NASHVILLE – Legislators who represent Nash County in the N.C. General Assembly disagree on Medicaid expansion and a possible split of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.
Nash County commissioners met Thursday with three of the county’s lawmakers for dinner at Ribeye’s Steakhouse in Nashville.
N.C. Rep. Jeff Collins, R-Nash, N.C. Rep. Bobbie Richardson, D-Franklin, and N.C. Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, were at the meeting. N.C. Sen. Buck Newton, R-Wilson, wasn’t able to attend.
Commissioners shared their concerns and goals with legislators, ranging from mental health to lottery funding. But Medicaid expansion turned into the hot topic of the evening between Democrat and Republican lawmakers.
Commissioners on Monday put off voting on a resolution supporting Medicaid expansion until hearing from the legislators on Thursday. (Source: Read more)
NASHVILLE — Nash County commissioners said Thursday any possible split of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools is about resolving dire funding inequities.
The board presented information from a 34-page report issued in November of a study conducted by MGT of America on a possible split of Nash-Rocky Mount schools along the lines of Nash and Edgecombe counties. Nash and Rocky Mount schools were combined into a single school district in 1992 by the N.C. General Assembly.
Commissioners presented three options: Have the General Assembly vote to split the school system along county lines; leave the system as is but remove Rocky Mount from the funding formula and have Edgecombe County agree on equal per-student funding; or not change anything. (Source: Read more)
TARBORO — Edgecombe County is expected to benefit from the more than 1,000 jobs to be created when Mississippi poultry producer Sanderson Farms builds a hatchery, wastewater treatment operation and processing plant southwest of Rocky Mount near I-95 and NC 97. (More)
NASHVILLE — Superior Court Judge Russell Duke Jr. awarded attorney fees and ruled Friday that no new evidence was presented that would lead to a rehearing of cases the city of Wilson filed against Nash County in 2011. (More)
NASHVILLE – Nash County commissioners approved a resolution of support for a proposed Sanderson Farms chicken processing plant Monday after listening to more than a dozen local residents talk for more than an hour about their thoughts and concerns on both sides of the issue. (More)
Sen. Buck Newton, a Republican who represents Wilson and Nash counties, was appointed Wednesday to co-chair the Municipal Power Agency Relief committee, which will seek ways to cut electric costs for customers served by ElectriCities. (Paid Content)
The abrupt shutdown of two Townsends chicken processing plants has some residents in a stir over the potential fate of a Sanderson Farms poultry plant being considered for Nash County. (Read more)\