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BENSON — A 10-year-old girl remained sedated and on a breathing tube Friday after she was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a three-car crash late last Wednesday near … more
After a near-perfect weekend in the greater Wilson area, expect a return to typical summer heat and humidity to start the workweek, Al Thomas Jr. advises in the latest installment of The Wilson Times … more
BAILEY — A Nash County woman faces murder and arson charges after deputies say she started a fire that killed a man in the home they shared.  Alayna Renee Sherrod, 32, is accused of … more
Scattered showers and thunderstorms could linger through midweek, but expect plenty of sunshine and drier air Thursday through Saturday, Al Thomas Jr. predicts in this week's installment of The … more
Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a 90-year-old Johnston County man. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Hans Liem "Fritz" Oey at 3:18 a.m. Tuesday. Oey … more
SMITHFIELD — Police are working multiple leads in a June 3 shooting that wounded a 20-year-old man. Capt. Ryan Sheppard said police were dispatched to the Pine Needle Shopping Center, 721 N. … more
KENLY —The Johnston County Board of Education has named Tol Avery as principal at North Johnston High School. Avery comes to North Johnston following three years as principal at Four Oaks … more
RALEIGH ­—State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler’s annual plea for farmers to prepare for hurricane season is especially poignant this year in light of Hurricane Florence’s … more
SMITHFIELD — Classic Ford of Smithfield built a new dealership 1324 N. Brightleaf Blvd. The Smithfield Town Council approved the construction permit in March 2017. Classic Ford is currently located … more
SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County grand jury indicted former Harbor employee Rhonda Miles was indicted June 3 on several felony charges related to her alleged theft of Harbor’s money. Miles is … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools and Johnston Community College have requested $9.2 million in additional funds from the county’s 2019-20 budget. The county’s proposed budget has … more
SELMA— Campers Inn RV has completed its dealership expansion project and has opened the doors of its new recreational vehicle supercenter. Campers Inn broke ground on the 30,000 square-foot … more
SMITHFIELD — Hundreds of people attended the Johnston County Public Schools Innovation Expo to see teachers and students showcase innovative teaching and learning practices May 31 at the Johnston … more
PRINCETON — The 2019-20 town budget will feature no tax rate increase, Mayor Don Rains said following the Princeton Board of Commissioners budget workshop held after the board’s regular monthly … more
CLAYTON— Students at Cleveland High now have access to more hands-on learning experiences in their agriculture education classes thanks to a donation from community member Durwood … more
KENLY— Troy Lucas is normally employed as a United Parcel Service driver in his hometown of Tarboro, but for two days each year during the month of June, he becomes an antique dealer as part of the … more
KENLY— Each carrying the theme of “A Universe of Stories,” the Kenly Public Library and Selma Public Library each kicked off their annual summer reading programs on June 5 with performances by … more
Three Little Pigs Triathlon planned SMITHFIELD — The Three Little Pigs Triathlon, sponsored by Sysco, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. Arts … more
SMITHFIELD — Town council members on June 4 tabled a recommendation from the planning department that it revise the town’s ordinance regarding food trucks. Food trucks are currently only … more
BENSON— The 99th state annual Singing Convention will be held June 21-23, in the Singing Grove, 400 E. Main St. The following groups will present 30-minute concerts beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, … more
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