News Stories

Out and About lists current events sponsored by nonprofit groups and churches in Martin County. Please send listings to The Enterprise, 106 West Main St., Williamston, NC 27892 or email All events must be submitted by 4 p.m. each Tuesday.

WILLIAMSTON - Martin County lost six more lives to COVID-19 sin the past week, despite the active case count dramatically decreasing to below 250 cases for the first time in weeks.

BEAR GRASS — “Strut Your Stuff” on over to the 2021 Bear Grass Chicken Mull Festival for activities, entertainment and, of course, chicken mull.

ROBERSONVILLE - Once a coach, always a coach. And Asim McGill is just fine with that.

BEAR GRASS – If someone Googles the term Chicken Mull, also called Chicken Muddle, he or she will find a southern delicacy with different characteristics determined by where they live.

WILLIAMSTON - On Tuesday, Sept. 28, Martin County Transit Department received an award for having completed “One Year without an Accident.”

Sports Stories

WILLIAMSTON - Riverside High School Athletic Director Phil Woodard, has been selected to receive the Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award.

WILLIAMSTON - Riverside High School hosted the 1A Four Rivers Conference Tennis Tournament last Wednesday, Oct. 13. The tournament included Gates County, Bertie, Tarboro and Riverside.

WILLIAMSTON - The Knights hosted conference and county rival South Creek Wednesday afternoon. The conference match scores were 25-10, 25-5 and 25-11 in favor of the Knights. The Knights are now 17-4 overall and have a 1A Four Rivers Conference record of 11-1 placing them in second place unde…

WINDSOR - The Riverside Knights traveled to Bertie High School to play the Falcons’ in a conference match last Thursday.

WILLIAMSTON- The Riverside Knights put the North East Carolina Prep (NECP) Huskies on a short leash last Thursday during a home soccer match.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

College football is as unpredictable as I can ever remember it being.

Fourth & Long with David Friedman

That Mack Brown fella knows a thing or two about football and I’m glad he returned to North Carolina.

RALEIGH – As blackpowder and gun deer hunting seasons opens up around the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission's Home from the Hunt campaign reminds hunters to be sure to positively identify their target before pulling the trigger and to always be aware of their surroundings.

Opinion Stories

Lucky Seven with Brandice Hoggard

As one gets older they may come to see that the amount of friends may be getting smaller as time goes on.

Picture That with Andre' Alfred

I can remember as a child my parents asked me what I wanted to do when I got older. At the time I wasn’t sure. You know, as a young boy impressive jobs like police officer, fireman and professional sport player were just about always at the top of the list.

Fall is a special time of year with leaves turning and all the fairs and festivals.

Small Town Girl with Leslie Beachboard

Many individuals chose their own career paths due to a specific passion or strong calling.

Out Here in Left Field with Thadd White

If you walk in my Windsor office, you’ll likely notice a wrestling championship proudly displayed across from my desk. It says WCW World Television Champion.

Picture That with Andre' Alfred

It started with a simple phone conversation. I inquired about a game I was going to cover and asked did he need any images. During this particular time I was self employed operating my own photography business full time.

I passed by a cotton field recently and noticed that it was beginning to turn white. It brought back memories of my days when cotton was “King” in the south. This was prior to the era of mechanization and, though highly profitable, was very labor intensive.

One-on-One with D.G. Martin

The next time somebody asks you to describe North Carolina, pull out and read aloud this quote from the beginning pages of Bland Simpson’s new book.

Out Here in Left Field with Thadd White Jr.

I’m a fan of a variety of different college and professional teams. They range from the Chelsea Blues of the English Premier League to the Crimson of the University of Alabama.

Small Town Girl with Leslie Beachboard

As a child, some of my fondest memories took place at my grandmother’s’ house. Lula Evans, my father’s mother, lived in the only house on the Powell and Stokes Road.

Feature Stories

Extension Notes with Desmond Miller

4-H connects youth to important careers and strengthens their entrepreneurship skills.

This is the Day with Pastor Johnny Phillips

In the first half of the 20th Century two particular futuristic or dystopian authors stood out from all others. They were Aldous Huxley and George Orwell.

BEAR GRASS – If someone Googles the term Chicken Mull, also called Chicken Muddle, he or she will find a southern delicacy with different characteristics determined by where they live.

Meditating on His Word with Sylvia Hughes

And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, b…

One-on-One with D.G. Martin

It is October on the Outer Banks. A late hurricane is threatening to wash away the beaches and blow down the old wooden houses that have been family treasures for generations. The Boston Red Sox are struggling to make the playoffs.

The Carpenter's Tools with Dr. Wallace Phillips

Well hello friends! Thanks for stopping into this weekly collection of words and thoughts that somehow manage to hit my brain on Monday mornings.

Grace & Truth with Pastor Amanda Hoggard

Each child is asking a different question simultaneously. Twenty of them — kids and questions. You’re squinting at barely legible handwriting, juggling late work, IEPs and crinkled papers. Giving instructions three — no, definitely five-plus times.

Hartman to Heart with Pastor Chuck Hartman

The Scriptures are filled with promises and assurances that life is best when we trust God.