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. Enfield is easily accessible 5 miles from I-95, Exit 154 (view local map
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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 is host to the Peanut Festival. Family fun featuring good food, arts and crafts, farm equipment displays, carnival and amusements, music and dancing and, of course, the famous peanut — no small thing around here!

121 SE Railroad Street
P.O. Box 699 ● Enfield, NC 27823
Phone: (252) 445-3146
Fax: (252) 445-1019

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Equal Employment and Procurement

The Town of Enfield maintains the policy of providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor, except where religion, sex, national origin, or age are bonafide occupation qualifications for employment.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

Non-Discrimination Based on Handicap in Federally Assisted Programs and Activities of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or benefits from Federal Financial assistance.

Davis Bacon Act

Construction contracts financed in whole or in part with CDBG Funds must comply with Davis-Bacon related Acts (DBRA). Among other provisions, this act requires that prevailing local wage levels be paid to laborers and mechanics employed on certain construction work assisted with CDBG funds.

Local Jobs Initiative
Section 3 Plan
Local Economic Benefit for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons

The town is committed to the policy that, to the greatest extent possible, opportunities for training and employment be given to lower income residents of the community development project area and contracts for work in connection with federally assisted community development project be awarded to business concerns located or owned in substantial part by persons residing in the Section 3 covered area, as required by Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.