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A Nashville organization is hoping to transform the lives of women by offering life and job skills needed to be successful.
Christian Women’s Job Corps of Faith (CWJC) was formed out of Faith Christian Ministries last October. For the past year, the organization has been working to train mentors and get set up. Soon, the organization will operate out of a new location in Downtown Nashville, in a new office building Faith Christian Ministries recently purchased.
An Elm City man was killed Saturday night in a car accident.
According to the NC State Highway Patrol, a vehicle driven by Owen Smith, III, 26, of Middlesex, was traveling east on Valley Road around 7 p.m. when it ran off the road to the right, overcorrected, crossed the center line and ran off the road again, striking trees.
John Thomas Vick recently donated a note written from his father, Joseph Thad (JT) Vick, to Harold D. Cooley in 1933. The note was written on the back of Cooley stationary and was a receipt for hogs the two had bought together. The framed note will hang at the library near other Cooley memorabilia. Pictured above (L-R) is Nashville Mayor Donald Street, John Thomas Vick, Cooley Library Associate Otis Chancey and Library Director Brian Booth.
Thom Tillis (R)
Kay Hagan (D)
Sean Haugh (L)
On Saturday, October 18th, the East Carolina Council of the Boy Scout Assocation dedicated the new $100,000 Nick Boddie Aquatic Center located at Camp Charles in Bailey on Charles Lake.
The new center includes kayaks, canoes and rowboats and a new pier available for both individuals, community groups and Scout groups.
The Coopers Ruritan Club recently gave all third graders at Coopers Elementary School their very own dictionaries. Pictured above, students look up words in the dictionary. (Graphic photos by Amanda Clark)
Dr. Douglas Boyette, medical director of Hospice and Palliative Care of Nash General Hospital, was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Boyette was recognized for his commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.
Nashville’s Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly First Friday Coffee November 7th starting at 7:30 am at The Nashville Exchange in downtown Nashville. Pictured above, chamber member and Nash County Commissioner Lisa Barnes (left) chats with chamber board member Amy Beasley during the October event.
Senator Angela R. Bryant
Profession: Lawyer and Diversity and Organizational Development Consultant
Family: Significant other, Lorenzo Ellis and two cats, Tiger Woods and Juney Bug; daughter of the late Alexander H. “Tuffy” and Ethel Lucas Bryant
Hobbies: Dancing, Walking, playing the tamborine and other handheld percussion instruments
Profession or background: Native of Halifax County, North Carolina; Graduate of East Carolina University with a BS in Health Education; Teacher with a North Carolina “A” Teaching Certificate; GED Core Competency Instructor and Career Readiness Certification Instructor For Halifax Community College for 6 years; 24 years of private sector business experience owning and operating restaurants...
Bobby Joe Fisher
Profession or background: Retired farmer - tobacco whse. man
Hobbies: Watching all sports, cooking, helping kids through 4-H
Profession or background: Retired Police Officer
Family: married, 2 sons, 3 grands
Hobbies: Traveling, farming, hunting
Thirty-three were arrested recently in a special operation targeting suspects charged with narcotics distribution and other offenses.
The U.S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Rocky Mount Police Department, concluded the operation, Operation First Frost, recently. The operation is the second major warrant service operation this year.
Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from October 6 through October 10
An obtaining money/property by false pretense was reported on 10/20/14 at 1112 N Mulberry Road
Found property was reported on 10/20/14 at 801 S First Street
A larceny was reported on 10/21/14 at 107 N Boddie Street
A damage to property (Vandalism) was reported on 10/23/14 at L&L #9, Eastern Avenue
A narcotics violation was reported on 10/20/14 at 1340 N Wesleyan Boulevard
A breaking, entering and larceny of a residence was reported on 10/20/14 at 8611 Norris Avenue
A breaking, entering and larceny of a residence was reported on 10/20/14 at 12435 N NC Highway 43
A breaking, entering and larceny of an outbuilding was reported on 10/21/14 at 12798 S NC 581
The retail staff at Nashville Post Office was recognized for its performance during the National Customer Engagement Campaign’s greeting card contest. The staff will be presented a Spot Award for its 87 percent increase in greeting card sales over the previous weeks among the highest increase in the nation.
“Our Sales and Service Associates (SSAs) put forth great effort toward the success of Nashville Post Office,” said Postmaster Samuel Benton.
Lynne Hobbs was recognized last month for her 20 years of service to Nash County.
Hobbs retired on September 30, 2014 with 20 years and three months of service to the county. Seventeen of those years were spent serving as Nash County’s Finance Director.
A retirement party was held to honor Hobbs on September 29, with co-workers, county commissioners, family and friends attending.
The East End Baptist Church in Rocky Mount launched the third phase of its community based project which entails building a new sanctuary and expansion of an education center. This was a joyous occasion as Pastor Mack E. Battle gathered outside on the grounds facing Coleman Avenue, leading the congregation and community leaders in the celebration of the ground breaking ceremony for this community “Faith-Based” organization.
On a beautiful autumn morning Peachtree folks gathered for worship. Sanctuary flowers were given by Beverly Wilson in honor and memory of the saints at Peachtree. The choir sang “Ancient Words”.
Pastor Whitehouse chose as his sermon topic, “Sin Looks Good for Awhile”. It was based on Jonah 1. This is a true story which took place in 756 BC. God is the hero, not Jonah.
Eight members of the Nash County 4-H Exchange Club visited the Carver County Exchange Club in Minnesota this summer.
While in Minnesota, the club was able to tour several interesting sites across the state including the State Capital, the International Wolf Center, The Sudan Iron Mine, Lake Superior and the Pipestone National Monument. In addition, the youth learned about the diversity of Minnesota agriculture spanning from dairy farms to raising pigeons to training and showing llamas as a 4-H project.
The Nash Central High School Marching Bulldogs won Grand Champion at a band competition, “Rumble in the Jungle,” held at Southview High School on Saturday October 11, 2014. They placed either first or second in every category with an overall rating of Superior. First place recognition was given for music, marching and percussion and second place recognition was given for general effect, drum major, color guard.
Mary Helen Moore, Miss Chapel Hill USA 2015, was recently a top 10 contestant in the Miss USA NC competition, which was held October 10 and 11 in High Point.
Moore, a Nashville native, is a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she is majoring in journalism and minoring in chemistry and history. She will graduate in 2016.
Pictured (L -R) West Mount Ruritan Club member Calvin Jones presents a donation to Angel Ricks and JW Breedlove of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office DARE Program.
Meredith Holland (at left), of My Sister’s House, receives a donation from Trish Pittman, member of the West Mount Ruritan Club.