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Rocky Mount Mayor running for Congress

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 1, 2021

Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson has filed paperwork to run for the newly redrawn U.S. House Distric...

This crime scene photo shows guns said to have been seized by the Nash County Sheriff's Office at the Middlesex home of state parolee Brian Keith Rogers.

Parolee charged with having 16 guns

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 1, 2021

MIDDLESEX — A felon who isn't supposed to have any forearms has been caught with 16 guns, according ...

State Sen. Lisa Barnes is encouraging Gov. Roy Cooper to sign her so-far successful legislation that would strengthen laws on public corruption.

Barnes to Cooper: Sign SB 473

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 30, 2021

The sponsor of a state bill boosting penalties for corruption in North Carolina urges the governor t...

Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight, left, and State Auditor Beth Wood recently addressed a 2020 state audit showing the city of Rocky Mount wrote off more than $47,000 in utility bills Knight owed.

Rocky Mount-related state transparency bill passes House

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 29, 2021

A state Senate bill to increase government transparency and boost penalties for corruption in North Caro...

David Griffin, father of recently reelected Spring Hope Commissioner Drew Griffin, blows leaves away from the road as part of a cleanup effort at Oak Dale Cemetery. Held this year on Nov. 20, the annual event is meant to improve maintenance of the cemetery grounds, according to organizers.

Volunteers clean Oak Dale Cemetery

November 29, 2021

The Bailey Christmas Parade is set for Saturday along with several other area holiday events and celebrations.

Christmas cheer comes early to southern Nash

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 29, 2021

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, Christmas events are set early this year for the southe...

Raylon and Kenneth Parker have been charged with first-degree murder in the Thanksgiving Day shooting death of 31-year-old Levaska Smith III in Rocky Mount.

Arrests made in Thanksgiving Day homicide

From staff reports
| November 27, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Two men have been charged in a shooting death that occurred late on Thanksgiving Day. ...

Wesson

Attempted murder, crash suspect released from hospital

From staff reports
| November 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A city man wanted on an attempted murder charge who crashed his car into a tractor-tra...

The Salvation Army of Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties has set a goal of raising $100,000 on Dec. 3 at the Rocky Mount Walmart to compete in the National Commander’s Red Kettle Challenge while collecting funds for services in the tri-county area.

N.E.W. Salvation Army urges donations for Red Kettle Challenge

For the Enterprise
| November 24, 2021

The N.E.W. Salvation Army of Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties is continuing an annual event that ...

Publix supermarket coming to Rolesville

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| November 24, 2021

ROLESVILLE — A Publix supermarket will be the center of the 78-acre Wallbrook mixed-use development ...

Under legislative redistricting plans approved Nov. 4, Senate District 11 will encompass the entirety of Vance, Franklin and Nash counties. The current district includes all of Nash County and a large portion of Johnston County.

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Speed to run for Nash County's NC Senate seat

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 29, 2021

LOUISBURG — Franklin County Commissioner Mark Speed has announced his candidacy for state Senate rep...

Gailliard

Gailliard to run for Congress

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 23, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — State Rep. James Gailliard is set to announce his candidacy for U.S. Congress. Gaillai...

Stock photo

Spring Hope receives $3.7M for water, sewer

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 23, 2021

The state budget includes $3.7 million for Spring Hope's water and sewer infrastructure. The money i...

Gov. Roy Cooper signs the bipartisan state budget into law at the Executive Mansion on Thursday. The two-year spending plan includes $23.3 million for communities Rep. Matthew Winslow represents in Franklin and Nash counties.

State budget includes sewer repair money for Bailey, Middlesex

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 21, 2021

Bailey and Middlesex residents received some good news with the state budget’s passage last week — m...

This wreckage is what's left after sheriff's deputies say a driver tried to run from authorities on Interstate 95. The driver, wanted for an attempted murder charge, tried to escape after an attempted traffic stop and was hospitalized after being extricated from the vehicle, according to authorities.

Deputies: Attempted murder suspect crashes car on I-95

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 21, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A city man wanted on an attempted murder charge crashed into and flipped a tractor-tra...

A cart like the one pictured was stolen from the volunteer garden club in downtown Spring Hope on Nov. 10.

Spring Hope Garden Club seeks stolen cart

By Lindell J. Kay
| November 21, 2021

SPRING HOPE — In perhaps a case of no good deed going unpunished, someone walked off with the Garden...

Houchins

Developer sentenced in real estate Ponzi scheme

From staff reports
| November 21, 2021

A Sanford real estate developer who claimed to own properties in southern Nash County and surroundin...

Gov. Roy Cooper is joined by Norris Tolson of the Carolinas Gateway Partnership; Rocky Mount Mayor Sandy Roberson; CSX Executive Vice President Nathan Goldman; N.C. Board of Transportation member Melvin Mitchell; state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette; and state Rep. Shelly Willingham, D-Edgecombe; at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Carolina Connector intermodal facility in Edgecombe County.

Governor lauds new CSX rail depot

For The Enterprise
| November 21, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT – Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday the new Carolina Connector intermodal transportation fac...

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield addresses a Wilson church congregation in August.

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Butterfield: 'Time for me to retire'

By Corey Friedman
| November 18, 2021

Wilson’s “man in Washington” is coming home. Rep. G.K. Butterfield will retire from Congress instead...

Moses Lee Jones, 71, of Old Smithfield Road in Bailey, and Diamonta Stephonzo Sumler, 27, of Dana Lane in Rocky Mount, face multiple drug charges from the Nash County Sheriff's Office.

71-year-old Bailey man accused of selling cocaine

From staff reports
| November 21, 2021

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Sheriff's Office continued its war on drugs this week with the arrest of...

Davis

Armed heroin trafficker sentenced to 15 years in prison

From staff reports
| November 21, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A city man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised relea...

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