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Nash County leads state in first-day early voting

October 22, 2016

More votes were cast at the Nash County one-stop site than any other polling place in North Carolina on the first day of early voting Thursday, according to state election officials.

In all, 2,113 voters cast their ballots at the Nashville location. Only sites in urban areas of Wake and Mecklenburg…

Two compete for open N.C. Senate seat

October 22, 2016

As N.C. Sen. Buck Newton, R-Wilson, vacates his District 11 seat to run for N.C. attorney general, two hopeful candidates are vying to fill the void.

Rick Horner, a former chairman of the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education, is the Republican heir-apparent to the N.C. District 11 Senate…

Entrepreneurs honored for accomplishments

October 22, 2016

Billionaire businesswoman Janice Bryant Howroyd returned home Friday to receive honors as an accomplished entrepreneur.

Howroyd and local businesswoman Joyce Dickens of Pinetops were saluted as excellent enterprisers and awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award the state issues…

Democratic lawmaker faces GOP challenger

October 21, 2016

The race for the N.C. House District 7 seat will feature two familiar faces this year.

Republican William Duke Hancock II is facing off against Democratic incumbent Bobbie Richardson in N.C. House District 7, which includes portions of Franklin and Nash counties. 

This year’s race is…