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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
SMITHFIELD-A Johnston County Grand Jury Monday, Oct. 7 handed down seven superseding indictments on sex crimes against a former Four Oaks pastor. The new indictments charge Rev. Steve Morris, 61, … 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, … more
SMITHFIELD-A Superior Court judge said Wednesday, Oct. 9 that if Rev. Steve Morris is convicted of statutory rape he could face a life sentence without parole. Judge Keith Gregory said … more
CLAYTON — A traffic shift needed for the N.C. 42 widening in Clayton will occur Wednesday evening, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Starting at 8 p.m., contract workers will … more
SMITHFIELD— UNC Rex Healthcare and Johnston Health have approved a non-binding letter of intent to combine operations through a joint operating agreement. This proposed partnership will expand … more
SMITHFIELD — According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, 15.1% of Johnston County residents are living in poverty with a per-capita income of $24,872. That’s compared to the state figures of … more
PINE LEVEL — Pine Level Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week with a parade at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Students will walk the town’s streets cheering and displaying handmade pledges … more
A few years ago, I was out to lunch with a couple of guys I worked with and we went to a deli. The deli was one of the traditional kind, with all kinds of meats and stuff hanging around and corned … more
Johnston County drivers are seeing roundabouts more frequently these days. As traffic circles are built, transportation officials say knowing how to use them will help keep North Carolina … more
CLAYTON ­— Johnston Health Clayton celebrated its 10th anniversary on Oct. 1. Community leaders, hospital board members, administrators and employees gathered in front of the cafeteria to … more
“It’s time” is a phrase said in multiple places — hospital maternity wards, backstage at Broadway shows and sometimes by a loved one’s bedside. When these words are spoken, there’s a … more
Johnston County residents took top honors in three of five competition categories in the 2019 Whole Hog Barbecue State Championship held Sept. 27-28 in downtown Raleigh. Kevin Peterson of Benson … more
SMITHFIELD— Johnston County Public Schools has set the dates needed to make up the two missed school days from Hurricane Dorian. The following days have been designated as make-up days for the … more
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