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CLAYTON— Students at Cleveland High now have access to more hands-on learning experiences in their agriculture education classes thanks to a donation from community member Durwood … more
KENLY— Troy Lucas is normally employed as a United Parcel Service driver in his hometown of Tarboro, but for two days each year during the month of June, he becomes an antique dealer as part of the … more
KENLY— Each carrying the theme of “A Universe of Stories,” the Kenly Public Library and Selma Public Library each kicked off their annual summer reading programs on June 5 with performances by … more
Three Little Pigs Triathlon planned SMITHFIELD — The Three Little Pigs Triathlon, sponsored by Sysco, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road. Arts … more
SMITHFIELD — Town council members on June 4 tabled a recommendation from the planning department that it revise the town’s ordinance regarding food trucks. Food trucks are currently only … more
BENSON— The 99th state annual Singing Convention will be held June 21-23, in the Singing Grove, 400 E. Main St. The following groups will present 30-minute concerts beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, … more
SMITHFIELD — Two Johnston Community College engineering students are Goodnight transfer scholars at N.C. State University. Hampton Moore, 19, of Selma, and Keith Parker, 20, of Clayton, have … more
SMITHFIELD— Sixteen students graduated from Johnston Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training program on May 4. The 17-week certification program is designed to give students … more
SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council unanimously approved a $15 million 2019-20 budget at its June 4 meeting. The new budget goes into effect July 1. Town Manager Mike Scott described the … more
SMITHFIELD — Town officials are applying for a $750,000 housing revitalization grant. The Smithfield Town Council unanimously approved the application at its June 4 meeting. The town is applying … more
KENLY — Girl Scout Troop No. 4160 has erected three “Little Free Libraries” and placed them for use by the public at Kenly-Lincoln Park, in Grady Park and at the Kenly Parks and Recreation … more
CASTALIA — State troopers say four people were killed when a small private airplane crashed Friday afternoon in rural Nash County. The N.C. Highway Patrol identified the victims as … more
The greater Wilson area is in for a damp weekend due to multiple complex weather systems bringing a steady stream of moisture, Al Thomas Jr. explains in this installment of The Wilson Times … more
SMITHFIELD — Police are working multiple leads in a Monday night shooting that wounded a 20-year-old man.  Capt. Ryan Sheppard said police were dispatched to the Pine Needle Shopping … more
A Democratic candidate for North Carolina lieutenant governor has announced his support for marijuana legalization and controlled access. Bill Toole, a Charlotte environmental lawyer, says … more
Temperatures in the mid-90s are gone, but high humidity arriving on Wednesday and sticking around through the weekend will make the more seasonable warmth feel every bit as uncomfortable, Albert … more
RALEIGH—A 29-year-old Selma man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after police say he fired a gun into a neighboring apartment. Darnell Thomas Brown pleaded guilty to possession … more
SMITHFIELD— A 7.5-mile segment of U.S. 70 in the Selma-Smithfield area will be resurfaced after the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $4.7 million contract in May. S.T. Wooten Corp. of … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition … more
FOUR OAKS — Ashley Furniture HomeStore announced May 28 that it and two partners will be setting up a new distribution center, outlet store, retail store, call center and learning center on its … more
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