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Wastewater is shown inside a sewage system pipe.

Is state allocating water, sewer system money fairly?

By Greg Barnes
| September 23, 2021

When the Johnston County town of Benson began replacing its sewer lines along Main Street two years ...

A corner tower is shown at Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn. The state will soon begin using a third-party contractor to process all mail sent to inmates.

State prison system upgrading offender mail security

For Restoration NewsMedia
| September 23, 2021

RALEIGH — To make prisons safer and more secure, the North Carolina prison system, which operates pr...

The Piggly Wiggly in Bailey is shown at closing time Monday night. The store's owner is concerned about lack of police coverage in the town.

Business owner: Bailey lacks police coverage

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 23, 2021

BAILEY — The town’s only police officer will be on vacation next week. Bailey started off the year w...

Deputy Elizabeth Cahoon of the Nash County Sheriff's Office smiles during a recent Cover the Cruiser fundraiser. The Sheriff’s Office raises money for the Special Olympics North Carolina through such events. Cover the Cruiser, Dunk-a-Deputy and more is set for the 49th Annual Pumpkin Festival in Spring Hope on Oct. 2.

Nash deputies raising funds at Pumpkin Festival

From staff reports
| September 23, 2021

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is set to raise funds for the Special Olympics North Carolina at th...

Man charged in son-in-law's death

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 21, 2021

NASHVILLE — An Edgecombe County man has been charged with murder in the death of his son-in-law in N...

Officer N. Barbour of the Spring Hope Police Department asks Kyle Pritchard, candidate for mayor, to turn off his sound system in the middle of his speech at Depot Park on Sunday after Town Commissioner Prudence Wilkins, Pritchard's opponent for mayor, called police about Pritchard violating his event permit by using sound amplification equipment.

Candidate called police on opponent for using speakers at a political rally

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

SPRING HOPE — A candidate for mayor called the police on her opponent for violating a town permit du...

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Greenville fire chief resigns after DWI arrest in southern Nash County

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 21, 2021

Charged on Sunday with driving while impaired in southern Nash County, Greenville's top firefighter ...

Mayoral candidate Kyle Pritchard thanks his wife Danielle and daughter Lucy during a Sunday speech at Depot Park.

2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Pritchard stumps at Depot Park

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

SPRING HOPE — A mayoral candidate outlined his plans for the town and made a public apology for disp...

This unidentified man checked into a downtown Raleigh hotel and died in his room in December 1994.

UNIDENTIFIED

Who was the man with sad hazel eyes?

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

RALEIGH — A man with sad hazel eyes checked into a downtown hotel under an assumed name, died in his...

Amusement rides are shown at the Wilson County Fair in 2015. After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the closest fair for southern Nash County residents returns this week at the Wilson County Fairgrounds on U.S. 301 South.

County fair returns in Wilson

By Drew C. Wilson
| September 20, 2021

WILSON — The closest fair to southern Nash County returns this week following a pandemic-induced hia...

Nash County sheriff’s Capt. Robert Bowen, standing with his family, received a N.C. National Guard promotion Saturday from sergeant major to command sergeant major of the 1-252 Armor Regiment.

Nash jail administrator earns National Guard promotion

From staff reports
| September 20, 2021

FAYETTEVILLE — A high-ranking Nash County deputy has been promoted in his capacity as a longtime N.C...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Coronavirus cases up in Nash County

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County saw nearly 500 new coronavirus cases in a single week this month. From Sept...

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Driver’s license restoration project underway

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

NASHVILLE — Residents in Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties who lost their driver’s license because...

Cook Out is coming to Zebulon after the closure and sale of Hillbillies at 1206 N. Arendell Ave.

Cook Out to open in Zebulon

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 20, 2021

ZEBULON — The pandemic closure of a popular mom-and-pop restaurant has made way for a Cook Out to op...

A train rolls through downtown Wilson recently. State transportation officials are warning everyone that railroad tracks can be deadly for motorists and pedestrians.

N.C. RAIL SAFETY WEEK

Officials: Railroad tracks can be deadly

For The Enterprise
| September 20, 2021

RALEIGH — State transportation officials urge the public to pay more attention around railroad track...

N.C. MedAssist is giving away cough and cold medicine, vitamins, allergy medication, flu medicine, pain relievers and more on Sept. 25 at Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount.

Nonprofit to distribute free medicine

From staff reports
| September 20, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Area residents have a chance to stock their medicine cabinets for free on Saturday. N....

Southern Nash senior Jackson Vick (26) sheds a Hunt defender as Firebirds head coach Brian Batchelor, back left, and assistant coach Brian Rice watch from the sideline during an August scrimmage. Vick finished Friday's game against Nash Central with 132 yards and a touchdown. N.C. State coach Dave Doeren was on hand to watch the Wolfpack commit in action.

Firebirds push past Bulldogs 13-6

From staff reports
| September 19, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — With six starters out due to injuries, Southern Nash had to resort to grinding out a 1...

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