Jimmy Carlyle Wood

Pine Level – Jimmy Carlyle Wood, age 72, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones and family at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield. Born April 2, 1946 in Johnston County he was a son of the late Carlyle and Edith Wood. He was preceded in death by his brother,…

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Johnnie Calvin Godwin

KENLY – Johnnie Calvin Godwin, age 74, died Friday morning at his home.  He was born November 17, 1943 in Johnston County to the late Rev. Perry Meredith and Sarah Mildred Hodge Godwin.  Calvin was a US Army veteran serving mostly in Germany as an artillery surveyor and was a member of Selma American Legion…

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Bessie LaVerne Underhill Jones

Selma – Bessie LaVerne Underhill Jones, age 79, died early Friday morning, April 20, 2018 in Barbour Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Smithfield. Born on April 14, 1939 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Addie Louise Davis Underhill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles…

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UMO to Graduate Largest Class in University’s History

MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) will graduate over 400 students on Saturday, May 5. It will be the largest graduation in the University’s 67-year history. Commencement exercises are scheduled for 2 PM in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena on the Mount Olive campus. UMO President and Frist Lady Philip and…

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Wallace O’Neal Godwin

Middlesex: Wallace O’Neal Godwin, 96, received her Heavenly promotion on Thursday, April 19, 2018 while at Rex Healthcare surrounded by her loving family. Wallace was born in Johnston County on September 27, 1921 to the late William Richard O’Neal III and O’Mega Corbett O’Neal. She was married to the late Ralph P. Godwin. Wallace had…

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Selma Police arrest homeless man, took six officers to restrain him

it took six Selma Police officers on Tuesday, April 17, to restrain and arrest a 46-year-old homeless man on felony charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, inflicting serious injury; malicious conduct by a prisoner and one misdemeanor count of assault on a government official. The incident happened at 2:55 p.m. at 204 Ricks Road.…

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Town of Princeton may seek Brownsfield grant with Pine Level, Johnston County

In other board action, commissioners discussed a request from Town Administrator Marla Ashworth regarding another possible grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownsfields program. “The Princeton Brownsfield Redevelopment program has been extremely successful,” said Ashworth. “The options for continuing the Brownsfields program are to seek another individual grant for $200,000 or partner with Pine…

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Town of Princeton OKs rezoning request

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com Princeton Commissioners approved a rezoning request for 507 S. Pearl St. last week. During an April 2 public hearing, property owner Brian Morrell spoke for the rezoning from residential to light industrial. Mayor Don Rains said the property has always been used as light industrial but was coded incorrectly on the…

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Princeton Reverse Raffle winners split $5,000 grand prize four ways

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com The 25th annual Princeton High School Reverse Raffle ended with unexpected drama. At the conclusion, nine names were drawn as finalists. The last ticket, 300, was then raffled off to a 10th finalist. One of the raffle officials asked that each of the 10 finalists show their raffle ticket. The last…

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Gladys Radford Little

Selma – Gladys Radford Little, age 95, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Rex Hospital. Born May 19, 1922 in Johnston County to the late Matthew Gray and Katie Hunt Radford. She is preceded in death by her brother, John L. Radford and sister, Ila Mae Price. Gladys was a long time member of…

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