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Opponents of a mask mandate in Johnston schools march to the Board of Education building on Sept. 14.

Johnstonians protest mask mandate

By Taylor Heeden
| September 17, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A congressman from Western North Carolina joined Johnston residents on Sept. 14 to prot...

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

Nash commissioners to work on redistricting

By Ken Ripley
| September 13, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County commissioners have gotten their first look at redistricting and expect to be...

Godwin

Selma man charged with taking indecent liberties with child

September 8, 2021

A Johnston County grand jury on Tuesday indicted David Ricky Godwin, 74, of Selma on 25 counts of ta...

Falls Lake State Recreation Area is a 38,000 acre state park that offers fishing, boating, swimming, hiking and camping. Its information center is on Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest.

Missing swimmer’s body found in Falls Lake

From staff reports
| September 6, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Sheriff deputies say they have recovered the body of a man who drowned Saturday while ...

Pritchard

Spring Hope candidate's water claims cloud facts

SouthernNashNews.com
| September 6, 2021

SPRING HOPE — While Spring Hope’s water may be cloudy at times, could one mayoral candidate be cloud...

Some top-shelf vodkas have been hard to come by. Some tequilas too.

Pandemic squeezes liquor supply

By Scott Bolejack
| September 7, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Shortages of liquor, labor and glass have combined to thin the shelves at Johnston ABC ...

Southern Nash High School accounted for 14 of Nash County Public Schools' 93 coronavirus cases reported as of Friday, according to district officials.

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Southern Nash High School has most new coronavirus cases

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 4, 2021

NASHVILLE — Southern Nash High School is leading its school district in new COVID-19 cases since the...

Zebulon Fire's improved insurance rating could result in lower premiums

From staff reports
| September 3, 2021

ZEBULON — Some in the Zebulon and Wakelon fire districts could see lower insurance premiums followin...

Reginald High, center, writes a vision statement while Chamber Director John Saffold, standing; Joi Higgins, right; and others work on the wording.

Zebulon, NC Main Street work to revitalize downtown

By Amber Revels-Stocks
| September 1, 2021

ZEBULON — The town of Zebulon is partnering with several state programs to work on revitalization ef...

Wake Forest Police are looking for this man who robbed the Dollar General on Brooks Street Aug. 20.

Wake Forest police release photo of Dollar General robber

From staff reports
| August 30, 2021

WAKE FOREST — Police are looking for a man who robbed the Dollar General at 421 Brooks St. on Aug. 2...

Freshwater-Smith

Freshwater-Smith to seek NC Court of Appeals seat

By Olivia Neeely
| August 31, 2021

District Court Judge Beth Freshwater-Smith said Monday she plans to run for a North Carolina Court o...

Bluestein

2021 ELECTIONS

Professor: No quorum concerns on campaign trail

By Lindell J. Kay
| August 30, 2021

SPRING HOPE — Town board members aren’t violating North Carolina’s open meetings law when a quorum o...

Agencies team up for Labor Day DWI crackdown

By Lindell J. Kay
| August 30, 2021

Local and state authorities want folks to drive sober and stay safe this Labor Day weekend. Police o...

Marjorie Barner, co-owner of the Artists Art Center in downtown Spring Hope, works on a quilt Saturday. Her husband George Barner's photographs are displayed on the wall behind her.

BUSINESS BOOM

Art center opens doors, imagination in Spring Hope

By Lindell J. Kay
| August 30, 2021

SPRING HOPE — Budding artists now have a place in town where they can grow and show off their work. ...

Knight

Arrest made in Rocky Mount homicide

By Lindell J. Kay
| August 30, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — Police have made an arrest in a weekend homicide involving a motorist shot to death on...

Nash County Public Utilities Director Jonathan Boone takes a hit from a water balloon tossed by an employee who donated to the United Way during a Friday fundraiser at the Nash County Senior Center.

County employees have fun with fundraising

By Lindell J. Kay
| August 23, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County employees are putting the fun in fundraiser. Rather than focusing on a dolla...

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

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Nash to pay county employees for taking vaccine

By Ken Ripley
| August 22, 2021

NASHVILLE — Nash County government employees who get the COVID-19 vaccination may receive as much as...

Southern Nash senior Sammy Gandy (6) runs the ball during Friday’s season-opening game at East Wake. Gandy ran for 253 yards, including three fourth-quarter touchdowns that helped the Firebirds to a 46-28 victory in head coach Brian Batchelor’s debut.

SOUTHERN NASH HIGH SCHOOL

Firebirds thump East Wake 46-28 in Batchelor’s debut

From staff reports
| August 21, 2021

WENDELL — It took a while to get everything working properly, but the Brian Batchelor era began on a...

Gus Tulloss, a Rocky Mount business leader who retired from the state transportation board after a dozen years, speaks during a Thursday ceremony at Nash Community College to mark the naming of the new Sunset Avenue bridge in his honor.

City bridge named after Tulloss

By Lindell J. Kay
| August 20, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — The new Sunset Avenue bridge over Wesleyan Boulevard has been named after a retired st...

Comic World & Game Lounge owner Eva Heaberlin, her husband Eric and their daughter Andrea are pictured at the counter of her downtown Zebulon shop during Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

Crowd descends on shop for Free Comic Book Day

By Lindell J. Kay
| September 1, 2021

ZEBULON — It's Burning Man for geeks: from its beginning as a small event between a distributor and a few large c...


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