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Hal Usher of Wilson Medical Center holds a vial of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Hospital provides community vaccination clinics

For The Enterprise
| April 12, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — With all North Carolina adults now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, Nash UNC Hea...

A homeless man digging for food in a Rocky Mount dumpster in 2007 discovered the body of an unidentified baby boy covered by this plastic Cheetos bucket that investigators believe may be a clue in the case.

UNIDENTIFIED

‘John Nash’ baby’s killing remains unsolved

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A baby boy found in a Food Lion dumpster 14 years ago had been strangled to death by s...

The Spring Hope Board of Commissioners voted April 5 to adopt an ordinance regulating the operation of golf carts on town streets.

Spring Hope board votes to regulate golf carts

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

SPRING HOPE — Golf carts will now be regulated inside town limits. The Spring Hope Board of Commissi...

Lucas

Spring Hope hires code enforcement contractor

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

SPRING HOPE — The town has hired a contractor to conduct code enforcement.  During its April 5 meeti...

Ricks

Nash sheriff's office mourns captain's death

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

NASHVILLE — Within a year of retirement, a longtime deputy with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office has...

Graham

4 suspects charged in 2 Rocky Mount shootings

From staff reports
| April 12, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Police made arrests in two separate shootings in the city last week. Police arrested f...

Cunningham

Deputies probe businessman's shooting death

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

BATTLEBORO — Authorities continue to investigate the shooting death of a well-known community activi...

Barnes

Barnes' bill would make officials repay their government debts

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

A local lawmaker wants to put teeth into state audit reports. State Sen. Lisa Barnes, R-Nash, is spo...

Vanise Hardee, center, is flanked by his daughter Megan Eichelburger and son Brandon Hardee at Hardee's Furniture Warehouse on U.S. 301 between Rocky Mount and Wilson. The family is celebrating 40 years in the furniture business.

Family marks 40 years in furniture business

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 12, 2021

A family-operated furniture store has been an anchor of commerce in Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe count...

The Claude Mayo Jr. Administration Building is shown in a Nash County government photo.

County OKs 268-home Green Pond subdivision

By Ken Ripley
| April 12, 2021

NASHVILLE — After more than a year of residents’ objections and county commissioners’ denials, devel...

Cummins announced a $42 million investment in the Rocky Mount Engine Plant during the Nash County Board of Commissioners' April 5 meeting. Pictured from left are Ray Anderson, Cummins finance director; John Judd, Cummins plant manager; commissioners' Chairman Robbie Davis; District 1 Commissioner Marvin Arrington; and Andy Hagy, Nash County Economic Development director.

Tax rebate approved for Cummins plant renovation

By Ken Ripley
| April 12, 2021

NASHVILLE — Cummins Inc. announced a $42 million investment to modernize its Rocky Mount Engine Plan...

This Dec. 2  photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Nash virus cases top 10,000 mark

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 5, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County has passed another benchmark in the novel coronavirus pandemic by surpassing...

Nominations sought for Best of Nash County contest

From staff reports
| April 5, 2021

Who is Nash County’s best insurance agent? What is the best local company to work for? Where can you...

Nash County deputies, shown here during training last week, earn an average of 20% less than officers in surrounding law enforcement agencies. Sheriff Keith Stone wants county commissioners to approve an additional $1.7 million in annual salaries for his deputies.

Sheriff wants to boost Nash deputies' pay

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 5, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County deputies earn much less than their counterparts in surrounding law enforceme...

Chris Thompson is pictured Saturday at his handmade counter inside Tobacco Hall and Mini Mart, 124 N. Pine St. in downtown Spring Hope. Thompson offers cigars, homemade soda and candy apples, hard-to-find candies and nostalgia.

Shop offers cigars, hand-mixed soda and nostalgia

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 5, 2021

SPRING HOPE -— Some older residents probably remember a time when specialty sodas were mixed and sol...

This Dec. 2  photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Word Tabernacle Church plans vaccination clinic

From staff reports
| April 5, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Word Tabernacle Church will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. S...

Tomas Perez-Kuryla, left, and his mother Karen Perez-Kuryla clean up litter in Youngsville during a foggy morning on March 27.

State seeks Spring Litter Sweep volunteers

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 5, 2021

It’s time to clean up North Carolina.  State transportation workers and partners have already picked...

Moore

NC House speaker backs convention for term limits amendment

By Corey Friedman
| March 29, 2021

RALEIGH — N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore says a bill that cleared his chamber this month represents th...

Firearms instructor Brandon Lane talks targeting technique with Spring Hope resident Jennifer Griffin on Saturday during a free course on carrying concealed handguns. The course is possibly the first time in North Carolina that a police department has paid for residents to receive such training at no cost.

Police provide free concealed handgun course

By Lindell J. Kay
| March 29, 2021

SPRING HOPE — In a possible first for the entire state, a police department is footing the bill for ...

Knight

STATE AUDIT'S AFTERMATH

Residents want IRS to investigate Rocky Mount councilman

By Lindell J. Kay
| March 29, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A small group of city residents is calling for an IRS investigation of a councilman ac...


Local News

Wilson man dies in Nash County crash

From staff reports
| April 18, 2021

A Wilson man died in a single-car wreck on Interstate 95 in southern Nash County’s Coopers community...

Jan Mills

COMMENTARY

Tobacco planting and dirt-road racing

By Jan Mills
| April 18, 2021

At last, I’m not tracking through yellow pollen on the porch. Even though there is still some hangin...

Todd Ishee

COMMENTARY

Prisons' pandemic resilience paying off

By Todd Ishee
| April 18, 2021

It’s been a year since the pandemic first hit our state prison system. We’ve endured an awful year o...

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