112 graduate from Rosewood

$2.9 million in scholarships offered Rosewood High School graduated 112 seniors Monday night, June 11. The valedictorian, Cameron Smith, is going to East Carolina University to attend the Honors College there with a $4,452 per year in academic scholarships. Marc Lewis, salutatorian will attend Honors College at UNC Chapel Hill on a $3,000 per year…

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Rosewood senior headed to Air Force Academy; 2nd in family

Rosewood High graduate Caden Reiss has been accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs. “Being accepted into the Air Force Academy means the beginning of a tough journey which will lead to a career serving as an Air Force officer,” said Caden. “I will complete four years of academic, military and physical…

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100 mph high-speed chase ends in arrest, $100,000 bond

Selma Police arrested a Willow Spring man Sunday night, June 10, after a high-speed chase on I-95 south with speeds of 100 mph before the subject was caught in Four Oaks. Police said Christian Hunter Sandridge, 25, of 38 Alex St., was reportedly driving east on U.S. 70 in a black passenger car with a…

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Selma OKs 3 cent property tax hike

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com Selma residents will pay 3 cents more in property tax in the coming year after Selma Town Council adopted its 2018-19 budget last week. The property tax increase was not the 5 cents increase Town Manager Elton Daniels recommended. The revised budget means the new property tax will be 54 cents…

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Selma Rural Fire District seeking 2 cents property tax increase

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com The Johnston County Board of Commissioners will decide on Wednesday, June 20, whether to grant the Selma Rural Fire Protection District a 2-cent increase on the rural fire tax. “Last year the rural fire district tax brought in $167,000,” said Selma Fire Chief Phillip McDaniel. “The two-cent increase would produce approximately…

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Josephine Hill Parrish

Selma – Josephine Hill Parrish, age 78, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Born June 24, 1939 in Johnston County she was a daughter of the late Tony and Ludie Edwards Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Parrish; daughter, Donna Parrish McKelvey; and brother, Ralph…

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7-year-old Pine Level girl uses lemonade stand to help sick children

By Keith Barnes kbarnes@kenlynews.com A 7-year-old Pine Level girl is aiming to raise $1,000 through her lemonade stand to help critically ill children through the non-profit Me Fine Foundation. Taylor Jones, the daughter of Jonathan and Nanda Jones of Pine Level, recently opened a lemonade stand to raise money and has raised $404 toward her…

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Playmates opens in PL with ribbon cutting on Saturday

Before a crowd of about 100 well-wishers, employees and elected officials, Playmates Childcare and Development Center, opened its new facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 16. Located on Highway 70A in Pine Level, the childcare had formerly operated on E. Pine Street for nearly 20 years when owner Tonia Hill purchased the business…

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No tax increase in Micro

Micro citizens will see no tax increase in their current rate of 55 cents per $100 that includes a 10 cents fire tax as part of the proposed fiscal year 2018-2019 budget presented to Micro on June 12 at its regularly monthly meeting. The budget is available for public inspection in town hall. It will…

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