Woman survives plunge into swamp

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A Lucama woman sustained minor injuries after driving off the road and into a swamp Friday. Samantha Victoria Mencia, 19, was headed north on St. Rose Church Road outside Wilson at 11 a.m. Friday when she ran off the road to the right, overcorrected and then drove off the left side of the road, ending up in the Little Swamp. […]

Sisters charged in Wilson duplex fire

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Two Wilson sisters have been charged in a fire that consumed a Wilson duplex on Nov. 20. Brittney Lynette M. Artis, 32, and her sister, Bridget Jeanette Artis, 40, both of whom have a listed address of 315 Pender St. E., are each charged with felony burning an unoccupied building, or arson, according to a statement by Sgt. Eric McInerny, […]

Nash UNC Health Care makes the grade in hospital survey

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ROCKY MOUNT — The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization that collects and reports hospital performance data each year, recently released its fall 2022 scores, and Nash UNC Health Care received an A. “We are pleased that our A grade reflects the highest standard of care we provide for our patients,” said Dr. L. Lee Isley, president and CEO of […]

POSTGAME TAKEAWAYS: Finley, defense shine in Pack’s win over Heels

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CHAPEL HILL – The N.C. State-UNC rivalry tried to outdo itself with another instant classic at Kenan Stadium Saturday.  A year after Emeka Emezie caught two touchdowns, sandwiched around an N.C. State onside kick to deliver a seemingly impossible win at Carter-Finley Stadium, the Wolfpack again won in dramatic fashion, this time needing more than 60 minutes of football as […]

Finley leads N.C. State past No. 18 UNC in 2OT in 1st start

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Devin Carter and two teammates took a North Carolina State flag and planted it at rival North Carolina’s midfield logo amid a wild celebration. The Wolfpack spiked weeks of frustration with a signature road win to end the regular season. “It was just spur of the moment,” Carter said. “It was amazing to go out there […]

No. 8 Duke locks down late, holds off Xavier 71-64

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PORTLAND, Ore. — After a shaky offensive performance in the opening round of the Phil Knight Legacy tournament, Duke coach Jon Scheyer wanted to see Jeremy Roach get back to playing more instinctively, especially at the offensive end of the floor. Roach responded with a season-high 21 points, Mark Mitchell added 16 and No. 8 Duke withstood Xavier’s second-half comeback […]

Caleb Grill, Iowa State topples No. 1 North Carolina 70-65

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Caleb Grill has followed T.J. Otzelberger from South Dakota State to UNLV and now back to Iowa State hoping the pair could share a moment like they did Friday. Taking down the No. 1 team in the country was another bookmark moment in a long journey for the pair. “I’m actually really enjoying sitting next to him […]

NC State beats Butler for 5th place at Battle 4 Atlantis

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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Jarkel Joiner scored 15 points to help North Carolina State beat Butler 76-61 in Friday night’s fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. DJ Burns added 14 points for the Wolfpack (6-1), who shot 44.6% while converting 14 turnovers by Butler into 21 points. N.C. State had five double-figure scorers. That fits the style coach Kevin […]

US frustrates England again at a World Cup in 0-0 draw

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AL KHOR, Qatar — Loud jeers rang around the stadium. England’s fans were not happy. The United States had frustrated them yet again at a World Cup. That’s three times and counting that the teams have met on soccer’s biggest stage and England is still waiting for its first win against the Americans after a 0-0 draw on Friday. Coach […]

Protect vulnerable relatives from viruses this holiday season

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The holiday season is a time for gathering, celebrating, relaxing and enjoying the company of loved ones. However, we are also in viral respiratory season with current surges of both influenza and RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, with COVID-19 continuing in the background.  It remains important to practice proven safety measures this holiday season to protect the most vulnerable among […]

‘Listening more, talking less’: Pritchard reflects on 1st year as mayor

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SPRING HOPE — Mayor Kyle Pritchard is coming up on his first full year in office after he was sworn in last December. He recently took time to answer some questions from The Enterprise reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to his goals for the remainder of his term. Responses are lightly edited.  Why were you interested in […]

New House speaker should follow ‘Hartmann’s law’

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Just when you thought that politics — and those who participate in it — couldn’t sink any lower, along comes Kevin McCarthy, the man who wants to be the next speaker of the House. Before all the midterm votes were counted and certified, McCarthy appeared on Fox News boasting, “We have fired Nancy Pelosi.” That was only partially true; Pelosi […]

Second varsity season so far, so good at Sallie B.

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After a tentative first season at the varsity level, girls and boys basketball programs at Sallie B. Howard School are finding their footing with a pair of veteran mentors. Boys head coach Rachelle Pierce returns a solid group of underclassmen who have started out winning their first three games while the girls of head coach Debra Pegram are 1-3 thus […]

Sheriff: Be cautious while shopping this holiday season

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Wilson County Sheriff Calvin Woodard is reminding residents to take safety measures while shopping. “The holiday season is right around the corner, and shoppers are crowding malls and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals,” he said. But the season also attracts more shopping-related criminal activity, larger crowds and extended store hours, he added. These […]

Who bought and sold Wilson County property from Nov. 14-18?

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The following deed transfers for the week of Nov. 14-18 have been recorded in the Wilson County Register of Deeds Office:  From George T. Kurney to Sean Williams, 6808 Gabriels Way, $210,000;  From Jimmy Roger Barnes Jr., Paula B. Barnes, Jerry Dell Hawley, Susan Diane Hawley and Melissa H. Bridges to Wilbur A. Royal and Gregory K. Royal, half of […]

Kids share Christmas wishes with Santa

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Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking Black Friday deals

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NEW YORK — Cautious shoppers hunted for the best deals at stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start buying holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation. Due to elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other essentials, many people were being more selective, reluctant to spend unless there was a big […]

New children’s books will fill Wilson library shelves

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Following are new books at the Wilson County Public Library. Adult fiction “All Good People Here” by Ashley Flowers “The Birdcatcher” by Gayl Jones “The Book of Gothel” by Mary McMyne “The Club” by Ellery Lloy Fwd: Y-GIG Middle School After School “Fall Showcase” d “Daughter of Darkness” by Terry Brooks “Dead Man’s Hand” by James J. Butcher “Elric of […]

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

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WASHINGTON — When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violence, his go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns that have the capacity to kill many people […]

Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service

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LONDON — Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It’s the latest change to the social media platform that the billionaire Tesla CEO bought last month for $44 billion, coming a […]