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KENLY— The Kenly Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the development of a new calendar that will run from December 2019 through December 2020 designed to benefit members by including all chamber … more
PINE LEVEL — Pine Level First United Methodist Church, 1987 U.S. 70A, will hold its annual barbecue chicken plate sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until sold out on Friday, Aug. 2. Plates can be … more
A friendly high-pressure ridge will hold the humidity at bay through Tuesday, keeping the greater Wilson area warm and sunny, but not too hot, Al Thomas Jr. explains in this weekend's installment of … more
Showers and storms on Tuesday will usher in a cold front that will finally break the streak of hot, humid days with potentially dangerous heat indexes, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Regional Airport will receive $234,000 in state and federal funding to conduct an environmental assessment for planned development, the N.C. Department of Transportation … more
WILSON — When Wee School got started, the child care company had just five kids. Over nearly three decades, the business has grown to 700 children and 125 employees between five … more
SELMA— The Partnership for Children of Johnston County provided three workshops on active reading in June. The two-part workshop for parents with children ages 2-5, offered at its Selma and Benson … more
KENLY — Some 46 members of North Johnston High School Future Farmers of America chapter attended the annual recreation camp at North Carolina FFA Center at White Lake June 10-14 and competed on a … more
MOUNT OLIVE — For as long as he can remember, University of Mount Olive student James Johnson has been involved in agriculture. During his adolescence, Johnson helped his family grow blackberries, … more
A Benson man will spend 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge, federal prosecutors announced last week. U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced … more
KENLY — The Kenly 95 Petro truck stop is planning an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kenly Area Chamber of Commerce members and invited guests on Tuesday at its new TA tractor-trailer … more
ERWIN — A swim with friends turned into tragedy Friday evening when a man’s lifeless body was pulled from the Cape Fear River at Cape Fear River Park. Officials say 32-year-old Reginald … more
SMITHFIELD — Some 25 people from area businesses and organizations took part in an active shooter training session co-sponsored by the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce and the Johnston County … more
PINE LEVEL — An audience of more than 80 guests learned about funeral planning during the Pine Level seniors group’s monthly meeting July 10 at the Pine Level American Legion … more
KENLY — Tanner Bentley, a member of Kenly Boy Scout Troop 29 and the son of Rodney and Janet Bentley, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a special court of honor ceremony held June 2 at Faith Free … more
KENLY — The town of Kenly will present an outdoor movie night with an 8:30 p.m. showing of “Dumbo 2019” planned Thursday, July 25 at the town soccer field, 410 S. College St. Gates open at 6 … more
SMITHFIELD — Author and motivational speaker Ricardo Gonzalez told a group of Johnston County leaders and educators, “We can’t lead people to the highest levels until we know them at their … more
CLAYTON — More than a week after a 15-year-old was fatally shot, sheriff’s deputies are still working to develop a third suspect in the case. Two teenagers face first-degree murder charges in … more
SMITHFIELD — There are now more than 70 Johnston County farms and agribusinesses listed on the Visit N.C. Farms app, a new initiative from the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is planning another edition of AgCamp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2. The program is designed for students ages 8-13 and … more
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