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KENLY — Town employees could be in line for a raise when the Kenly Town Council holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Following a pay study discussed in October, the council will … more
CLAYTON — With Tuesday’s general election days away, the Johnston County Republican Party withdrew support for a second GOP Johnston County school board candidate last week. The party dropped … more
SELMA — State highway contractor Fred Smith Co. says a subcontractor was responsible for a fallen power line across Interstate 95 between Micro and Kenly that caused a road closure last Thursday, … more
KENLY — Thanks to a monetary gift in longtime church member Rachel Kirby Thomas’ will, Kenly United Methodist Church has added an enclosed accessibility lift near its front entrance on East … more
PRINCETON — Christie Woodard said her dream was always to become a restaurant owner. Last month, her dream came true. Crick’s Pizza Shack opened last month. It’s located at 1060 Edwards … more
SELMA — Boys and Girls Clubs of Johnston County will cease operation on Dec. 31. A new nonprofit organization, My Kid’s Club, will assume all the responsibilities of the local club. The Boys … more
The Johnstonian News is expanding its news coverage and circulation territory from northeastern Johnston County to the county seat of Smithfield. This week’s paper is the premiere edition … more
MICRO — What began as a simple reading assignment recently for Micro Elementary School fourth-graders turned into a friendly competition called lemonade wars that taught youngsters the value of … more
PRINCETON — The Betty Massey Circle and the youth at Hephzibah Baptist Church … more
There are two Veterans Day services planned this week and early next week in Johnston County. Both ceremonies honor the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. On Saturday, Nov. 10, the … more
SMITHFIELD — The Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber’s Women’s Business Network will celebrate professional leadership on Thursday at its inaugural Athena Leadership Award Luncheon. The … more
SELMA — New Selma Public Utilities Director Dwan Bell is a family man. He and his wife Sharron have three children and one on the way. An Elizabeth City native, Bell said family is always … more
KENLY — There was a sea of orange in and around the North Johnston High School cafeteria during lunch period Oct. 24 as members of the student body along with faculty and staff showed their support … more
PINE LEVEL — Rain didn’t stop Pine Level Elementary School from holding its annual anti-drug Red Ribbon Week parade at the school Oct. 26. Instead of postponing or canceling the parade, … more
Federal agents have captured a Wilson man wanted on a murder charge following a fatal Aug. 26 shooting near the Nash-Wilson county line. Deputy U.S. marshals found 20-year-old Darius Nike Taylor … more
A new North Carolina-based industrial hemp processor is slated to invest $17.3 million in renovating a facility adjacent to Alliance One International to produce the new Korent line of THC-free … more
Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard’s campaign will hold a grilled barbecue pork chop dinner fundraser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at campaign headquarters, 1435 Ward Blvd. … more
ELM CITY — Armed with rakes, wheelbarrows and a will to work, a small army of students, parents, teachers, administrators and other volunteers marched into Elm City. The mission was to help … more
BAILEY — Town commissioners voted unanimously Monday evening to create a citizen advisory board that will review and modify the Country Doctor Museum overlay to the town’s zoning … more
A Wilson man who federal prosecutors say held a child hostage while he was armed with a gun will spend a decade in prison. Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Kelly Shadrome … more
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