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State officials say there was no marching order to yank Confederate battle flags from gift shop shelves at North Carolina’s Civil War battlefields, but they don’t deny reports of a gradual … more
Authorities are searching for a man accused of shooting a North Carolina state trooper Monday evening, according to Wanda Samuel, Wilson County Sheriff's Office chief of staff. John David Jones, … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College will offer a manicurist class Jan. 28 through June 17 for individuals interested in becoming licensed manicurists. The class will be held Mondays through … more
SELMA — Town Manager Elton Daniels unexpectedly resigned Jan. 8 during a town council meeting closed session. His resignation is effective Tuesday, Feb. 12. Daniels became town manager on Aug. … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Tax Administrator Jocelyn Andrews, who only joined the staff three months ago, said the 2019 revaluation of more than 100,000 parcels of land in the county has been … more
SELMA — The Selma BB&T bank branch will close permanently on April 12. ‘We never take the decision to close a financial center lightly,” wrote David R. White, BB&T vice president for … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College is now registering students for its evening/weekend cosmetology program, which begins Thursday, Jan. 17. The three-semester continuing education program … more
Events are planned across Johnston County for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. In Smithfield, the Johnston County MLK Committee will present Dream Catchers 2019 at 10 a.m. Saturday at … more
PRINCETON — After a lengthy debate, town commissioners voted 3-1 to table a resolution of support for the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s plan for the U.S. 70 bypass to Princeton. … more
KENLY — North Johnston High School students strutted their stuff for teachers, parents and community members at the sixth annual NoJo Night Live talent show on Thursday. The school’s National … more
KENLY — The brother-sister duo of N.C. State University students JoJo and Samantha Richardson earned a third-place finish in the inaugural National College Cornhole Championship last month, each … more
PRINCETON — Milltown Java, a coffeehouse in downtown Princeton, and the Princeton High School Athletic Booster Club hosted the first 5K Java Run on Saturday. Under cloudy skies and near freezing … more
SELMA — Joseph A. “Joe” Moore, former mayor, town councilman, fire chief, civic leader and owner of Selma IGA died on Dec. 31, only one week after celebrating his 83rd birthday. Moore also … more
PRINCETON — The town of Princeton was awarded a $100,000 state downtown development grant. State Sen. Brent Jackson and Rep. John Bell made the announcement at the Jan. 7 Princeton board of … more
BAILEY — Second-term state Sen. Rick Horner will take a lead role in shaping policy for North Carolina public schools as co-chairman of the Senate’s education committee. Horner, R-Nash, joins … more
KENLY — In recognition of his career of public service by providing news and current events for area residents for more than three decades as the Kenly News’ owner and publisher, Rick Stewart of … more
SELMA — The Richard B. Harrison Alumni Association will have its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Life and Legacy service at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at the Harrison Alumni Center, 405 Brevard St. The … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County must continue its focus on economic development. Ted Godwin, chairman of the Johnston County Board of Commissioners, issued that challenge during his State of the … more
State troopers are scouring Wilson County by air and ground after a trooper was reportedly shot Monday evening. Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting, according to the Pitt … more
It will feel cold enough to snow this weekend, but meteorological models only predict rain for the greater Wilson area, Albert Thomas Jr. says in this weekend's installment of The Wilson Times … more
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