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2 Page 2, Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013 Your Hometown! Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013, Page 15 Your Hometown! Nashville Community Nashville Nashville Organizations American Legion - Post 110 and Post 293 Nashville BPW - (252) Nashville Lion s Club (252) TOWN OF NASHVILLE INFORMATION GUIDE Town of Nashville 499 South Barnes Street Nashville, N. C Phone: (252) Fax: (252) Population: approx Founded: 1780 Town Manager: Preston Mitchell Property Tax:.56 cents per $100 valuation Police: (252) S. Barnes Street Chief of Police: Thomas Bashore Fire: (252) S. Barnes Street Fire Chief: Randy Goodbrod (For emergencies, call 911) Harold D. Cooley Library (252) W. Church Street Director: Brian Booth Hours: Monday & Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Public Utilities: (252) Public Utilities Director Jamey Baines Public Works: (252) (252) Public Works Director: Larry Williams. Parks & Recreation: (252) J.W. Glover Memorial Park Drive 1434 South First Street (Adjacent to South First Street/ NC 58 South and next to Nash Central Middle School) Parks & Recreation Director: Jim Glover Telephone Service CenturyLink (252) SuddenLink (877) Natural Gas: City of Rocky Mount Utilities (252) Electric Service: Duke Energy Progress Report a power outage: (800) Contact customer service by phone: (919) (800) Nashville Chamber of Commerce: P.O. Box 1003 Nashville, N.C Phone: (252) Nashville, N.C. is one of 13 Nashvilles in the United States and is the oldest. When Nash County was created from Edgecombe County in 1777, a county seat was required. The same act which set up Nash County directed Duncan Laman, Nathan Boddie, Matthew Drake, Edward Clerick, and Arthur Arrington to contract with workmen to building a courthouse, a prison, and stocks. (Boddie and Drake have streets named after them today in Nashville. Drake is adjacent to the courthouse.) The initial settlement of Nashville began at that time. Construction for the county s first courthouse began in 1777 and was completed in 1778 with Nashville then being referred to first as Nash Court House by Peach Tree Creek in many stories and later simply referred to as Nash Court House in records. Nashville began to be referred to as Nashville shortly before 1780 and became a thriving settlement by 1780 gaining a post office in This name was meant to honor General Francis Nash who was killed during the Revolutionary War. An interesting side note is that of all of the Francis Nash Towns, Cities, and Counties name sakes, Nashville, NC is the only one he ever visited. The Town of Nashville had grown substantially and as Graphic photo by Jo Anne Cooper Nashville s history such was officially incorporated by the General Assembly in 1815 as the only incorporated Town in Nash County at the time. Nashville s growth rate has made it the fastest growing full service municipality in Nash County, according to the 2010 US Census. This trend is expected to continue as Nashville continues to serve as the geographical and institutional center of Nash County. However, Nashville has kept its small town charm while continuing to grow. As the county seat, the town is also host to the county administrative building, courthouse, health department, social services, emergency services, sheriff s department, senior center, Nash Arts, and Nash-Rocky Mount school system administrative offices (along with Nashville Elementary, Nash Central Middle School, Nash Central High School, and Northern Nash High School being located either in town or close by.) 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3 Page 14, Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013 Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013, Page 3 Police Dept. expands community outreach Nashville Police Chief Thomas Bashore is a firm believer of community outreach. Since taking the helm of Nashville s Police Department last November, the department has created several new programs that Bashore hopes will make officers more visible in the community. Social media is one way the department is getting information out to residents, Bashore said. Its Facebook page has over 1,300 likes so far. It has exploded, Bashore said. We try to put a lot of good, updated info up there. Thomas Bashore Chief of Police In addition to Facebook, the department recently introduced a program called Nextdoor, which is a private social network for neighborhoods. The network allows communication between neighbors.. It s neighbors talking to neighbors, Bashore said. That program, though not run by the police department, can help neighbors share information but can also allow communities to quash rumors. Bashore said it also allows residents who may be reluctant to call the police department about an issue to instead post it on the Nextdoor site. So the neighbors see (the information), Bashore said. The department named Officer Jennifer Bull its Community Services Officer in June. Since taking on that role, Bull has helped the department create new programs and make other programs more active. One program established is the Badges and Books program. With that program, Officer Bull visits schools, daycares and other youth-centered organizations to read books to them. The program helps kids get excited about reading but is also a good way for Bull to meet with youth and hopefully give them a positive experience with law enforcement. Another successful program is the department s Coffee With a Cop program, which has been going on all year. Bashore said