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SMITHFIELD — After 3 1/2 years on the job, Neuse Charter School Executive Director Susan Pulliam is resigning effective Jan. 1. “The time has come for me to pursue other opportunities,” … more
A rapidly approaching cold front will bring showers and a risk of strong thunderstorms Tuesday followed by pleasant, sunny days Wednesday and Thursday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment … more
SMITHFIELD — Police are searching for a suspect accused of fatally shooting a 39-year-old man found dead in his home Thursday morning. Officers were called to the Forbes Drive home at 9:48 … more
FOUR OAKS — Sheriff’s deputies have charged a man with murder in a fatal Friday shooting at a rural Johnston County home.  Authorities were called to a shooting at 6350-A Devils … more
ZEBULON — State troopers are seeking witnesses to help identify and locate a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in rural Johnston County. Troopers say a vehicle struck 48-year-old … more
A tropical system forecast to sweep through eastern North Carolina should bring rain — very heavy in spots — to the greater Wilson area on Saturday evening, Al Thomas explains in this … more
After rainfall overnight Tuesday and during the day Wednesday, the area will see its chilliest temperatures of the season so far, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times … more
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
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