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Former state legislator Bobbie Richardson, who represented Nash and Franklin counties in the N.C. House, has been elected first vice chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Democrats named … more
After mostly moderate winter temperatures under partly cloudy skies this weekend, expect the frigid air to make a brief return toward midweek. The greater Wilson area should see low 50s on … more
Authorities say a man threw a gun from his car Thursday while leading Spring Hope police on a 100 mph chase that ended in Halifax County. Police initiated a traffic stop on 22-year-old  … more
SELMA — As part of the ongoing construction activities on Ricks Road, N.C. Department of Transportation contractor Fred Smith Co. will perform modifications to the main waterline. A … more
WILSON'S MILLS — Police are seeking the public's help in finding Megan Amanda Fuller, a 29-year-old woman.  Fuller was last seen in the Wilson's Mills area. She is 5 feet, 7 inches tall … more
A workweek warmup is in store for the greater Wilson area, but a high-pressure system on its way Friday should make for a chilly weekend. Under mostly sunny skies, Tuesday's high temperature will … more
SMITHFIELD — For the first time in nearly half a century, the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce will honor five distinguished citizens of the year. The chamber’s 49th annual … more
U.S. Rep. George Holding, R-2nd District, introduced a Jan. 15 amendment that seeks to impose term limits on members of Congress. Holding’s amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year … more
CLAYTON — The Johnston Community College apprenticeship program will host two information sessions in January and February for students to learn more about the program and how to apply to be … more
KENLY — Just like it usually occurs each year about this time the buzzards have returned en masse. According to Jess Joliff, who lives with his mother Lulu, 90, on Wilson Street near U.S. 222 … more
SMITHFIELD — Town Manager Mike Scott received a positive annual job evaluation and salary increase. The council met in closed session at its Jan. 8 meeting to evaluate Scott’s … more
SELMA — Work to widen Ricks Road — a shortcut between U.S. 301 and U.S. 70 in Selma — is scheduled to start Monday, according to N.C. Department of Transportation spokesman Andrew Barksdale. … more
PRINCETON — Princeton High School students on the Future Farmers of America forestry team are preparing to compete in the regional forestry competition in April. “The forestry team consists of … more
SELMA — The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum, 104 W. Anderson St., will present a program on the life and times of Lunsford Richardson, the inventor of Vicks VapoRub, from 11 a.m. to noon … more
KENLY — The Rev. George Arant of the Kenly Ministerial Association told an audience of about 120 people Monday morning that “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that God our creator impressed … more
SELMA — Outgoing Town Manager Elton Daniels will become the city of Rocky Mount’s parks and recreation director effective Feb. 18. Daniels unexpectedly resigned Jan. 8 during a Selma Town … more
The Kenly-based Tobacco Farm Life Museum will present the 14th annual Breakfast with the Commissioner featuring state Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the North … more
PRINCETON — The Princeton High School Athletic Booster Club will present donkey basketball at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the old high school gymnasium. Admission is $6 in advance, $8 at the … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Community College Foundation will host the annual Breakfast Before Business on Thursday, Feb. 7. The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the public safety building on … more
SELMA — Town Manager Elton Daniels has announced the appointment of Billy Roach as Selma’s parks and recreation and library services director. Roach, who will begin his duties on Jan. 30, … more
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