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Archivist plans presentation on Wake Forest history

For The Enterprise
| January 13, 2022

WILSON — Charles Edward “Ed” Morris will present “Wake Forest College: I’d Walk a 100 Miles for a Ca...

The Mt. Olive Pickle Co.’s mascot, Ollie, will be on hand for selfies and family snapshots during the New Year’s Pickle Drop at the University of Mount Olive.

New Year’s pickle drop returning to Mount Olive

For the Times
| November 30, 2021

MOUNT OLIVE — The New Year’s Eve Pickle in Mount Olive will make its official drop into 2022 on the ...

Capt. Caleb of Jurassic Quest poses with an animatronic dinosaur. More than 100 of the life-sized creatures will invade Raleigh beginning Friday as part of a weekend event.

Jurassic Quest dinosaur experience coming to Raleigh

For The Enterprise
| November 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America is back, bigger and bette...

Artistic director Jerome De Perlinghi affixes an enlarged photograph to a downtown Wilson wall for the 2021 Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival, which kicks off with a walking tour and reception on Saturday.

Eyes on Main Street returns

By Drew C. Wilson
| October 26, 2021

It’s a case of “bigger is better” for the Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival’s seventh editi...

Rides will line the midway at the Wilson County Fair Sept. 21-26. Janelle Clevinger | File photo

Lots of family fun at the county fair

By Janelle Clevinger
| August 30, 2021

WILSON — County fairs have certainly changed since the first American fair was held in Pittsfield, M...

Russ Varnell will perform at Nash Arts Sept. 11. Contributed photo

Hear Russ Varnell and his band at Nash Arts

For Wide Awake
| August 31, 2021

NASHVILLE ­­— Russ Varnell & His Too Country Band will perform at Nash Arts Center Sept. 11 in downt...

The Juniper Level Botanic Garden, including its crevice garden shown here, will be open to the public from Sept. 17-19 and Sept. 24-26.

Garden provides plants for Netflix film

For The Enterprise
| August 24, 2021

RALEIGH — Contacted by members of the production team, the Juniper Level Botanic Garden and Plant De...

The town of Sharpsburg transformed this old bank at 3721 S. Hathaway Blvd. into the Sharpsburg Tri-County Senior Activity Center & Community Resource Center. A grand opening for the facility is planned at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1.

Sharpsburg senior center ready to open its doors

By Brie Handgraaf
| August 23, 2021

SHARPSBURG — Seniors in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties will soon have a new place to socialize....

A mourning dove like the one shown here is one of two species, along with the white-winged dove, that can be hunted in North Carolina.

Dove hunting season opens Sept. 4

For The Enterprise
| August 22, 2021

RALEIGH — The 2021-22 hunting season for mourning and white-winged doves opens on Saturday, Sept. 4....

Now in its 14th year, the 9/11 Heroes Run national race series will be held in more than 50 locations across the country and around the world.

Heroes Run to mark 9/11’s 20th anniversary

For The Enterprise
| August 22, 2021

HOLLY SPRINGS — The Travis Manion Foundation, a veteran service organization, will host the Raleigh ...

The N.C. Department of Transportation is calling for volunteers to help pick up litter during a weekend cleanup in September. Pictured here are Nash County maintenance workers and a Board of Transportation official picking up trash along Pridgen Road south of Rocky Mount during the Spring Litter Sweep in April.

Volunteers needed for statewide litter sweep

For The Enterprise
| August 15, 2021

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads ...

The Downtown Enfield Restoration & Preservation Association sponsors the annual Fishing Creek Paddle, which is scheduled for Aug. 28 this year. Paddlers check in, get a T-shirt, ride the river and then have a  catered lunch while listening to music.

Preservation group plans Fishing Creek Paddle

For The Enterprise
| August 9, 2021

ENFIELD — After nearly 18 months of pandemic postponements, the 10th Enfield Fishing Creek Paddle wi...

The Junkyard Band will headline Rocky Mount's End of Summer Celebration later this month.

Junkyard Band to highlight End of Summer Celebration

For The Enterprise
| August 7, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — A free concert by the Junkyard Band headlines city’s End of Summer Celebration. Set fo...

Michelle Kay, librarian at the Spring Hope Public Library, prepares for a monthlong book sale in August, offering hundreds of books. Paperbacks will be sold at the price of 10 for $1. Hardbacks are available for 25 cents each, and patrons who buy one hardcover book will receive a second hardback for free.


Monthlong library book sale set for August

By Lindell J. Kay
| July 26, 2021

SPRING HOPE — The town library is set to sell hundreds of books during the month of August. Popular ...

The opuntia yellow shown here is an example of the prickly pear cacti the Juniper Level Botanic Garden will give away to visitors.

Summer Open Garden days include cactus giveaway

For The Enterprise
| July 18, 2021

RALEIGH — The Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a $7.5 million gift to N.C. State University, will open ...

An entry in the first River Rat Regatta launches from the boat ramp on the Neuse River in Smithfield.

River Rat Regatta returning to Smithfield

Johnstonian News
| July 18, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council earlier this month gave its blessing to the River Rat Regat...

‘Laugh and Listen’ comedy, music show planned

From staff reports
| July 12, 2021

ROCKY MOUNT — The Rocky Mount Event Center will present the Downtown Laugh and Listen Comedy and Liv...

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