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Johnston has 2 more coronavirus cases

SMITHFIELD — Two more people in Johnston have tested positive for the coronavirus, or COVID-19, according to the county’s Public Health Department. “Johnston County has identified its fourth …
Bojangles' employee Tiffany Rook delivers a curbside pickup order to a customer at the Selma restaurant last Wednesday at lunchtime. With a ban on dine-in customers, Johnston restaurants are moving to pickup and delivery.

Governor’s order leaves restaurants, bars reeling

After Gov. Roy Cooper closed restaurant dining rooms at 5 p.m. March 17, many workers quickly lost their jobs, and many more saw their hours slashed. “We’ve never experienced anything like …
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Sheriff: Deputies won’t be crowd police

SMITHFIELD — Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the state of North Carolina is encouraging — and sometimes mandating — gatherings of no more than 50 people. The Johnston County Sheriff’s …
From left, Joshua Talton, 7, Jacob Talton, 10, and mom Donna Talton take a break from cleaning out the garage last Wednesday. With them is the family's 9-year-old chocolate Lab , Trevor.

Families adjusting to life without school

MICRO — When Johnston County schools said they would close for at least two weeks, Donna Talton delivered the news to her sons, Joshua, 7, and Jacob, 10. “I also told them there was a chance …
Weathercast: Warm, sunny weekend, then cold front brings mild temps

The Wilson Times area is forecast to enjoy a warm weekend with ample sunshine. High temperatures Saturday and Sunday are likely to reach the 82-85-degree range under partly cloudy skies. A slight …

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Weathercast: Warm, sunny weekend, then cold front brings mild temps

The Wilson Times area is forecast to enjoy a warm weekend with ample sunshine. High temperatures Saturday and Sunday are likely to reach the 82-85-degree range under partly cloudy skies. A slight …

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RELEASED: After 43 years, Charles Ray Finch a free man

Charles Ray Finch never gave up. Instead, he fought for more than 43 years to gain his freedom. On Thursday, a federal judge ordered Finch’s release. In January, the U.S. 4th Circuit of …

WhirliDogs to serve opportunity: Workers with disabilities will learn, make hot dogs

Court upholds Parks’ 2017 murder conviction

Animal shelter fails state inspection

Wilson man burns hands in tractor fire

THE ENTERPRISE NEWS
Nash man charged in aunt’s murder

A Nash County man is accused of killing his aunt, a Raleigh resident reported missing whose body was found in a shallow grave last week. Cleavon Royster Williams, 44, of the 4200 block of Biltmore …

$95M Nash budget to keep tax rate flat

48 earn degrees from Nash-Rocky Mount Early College

Family continues tradition of placing Memorial Day flags

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Steve and Belinda Kirk

In Bible, little words mean a lot

It’s amazing how something so small can have such a huge impact. Take the three-letter word “but,” for example. The consequences, especially when used scripturally, are unparalleled. For …

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Let’s hope virus doesn’t change us for the worse

I’m not sure what to make of the coronavirus, which some folks prefer to call COVID-19. On the one hand, it’s tempting to think we’d all be safe from infection if we coughed into the crook …

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Clayton senior forward Megan Flockhart (15) pushes the ball ahead during the NRFA Cup championship game  against Cleveland on March 6. Flockhart would love to see the season, her final one, resume after it was paused due to COVID-19 concerns.

‘Special’ group at Clayton contemplates impact of COVID-19

CLAYTON — The seniors on the 2020 Clayton girls soccer team are a special group for head coach Joseph Mott. When Mott first came to the school in 2017 to coach soccer, eight now-seniors, who …
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All-GNRC cheerleading team announced

The hard work of countless cheerleaders from football through basketball season did not go unnoticed. On the All-Greater Neuse River Conference team, 11 cheerleaders were honored …

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Community Calendar: Church plans yard sale fundraiser

Church plans yard sale fundraiser FOUR OAKS — Bethel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3168 N.C. 96 S., will hold a yard sale from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 to benefit its youth fund. Free breakfast will be available while …

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