Steve Reed’s e-mail hacked; please delete

Steve Reed, news editor, The Selma News and The Princeton News Leader, reports that his e-mail has been hacked. Please disregard and delete any message which says “Friday 6.23.2017.” My e-mail has been hacked. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Johnston County residents charged with insurance fraud

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Archie Holmes, 72, and Laura Holmes 37, of 8220 Buffalo Road, Smithfield; each is charged with one count of insurance fraud. Department of Insurance criminal investigators accuse Archie Holmes and Laura Holmes of stating fraudulent facts to Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company to support an automobile…

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KS Bank promotes two long time employees

H. Geoffrey Kokiko has been promoted to Chief Banking Officer for KS Bank. Geoff will continue to have responsibility for the overall performance of the retail branch system as well as working with the lending officers on growing relationships with customers from all markets. Kokiko has worked in the financial industry for thirty years in…

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Allison Nicole McCullen Thomas

Allison Nicole McCullen Thomas passed away Saturday night, June 17, at her parent’s home after a five year courageous battle with colon cancer.   Born September 6, 1975 in Wayne County to parents, Billy Wayne and Connie Thompson McCullen of Princeton, she was a preschool speech pathologist with Wayne County Public  Schools and a member of…

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JCPS honors former superintendent Ed Croom

Friends, family, and former colleagues gathered in the Evander S. Simpson Building at the Johnston County Board of Education on June 13 to celebrate the career of Dr. H Edward Croom with a portrait unveiling. The portrait, which was added to the “Hall of History,” is a display of portraits of previous superintendents at central…

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Kenly tests fire hydrants

Starting Tuesday, June 20, Kenly Volunteer Fire Department began conducting flow testing on all fire hydrants in the residential areas of Town of Kenly.  This project will be conducted throughout June with testing normally occurring between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more details on this story, pick up a copy of The Kenly News on sale…

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Camp Courage helps kids deal with death

Johnston County Health on Saturday, June 10, hosted “Camp Courage” at Camp Mary Atkinson, an event to help children ages 6 to 16 deal with the loss of a family member. Murray Dees, hospice social worker, 29, said she helped start the event four years ago with about 12 kids. This year’s event grew to…

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Debra Michelle Nipper

Debra Michelle Nipper, 44, lost her lengthy battle with Amyloidosis and Multiple Myeloma on June 15, 2017 at Duke Medical Center surrounded by family and friends and listening to the blues that she loved.  She left behind her beautiful daughter Butterfly Nipper-Lewis; her mother Billie Nipper of Pine Level; brothers Josh Nipper (Jennifer) of Smithfield,…

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Pine Level’s fireworks tradition continues

The tradition of fireworks on the Fourth of July in Pine Level will continue again this year as the annual celebration is set for Tuesday evening, July 4 at Sam Godwin Recreational Park. The show is expected to begin “shortly after 9 p.m, or just as soon as it gets dark enough,” according to Scottie…

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Rosewood High graduates 133 seniors

Rosewood High School graduated 133 seniors during commencement on Tuesday, June 13, on Branch Pope Field. Of those, 66 were honors graduates, 46 were North Carolina scholars and 47 students achieved both honors. For more information on Rosewood’s graduation, grab a copy of The Princeton News Leader on sale now!

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