of Allied Health.
Momeyer’s Board began budget discussions at its monthly meeting last Monday morning.
Commissioner George Alma Edwards presented the budget, which is proposed at $64,210.
The 2014-2015 proposal is around $4,000 less than what was proposed in the 2013-2014 budget.
Edwards presented the board with two budgets to consider. There is a $938 difference in the two budgets, she said.
Robert Evans was recently named chairman of the Nash Health Care Board of Commissioners for 2014 to 2015. Evans replaces previous Board chairman Vincent Andracchio II. The Nash Health Care Board of Commissioners is a 14-member volunteer board appointed by the Nash County Board of Commissioners.
Evans was a district court judge for 11 years and is currently the District Attorney for the seventh prosecutorial district, a position he has held since May 2009.
Payton Whitley showed her goat in the Cloverbud Goat Show last Tuesday.
Bryleigh Colbert participated in the Cloverbud Show last Tuesday. (Graphic photo by Amanda Clark)
Brothers Jackson and Zack Stussie showed their lambs at the Livestock Show and Sale.
Laken Batchelor was the Reserve Champion in the lamb competition.
The City of Rocky Mount recently received the Bronze Award for contributing to the 2013-2014 United Way Campaign. Led by Public Works and Water Resources Director, Jonathan Boone, City employees contributed a total of $57,519.10, with 63.49 percent participation in the campaign.
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education is among a select group of school boards across the nation to earn a 2014 First Place Magna Award. The Magna Awards honor districts across the country for outstanding programs that advance student learning and encourage community involvement in schools.
To recognize National Child Abuse Month, A New Day Child Care Center planted a Pinwheel Garden in front of the center recently. Pinwheels for Prevention is a national campaign that raises awareness for the bright future children deserve. The Pinwheel Garden is open for the public to view.
Rotarian President Krista Ikirt, at left, stands with Kimberly Thigpen of The Bath Place, at right, who spoke to the Rocky Mount Rotary Club on Monday, April 14 at the DoubleTree hotel during their meeting.
Some people attended the Sunrise Service Sunday morning, of course I wasn’t able to make it. In the past years, I always enjoyed Sunrise Service. It’s been a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. That was when He won the victory for us.
Easter lilies were given today by the choir. “Thank you.” The choir sang “Alive! Alive!” for the call to worship.
Last Friday night the annual Red Oak High school reunion was held at Rocky Mount Shriner Club in Rocky Mount. This year made 96 years this event has been held. Approximately 190 former graduates (and guests) attended. This reunion is always for all graduates, not just one year. The ages of those attending are 99 years to the last year Red Oak had a high school in 1966.
On April 12, 2014, several members of both Red Oak and Bethlehem United Methodist Church traveled to the Billy Graham library in Charlotte, NC. An uplifting time of fellowship, this trip was greatly enjoyed by all who participated.
On Good Friday the youth of Red Oak United Methodist Church helped deliver Communion to some of the home-bound members. A youth led worship service will be taking place this Sunday, April 27, 2014. Come see what they have planned!
The weather for Easter Sunday was sunny but chilly. The worship at Peachtree was a glorious celebration of the Risen Lord, Christ Jesus. Sanctuary flowers were given by the Reid Vick Family in memory of their loved ones. Those remembered were Reid and Avis Vick, Randall, Cleon, Furman and Linda Vick Nozolina.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that starting April 15, eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.
“We implemented these programs in record time and kept our commitment to begin sign-up today,” Vilsack said.
Nash Community College students, faculty and staff are preparing for record graduations on Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16, 2014. More than 600 students will graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate at the College’s forty-sixth graduation ceremony.
North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell will deliver the address at the curriculum commencement ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the College’s Brown Auditorium.