Area News

Special Black History Month Photography Exhibit Now Open in Downtown Smithfield

SMITHFIELD, NC – To commemorate Black History Month, Smithfield attorney Craig James has opened a special exhibit of his private collection of 19th century photography and other slave-related items entitled “History Through the Eye of a Lens: A Collection of 19th Century African-American Photography” at 331 E. Market Street. Mr. James’ collection includes more than…

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2017 NC State Poetry Contest Seeks Entries

WHAT: The NC State creative writing program announces its annual statewide poetry contest. This is one of the largest free literary competitions in the state and the Southeast, drawing more than 600 entrants last year. This year’s guest judge is poet Richard Garcia. HOW TO ENTER: Mail entries to NC State Poetry Contest, Campus Box…

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St. Patrick’s to hold BBQ sale

The St. Patrick’s Lodge in Princeton will hold a barbecue pork and barbecue chicken sale on Saturday, March 4. The time will be from 4-7 p.m. The cost of a plate is $8 for either and tickets may be purchased from Josh Bizzell and pay at the door. Contact Bizzell at 919-273-2449. The lodge is…

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Woodruff becomes new youth director at KFWB

Bre Woodruff of Kenly has been named Children and Youth Ministry Director at Kenly Free Will Baptist Church. Woodruff, 18, is the daughter of Shane Woodruff of Pine Level and Tracey and Michael Carson of Kenly. She began her new job on Feb 1. Woodruff is a 2016 graduate of North Johnston High School where she was…

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Auditor says Kenly in good financial shape

The Town of Kenly had a strong financial year and is in good financial shape, auditor John Anthony told town council members last week. Anthony, of Anthony & Tabb of Wilson, presented the 2015-16 audit, which has been forwarded to the state’s Local Government Commission.

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests double absences

Last Thursday’s nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” protests seemed to impact Johnston County Schools. System wide, the number of student absentees more than doubled over the previous day. Public Information Officer Tracey Peedin Jones said Johnston schools, grades kindergarten through eighth grade, had 3,428 absentees, 14 percent, on Thursday, Feb. 16, compared to 1,513 absentees or six…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Invites the Community to Founders’ Day and 65th Chapter Anniversary Activities

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter of Goldsboro, NC will host its Founders’ Day and 65th Chartering Anniversary activities on Saturday, March 18, 2017 and is inviting the community to participate. The activities will be held at First African Baptist Church, 803 Harris Street Goldsboro, NC 27530. Pre-luncheon seminars will be held…

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