that event has allowed officers to go to different businesses in town, typically restaurants, and sit down and chat with residents so they can get to know the officers. We ve been doing that every month, Bashore said. That s another form of community outreach for us. Other programs include the Ident- A-Kid program, Bike Rodeo and Operation Medicine Drop. This year, the department held its first National Night Out celebration at Stoney Creek Environmental Park. Bashore said that event was a big success and he looks forward to making it an annual event. We ll definitely make that bigger next year, he said. The Bike Team is another new addition to the department this year. Two officers are currently serving on the bike team. We hope to expand that a little bit next spring, he said. Bashore said the next year will also be a busy one for the department. There s all kinds of plans, he said. There s a lot of talent here, there s a lot of dedication. Bashore added that the support from the community and the town itself is the reason the department is able to to do so much. It s been great, it really has, he said. The amount of support we get from council and administration has been amazing. There s no telling where we ll be a year from now. The Nashville Police Department has enhanced its community outreach programs. Pictured above, Community Services Officer Jennifer Bull reads to children at Nashville Elementary as part of the department s Badges and Books program. (Graphic photo by Nashville continues focus on downtown Plans have begun for new business and industry park Nashville is continuing to focus on revitalizing the downtown area and is now turning its efforts to Boddie, Church and Barnes Streets. The downtown Washington Street area was the first area to see improvements and that project was wrapped up at the end of Town Council didn t waste time to begin work on its next area. The Boddie Street Redevelopment Project Preston Mitchell Town Manager will be phase two of the town s efforts to revamp its downtown area. Phase two will contain many of the same improvements that were in phase one, such as new sidewalks, decorative traffic signal poles and hopefully, underground utilities. Phase two will also include additional parking down Boddie Street. NASHVILLE TOWN COUNCIL Amanda Clark) The Nashville Nashville holds its monthly meeting the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. An agenda meeting is held the Wednesday prior at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to all meetings which are held at the Nashville Town Council Chambers at 114 W. Church Street, Nashville. This summer, Nashville submitted a grant application for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant for the Boddie Street Redevelopment Project. If received, the town would receive $75,000 to assist with phase two. Mitchell said council members are also committed to an overhaul of Barnes Street. Another project in the works for the town is an Industrial Park on Cooke Road. The town purchased 58 acres of land for the Industrial Park in June. The property was recently rezoned and annexed by council members. Mitchell said the town is hoping to receive funding to assist with getting water to the site. Council s goal is to have the site equipped with water and sewer. We would hope by the middle of the next fiscal year to have that as a fully functional industrial development site, Mitchell said. Another project coming up for the town is the extension of sidewalks down Washington Street. Mitchell said sidewalks would be installed down Washington Street all the way to the Wal-Mart area so a person could basically Donald Street Mayor walk from one end of town to the other, if they wanted. Mitchell said the town was constantly looking at ways to become more pedestrian friendly. The town just wrapped up its newest park project, which revived the old Glover Park. The park, now called the Stoney Creek Environmental Park, has a picnic shelter, tennis court, amphitheater and multipurpose field. The creek that runs next to the park will also be utilized as a paddle trail. Mitchell said there are still a few minor things that need to be done but the park is complete and being utilized. Playground equipment and signage will soon be installed, Mitchell said, which should wrap up the project. Mitchell said in addition to downtown projects, the industrial park and the new Stoney Creek Environmental Park, the town is also seeing signs the economy is improving which should mean more businesses and residential development in town. We ve seen some signs of the economy improving, Mitchell said. We hope to see that continue. Original Founded in 1780, the original Nashville is a charming Eastern North Carolina Town only a short distance from the triangle. Graphic photo by Jo Anne Cooper DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE Residential, Industrial & Commerical Sites Mix of historic & new homes Outstanding parks & recreation facilities and programs Excellent schools in and near town Officers Tiara Joyner and Cpl. Jeremy Guzman serve on the NPD bike team. (Graphic photo by Amanda Clark) Nashville s Police Department held its first annual Night Out Against Crime this year. (Graphic photo by Jo Anne Cooper) Louise Hinton Larry Taylor Patricia Rogers Charles Taylor Town of Nashville 499 S. 