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Oliver says she can work with new council

SELMA — Mayor Cheryl Oliver said she looks forward to working with incoming council members Byron McAllister and Joe Scarboro. McAllister and Scarboro ousted incumbents Tommy Holmes and Mike …
Susan Doyle has been in the district attorney's office 25 years, the past 12 years as district attorney. She enjoys being an advocate for victims and says she has no plans to step down or seek a position on the bench.

Doyle seeks justice for victims

SMITHFIELD­ — Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle remembers the case that determined her career choice. At the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, she was majoring in …

4 incumbents unseated in local elections

SMITHFIELD — Two incumbent Selma councilmen, one Clayton councilman and one Wilson’s Mills councilman lost re-election amid a light turnout for the Nov. 5 municipal elections. In Selma, Mayor …
Peter Bonner helps repair a roof during the 2018 Arms Around Selma service day. This year's daylong community service project is planned for Saturday.

Arms Around Selma seeks volunteers Saturday

SELMA — The 11th annual Arms Around Selma community service day will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The Selma Ministries Association organizes the annual outreach project, which is …
J.P. McCann is the town of Selma's new public works director.

McCann named Selma public works director

SELMA — Town Manager Steven Hicks has announced the appointment of J.P. McCann as Selma’s public works director. McCann, who began his duties on Oct. 1, comes to Selma from Envirolink, Inc. …

Johnston Health earns group’s top safety grade

Lee named Johnston Community College vice president

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

Wiley the Wildcat wins Glendale-Kenly mascot election

Negativity, self-criticism and God’s love

Weathercast: Blast of arctic air brings season's coldest temps

Weathercast: Plenty of sun and temperatures warming Saturday through Monday

Johnston County races: four incumbents lose

Convenience store robbery still under investigation

Medical center adds providers, acute care service

Under new ownership, WTSB still has local touch

Archer Lodge’s veterans memorial debuts Sunday

Community Calendar: Dixie Melody Boys concert slated

Selma opens renovated Vick Park to visitors

Carver to retire from county board seat

Harbor director earns Athena leadership honor

A farmer, musician for the ages

Johnston Health names interim CEO

4,000 eighth graders expected at career expo

Communication, for better or worse

Johnston charts state’s third-highest tourism spending increase

Crews work to widen Booker Dairy Road

NCDOT names new Division 4 engineer

Princeton High animal science program offers hands-on experience

Smithfield’s rebuilding its Clayton location

Weathercast: Cold front to bring wintry blast Friday into Saturday

Weathercast: Sunny skies, brisk temps for NC Whirligig Festival weekend


Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Blast of arctic air brings season's coldest temps

An unusually large dip in the jet stream will allow a blast of arctic air to sink well into the southern United States Tuesday, bringing the Wilson Times area its coldest temperatures of the …

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


John Hood

Self-government requires local news

Oh, boy, did I screw up my first attempt at covering a town council meeting. It was 1986, and I was spending the summer interning at a weekly newspaper in Nash County called the Spring Hope …

Keith Barnes

Getting a jump on 2020 with tongue-in-cheek New Year’s resolutions

The amount of Christmas decorations already up at area businesses signals to me it’s time to get off my rump and make my New Year’s resolutions for 2020, so here we go. • Start smoking …

Top sports stories
North Johnston's Mackenzie Gibson (24) goes up for a layup and avoids Beddingfield's Makayla Everette during a 2-A Eastern Plains Conference meeting in Kenly last season. Gibson, who sat out a lot of last season with a knee injury, is expected to be "the glue" for head coach Jay Poole's program in 2019-20.

North Johnston basketball prepping for challenging EPC slate

KENLY — The North Johnston girls basketball team won’t have the deepest roster in 2-A hoops. With just eight players on the team, the Panthers will live and die by how they can work …
AREA ROUNDUP: Bulldogs compete in state cross-country meet

KERNERSVILLE — Two runners from the Princeton High cross-country team competed in Saturday’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A championship meet, and both placed in the …



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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