Serving Kenly, Selma, Smithfield, Princeton & Pine Level since 1973

Johnston County salutes the troops

Members of Princeotn Cub Scout Pack 23 wave to parade-goers on Saturday during the town of Princeton’s annual Veterans Day parade.
Veterans were honored throughout Johnston County over the Veterans Day holiday weekend. Following the town of Princeton’s annual Veterans Day parade on Saturday, the county’s largest observance, organized by Johnston County Public Schools, was held Monday …
Smithfield OKs zoning for possible jail site
SMITHFIELD — Town council members voted unanimously to rezone a possible site for the new Johnston County Law Enforcement Center … Read More
Betty Pope named Kenly Christmas Parade grand marshal
KENLY — In recognition of her years of community service and involvement with her hometown, Betty … Read More
Princeton High students get hands-on teaching experience
PRINCETON — Princeton High School students seeking career in preschool and childhood-related … Read More

Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Sunshine returns in Wilson's post-Florence forecast

After nearly a week of weather influenced by Hurricane Florence, Wilson County returns to normal Tuesday through Saturday, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by …

‘Wilson stood tall for our flag’: Community salutes veterans, marks 100 years since WWI armistice

An Army veteran known for two combat milestones in Vietnam — firing the first and the millionth round of artillery for his battalion — celebrated his 90th birthday as Wilson saluted the troops on …

Historian to share black Army regiment’s story

Crews trimming trees along Interstate 95 in Wilson County

The path is forged

Bulldogs pull away from Jaguars, 89-76

Stanhope improves fire response rating

Residents of the Stanhope fire district may see a decrease in homeowners’ insurance rates now that the Stanhope Community Volunteer Fire Department’s lower fire district rating has taken …

Election spurs voter engagement

Spring Hope opens planning board seats

Nash walking worker surprised with new car

Firebirds beat Franklinton, earn share of title


Ned Walsh

The difference between patriotism, nationalism

If you are like me, you love a patriotic parade and concert. I continue to get a lump in my throat and sometimes a tear in my eye when I hear the Star-Spangled Banner and see the Stars and Stripes …

Keith Barnes

Celebrities, luminaries who left us this year

Although 2018 is not yet over, the time has come for our annual listing of celebrity deaths from the past calendar year. Several sources listing more than 1,000 so-called celebrities were used to …

Top sports stories
C.B. Aycock’s Taevian Jackson (1) runs into the tackle attempt of North Johnston’s Jacob Markham (44) during Friday’s game at North Johnston. Jackson scored three touchdowns in the Golden Falcons’ 32-6 win.

North Johnston falls in shortened finale

KENLY — Especially important for the Charles B. Aycock and North Johnston varsity football teams was ending a turbulent, weather-plagued 2018 season on a strong note. If playing all scheduled 48 …
North Johnston hoops bash planned Friday

KENLY — North Johnston High’s basketball season will tip off this Friday with the sixth annual “Late Night with Batten,” the Panthers’ community pep rally modeled after college teams’ …

Can God forget about us? Scripture says no

It’s interesting how easily we forget. The disruption of our thought processes can be derailed by something as simple as walking from one room to another. By the time we reach the doorframe, …

Is the world getting better or worse?

Gluten or gluten-free? You decide

The church and political power, then and now

Florence recovery requires unity

What’s not to love about mayonnaise?

Dave DiFilippo cartoon



Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 14, 2018

SELMA — The Arms Around Selma community cleanup day will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 with volunteers meeting in the parking lot of Selma Elementary School, 311 W. Richardson St. Organizers …