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4 Page 4, Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013 Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013, Page 13 Resources, events grow at Cooley Library Nashville Fire Dept. emphasizes training Patrons of Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville now have access to laptops, thanks to a grant that is shared between Cooley and Braswell libraries. As part of the grant, Cooley received 10 laptops, which patrons may use in the library. Pictured above (L-R), Robin Romanus and Mark Sundbom, of Braswell Library, work on configuring laptops to prepare them for public use. (Graphic photos by Amanda Clark) The Harold D. Cooley Library in Nashville is host to many events throughout the year for children and adults. Peggy Carawan (at right), Cooley Library employee, chats with Eva Lynch, 5, who dressed as Supergirl visiting the Halloween event at the library. The Friends of the Harold D. Cooley Library is a great way to support your local library. This organization serves as a volunteer-based advocate for the library and hosts events to raise funds for Cooley Library. For more information visit the library or com/town-library/library-friends/ Benjamin Spain, 5, of Nashville, works on a suncatcher at Cooley Library s Red, White and Blue Blast celebrating Independence Day. Cooley Library continues to work hard to make additional resources available to its patrons. This month, 10 laptop computers will be available for adult patrons to rent and use in the library. Having those computers will double the library s computer availability, said Library Director Brian Booth. In addition to the new computers, a computer instructor will spend time each week at Cooley Library providing instruction. On average, he will give us eight hours a week for the public, Booth said. That should all be in place by mid-november. A literacy grant through the Twin County Literacy Council will also enable the library to soon provide tutors to the public. The grant helps purchase the materials. We already have tutors coming in to help people that need to improve their reading skills, Booth said. And, they ll be even more on the way. Some new programs added recently include the Badges and Books program, which is a partnership with the library. With that program, Brian Booth Library Director Nashville Community Services Police Officer Jennifer Bull reads books to youth during a special story time event. Bull is also reading to youth at schools, daycares and other places and using the library s resources to help with the program. I think it s a great program, Booth said. Booth said the library is always adding to its collection. Over the past year or so, Booth said over 1,000 books and 150 DVD s have been added to the collection. Cooley Library s partnership with Braswell Library is another avenue the library is using to boost its collection. Patrons of Braswell Library can use their card to check books out at Cooley Library and vice versa. Booth said that service has expanded to other cooperating libraries as well. Pretty much now, any of your county card library holders can come here and use their card, Booth said. And we ve seen people doing that too. In addition, Braswell patrons can request books from Cooley and a courier service sends the books to the library for the patron to pick up. Booth said in the future, that service will also be expanded to other participating libraries in the county. Kidz Place 2 Bee Proudly Serving Nashville & Surrounding Areas Pre-K After School Pick-Up 8 weeks up to 12 years 1005 East Washington Street, Nashville, NC VISIT US AT ONE OF OUR NASHVILLE BRANCHES Nashville - Barnes St. 209 Barnes St. tel: Nashville - Washington St. 801 E. Washington St. tel: Education is a primary component of fire prevention and Nashville s Fire Department is big on increasing its fire prevention programs for the community. Chief Randy Goodbrod said the fire department s goal was to be more proactive in the development of fire education and added that so far, Fire Captain Jason Edwards has done a great job getting those programs out in the community. Edwards said the department just wrapped up Fire Prevention Month, which is celebrated in October, and firefighters spoke to over800 youth at daycares, schools and special events. We spent the whole month talking to well over 800 kids, Edwards said. Another part of its fire safety programs is birthday parties at the fire department. Edwards said those have increased and also serve as a way for firefighters to teach young people about fire safety. (Birthday party s) are starting to become very popular, Edwards said. We encourage people to do it. That s what we are here for. The department is also encouraging citizens to participate in the town s Home Fire Safety Program, where firefighters visit the home and give tips on things the homeowner can do to make the home safer. It s just a fire safety walk, Edwards said. It s not an inspection. A smoke alarm program is another way the fire department is working to help citizens. In that program, the fire department gives out smoke detectors to residents, even helping to install, if needed. Randy Goodbrod Fire Chief We ve had a very successful smoke detector program this year, Edwards said. Goodbrod said in addition to fire education, the department continues to answer over 1,700 calls each year. Last year, the department stopped answering calls at the nursing homes, instead working with Nash County EMS to handle those calls. Though that has decreased the numbers some, the department still answers a lot of calls each year and the numbers continue to increase. Training is also an important part of a firefighter s career, Goodbrod said and recently all the career staff at the fire department became certified