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A mild weekend with some clouds and a slight chance of a stray shower should follow Friday's storms, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this edition of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
Temperatures could fluctuate from around 80 degrees to the upper 60s this week, but Easter Sunday is expected to be comfortable, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this installment of The Wilson Times … more
SMITHFIELD —The Johnston County Board of Education will move forward with its proposed $83.1 million 2019-20 budget during a 6 p.m. April 29 work session to review and finalize details. “This … more
SMITHFIELD — Former Johnston County Board of Education member and longtime educator Butler Hall was surprised at the April 9 school board meeting with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Awarded by … more
SMITHFIELD — Stormy weekend weather didn’t stop Saturday’s eighth annual Johnston Health Champions 5K and 10K runs. “It was cloudy Saturday,” said Sol Halliburton, director of the … more
SMITHFIELD — Mayor Andy Moore installed two new police officers during the April 9 town council meeting. Joseph Phillip Heck was hired to fill a vacancy within the department’s patrol … more
SMITHFIELD — Detective Sgt. Dale Wood is the Smithfield Police Department’s 2018 Officer of the Year. Police Chief Keith Powell presented the award at the April 9 Smithfield town council … more
The mother of a 34-year-old woman whose body was found dumped along a rural Johnston County road on Dec. 28 wants closure and some answers. The N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled … more
SELMA — Carl Carlson and Carlos Reyes have found a way of volunteering by helping solve a problem within their community while at the same time doing something outdoors they both enjoy that … more
Church to host Easter egg hunt KENLY — The Highest Praise Ministries Worship Center, 201 N. Gardner Ave., will have a fun day and Easter egg hunt from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Sunrise service, egg hunt … more
BENSON — A man accused of robbing a PNC Bank and fleeing from a Raleigh hospital was captured in South Carolina last week and is now in the Johnston County Detention Center. Benson police said … more
SMITHFIELD — A town councilman told colleagues and staff during an April 2 meeting that his district’s needs are being neglected. Marlon Lee, who represents District 1, said the town “kicks … more
MIDDLESEX — State troopers say two people were killed Saturday in a head-on crash caused by improper passing at a rural Nash County junction north of Middlesex. Jerry Wayne Pulley, 63, of … more
Scattered showers and storms this weekend combined with comfortable temperatures make for typical spring weather in eastern North Carolina, Albert Thomas Jr. says in the latest installment of The … more
Before May flowers come April showers, and the greater Wilson area can expect a regular rotation of showers and possible thunderstorms every few days this week, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in The … more
SMITHFIELD — A local recycler has challenged the Johnston County Board of Commissioners to consider going green with its waste disposal. “A lot of business today is anti-landfill,” said Mike … more
SMIITHFIELD — The Johnston Community College emergency medical services education program recently ran an all-night training exercise, Night Ops, for the college’s paramedic interns. During … more
KENLY — Thirteen men representing several Kenly-area churches will be portraying Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper painting in a live stage production at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Kenly Church … more
SMITHFIELD — Six Johnston County Public Schools principals recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program, a yearlong leadership development program for practicing school principals. … more
PRINCETON — Authorities say a state trooper shot and injured an armed driver during a traffic stop last Thursday. The shooting happened around 1 p.m. after Sgt. J.M. Dorsey pulled over a silver … more
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