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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 Spring Hope, two blocks down from its longtime home on North Ash Street. The new office also houses SouthernNashNews.com and the shared space is part of The Enterprise’s operating partnership with the local news website.
“Our new location will help us serve our customers better and gives us a fresh start as southern Nash County’s newspaper of record continues to evolve and grow,” said Keven Zepezauer, publisher of The Enterprise and president of parent company Restoration Newsmedia. “We invite our readers, subscribers and advertisers to come visit us on Main Street.”
Office hours are 9 a.m. to noon each Monday through Friday. Previously, The Enterprise’s former office on North Ash Street was open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The relocation comes one year after The Wilson Times Co. purchased The Spring Hope Enterprise from longtime publisher and owner Ken Ripley in June 2018. Ripley continued to own the Ash Street building and leased it to The Enterprise’s new owners.
Following the sale, former associate publisher Mark Cone, who had already launched The Zebulon Times, started an independent weekly newspaper called the Southern Nash News. Cone leased the Main Street office space as his base of operations.
Last month, The Zebulon Times merged with the Wilson Times Co.-owned Wake Weekly and the Southern Nash News print edition merged with The Enterprise in an operating partnership designed to consolidate the number of newspapers serving southern Nash and eastern Wake counties while offering readers a more complete local news product.
Cone continues to own and operate SouthernNashNews.com as a freestanding website. Under the joint operating agreement, many news stories appear there as well as on SpringHopeEnterprise.com.
Also in May, The Wilson Times Co. and The Daily Record of Dunn announced the formation of Restoration Newsmedia, a joint venture between North Carolina’s two remaining family-owned daily newspapers. Restoration is a management company that oversees the Wilson and Dunn papers and six nondaily publications including The Enterprise, The Wake Weekly, the Johnstonian News, the Butner-Creedmoor News, The Courier-Times in Roxboro and The Mount Olive Tribune.
Jan Mills, The Enterprise’s customer service representative, is now based at the Main Street location and can assist walk-in customers with subscriptions, classified and display advertising and news submissions from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays.
Beth Robbins, the newspaper’s advertising account executive, and LaMonique Hamilton Barnes, who covers southern Nash County for The Enterprise and The Wilson Times, are available to meet with clients at the Spring Hope office by appointment.
The Enterprise’s phone number, 252-478-3651, remains unchanged.