in trench rescue. Everything else we ve done is keeping up with training regulations, he said. Training s an ongoing process. One addition to the department over the past year is exercise equipment, which was purchased by Nashville s Fire Department Auxiliary. Goodbrod said a trainer has come to do a program for each shift as well as the volunteer firefighters. The equipment is a great way to allow firefighters the opportunity to work out, as firefighting is a physical job that requires firefighters to be in good shape. Goodbrod has also created an award s ceremony for firefighters, which recognizes both volunteers and career staff for their accomplishments. At that program, the firefighter of the year is named. In the past, the department s Christmas party was held in conjunction with an award s ceremony but Goodbrod said he felt like a separate celebration was necessary to really recognize the firefighters. I think it s important to recognize members and their accomplishments, he said. SUBSCRIBE TO THE to The Nashville Graphic. Call FIRE SAFETY Nashville Fire Captain Jason Edwards speaks to students at Nashville Elementary about fire safety as part of Fire Prevention Safety Month. Staff members of the fire department reached over 800 kids at local daycares, schools and special events. (Graphic photo by Amanda Clark) Discount R AT E S without discount SER V I C E. It s no accident more people trust State Farm to insure their cars. Call today. Milton Sandy Frazier, Agent 219 W Washington Street Nashville, NC Bus: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (Not in NJ), Bloomington, IL P /04
5 My Sister s House aids domestic violence victims in Twin Counties Page 12, Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013 Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013, Page 5 Chamber continues to expand local events OPRY TIME Nashville s Business and Professional Women (BPW) is host to the annual Elsie Clark Memorial Opry. Pictured above, guest vocalist Sara McDaris performs with Carolina Grass members. The annual event is co-sponsored by Nashville s Business and Professional Women and Nash Arts. All proceeds of the event benefit the Hazel Valentine Scholarship, which Nashville s Business and Professional Women award to a local youth each year. (Graphic photo by Amanda Clark) The mission of My Sister s House is to provide survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with effective and comprehensive services in Nash and Edgecombe Counties through support, advocacy and education. Nashville is home to one of two offi ces of My Sister s House. A safe house in Rocky Mount is also a part of the organization and the second offi ce is located in Tarboro. The organization is always working hard to achieve its mission, through a 24-hour crisis line, hospital response, crisis intervention and counseling, court preparation and accompaniment, assistance with protective orders and warrants, along with many other services such as safety planning, medical, legal and investigative assistance, a Latino Outreach Program, and support sessions. Executive Director Meredith Holland said from January through September, My Sister s House sheltered 105 new women and children, worked with 495 new victims of domestic violence and 51 new victims of sexual assault and fi elded 800 Meredith Holland Director crisis calls. Holland said it s hard to say whether the numbers are increasing though she said the economy does play a role in how busy the organization gets. It s not something you can predict, she said. (But) we know Tuesday s are (busy), we know Monday s are, Holland added. When in need, Holland said the community seems to always step up. Recently, the organization experienced an empty food pantry and after getting the world out, it was quickly restocked and then some. The community stepped up and helped us fi ll that pantry, Holland said. We ve been really fortunate. Holland said the organization is always looking for volunteers to assist, whether it s in the offi ce, resale store or serving as a board of directors. Holland added that volunteers are an important piece for My Sister s House. For more information about the organization, visit or check it out on Facebook by searching My Sisters House of North Carolina. The Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosts many events in Nashville including Business After Hours which allows businesses to network with each other. Pictured left, Laura Tripp of Tripp Furniture in Nashville and Michael Coleman of Nash Community College chat during a recent Business After Hours held at Ward Specialty Pharmacy. Graphic photos by Jo Anne Cooper The Chamber holds an annual meeting each year in August. Pictured left, members Claude H. Anthony, Jr., owner of H.D. Pope Funerals and Cremations, chats with Daniel Moss, owner of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Cremations, during the social hour just before the meeting. President thanks volunteers for chamber s success Nashville s Chamber of Commerce has had a busy year. Several new businesses have opened up in town, or celebrated grand re-openings, and as is customary, the chamber has made sure to welcome the businesses by holding ribbon cuttings. Chamber President Elaine Corbett said the ribbon cuttings are a way for the Chamber to truly celebrate its mission, which is to promote, develop, and encourage the business and community interest in the town of Nashville. Just recently, the Chamber sponsored a political forum for the three candidates who were running for seats on the town s board. The