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A little girl hugs her pumpkin during a recent Spring Hope National Pumpkin Festival. After the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the event last year, the 49 th annual festival is scheduled this weekend. For more details, see the October issue of Wide Awake inside this week's edition of The Enterprise.

Pumpkin Festival fun set for this weekend

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 26, 2021

SPRING HOPE — Thousands of attendees are expected to celebrate the harvest season this year at the 4...

Mike Mills and Tyler Brock are pictured with a Diamond Pride Award from Reinke Manufacturing, a Nebraska-based irrigation systems company. Brock Equipment in Bailey and Calypso was recently honored as a top five Reinke dealership.

Brock Equipment technician earns top service award

For The Enterprise
| September 26, 2021

BAILEY — Irrigation systems and technology company Reinke has recognized Brock Equipment’s Patrick L...

The Impact Academy preschool for children ages 3-5 opened last month at Word Tabernacle Church’s Word Plaza in Rocky Mount.

Word Tabernacle opens Impact Academy preschool

For The Enterprise
| September 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — The Impact Academy’s August grand opening launched a new opportunity for local student...

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Golden Leaf Foundation launches site readiness program

For The Enterprise
| September 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — The Golden Leaf Foundation announced the launch of its new Golden Leaf Site Program on...

NC nutrition benefits to increase by 25%

For The Enterprise
| September 26, 2021

RALEIGH — Households enrolled in the federally funded, state-administered Food and Nutrition Service...

N.C. Wesleyan College President Evan D. Duff speaks during his inauguration ceremony on Sept. 17.

Duff installed as NC Wesleyan’s 8th president

For The Enterprise
| September 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — North Carolina Wesleyan College formally installed Evan D. Duff as its eighth presiden...

Little

NC Wesleyan grad returns as alumni relations coordinator

For The Enterprise
| September 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — North Carolina Wesleyan College alumna Caroline Little ’07, has joined the college as ...

Bohren

Student overcomes adversity, fears to find success

For The Enterprise
| September 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — “I remember orientation day,” Nash Community College alumna Theresa Bohren said. “Prof...

Nash Community College Board of Trustees Chair Katherine Fisher, left, is pictured with Alex Barnhill, NCC department chair for applied engineering technologies; George Shook, retired professor, NCC computer-integrated machining; Kathy Looman, the Gene Haas Foundation’s director of education and naming center grants; Jason Brannon, NCC computer-integrated machining instructor; and college President Lew Hunicutt.

College holds naming ceremony for manufacturing center

For The Enterprise
| September 26, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Nash Community College held a Sept. 17 ceremony celebrating the naming of the Gene Haa...

Nash Community College President Lew Hunicutt, left, is pictured with President Emeritus J. Reid Parrott Jr., the college’s second president. NCC students, faculty and staff celebrated the college’s 54th birthday with two campuswide receptions on Sept. 7. Parrott was named president of what was then known as Nash Technical Institute in 1980 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1999. The N.C. General Assembly passed the Community College Act in 1957, providing an avenue for local governing bodies to establish institutions in their own communities. The first Board of Trustees for the college, then called the Nash County Technical Institute Unit, was appointed in 1967. Jack Ballard was hired as the college’s first president, and the college was established as Nash Technical Institution on Sept. 7, 1967.

Nash Community College celebrates 54th anniversary

September 26, 2021

McCray

Board appoints new Franklin County attorney

The Wake Weekly
| September 26, 2021

LOUISBURG — Franklin County commissioners unanimously appointed Gena McCray as county attorney durin...

Development to bring 222 homes to Wendell

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| September 26, 2021

WENDELL — In a split vote, the Wendell Board of Commissioners on Sept. 13 approved rezoning 88 acres...

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Knightdale to save $293K through refinancing

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| September 26, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — By refinancing three loans, officials say the town of Knightdale will save around $293,...

Safe Space launches healthy teen dating website

The Wake Weekly
| September 26, 2021

LOUISBURG — A Franklin County nonprofit known for its work supporting domestic violence survivors ha...

Dunston

Franklin author publishes 2nd book

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| September 26, 2021

LOUISBURG — A Franklin County author recently released her second book, which she says is part of a ...

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