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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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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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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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Kenly promises biggest fireworks ever

Plans for the Town of Kenly’s Fourth of July fireworks display are in place and organizers are promising a bigger and better show for spectators than last year with kid events planned this year. The pyrotechnic display will once again be a joint effort between Town of Kenly and Kenly 95 Petro truck stop where…

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Selma hosts July 4 All-American Festival

Live entertainment, fireworks, vendors, a children’s area and the debut of a pie-eating contest highlight the fourteenth annual Fourth of July All-American Festival in Selma. The festival begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. and will be held in the Uptown area. For more on the All-American Festival, pick up a copy of…

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Princeton grads offered $954,775 in scholarships

Thirty-five Princeton High school 2017 graduating seniors were offered $954,775 in scholarships and financial awards this year. The graduate offered the most scholarship money was Kyra Stanley, who was offered a $78,000 Pace Incentive Award from Dyson College, a $62,000 University Achievement Award at Suffolk University, $50,000 Clara Cox Scholarship Award at Guilford College and…

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