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Deputies identify suspect in Johnston convenience store robbery, murder case

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County sheriff’s deputies have identified a suspect in a Nov. 14 shooting death at the Scotchman convenience store in the McGee’s Crossroads community outside …
Corey Lewandowski, the 2016 national campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, addresses supporters during a Tuesday rally at The Farm at 42 in Selma.

Former campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski stumps for Trump in Selma

SELMA — President Donald Trump’s 2016 national campaign chairman said the commander-in-chief’s resolve is amazing.  “When Mr. Trump enters the Oval Office every …

Schools seek nearly $8.9M from county

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jim Causby will appear before Johnston County commissioners at their Dec. 2 meeting and ask for nearly $8.9 million to help erase …
Airflow Products Co. owners Jeff Holt, left, and Roy Boswell are shown on the floor of their manufacturing facility at Selma's Oak Tree Industrial Park.

Airflow Products grows to 360 workers, 3 locations

SELMA — After working with area companies in the air filter industry for a combined total of 40 years, Jeff Holt and Roy Boswell decided to go out on their own in January 2002 by establishing …
Smithfield Town Manager Mike Scott shows town council members the streets involved in the Booker Dairy Road name changes.

Smithfield drops Ava Gardner Avenue

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council reversed its Oct. 10 vote and scrapped a plan to rename a portion of Booker Dairy Road to honor local legend Ava Gardner. The board voted Thursday to …

BB&T-SunTrust merger approved; banks to become Truist on Dec. 6

Horner, Strickland honored as clean energy advocates

Some youthful nicknames linger while others fade

Community Calendar: Community college trustees to meet

NCDOT: Take part in online transportation needs survey

Tobacco Farm Life Museum opens blacksmith exhibit

2 veterans receive Four Oaks Chamber awards

No action taken on suspended South Johnston High teacher

Calendar to showcase Averasboro Battlefield

Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

Authorities seek convenience store murder suspects

Seasons change, but God’s love and goodness are everlasting

Armed robbery conviction overturned

Middle-schoolers explore careers at JoCo Works expo

Weathercast: Slow rise in temperatures expected this week

Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

Authorities seek Scotchman convenience store murder suspects

Weathercast: Cold, windy Saturday, milder conditions Sunday

Deputies: Man killed, 2 suspects sought in convenience store robbery

Playwright bringing gospel comedy to Benson

Johnston Health earns group’s top safety grade

Lee named Johnston Community College vice president

4 incumbents unseated in local elections

Commissioner Wood announces re-election bid

Convention of States group plans town hall meeting

Hot Horns rock Corinth Holders Elementary

Muslim cemetery inaugurated in Selma

Innovation Academy plans send-off for Italy-bound students

Doyle seeks justice for victims

Wiley the Wildcat wins Glendale-Kenly mascot election

Negativity, self-criticism and God’s love


Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Slow rise in temperatures expected this week

The Wilson Times area is forecast to enjoy mostly seasonal temperatures and plenty of sunshine for several days this week. While a complex low pressure system is threatening the weekend, the weather …

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

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


Keith Barnes

A star is born: Iverson ranch hosted 3,500 shoots

If you’re old enough to remember watching “The Lone Ranger” on television during the 1950s, you probably also recall the show’s opening segment when The Lone Ranger rode his white horse named …

Ned Walsh

Trump a Dunning-Kruger poster boy

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is named for two psychologists who could demonstrate that the less knowledgeable and competent a person is, the more that person believes in his or her own superior …

Top sports stories
North Johnston's Ethan Brasewell, left, and Neuse Charter's Matthew Pelletier spar during the 160-pound bout that decided the match between the two schools. Pelletier pinned Brasewell in what was the most dramatic battle of the night during a quint hosted by the Cougars on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Programs gained experience in Neuse Charter quint

SMITHFIELD — The gravity of what his bout would mean for the final score Wednesday night didn’t dawn on Neuse Charter wrestler Matthew Pelletier until he was already deep into …



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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