Princeton burglary suspect arrested in Selma

Three police departments participated in the capture Thursday, April 27 in Selma of a woman  charged with a breaking and entering in Princeton. At 11:54 p.m., Selma Police Officer Charles Eason reported that Central Communications put out a BOLO (Be On The Lookout announcement) for a vehicle that was believed to have been fleeing a…

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Marvin Sidney Edwards

Marvin Sidney Edwards, 84, of Kenly passed away at Carteret Health Care in Morehead City on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was born August 17, 1932 to the late Luby Carl Edwards and Eula Jane Creech Edwards. The funeral will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm in Casey Funeral Home Chapel…

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Frances Hughes Medlin

Frances Hughes Medlin, age 82, of Chapel Hill and formerly of Selma passed away on April 26, 2017 at Oak Hill Living Center, Angier, NC. She was diagnosed with colon cancer late 2016. Frances was born in Rocky Mount, NC to Preston and Irma Sue Israel Hughes. At age 2 weeks, she was adopted by…

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Josephine Dixon Price Hester

Josephine Dixon Price Hester, 89, longtime resident of Creedmoor, NC passed away April 24, 2017 at Duke University Hospital due to complications from AML. Josephine was born on December 3, 1927 in Kenly, NC to the farming family of George Dixon and mother Louise Pierce. She graduated from Kenly High School and then attended Carolina…

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Connie Denise Driver Cook

Connie Denise Driver Cook, 57, passed away Saturday afternoon at Wilson Medical Center. Connie was born in Wake County on February 4, 1960 to the late Ray and Christine Lamm Driver. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held  on Wednesday, April 26,…

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Dennis Edward Killette

Dennis Edward Killette, 68 of Princeton passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Dennis was born on March 5, 1949 in Johnston County to the late Ralph Wiley and Lena Ballance Killette. He proudly served his country in the United States Armey and was a Vietnam Veteran. Dennis had retired after thirty five years of…

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Mary Helen Strickland Spellen

 Smithfield – Mary Helen Strickland Spellen, age 45, died Monday, April 24, 2017 in Wake Medical Center in Raleigh. Born August 4, 1971 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late David Arthur and Gennettie Jones Strickland. A graveside service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 in Price Cemetery.…

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Selma Middle’s Snipes is teacher of year

Shannon Snipes, of Selma Middle School, received the 2017 Flame for Learning award from the Johnston County Association of Chambers of Commerce and Johnston County Public Schools. The award was presented to Snipes Tuesday night at The Clayton Center. Her presentation to the Flame for Learning interview committee was “Inspiring Students to Foster a Passion…

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Harbor to return to its new facility soon

Harbor, the domestic violence non-profit agency, should return to its newly constructed facility within the next few weeks said Kay Johnson, executive director. Johnson gave an update to the Selma Town Council at its April 11 meeting. Hurricane Matthew displaced Harbor on Oct. 8, 2016.

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Area attorneys listed among top 10

Two area attorneys have made the list of North Carolina’s Top 10 lawyers by “Super Lawyers” magazine. James Narron and Jack O’Hale of the Smithfield firm of Narron, O’Hale and Whittington were listed in the publication’s 2017 edition.

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