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Officers with the Spring Hope Police Department and deputies with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office respond to a Thursday night armed robbery at an 803 E. Nash St. sweepstakes gaming business.

Police probe Spring Hope sweepstakes robbery

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 22, 2021

SPRING HOPE — Authorities are investigating a Thursday night armed robbery of a sweepstakes gaming b...

Most students will remain in distance learning until March 22, the Nash County Board of Education decided Thursday.


Nash schools won't reopen until March

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 21, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County Public Schools won’t fully reopen until at least March. In a 6-5 vote during...

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


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-...

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 ...

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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...

An investor who purchased the C.C. Spaulding School two years ago has gifted a portion of the property to the resource center, a nonprofit that previously used the building for two decades.

Historic Spaulding School gifted to resource center

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 11, 2021

SPRING HOPE — A pathway for the Spaulding Family Resource Center to return to the old C.C. Spaulding...

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.

Butterfield calls Capitol attack 'unthinkable'

By Drew C. Wilson
| January 9, 2021

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield said Thursday that not since 1812, when the British burned the White Hous...


Man, woman charged in Castalia killing

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 8, 2021

NASHVILLE — Authorities have made two arrests in the death of a Rocky Mount man whose body was found...

This Dodge Charger was spotted near the scene of a suspicious death in rural Nash County.

Body identified; suspicious death still under investigation

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 6, 2021

NASHVILLE — Authorities have identified the body of a man found in brush fire last week. Dominick Je...

Brent Fisher, assistant director of fire, rescue and emergency management at Nash County Emergency Services, receives the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 30 from Bobbie Stallings, a nurse at the Nash County Health Department. Fisher will need a second dose in 28 days.


Nash health care workers get COVID-19 vaccine

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 4, 2021

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Health Department has administered the COVID-19 vaccine to its nurses an...

This Hyundai Elantra with a Florida license plate was spotted near the scene of a suspicious death in rural Nash County.

Deputies seek cars linked to man’s suspicious death

By Lindell J. Kay
| January 1, 2021

CASTALIA — Authorities are investigating the death of a man set on fire in a rural Nash County field...

Vice President Mike Pence addresses attendees at the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport in southern Nash County during an October campaign stop.


2020: Nash County's year in photos

December 30, 2020

After a whirlwind year of news in southern Nash County, The Enterprise is looking back at 2020 throu...

Nash County Sheriff's Maj. Miste Strickland is shown in February holding a photo of Travis Lynch, who vanished in 2003. Strickland was Lynch's school resource officer years ago and is now investigating his disappearance. The February story accompanying this photo was one of 35 consecutive articles covering the case in 2020.


A year in photos: Looking back at 2020 in Nash County

December 28, 2020

Click the arrows to the left or right of each image to scroll through The Enterprise's photos of the...

Man won't be charged after reported Zebulon hostage situation

From staff reports
| December 18, 2020

ZEBULON — No charges will be filed in a reported hostage situation in Zebulon, the Wake County Sheri...

Property owner John Clark works last week to remove debris after his Main Street building collapsed onto neighboring structures Nov. 5 in downtown Spring Hope. Lindell J. Kay | Enterprise

Owners quarrel over cleanup: Collapsed building could house artisan studios

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 15, 2020

SPRING HOPE — Civility seems to have collapsed along with a downtown warehouse. Talk has grown conte...

Chandler James’ self-titled debut album is available from BelleFire Records as a CD and digital download. James is a Nash County native and 2019 Rocky Mount Academy graduate. Contributed photo

Nash singer releases debut album

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 15, 2020

From Nashville, North Carolina, to Nashville, Tennessee, a local country music artist is making a na...

Ray Wilkins of Spring Hope shops for Christmas toys. New Life Temple Church and Embracing Me will allow qualifying Spring Hope residents to select free items for their children from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Contributed photo

Christmas toy giveaway set for Friday

By Kacey Cooper
| December 15, 2020

SPRING HOPE — New Life Temple Church and the nonprofit group Embracing Me will hold a “free toy stor...

Rep. Lisa Barnes, R-Nash, is shown beside Rep. James Gailliard, D-Nash, in a composite image.

Nash lawmakers disagree on voter ID ruling

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 15, 2020

Nash County legislators disagree on the significance of a federal court’s recent ruling on voting ph...


Town, police frustrated with skateboarders

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 14, 2020

SPRING HOPE — Police Chief Nathan Gant, town commissioners and several members of the public have ru...

Local health officials ask county residents to practice the three Ws: Wear a cloth face covering when with other people, remain 6 feet apart, avoiding close contact, and wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Nash ZIP code charts North Carolina's highest COVID-19 death rate

By Lindell J. Kay
| December 14, 2020

NASHVILLE — A ZIP code in Nash County has the highest COVID-19 death rate of any location in North C...