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KENLY— In its upcoming 2019-20 budget adopted last week, the Johnston County Board of Commissioners earmarked $85,000 for the town of Kenly to demolish the old civic center that stands on property … more
SELMA­ — More than 50 people attended Friday’s unveiling of a historical marker at the Atkinson Mill off N.C. 42. The Johnston County Heritage Center and Heritage Commission is unveiling … more
GOLDSBORO — A rural Wayne County woman was arrested on a meth possession charge Friday after sheriff’s deputies stopped an SUV she was riding in. Deborah Ann Reeves, 36, of Gurley Dairy Road … more
The first two days of summer will be mild, but the heat returns with a vengeance as the workweek begins, Al Thomas says in this weekend's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools is investigating allegations of grade tampering to maintain a Clayton High School football player’s academic eligibility.  School board … more
SMITHFIELD — Two members of the Johnston County Public Schools superintendent’s cabinet will have new duties effective July 1. Chief of Staff Delores Gill will become chief of staff and … more
SELMA — Johnston County residents can take part in the “world’s largest swimming lesson” at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Selma town pool, 211 W. Griswold St. According to Selma Parks and … more
SMITHFIELD — Voter registration for Johnston County high school students may be an option if the Johnston County Board of Education approves it in August. Johnston County Public Schools Chief of … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Heritage Center and Heritage Commission will unveil five historical markers in various Johnston County locations during June and July. Each unveiling ceremony … more
SMITHFIELD — Drivers who use Cleveland Road in Johnston County should expect daytime delays following a resurfacing project that began Monday. The work will be done between Interstate 40 and … more
SMITHFIELD — Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver laid out an ambitious agenda for the county from the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board. Oliver, the board chairwoman, made a presentation … more
SELMA — The Selma Town Council adopted its $19,864,107 fiscal year 2019-20 operating budget on June 11 during its monthly meeting at town hall. Interim Town Manager Mike McLaurin said the budget … more
Church to hold summer revival FOUR OAKS — Mount Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance, 114 Lakeview Drive, will hold its summer revival beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 and continuing at 7 p.m. daily. The theme is … more
KENLY ­— Heather Anders has been named principal at North Johnston Middle School. She succeeds Kenneth Sumler, who left to become Johnston County Public Schools site administrator for the … more
KENLY — Lifelong musician Bill Lyerly said he was first inspired to pursue a career in music after hearing George Harrison of The Beatles perform his guitar solo in the hit song “I Saw Her … more
SMITHFIELD — Fayetteville State University Chancellor James A. Anderson and Johnston Community College President David N. Johnston have signed a June 11 agreement that permits JCC associate degree … more
SELMA— Sheryl Davis said she’s putting her acting talents to work in teaching science to kids through storytelling. As a member of the national production company ScienceTellers, Davis … more
SMITHFIELD — A public comment letter on “racial marginalization” that was read with redactions at the May 14 Johnston County Board of Education meeting was heard unedited at the school … more
SMITHFIELD— Susan Kennedy, an outpatient phlebotomist at Johnston Health Clayton, was named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Year during the annual Red Carpet Service Awards Banquet held … more
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