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KENLY­-Kenly Police are seeking a 26-year-old man charged with armed robbery. Police Chief Josh Gibson said felony warrants have been obtained for Richard Lavar Carver. "The Kenly … more
MIDDLESEX — Authorities say they seized cocaine, a handgun and cash in a Monday afternoon raid on a Middlesex drug suspect’s home. Nash County sheriff’s deputies and Tar River Regional Drug … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College has received a $15,000 Gene Haas Foundation grant to support scholarships for machining students. “We are so grateful for the continued generous support … more
SMITHFIELD — A Clayton High School parent who’s been active in the “Bring Bennett Back” movement thanked Interim Superintendent Jim Causby for reinstating Bennett Jones as principal. But she … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education tabled a vote on its new public comment policy last week as it invites community members to weigh in. The current rules for people addressing … more
SMITHFIELD ­— An 85-year-old woman died after a pickup truck hit her as she walked through a supermarket parking lot last week. The crash happened at noon Oct. 9 at Carlie C’s IGA, 721 N. … more
SMITHFIELD — A former Johnston County pastor faces additional sex charges and the possibility of life in prison if he’s convicted of statutory rape. Steve Morris, 61, was pastor of Oliver’s … more
SELMA — Supporters can once again purchase engraved bricks for the new Selma Civic Center’s courtyard, town Councilwoman Ann Williams announced last week. Following regularly scheduled … more
KENLY — Three North Johnston High School seniors have been nominated for two of the most prestigious scholarships offered in North Carolina. Samantha Davis has been chosen to compete for the … more
MICRO — The new utility business center and town hall that’s been under construction since April is almost complete and set to open for business, according to Micro Public Works Director Johnny … more
KENLY — The brick building beside Kenly Parks and Recreation offices that was previously used both as an agriculture building and a storage area for Kenly Area Ministries is being transformed into … more
SMITHFIELD — Interim Superintendent Jim Causby told school board members Oct. 8 that Johnston County Public Schools needs $10 million to get through the 2019-20 school year. Board member Todd … more
PRINCETON — Scottie Brown saw an ad posted by the town of Princeton seeking a new commissioner. Mayor Pro-tem Larry Withrow moved to Clayton in April and that created a vacancy. So, Brown submitted … more
CLAYTON — Community leaders and global health care company Novo Nordisk have cut the ribbon on an almost $40 million regional industrial wastewater pretreatment facility constructed through a … more
So, I won’t type the actual word I’m thinking. I won’t tell you how much I “hate” math. I will say, however, that math and I — well, we aren’t buddy-buddy. Because we are home … more
Nonprofit seeks Christmas aid applicants KENLY — Kenly Area Ministries will accept applications for Christmas assistance from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. The nonprofit will be open at the same time each Tuesday and Thursday to … more
KENLY — Lifelong town resident Monica Davis was named the Kenly Kiwanis Club’s Kiwanian of the Year during an Oct. 8 banquet at the Lowell Mill Restaurant. Kiwanis board member Diane Kirby … more
SMITHFIELD­ — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce was named the 2019 Outstanding Chamber of the Year at the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ annual conference … more
KENLY — Town officials have fired Kenly police Lt. Casey Jones following an investigation into his conduct, Town Manager Michael Douglas said last week. “Due to the results of an independent … more
After a couple weeks of dry cold fronts and mild temperatures, the greater Wilson area is in for some rain and a taste of more fall-like weather in the days ahead, Al Thomas explains in this weekend … more
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