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BENSON — The South Johnston Optimist Club is looking to make someone’s wallet a little thicker while getting financial support for some of its community support programs. Club members are … more
SMITHFIELD — Five characters from Johnston County’s past will be brought back to life Oct. 24 during Johnston County Heritage Center’s 15th annual Ghost Walk in Smithfield’s historic … more
I’m still adjusting to cooking meals for our empty-nest lifestyle. There’s a fine line between having just the right amount of leftovers and having so many leftovers that you feel guilty when … more
MIDDLESEX — St James Church of Christ in northeastern Johnston County will hold its 39th annual People to People Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The Rev. Sylvester Wayne Holder, pastor of St. … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Regional Airport, 3149 Swift Creek Road, will host Skyfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The free event features aerial demonstrations including … more
Air tragedies of any kind are always horrible, but they’re particularly painful, poignant and hit close to home whenever you feel like you have even the slightest connection to either the victims … more
MICRO — This small town was transformed Thursday to resemble a village along the Tour de France route as nearly 1,000 cyclists made a pit stop at the Micro Volunteer Fire … more
KENLY — DaVita hopes to have its new kidney dialysis clinic currently under construction in Kenly ready to open by mid-November, according to company officials. Project superintendent Dax … more
SELMA — Steven Hicks is Selma’s new town manager effective Tuesday, town officials announced last week. The Selma Town Council planned to introduce Hicks during its Tuesday evening meeting, … more
SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council delayed action on the Neuse Amphitheater renovation project at its Oct. 1 meeting. Mayor Andy Moore asked Parks and Recreation Director Gary Johnson to … more
SMITHFIELD — After spirited debate, the Smithfield Town Council voted 4-3 last week to rename Booker Dairy Road Extension to Ava Gardner Avenue. Councilman Marlon Lee did not vote and Mayor … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jim Causby announced Monday he has reinstated Bennett Jones as principal of Clayton High School on a probationary basis. “As … more
PRINCETON — Every Friday morning at Princeton Elementary School, “Pup Cups” is open for business. Students don special aprons and sell coffee from beverage carts. Meredith Thompson, a … more
Howard F. Scott of Kenly will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Friday for his lifetime achievements and contributions to 4-H. Honored by the North Carolina State University 4-H … more
GOLDSBORO — A Wayne County teenager accused of making child pornography faces a dozen felony charges. Deputies say 17-year-old David Allen Horne of the 100 block of Mary Lane in the Roseboro … more
SELMA — Temple Church, formerly known as Temple Baptist Church, plans to move from its current home on South Pollock Street beside Selma Memorial Gardens to a new location at the site of a former … more
A cold front expected Tuesday should knock daytime temperatures back down into the 70s, but there's only a slight chance of a passing shower in the greater Wilson area. Weather models showed most … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jim Causby announced Monday he has reinstated Bennett Jones as principal of Clayton High School on a probationary … more
After a hot and humid start to the fall season, the greater Wilson area will finally see an extended period of seasonal weather Saturday through Tuesday, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The … more
Unseasonably warm temperatures in the 90s are on tap for a couple of days this week. Thankfully, though, we should not see the record-breaking 99 degrees set in 1951 or the 98 preceding Hurricane … more
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