Tornado watch for area until midnight

347 PM EDT Wed may 24 2017 The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until midnight EDT tonight for the following areas In North Carolina this watch includes 31 counties Counties in our immediate area include: Cumberland Edgecombe Harnett Johnston Nash Sampson Wake Wayne Wilson This includes the cities of Anderson Creek, Angier,…

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Harry W. Blackley, Jr

Harry W. Blackley, Jr., age 68, of Selma passed away on May 22, 2017.  Born in Johnston County on December 2, 1948, he was the son of the late Harry Worth and Cora Edwards Blackley.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Blackley.  Harry was always active in the Town of Selma,…

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Flash flood watch continues

Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight… The Flood Watch continues for * a portion of central North Carolina, including the following areas: Edgecombe, Harnett, Johnston, Nash, Sampson, Wake, Wayne, and Wilson counties. * Through 3 a.m., Thursday, May 25 * Scattered to numerous showers and storms will bring a threat of locally heavy…

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May 24, 2017 Classifieds

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Kenly Legion Post 328 to host NC American Legion meeting

The Kenly American Legion Post 328 will host the North Carolina American Legion District 11 meeting Friday, May 26 at 6 p.m., according to Jacky Ballance, Commander of the Legion. Many decorated veterans from the district will attend, representing all branches of the military. The meeting will kick off events to be held in the…

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NJHS Hunter Safety Team finishes 4th overall at tourney

North Johnston High School hunter safety team finished in fourth place overall only five points from third place out of 34 teams competing in state competition at the N.C. Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on April 29 at Camp Millstone 4-H camp in Ellerbe. In individual categories, the team finished 10th in hunter skills, sixth…

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Memorial Day service planned in Selma May 26

Selma American Legion Post 141 and the Smithfield-Selma NJROTC will pay tribute to 600 veterans buried at Selma Memorial Gardens on Friday, May 26. The annual observance, open to the public, begins at noon. The cemetery is located at 1350 S. Pollock St. (U.S. 301). Post Commander Mark Petersen, also a Selma councilman, will lead the service.

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Johnston County pays Selma $1,500 monthly lease for EMS Station

Without discussion, the Selma Town Council approved a lease agreement with Johnston County for the Selma EMS station located at 201 N. Webb St. The council voted 4-0, with Councilman Tommy Holmes absent, to sign the lease during a special council meeting on Thursday, May 18. The Selma EMS will transition to the Johnston County…

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School board approves PHS HAVC upgrade

The Johnston County school board approved a heating and air-conditioning upgrade for Princeton Middle/High School. Tracey Peedin Jones, schools spokesman, said the upgrade is for the entire campus, including connection to the gymnasium’s new heating and air-conditioning system. For more on the HVAC upgrade, pick up a copy of this week’s Princeton News Leader.

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