Chamber also hosted its annual Distinguished Citizen event, naming Eddie McKoy the Distinguished Citizen and also honoring the late Tommy Rogers with the Beyond the Call of Duty Award. Upcoming events the Chamber is hosting Elaine Corbett Chamber President include the annual Children s Christmas Parade on December 7 and the Downtown Christmas Open House on November 30. These events, Corbett said, are a great way to bring the community and business leaders together. Corbett said Business After Hours will continue to be held throughout town. Various businesses host the event to offer business leaders an opportunity to network and promote their business. The Chamber is also working on some new events for 2014 including First Friday Coffee and local business seminars. Nashville s Annual Blooming Festival is celebrating its 18th year in 2014, another event sponsored by the Chamber. Corbett said volunteers are what make the Chamber able to do so many things to promote businesses in Nashville. For all of the citizens volunteering to make this organization a success, I would like to say thank you, Corbett said. Thank you for your time, energy and wisdom but most of all thank you for caring about our town. AMERICAN LEGION POST Officers of Nashville s American Legion Post 293 pose with NC Representative Bobbie Richardson and Patricia Harris, the American Legion Department of NC Commander. Neville is the first woman to serve as the organization s commander. Pictured (L-R) is: Mark Baylor, Post 293 Vice Commander, Dennis Cobb, Post 293 Commander, Rep. Bobbie Richardson, Anthony Leonard, Post 293 Adjutant, Patricia Harris, NC Legion Commander, Jimmy Harris, Post 293 Chaplain and Linnie Hargrove, Post 293 Finance Officer. (Graphic photo by Amanda Clark) AMERICAN LEGION POST Nashville s American Legion Post 110 supported a local scout s efforts to place a drop box at the police department, where residents can take flags they need retired. Post 110 will ensure all flags dropped in the box are property disposed of. Pictured is Ryan Eason, a scout with Troop 16 out of Red Oak (front far left) with members of Post 110. (Graphic photo by Amanda Clark) Nashville esidents a e the al choice... N Ma e the switch to al s hot wate, and p ecise c t es. N al s is the choice. Call s today to n t c ive al s ates and se vice in Nashville and the a ea. (2 utilities.rockymountnc.gov Ask abou our Natur s c ive Program where customers ca ear up to ebates! The Chamber encourages both new and existing businesses to attend events which offer a chance to get to know your neighbor. 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6 Page 6, Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013 Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013, Page 11 Boys & Girls Club reaches out to community Senior Center offers a variety of programs Pictured above, club members help paint the steps at the Nashville Boys & Girls Club. (Contributed photo) Find your new home...in Nashville! Director s goal is to make club more visible By Amanda Clark Graphic Staff Writer Since becoming the Unit Director for Nashville s Boys and Girls Club in August, Charles Penny, II, better known as Chas by club members, said he s been working hard to serve as a mentor to the youth who attend. Penny, 23, said each club member is unique and has various talents. We just have an all-around club, he said. Penny said he s spent his first few months working to ensure club youth have had a good start to the school year. His efforts have so far paid off, as around half of the kids made the A or A/B Honor Roll the first semester. There were some who missed it by one grade, Penny said. The club has had a good year, Penny said. The club facility has received some donations that have helped brighten the inside up a bit as well as donations of equipment youth can use. Yolked with Christ to accomplish God s work, and enjoy His true rest. (Matthew 11:28-30) Charles Penny, II Unit Director Nashville Some new things Penny hopes to have in place this year is for the club to provide a Thanksgiving meal for a needy family. Another event that Penny hopes will get the entire community involved is a gospel celebration, which is planned for December 11. Penny said the location is still being worked out but the event will allow youth to participate in the worship service. The event will be open to churches and other youth organizations in the community. We will have a very diverse and cultural worship experience together, he said. Penny said he would love to see Nashville s club receive a new facility. He comes across people all the time who didn t realize there was a Boys and Girls Club in Nashville. Penny said getting the word out about the club is one of his biggest goals as director. The biggest goal is to make this club more visible to the community, Penny said. Staff at the Nash County Senior Center have reaccreditation on their mind. In 2010, the senior center became the third center in the State of North Carolina to receive national accreditation. The National Senior Center Accreditation Program recognizes senior centers who have met the nine standards developed for excellence. Each of the standards serve as a guide for all senior centers to improve their operations and position themselves for the future. The accreditation lasts five years and centers then have to become reaccredited. Even though it s still two years away, Stacie Shatzer, Director of the Nash County Aging Department, said staff have already begun to look at the process. Shatzer said having a new Senior Center Coordinator