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Garner police released this surveillance photo of one of the men believed to have been involved in shooting death at the Scotchman convenience store outside Benson on Thursday.

Authorities seek Scotchman convenience store murder suspects

BENSON — The Johnston County Sheriff's Office and Garner Police Department are joining forces to capture two suspects in the Nov. 12 murder of a man at the Scotchman convenience store on N.C. …

Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

SMITHFIELD — A 65-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Nov. 10, police said last week.  Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said the …

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

BENSON — One man was killed in an early Thursday armed robbery at the Scotchman convenience store in the McGee's Crossroads community.. The Johnston County Sheriff's Office responded at 1:30 …

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 …
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. …

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


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
Princeton ballcarrier Seth Blevins, running behind freshman left tackle Jake Crocker, ran for 231 yards on eight carries and scored five touchdowns in the Bulldogs 62-7 victory over East Carteret on Thursday night at home. After the game, Blevins said he has never had a performance like he did against the Mariners. Jack Frederick | Johnstonian News

Blevins’ big night paces Princeton

PRINCETON — If you want to see Princeton High running back Seth Blevins smile, ask him about “seven.” “I love seven,” Blevins said as a grin widened on his face so …
AREA ROUNDUP: Basketball season gets into full swing

WENDELL — The Corinth Holders girls basketball team fell 41-35 to Clayton High in its season-opener on Monday night. By the end of the first quarter, the Comets had built up a 10-point lead …



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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