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SELMA — Teachers entering their first, second and third years began receiving basic orientation training last week in classes held at several locations designed to familiarize them with Johnston … more
SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County grand jury handed down three true bills of indictment Aug. 5 against a former Four Oaks pastor on charges that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl six years ago. … more
SELMA — Authorities say a man shot and killed his roommate Sunday in the rural Johnston County home the men shared.  Johnston County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 7529 … more
SMITHFIELD — After storms canceled the second annual Smithfield River Rat Regatta in July, organizers have rescheduled the cardboard boat race for 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The race starts … more
A weekend cold front won't cool things off, and the greater Wilson area can expect a return to the dog days of summer as the workweek begins, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson … more
SMITHFIELD- - Dawn Herron said her work in animal rescue began 20 years ago when she and her husband rescued a black dog.  While her nonprofit Black Dog Club takes in most dog breeds along … more
The greater Wilson area can expect typical summer weather for much of the week, with high temperatures around or just above 90 and only slight rain chances, Al Thomas explains in this installment of … more
GOLDSBORO — Three Johnston County graduates were honored during Wayne Community College’s practical nursing pinning ceremony on July 24. Lori Lassiter-Pounds of Princeton, Maria Patino of … more
SMITHFIELD — Double Barley Brewing has partnered with the Triangle East Center Food Hall to open the North Carolina Craft House at the Old North State Food Hall. The North Carolina Craft House … more
KENLY— After stepping down as pastor at Kenly Missionary Baptist Church in 2017, George Arant said he still felt the need to devote his life to ministry, but not in a church setting. Arant said … more
As I threw open the door, the confusion behind the screeching noise in my backyard became clear. One of my hens was fighting for her life — inside my dog fence. I raced outside, gathered her … more
SMITHFIELD — Both agricultural and pharmaceutical experts agree it’s too soon to predict the future of commercial hemp production in Johnston County. Frank Lee of Smithfield has applied for a … more
BENSON — Town officials have been approved for a nearly $2 ½ million loan from the State Water Infrastructure Authority, Gov. Roy Cooper announced last week. Benson received approval for … more
Annual back-to-school prayer walks that have become something of a tradition in several Johnston County schools are scheduled the weekends of Aug. 18 and Aug. 25. “These prayer walks are … more
KENLY —Although the methods used for cropping flue-cured tobacco have changed dramatically over the years from the days of using mules to help in the harvesting process to modern computer-generated … more
SMITHFIELD— Johnston Health has received $433,000 in grants from the Duke Endowment to enhance a palliative care initiative and to expand Project Access, a community network of care for low-income … more
BENSON — The Benson Area Chamber of Commerce and Benson Area Ministerial Association are teaming up to make sure area children have the school supplies they need. The distribution event for … more
CLAYTON — Johnston County sheriff’s deputies have arrested the third suspect in a teenager’s July 13 shooting death. James Sonnett Brodie Jr., 23, of Avery Street in Garner, was apprehended … more
MICRO — Following the success of last year’s inaugural-back-to-school effort at Micro Elementary School called “Fresh Cuts and Fresh Starts,” the school is presenting the second edition of … more
CLAYTON — Clayton Area Ministries has moved to a to a vacant building at 780 Durham St. owned by the town of Clayton. The building was formerly a Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals … more
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