in place will definitely help with the process. The center recently hired Michele McKnight as its coordinator. McKnight comes with experience in accreditations and Shatzer said she feels she will be an asset, in many ways. In addition to her experience with accreditation services, Shatzer said McKnight is already working hard to revamp some programs and bring new ones to the table. I m really excited about looking forward and what Michele s going to bring to the table, she said. One new thing the center is planning to do is offer Minute to Win It games. Shatzer said the games will involve hand and eye coordination, balancing and other things that will really provide good mental exercises for seniors. Another new addition to the center is the addition of Ashley Winstead, who became the center s Family Caregiver Coordinator. Previously, the position was parttime. Shatzer said Winstead has also been a good addition to the center. It s a good time for caregivers to give us a call, she said. Shatzer said though the economy, along with things going on with the federal government, have had an Michele impact on the center, staff work hard McKnight each day to direct phone calls to the Coordinator appropriate resources that can assist. We are still getting lots of phone calls about the need for food, Shatzer said. In the future, Shatzer hopes the center can expand its presence by networking more on social media and keeping the website more upto-date. She added that is another area McKnight will assist the center. We really feel like our advertising could be much improved, Shatzer said. It s really a way we could stay up to date. Overall, Shatzer said it s the seniors who make the center such a success and staff are working hard to find ways to improve by getting feedback from those who come to the center. This is their senior center, Shatzer said. We re here to serve them. Members and staff are always happy to see you at the Nash County Senior Center. For more information on programs at the center or how to volunteer or become a member, call or visit their facility at 103 N. Alston Street. (Graphic photo by Chuck Lewis) Autumn Care of NASH Dedicated To Service Above Self Skilled nursing facility specializing in short term therapy (physical, occupational, speech), all private rehab rooms We want you to return to your previous active lifestyle! 1210 Eastern Avenue, Nashville, NC Call us today for information on custom built homes or to see our popular floor plans! Robertson Realty 806 E. 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7 Page 10, Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013 Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013, Page 7 Nashville Elementary embraces new technology Nash Arts Center launches new programs A CHRISTMAS CAROL TRADITION Nash Arts offers it own unique version of the Charles Dickens classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim each year at its center in downtown Nashville. Pictured at right are cast members from the 2012 production carolling in downtown Nashville. For more information about events and programs at Nash Arts call or visit www. nasharts.org CMYK Graphic photo by Amanda Clark Annual competitions and fundraisers at Nash Arts include Dancing With the Arts and Nash County s Got Talent. Pictured above (left) are contestants of the 2013 Dancing with the Arts Rita Wade and Jamey Baines. Pictured right is Savannah Frye, the 2013 winner of Nash County s Got Talent. Graphic photos by Jo Anne Cooper Nash Arts is host to many local playwrights including Keeping Score, an original musical drama by local playwright and composer Jim Lee, which was held in October of Keeping Score tells the story of four generations of small-town North Carolina women from the perspective of three Thanksgiving mornings in 1957, 1977, and (Graphic photo by Jo Anne Cooper) NCHLSS42175 Nash Arts is constantly looking at new programs to offer the community and this year, several new programs have been featured. Nash Arts held its fi rst ever dancing competition with Dancing with the Arts. In that competition, local celebrities were paired up and taught several dances, which they performed in front of a full house. The couple that raised the most money were deemed the winners. Shelly Gray, Nash Arts Director, Health insurance questions? We ve got Agents. (252) Shelly Gray Director FARM BUREAU INSURANCE 255 N. Eastpointe Ave Nashville, North Carolina said that event was very successful and one the arts center will make an annual event. We had a full house and we raised some good money, Gray said. To continue that event, Gray said the annual Nash County s Got Talent competition, which was just recently held, will probably be moved to February. We re going to do a little revamping to it, she said. Gray said there are several new programs that will be featured soon, including yoga, keyboard and guitar lessons. Gray said yoga is something the community wanted. We ve had a lot of requests for yoga over the years, she added. Gray said holding guitar and keyboarding lessons is something she wanted to do at the arts center. Another new program is an afterschool program for the Art of Science. That program is for kindergarten through sixth grade, Gray said. After-school, that s basically incorporating art and science in common core, she said. Gray said in addition to new programs, the arts center will also be looking at continuing other programs. Summer camps will continue next year but Gray said a few new camps will be added. In addition, Gray said she hopes to bring back the Nashville