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Winslow takes oath of office in state House

From staff reports
| January 18, 2021

RALEIGH — State Rep. Matthew Winslow says he’s ready to get to work after being sworn in to represen...

Bobbie Stallings, a nurse at the Nash County Health Department, prepares to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Virus vaccine making the rounds in Nash County

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 18, 2021

NASHVILLE — Around 2,650 doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered to residents and front-...

Nash County Sheriff's Office bans chokeholds

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 18, 2021

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Sheriff’s Office has agreed to a presidential ban on chokeholds. The she...

Canady

Man charged in Rocky Mount hit-and-run death

From staff reports
| January 18, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — City police have arrested a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run. Domoneq Montez Canady, 30...

Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport Director Dion Viventi said he expects aircraft growth to continue given current trends. The facility at 7265 Air Terminal Drive outside Elm City is 7 miles south of Rocky Mount in rural Nash County near the Wilson County line.

Rocky Mount-Wilson airport triples aircraft numbers

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 18, 2021

ELM CITY — The number of aircraft based at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport has tripled in th...

Community Calendar listings are published as a public service of The Enterprise. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Sunday for each Wednesday’s edition. Email listings to cfriedman@wilsontimes.com with “Community Calendar” in the subject line. 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Vocal ensemble holding virtual auditions

From staff reports
| January 18, 2021

The Elite Vocal Ensemble is holding virtual auditions for middle and high school students in Nash an...

Jan Mills

COMMENTARY

Remembering Spring Hope's lovers' lanes

By Jan Mills
| January 18, 2021

I took the long way home the other day and drove down Webb’s Mill Road to then turn back onto what w...

Fran Bunn

PEACHTREE NEWS

Lift voices in prayer for nation's new leaders

By Fran Bunn
| January 18, 2021

We continue beginning our Sunday service at Peachtree Baptist Church by praying for our country and ...

Roberto Rosales, left, Javier Rivera and Olivia Antonio are part of the N.C. Cooperative Extension's Farmworker Health and Safety Education program.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Farm safety program adds workers, counties

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 16, 2021

The N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County will be the home base for an expanded Farmwor...

City officials are clarifying that the two off-duty police officers seen in this selfie taken during the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot and released by the U.S. Department of Justice are from Rocky Mount, Virginia. The officers have been charged with federal crimes.

Wrong Rocky Mount: Local police not involved in Capitol riot

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 18, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — City officials want to make clear that members of the local police department weren’t ...

Educators can win money for teaching about sweet potatoes

For The Enterprise
| January 15, 2021

The N.C. SweetPotato Commission is hosting #TeachSweet, a social media contest running through March...

Carranza

E-learning platform for businesswomen launched

For The Enterprise
| January 15, 2021

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza has announced the launch of Ascent,...

Police: Suspected cigarette thief led cops on chase, crashed into dentist office, found on rooftop

From staff reports
| January 14, 2021

KNIGHTDALE — A Raleigh man was charged with a vehicle crash that damaged a dentist's office early Th...

Rocky Mount officials circulated this photo of a Toyota Camry to help identify a car believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash. On Tuesday, officials announced they had located the car.

Police investigate Rocky Mount hit-and-run death

From staff reports
| January 13, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — City police have identified a car allegedly involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian fatal...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the class will meet in person at Station Square on the first night and last night of class, with the eight weeks in between being held on Zoom. 

Small Business Center program seeks entrepreneurs

For The Enterprise
| January 13, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — After a successful fall cohort, the Smal Business Center at Nash Community College is ...

Bullock

Physician assistant Sonya Bullock joins Bailey Primary Care

For The Enterprise
| January 13, 2021

Wilson Physician Services is welcoming physician assistant Sonya Bullock to its team in Bailey.  Bul...

Rep. G.K. Butterfield captured this image of National Guard troops walking past Vaclav Havel's statue in the U.S. Capitol halls Wednesday night after police regained control of the building.

Nash elected officials condemn Capitol riot

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 11, 2021

Federal and state officials on both sides of the aisle representing Nash County condemned the violen...

Inmates play basketball at Nash Correctional Institution in April, weeks after such recreational activities were to be suspended to fight the spread of COVID-19.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Nash prison installing air purifiers to fight virus

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 11, 2021

MOMEYER — The state is installing air purifiers in all of its prisons, including Nash Correctional I...

Majors

Teen charged in Rocky Mount cold case homicide

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 11, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Authorities have arrested a Battleboro community man in a 2017 homicide. Ervin Trent M...

Then-state Sen. Rick Horner, R-Nash, hands a diploma to a Southern Nash High School graduate with the late Ann Edge looking on. A proponent of public schools, Horner said the picture is his favorite photo from his four years in office.

Horner leaves legacy of consensus, courage

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 11, 2021

Leaving office of his own accord after two terms, outspoken and never intimidated state Sen. Rick Ho...