Area Breaking News

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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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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Sheriff Bizzell warns Princeton seniors about scams

Scams come in all varieties and senior adults aren’t the only victims. That was the message Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell presented to a senior adult group last Thursday at the Princeton Public Library. For more on Sheriff Bizzell’s insightful presentation, catch this week’s issue of The Princeton News Leader.

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Spring Hill Presbyterian pastor uses karate to share Christ

In an era when church leaders have sometimes resorted to non-traditional methods of getting people interested in the gospel, like providing basketball goals or pool tables for youth, Rev. Sefton Strickland of Spring Hill Presbyterian Church near Lucama found years ago teaching his members karate was a valuable tool in helping to get his ministry…

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Selma recognizes Boys and Girls Clubs

The Town of Selma honored the Boys and Girls Clubs of Johnston County on April 11 with a special proclamation. The town council recognized the organization for providing services to more than 200 young people each year to help them reach their full potential. Check out this week’s issue of The Selma News for more details.

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Two North Johnston students receive Sonny Batten scholarships

The Sonny Batten Memorial Endowment Scholarship was presented to Caroline Corbett and Luke Thompson, both students at North Johnston High School, as part of the Johnston County Youth Livestock Show and Sale held last week at Johnston County Youth Livestock Arena. For more on these amazing students, check out this week’s issue of The Kenly News.

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Princeton police seek your help

Princeton Police reported on April 13 two separated break-ins in less than 48 hours. Police Chief Tyrone Sutton said the first happened on Tuesday, April 11, at 515 W. First St. “The home was forcibly entered through a side door and a small amount of cash was reported stolen,” said Sutton. The second break-in happened…

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Heavy rains cause flooding in Johnston County

According to the National Weather Service Johnston County was one of several Eastern North Carolina counties that received anywhere from 2 to 7 inches of rain that fell between 7 a.m. on Monday, April 24 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Several area roads were closed by law enforcement personnel during the period because…

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Pine Level issues moratorium on subdivision and zoning ordinances

Pine Level Commissioners approved a 60-day moratorium on subdivision development earlier this month. The town’s planning board requested the moratorium even though there are no active subdivision applications on file, according to Randy Jones, planning board chairman. For more on this story, don’t miss this week’s issue of The Pine Level News!

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