Showcase, which features a nationally acclaimed artist. And keeping with tradition, Nash Arts will again host A Christmas Carol. In January, the center will be the host of the annual Nashville Business and Professional Women Opry. *North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. Auto Home Life Health Banking *Farm Bureau Insurance of North Carolina, Inc. *Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Co. *An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Technology has played a tremendous role in learning this year at Nashville Elementary School. Principal Sharon Huneycutt, who is in her fi rst year at Nashville Elementary, said the iconnect Initiative has been embraced by both teachers and students. According to Nash-Rocky Mount Schools, the iconnect Initiative is designed to transform teaching and learning and empower students to build stronger connections with their peers, educators, their communities and the world. As part of the initiative, each student in grades 4-6 will have an ipad tablet to use in the classroom. Huneycutt said so far, things have went well and teachers are coming up with creative ways to teach using the technology. The teachers are working hard to fi nd ways to embed technology, she said. Another new initiative for Nash-Rocky Mount Schools and Nashville Elementary is a move towards safer schools. The school system has created safer schools by making the entrances locked so that all visitors have to be buzzed in. Clean, pre-owned models at affordable prices Financing Available Personal Service 900 Eastern Avenue, Nashville At Nashville Elementary, Huneycutt said all the mobile units have been removed. We re trying really hard to make sure our students are safe, she said. Nashville Elementary School is the largest elementary school in the system. The school has 760 students this year, Hunecutt said. That number has managed to stay around the same the past few years. Huneycutt said the community, and especially the Parent Teacher Association, are an integral part to the success of the school. Since Huneycutt is new to Nashville Elementary, she said she is working this year to get to know the community. We re trying really hard to work with the community and get to know Principal Sharon the community, she said. Huneycutt One thing the school has done is to make its traditional Fall Festival a larger, more community oriented event. This year s event was moved to the school s baseball fi eld, which made more room for more events and more people. Huneycutt said in addition to getting to know the community, her number one goal is making sure students are number one. 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8 Page 8, Your Hometown Nashville, The Nashville Graphic & Shoppers Express, November 13-14, 2013 Recreation continues to grow in Nashville that series will continue. We ll keep the Outdoor Movie Series and we also hope to start a music series of Recreational opportunities in Nashville some sort down there, he said. are growing, thanks to a new park and the The paddle trail will also be something addition of new programs. new and different for Nashville, Glover The new Stoney Creek Environmental said. Though the paddle trail is functionpark is, for the most part, coming, Glover said right now, there plete and will offer different type are still obstacles along the trail of activities in town, said Recrethat would have to be avoided. ation Director Jim Glover. He said he hoped those would be The new park features a tenremoved to make the trail easier nis court, which will allow the to access. addition of tennis camps. Glover I think the paddle trail will be said he hopes to soon get a new good for just getting out and retennis league up and running. laxing, plus getting a little bit of The new park, which is loexercise, he said. I think it will Jim Glover cated off of Washington Street, be something people will enjoy. Recreation where the old Glover Park was Along with the new park, GlovDirector located, is also dog friendly. er said there are other new proglover said dog friendly events grams being introduced at Glover are also being explored. Park. The new park will also allow more suma new disc golf course is in the works at mer programs to be held. the park, which Glover said was designed It ll give us a place to have more op- by a guy he knows. portunities, Glover said. We re in the process of getting a disc Already, the park is home to a new course out there, he said. There s a posoutdoor Movie Series, where movies are sibility we might have some tournaments played each month. Glover said he hopes in the spring. Glover said a gymnastics program was also being added in the fall, to be held in Nashville Elementary School s gymnasium. Glover said a new basketball program will also get started up in the fall. The program is for public service officials, including police, firefighters and EMT s. With that program, service officials will be able to play basketball once a week. We ve reserved the gym for them, Glover said. That s something a little new. With all the new programs, Glover said the established programs will continue as well. Football and cheerleading programs are currently going on. Our football and cheerleading programs have done real well, Glover said. Baseball will also be a big program, though Glover said some of those numbers have declined a bit. We hope our baseball numbers will increase a little this year, he said. I think as the economy gets better, our numbers will probably come up. 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