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Bryan McDaniel of Smithfield and Tony Hedgepeth of Dunn are co-workers and friends, and now, they're the first players to win $1 million in the $10,000,000 Colossal Cash second-chance … more
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 … more
SELMA — Town Manager Elton Daniels unexpectedly resigned Tuesday, Jan. 8 during a town council meeting closed session. His resignation is effective Tuesday, Feb. 12. Daniels became town … 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
After an extended hiatus, winter comes roaring back to the greater Wilson area this week, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the latest installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
PRINCETON - Former Princeton Mayor William Earl Ormond Sr. died Dec. 28. He was 92.  Ormond and his late wife Virginia, were the founding owners of Ormond's Oil and Gas in Princeton and … more
FOUR OAKS - Zanthene Fryar has opened a new retail beauty supply store called ChaSalon, located at 101 S. Railroad Ave. ChaSalon will carry various items including lotions, make-up, cosmetics, … more
RALEIGH - Jarrett Matthews of Benson is ringing in the New Year with a $132,981 Cash 5 jackpot. "It's going to be pretty hard for the rest of 2019 to live up to today," Matthews said. "But … more
SMITHFIELD — Police are still searching for a man wanted in Thursday night’s robbery at an AT&T store at 1247 North Brightleaf Blvd. around 7:20 p.m. Authorities identified the suspect as … more
PINE LEVEL — The Pine Level Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $4,227.50 grant through the state’s 2018 Volunteer Rescue/EMS Fund. “The grant funds will be used to be purchase … more
RALEIGH — Jarrett Matthews of Benson is ringing in the New Year with a $132,981 Cash 5 jackpot. “It’s going to be pretty hard for the rest of 2019 to live up to today,” Matthews said. … more
SMITHFIELD — The N.C. Cooperative Extension in Johnston County will host a tobacco production and good agricultural practices recertification meeting on Friday, Jan. 11, beginning with registration … more
On the day 71-year-old Kathy Thomas was reported missing, Johnston County investigators conducted a welfare check at her N.C. 222 West home just outside Kenly. The doors were unlocked. Clothes … more
SMITHFIELD — Margaret Marshall said she didn’t originally consider a library career. Marshall, who has been the Johnston County and Smithfield library director for 16 years, was a geography … more
SELMA — The third annual Polar Bear Run 5K through Uptown Selma is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Registration will be held on race day at the corner of Webb and Waddell … more
MICRO — Employing the principles known as project based-learning, kindergarten classes taught by Karla Britt, Ashley Myers and Kathy Mast at Micro Elementary School recently demonstrated that … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a woman whose body was found Dec. 28 near Garner. The woman has been identified as Jennifer Michelle Chatham, 34, of … more
SMITHFIELD — During the weekend of Dec. 28-30, the emergency departments at Johnston Health saw an uptick in the number of influenza and respiratory viruses among its patients and in the community. … more
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County recently expanded to serve Johnston County in addition to Wake County and needs volunteers to help build two homes in Selma in 2019. More than 17,000 families … more
COATS — A Johnston County woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Dec. 29 outside Coats. Rochelle Atkinson, 67, of Selma, was traveling west on Ebeneezer Church Road at 2:11 p.m. and … more
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