Welcome to Town of Enfield
Town of Enfield ~ A Great Place to Live!
Founded in 1740, Enfield, North Carolina is the oldest town in Halifax County. In 1896, the opening of the Enfield Tobacco Market brought a glimmer of prosperity to this small town of 700 people (today 2300+). As the tobacco market grew, new businesses were established along with the Bank of Enfield, the oldest bank in Halifax County.
Peanuts, however, soon became the leading agricultural market in Enfield. The establishment of many buying and cleaning stations for peanuts soon made Enfield the world's largest raw peanut market. Every year, Enfield is host to the Peanut Festival. Family fun featuring good food, arts and crafts, carnival and amusements, music and dancing, and, of course, the famous peanut — no small thing around here!
Enfield is easily accessible, only five miles from I-95 (Exit 154) and HWY 301 runs through our great town, so stop by and visit us.
Here are 10 recommendations from the American Medical Association for a healthier YOU.
The AMA’s 10 recommendations for a healthier YOU, include the following:
- Be more physically active
Adults should do at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity activity.
- Make sure your family is up-to-date on their vaccines
...including the annual influenza vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone age six months or older.
Speak with your physician about your eligibility for a bivalent booster. Anyone with questions about the COVID-19 vaccines should speak with their physician and review trusted resources, including getvaccineanswers.org.
Following evidence-based public health measures, such as physical distancing and wearing face masks, are also an important way to help protect against COVID-19 and the flu.
- Get screened
Estimates based on statistical models show that since April 2020, millions of screenings for breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer diagnoses may have been missed due to pandemic-related care disruptions.
Check with your physician to find out if you’re due for preventive care, tests or screenings, and make an appointment.
These measures are designed to keep you healthy and help your doctor spot certain conditions before they become more serious.
- Know your blood pressure numbers
Visit ManageYourBP.org to better understand your numbers and take necessary steps to get high blood pressure — also known as hypertension — under control. Doing so will reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.
- Learn your risk for type 2 diabetes
Take a simple online 2-minute self-screening test at DoIHavePrediabetes.org.
Steps you take now can help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, which is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes, including hospitalization or death.
- Manage stress
A good diet, sufficient sleep (at least 7.5 hours per night), daily exercise and wellness activities, such as yoga and meditation, are key ingredients to maintaining and improving your mental health, but don’t hesitate to ask for help from a mental health professional when you need it.
- Reduce your intake of processed foods and sugar-sweetened beverages, especially those with added sodium and sugar
Eat less red meat and processed meats, and add more plant-based foods, such as olive oil, nuts and seeds to your diet.
Also reduce your consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and drink more water instead. Drinking sugary beverages, even 100% fruit juices, is associated with a higher all-cause mortality risk, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open.
- If consuming alcohol, do so in moderation as defined by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Up to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men, and only by adults of legal drinking age.
- Talk with your doctor about tobacco and e-cigarette use (or vaping) and how to quit
Declare your home and car smoke- and aerosol-free to eliminate secondhand exposure.
- Follow your physician’s instructions if prescribed pain medication or antibiotics
If you are taking prescription opioids or other medications, follow your doctor’s instructions, store them safely to prevent diversion or misuse, and properly dispose of any leftover medication.
If a health care professional determines that you need antibiotics, take them exactly as prescribed—antibiotic resistance is a serious public health problem and antibiotics will not make you feel better if you have a virus, such as a cold or flu.
We Are Family. Celebrating our Past. Creating a Brighter Future.
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What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth, short for “June Nineteenth,” commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
When is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is observed every year on June 19.
Why do we celebrate Juneteenth?
The Civil War ended in April 1865, but news of emancipation didn’t reach Texas until two months later. When troops finally arrived to signal freedom to the state’s 250,000 slaves, celebrations broke out and Juneteenth was born!
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REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL WRAY
The Town of Enfield is extremely grateful for Representative Michael Wray (Democrat - District 27) for donating $250,000 to the town. The board has voted to use these funds to commission a study of Highway 301 by the Kenan Institute, to remove dilapidated homes, as well as establish programming for seniors and our youth. Again, thank you Representative Wray!
Commissioner Bud Whitaker, Commissioner Bobby Whitaker, Representative Michael Ray, and Commissioner Kenneth Ward.
Breo Hamal, Health Equity Program Specialist- ABC2; Mondale Robinson, WMR Consulting; Commissioner Kenneth Ward; Tyrone and Edna Williams, Fourtee Acres Farmers; Mayor Barbara Simmons; Gerry Middleton, Enfield Economic Development & Revitalization Commission; Rodney Pierce; Commissioner Bud Whitaker; and Commissioner Bobby Whitaker.
Ideas do come to fruition! After months of planning and many Zoom meetings, We are overjoyed with the successful relaunch of the Enfield Farmer’s Market. Commissioner Kenneth Ward has spearheaded these efforts with the dedication and work of Mary Jane Lyonnais Healthy Foods Coordinator Northeastern NC Partnership for Public Health Albemarle Regional Health Services; Rose B. Lewis - Aging Program Coordinator Halifax County Council on Aging; John Lyttle, Area Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Halifax and Northampton Counties NC Cooperative Extension; Breo Hamal formerly with NC Cooperative Extension, currently Health Equity Program Specialist, ABC2; and Tyrone and Edna Williams Fourtee Acres Farms it happened.
On Saturday, May 7, 2022, under a beautiful clear sky, over 40 residents joined us for the relaunch. Commissioner Tracey Joyner, Commissioner Bud Whitaker, and Commissioner Bobby Whitaker joined Commissioner Ward in welcoming citizens and reopening the Farmers Market. We were also fortunate to have former Mayor Barbara Simmons in attendance. We are hoping to expand the market and it offerings. Through the NC Partnership for Public Health’s initiative, many residents received vouchers for $20 of fresh produce. Fourtee Acres also had plants for sale so residents can produce their own vegetables at home throughout the growing season.
If you would like more information or to attend as a vendor, please contact:
Commissioner Kenneth Ward
firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-220-5656
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