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Middlesex man faces drug charges

A Middlesex man was sentenced to 18 months in prison in federal court last week.
Harold Devon Scarboro, 25, was sentenced by United States District Judge Terrence R. Boyle to 18 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.

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NASH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE REPORTS

A breaking, entering and larceny was reported on 7/17/16 at 10421 Smith Road
A damage to personal property was reported on 7/17/16 on W Castalia Road
A domestic and damage to personal property was reported on 7/17/16 at 11621 Cedar Lake Drive
A breaking, entering and larceny was reported on 7/18/16 at 7921 Red Oak Battleboro Road

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NASHVILLE POLICE REPORTS

INCIDENTS
A possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia was reported on 7/19/16 at Breelove Road and N. First Street
An obtaining controlled substance by fraud was reported on 7/21/16 at CVS, 101 W Washington Street
A damage to real property (vandalism) and breaking and entering a place of religious worship was reported on 7/23/16 at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 904 S Alston Street

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NASH COUNTY BUILDING PERMITS JULY 18-22

Nash County Planning and Inspections issued the following building permits from July 18 through 22.

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Local student earns Master of Education degree at UMass Lowell

Melissa Armstrong of Rocky Mount was among a record number of graduates presented with diplomas at UMass Lowell's 2016 Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell.
Armstrong received a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction.
UMass Lowell held two Commencement ceremonies to accommodate this year's graduates, 3,720, a record number for the ninth consecutive year.

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SPRING HOPE HIGH 50TH CLASS REUNION
SPRING HOPE HIGH 50TH CLASS REUNION

Fifteen classmates and their spouses from the 1950 class at Spring Hope High School gathered on June 25, 2016 for their 66th class reunion. The reunion was held at Mt. Zion FWB Church in the fellowship hall. Local classmates attended as well as ones from out of town. It was a special occasion and enjoyed by all. A special silent prayer was held for 21 deceased classmates.

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ENGAGED
ENGAGED

Perry and Laura Faulkner, III, of Nashville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Gena Faulkner, of Nashville, to Edward Franklin Thomas, III, of Goldsboro. He is the son of Edward and Tina Thomas, Jr., of Wallace. The wedding is planned for December 18, 2016 at the Howard Chapel in Wilson.

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ENGAGED
ENGAGED

Gwen and Douglas Deans, of Middlesex, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Brianne Deans, of Bailey, to Andrew Glover, of Bailey. He is the son of Jo and Randy Glover, of Bailey. A September 17, 2016 wedding is planned in Nashville.

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Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward Civitan President Deborah Hill welcomes guest speaker Robin Snyder, North Carolina District East Civitan Chair for Special Olympics to the Pay It Forward Civitan Club's July Meeting. Civitan NCDE clubs have supported Special Olympics North Carolina and it's local, area, and statewide-programs both financially and with event volunteers since 1979.

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Filing ends August 5 for school board seats

Five of the six Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education members whose seats are up for grabs in November's elections have filed for re-election.
Evelyn Bulluck, Richard Jenkins, William Sharpe, Franklin Lamm and Doneva Chavis-Battle have all filed for another term as members of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education.
The District 11 seat is also up for grabs and so far, Ann Edge, who serves District 11, has not filed for re-election.

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Nash County Blood Drives

Tuesday, August 2 from 2 until 7 p.m. at Living Fath Fellowship Church, 1090 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount
Tuesday, August 2 from 1 until 7 p.m. at Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount
Wednesday, August 3 from 3 until 6 p.m. at Rocky Mount Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM, 1340 S Wesleyan Boulevard, Rocky Mount
Thursday, August 4 from 2 until 6:45 p.m. at the Rocky Mount Shrine Club, 320 Airport Road, Rocky Mount

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Twin-Counties awarded food, shelter funding

United Way Tar River Region is pleased to announce the continuation of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). For Phase 33, Congress has appropriated $120,000,000 nationally to supplement and expand emergency food and shelter programs. Of this amount, Nash and Edgecombe Counties have been awarded $87,819.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in our area.
The source of funding is a federal appropriation from Congress to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program.

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AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS
AVENTON COMMUNITY NEWS

This week went by fast, too fast. It's been hot and us Aventonians have been staying in the cool as much as possible. I guess some folks are out doing their gardens and chores early in the morning when it's the coolest, but I wouldn't know. Living in my kitchen, I have all the conveniences right beside me most folks don't have. My bed is beside a table with the coffee pot and pop tarts and my TV is directly in front of my bed. I lean over, get my breakfast and remote, and then cut the tube on for the news. This old gal ain't getting out in the heat or the bed too early, not with these luxuries.

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FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS
FARM SERVICE AGENCY NEWS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, SED Bob Etheridge, today reminded farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Aug. 1, 2016, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.
"The August 1 deadline to submit nominations is quickly approaching," Etheridge said. "If you've been considering nominating a candidate or nominating yourself to serve on your local county committee, I encourage you to go to your county office right now to submit that nomination form.

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Speaker
Speaker

Rocky Mount Rotary President, Garry E. Hodges, at left, stands with Tyler Staverman, Veterans Service Officer for Nash County, at right, who spoke at the Doubletree of Rocky Mount on how Nash County will be helping the more than 8,000 veterans in our county get the Veteran services they need.

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Shelter help
Shelter help

Youth put together over 450 pre-packaged kits for domestic violence shelters across North Carolina at the annual North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The kits, along with other supplies, were distributed to domestic violence shelters across the state, including My Sister's House, which serves Nash and Edgecombe Counties. Pictured above, Joey Rabil (at left) presented kits to Samantha Andelin (at right), of My Sister's House on Monday. Rabil attends Nashville United Methodist Church and also served as a youth counselor at the conference.

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Wood serves as page for NC House
Wood serves as page for NC House

Ann Wood, a student at Virginia Episcopal School, recently served as a Page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is the daughter of Ernest M. Wood, IV and Donna Wood, of Nashville, and was sponsored by Representative Jeff Collins (R-Franklin, Nash). Ms. Wood was appointed and introduced to the Members of the House during session.
The North Carolina House Page Program offers a unique and firsthand experience to students from across the state.

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PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS
PEACHTREE COMMUNITY NEWS

Despite the sweltering heat, Peachtree Folks gathered for worship on Sunday morning. The sanctuary flowers were given by Cheryl and Doug Hayes in memory of Melvin Hayes and Annie Hayes.
Jerry Hobgood, Deacon Chairman, led the opening service. Pastor Whitehouse, tho still in recovery from his knee surgery, brought the morning message. It was titled "Lead Me Not into Temptation".

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Luke's Word for the Week
Luke's Word for the Week

Undoubtedly, the upcoming Presidential election has been a hot topic across the landscape of America. Turn to social media and everyone has an opinion, turn to the media and there's another controversy brewing. It's been chaotic, unconventional and some would say a little disheartening - no matter where you sit on the political spectrum.
One thing I'd suggest to all during this time of uncertainty of who will lead our country into the next four years is that the leader we are all looking for cannot be elected or nominated.

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RED OAK NEWS
RED OAK NEWS

Everyone had a great time at "Submerged" Vacation Bible School at Red Oak Baptist Church last week! Over 100 children and workers enjoyed the week. They all had fun and learned a lot through Bible study, mission, crafts, videos, and recreation. Bible study emphasized a different story each day while in missions children learned about missionary Matt Dye and his family serving in Atlanta, GA through videos and activities. Commencement was Friday night and the children did a great job sharing some songs they had learned during the week.

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