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2 killed in rural Nash County head-on collision

MIDDLESEX — State troopers say two people were killed Saturday in a head-on crash caused by improper passing at a rural Nash County junction north of Middlesex. Jerry Wayne Pulley, 63, of …
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Deputies: Son kills father in Nash County

ROCKY MOUNT — Authorities say a 22-year-old Nash County man fatally shot his father Saturday night. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 7200 block of Summerlea Place west of Rocky Mount to …
April Baker, founder and executive director of A Touch of the Father's Love food pantry in Spring Hope, sorts through a crate of donated food. LaMonique Hamilton Barnes | Enterprise

Pantry offers physical, spiritual food

When April Baker was a struggling single mother relying on government assistance and help from the community to make ends meet, she made a promise to God. If He would meet her needs, she would make it her life’s work to pay it forward by taking care of others who were barely getting by.
Ervin Powell, center, takes the oath of office as a Bailey town commissioner administered by Mayor Thomas Richards while Powell's wife, Necola, holds the Bible on Monday. LaMonique Hamilton Barnes | Enterprise

Ervin Powell sworn in as Bailey commissioner

The Bailey town board welcomed the Rev. Ervin Powell as its newest commissioner Monday evening, filling the panel’s only vacancy.
Aaliyah Tabron, left, Jasmine Wright, center, and Owen Newman are all smiles after completing the color run on Saturday at the Southern Nash High School Bird Bash. LaMonique Hamilton Barnes | Enterprise

Bash marks Southern Nash's 50 anniversary

Rain didn’t stop the fun and laughter of Southern Nash High School students, parents and alumni during Saturday’s all-day Bird Bash celebrating the school’s 50th anniversary.
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Drug prevention program seeks participants

A new Nash County program that helps families build skills to help prevent substance abuse and increase academic success is seeking more participants. The Empowering Youth and Families Program, a …

Spring Hope boosts payment to trash, recycling contractor

Spring Hope commissioners on Monday agreed to pay Waste Industries additional amounts for picking up waste and recycling starting July 1. Waste Industries of Wilson last month requested an …
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Weathercast: Rain chances diminish, front brings cooler nights, mild days

A mild weekend with some clouds and a slight chance of a stray shower should follow Friday's storms, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this edition of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by …

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Former Selma mayor Charles Hester dies at 83

SELMA — Former mayor Charles Hester was a towering figure who, at times, could be gruff and intimidating in town council meetings. But the three-term mayor, who died Monday at age 83, was a …

Resident calls for police pay hikes

Kenly seeks downtown growth plan

Princeton considers I-42 possibilities

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‘Because He lives’ is what matters

One of my favorite parts of the church service on Easter morning is the hymns that we sing — hymns about Jesus being low in the grave and then arising, hymns about how excited we are about Jesus’ …

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Manufacturing jobs on the rise

RALEIGH — Did you know that manufacturing employment in North Carolina has gone up more than 10 percent since 2010? I didn’t either, until I took a recent dive into economic statistics. In …

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Southern Nash's Donovin Thompson, after overcoming an ACL injury in Week 4 of his senior season, will continue his career at NCAA Division III Guilford College. Jimmy Lewis | The Wilson Times

Firebirds’ Thompson gets 2nd chance at Guilford

When Southern Nash High senior Donovin Thompson tore his ACL in the fourth week of the 2018 season against West Johnston, he seriously contemplated ending his football career. After all, academics …

Ladybirds soccer team overwhelms Nash Central 8-0

Senior Neftali Gonzalez and junior Brisa Savilla-Castro each had a hat trick for the Southern Nash High varsity girls soccer team Monday afternoon in an 8-0 victory over Nash Central. Sophomore …
Student-Athlete of the Week

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Krystal Taybron

Krystal Taybron is a guard for the varsity Ladybirds basketball team and the Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week. Though the Ladybirds fell short of a conference win against …

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Contemplating our national cataract

My eye doctor had long told me I had cataracts that were making my vision unable to be improved by glasses and were, in addition, slowly making my vision even worse as my natural lenses became more …

What would you do with a palm leaf?

Buyers’ remorse on tax reform; Trump’s returns still missing

Coerced funding bad for politics

Obamacare’s not perfect, but it’s been a literal lifesaver

Community Calendar: Blood drive planned at Spring Hope Fire Department

NASHVILLE — The Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education will hold a special called board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the central office auditorium, 930 Eastern Ave. Meetings are open to the …

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