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Tarboro business adds U-Haul rentals

For The Enterprise
| January 28, 2022

TARBORO — Smoker’s Den at 504 W. Wilson St. has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer, the U-Hau...

Market President Thomas Forsberg is pictured at First Carolina Bank’s new Atlanta office. The Rocky Mount-based financial institution plans to open its first branch in the Southern metropolis in April.

Rocky Mount-based First Carolina Bank expanding into Atlanta

For The Enterprise
| January 27, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT — Thomas Forsberg has joined First Carolina Bank as its Atlanta market president, the ba...

Jacquelyn Lewis takes the oath of office for the Nash County Planning Board on Tuesday night.

Nashville welcomes new planning board member

From staff reports
| January 27, 2022

NASHVILLE — A woman with more than a decade in local company community relations has joined the Nash...

Teenager charged with murder

From staff reports
| January 26, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT — A teenager has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another teenager over...

Charles Ray Finch, shown on the front porch of his daughter’s home last year, died Monday. He was 83.

Exonerated of wrongful murder conviction, Ray Finch dies at 83

By Olivia Neeley
| January 27, 2022

Ray Finch never gave up — even at the end of his life. The 83-year-old, who was freed from a North ...

Cannon Hinnant’s mother, Bonny Parker, wipes away tears outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Tuesday. Parker said she supports prosecutors’ decision to seek the death penalty for Darius Sessoms, who faces a first-degree murder charge in Cannon’s August 2020 killing.

State seeks death penalty in 5-year-old Cannon Hinnant's murder

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 26, 2022

Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a man accused of shooting and killing a 5-year-old in 20...

Chesser

Check endorses Chesser

From staff reports
| January 25, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT — A Republican seeking election to N.C. House District 25, which includes Nash County, h...

Cops looking for armed robbery suspect

From staff reports
| January 24, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT — City police are investigating a convenient store robbery. At 12:20 a.m. Monday, office...

This sketch shows what authorities believe an unknown man looked like when he died in Haywood County in 2004.

UNIDENTIFIED

DNA search underway in Haywood County case

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 24, 2022

MOUNT AIRY — A partnership that solved at least four unidentified body cases in North Carolina last ...

The FBI is asking for help identifying the people pictured in this photo composite. Investigators believe they took part in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.

FBI seeks suspects in Capitol riot

For The Enterprise
| January 24, 2022

The FBI wants the public’s assistance to identify individuals who made unlawful entry into the U.S. ...

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Prisons complete booster initiative for eligible offenders

For The Enterprise
| January 24, 2022

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Prisons has completed the administration of COVID-19 booster shots to...

The digital sign at Southern Nash Middle School outside Spring Hope announces a snow day. Students took the day off Friday as a winter storm approached eastern North Carolina.

Snow blankets southern Nash

From staff reports
| January 24, 2022

Southern Nash County awoke to a winter wonderland Saturday as a winter storm blanketed eastern North...

Teen charged as accessory in shooting death

From staff reports
| January 24, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT — Authorities have arrested a teenager in connection to a Sunday shooting that claimed a...

Mick Rankin addresses Wilson County Republican Party members and guests during the GOP’s monthly social on Jan. 18. Rankin announced Friday that he’s suspending his N.C. House District 24 campaign.

2022 ELECTIONS

Rankin suspends NC House campaign

By Corey Friedman
| January 24, 2022

Rancher and retired U.S. Navy officer Mick Rankin has suspended his campaign for N.C. House District...

Adult leaders and scouts from Rocky Mount’s Trail Life Troop NC0834 pitched in to extinguish this forest fire while backpacking in the Uwharrie National Forest.

Trail Life troop puts out forest fire in mountains

For The Enterprise
| January 23, 2022

TROY — Rocky Mount-based Trail Life Troop NC0834 spent a recent weekend backpacking in the Uwharrie ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

As COVID surges, hospital postpones some elective procedures

For The Enterprise
| January 23, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT — Due to a sustained high COVID patient census, all non-urgent “elective” surgeries that...

Selma’s annual Railroad Days festival includes a parade.

Committee will plan Selma’s next Railroad Days

By Scott Bolejack
| January 23, 2022

SELMA — Planning Selma’s Railroad Days festival is too much for one town department. That’s the asse...

Rachel Floars of Pinetops browses ornaments Thursday at Lynn’s Hallmark. The Heritage Crossing store is closing on Feb. 14 and clearing out inventory with significant sales.

Hallmark store plans Feb. 14 closure after losing lease

By Brie Handgraaf
| January 23, 2022

WILSON — Lynn’s Hallmark is closing after owners said the Heritage Crossing storefront was leased ou...

Nash Community College announces honors lists

For The Enterprise
| January 23, 2022

ROCKY MOUNT — Nash Community College has released the dean’s list and honor roll for the fall 2021 s...

Rolesville High School Principal Dhedra Lassiter is retiring at month’s end after 32 years in education.

Rolesville High principal to retire

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| January 23, 2022

ROLESVILLE — Rolesville High School will say goodbye to a principal who helped it find its feet. Pr...


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