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Gant named police chief in Spring Hope

Spring Hope has named Sgt. Nathan D. Gant its next police chief, promoting a veteran lawman with two decades of experience to lead the agency where he's worked since 2015. Gant's tenure as the …
Large lighted Xs at either end of the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport's 7,100-foot runway warn pilots not to land while contractors resurface the runway.

RWI refueling for takeoff: Airport closed while runway, taxiways repaved

The Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport is closed for 90 days while five major renovation and expansion projects are underway. Allega is the prime contractor handling the airport’s $14.8 million …

Woman faces murder, arson charges in fatal fire

BAILEY — A Nash County woman faces murder and arson charges after deputies say she started a fire that killed a man in the home they shared.  Alayna Renee Sherrod, 32, is accused of …
The Enterprise has moved into the Southern Nash News office at 123 W. Main St. in downtown Spring Hope. Mark Cone | SouthernNashNews.com

The Enterprise office moves to Main Street

The Enterprise has relocated and has reconfigured its office hours to offer customer service each weekday morning effective this week. The newspaper is now based at 123 W. Main St. in downtown …
First responders arrive Friday to the site of a plane crash that killed the four passengers on board. LaMonique Hamilton Barnes | Enterprise

4 killed in plane crash

Four people traveling from Florida were killed in a Friday afternoon plane crash in rural Nash County. Felix Laquidara, 53, Roberta Laquidara, 52, Gregory Boll, 57, and Evva Leigh Boll, 48, all of …

Spring Hope’s top cop named Nashville police chief

Spring Hope’s police chief is headed to Nashville to take the chief’s position left vacant there when former Nashville Chief Tom Bashore stepped down in December to work for the North Carolina …

Prosecutors: Woman pleads guilty to swindling in-laws

Yard sale spanned 5 counties

BB&T, SunTrust to merge as Truist Bank

Missing letters raise awareness for blood donations

Airport closed while runway, taxiways repaved

Bailey moves forward with $2M grant request

Man charged in business break-ins

Businesses open their doors in Middlesex

Woman faces murder, arson charges in fire

Crime prevention panels to meet

Weathercast: High humidity arrives to greet summer solstice

Weathercast: Pleasant weekend, return to average summer temps

Deputies: Body found in burned home

Deputies: Men stole farm truck, then car

Middlesex approved for $150K grant

River cleanup reaches benchmark

Chamber expands pageant eligibility

Southern Nash Travel Choir earns top rating

Community Calendar: Rep. Gailliard to host town hall

Weathercast: Sunny, drier days ahead this week

Silver Alert issued for missing 90-year-old man

Deputies: Men fired at farmworkers, stole truck, stole car

4 confirmed dead in Nash County plane crash

Weathercast: Soggy weekend with showers, thunderstorms in store

1 presumed dead in Nash County plane crash

Spring Hope's top cop named Nashville's new police chief

Lieutenant governor hopeful: Legalize, regulate access to marijuana

Bailey moves forward with downtown initiative

No tax hikes, fee increases set in Spring Hope budget

Farmers market to open in Bailey this weekend

Nash County approves $500K for jail upgrades

Community Calendar: Online marketing seminar offered

Nash deputies arrest South Carolina murder suspect and seize drugs

39 graduate from Tar River Academy

Leaders discuss needs in rural communities


Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: High humidity arrives to greet summer solstice

Eastern North Carolina's weather will be in tune with the astronomical calendar as Friday's solstice marks the first official day of summer, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson …


Donna Crowe

Glimpses of heaven and heaven on earth

Sitting out on my back porch earlier today, I watched the chirping birds fly across my back yard, felt the warm sun caress my arms and smelled the fresh scent of newly mowed grass. In my lap lay a …

Cleaning up the dishes

My son is home for the summer. I can tell because a good number of my glasses and dishes are in his room. This is an ongoing battle, and I have been losing for a long time. Judging by the visits I …

Wilson man burns hands in tractor fire

A Wilson man suffered burns on both hands when the tractor he was driving caught fire Tuesday morning. Chad Bundy of Precision Lawn Care and Landscaping was with a crew mowing the shoulder of U.S. …

WhirliDogs to serve opportunity: Workers with disabilities will learn, make hot dogs

‘Spider’ Webb served in World War II

Whirligigs receive maintenance check, cleaning

Animal shelter fails state inspection

DA: State trooper justified in shooting

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle on Friday cleared a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper of wrongdoing in an April 4 shooting. Doyle disclosed the results of a State …

Ashley Furniture distribution center bringing 161 jobs to Four Oaks

Prosecutor eyes low DWI conviction rate

DOT unveils revised Interstate 42 plans in Princeton

Driver named police chief in Micro

Top sports stories
Firebirds’ Williams picked for East-West game
Southern Nash senior Lamont Williams will represent eastern North Carolina in the annual East-West All-Star football game set for July … Read More
2019 Thomas Law Attorneys Academic All-Area
EMMA FATZAUN, Hunt High School A member of the Lady Warriors cross-country, swimming, track and field and soccer teams, she … Read More
Southern Nash to hold basketball camp
Southern Nash High will host its annual Firebird Basketball Camp on Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, from 6-8 p.m. The camp is for … Read More
Cooley commits to Wake Forest
Southern Nash junior running back Quinton Cooley recently put to rest his college recruitment by offering a verbal commitment to the … Read More
Ladybirds’ Ewers is top Big East pitcher
Although the Southern Nash High varsity softball team has now won back-to-back 3-A Big East Conference championships, a figure that … Read More
Hannah honored promise to consecrate son

This past Sunday, the Peachtree Baptist Church congregation, family, and friends took time to remember all the fathers in our congregation. Gifts were provided. The sanctuary flower arrangement …

Dave DiFilippo cartoon



Community Calendar: Food, clothing distribution planned in Middlesex

MIDDLESEX — “Feed the Need,” a free food and clothing distribution, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 1 at the First Baptist Church of Middlesex’s resource center, 103007 S. Oak …

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