Area Breaking News

Heat Advisory Continues Through Wednesday Night

..HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING… * HEAT INDEX VALUES…AS HIGH AS 105 TO 107 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S, AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOW TO MID 70S. * TIMING…FROM 11 AM THROUGH 8 PM. * IMPACTS…THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY…

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Gospel Singing Convention June 22-24 in Benson

The 98th State Annual Singing Convention will be held Friday, June 22, Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, in the “Singing Grove,” a beautiful city park at 400 East Main Street in Benson, North Carolina. Everyone is invited to Benson for a wonderful weekend, and a special invitation is extended to new groups to…

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Town of Princeton approves 1 cent property tax hike

Princeton Commissioners on Monday, June 18, unanimously approved a 2018-2019 budget which a one cent property tax increase The increase raises the property tax from 55 cents per $100 valuation to 56 cents. Town Administrator Marla Ashworth said the property tax rate has remained unchanged for the past two years. For more information, pick up a copy…

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Traffic pokes as thousands seek treasure along 301

The massive crowds attending this past weekends 301 Endless Yard Sale shows the sale has developed into a major event.  The annual affair began in 2013 as “Johnston County Endless Yard Sale” with the name being changed in 2014 to “301 Endless Yard Sale” as Halifax, Nash, Wilson and Harnett Counties were added. It has…

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Micro still seeks police chief; new budget increases pay

The search for a new police chief in Micro is continuing despite any firm candidates to fill the vacant position, said Micro Police Commissioner Jay Langston. “So far we have received three applications for the chief job, but we have not come up with a candidate that we consider to be a good fit for…

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Mike Wooten gets Super Bowl Ring–31 years later

It took 31 years but Princeton’s Mike Wooten finally got his Super Bowl ring. Wooten played center for the Washington Redskins in 1987, the year the NFL players went on strike. He was on the replacement team that went 3-0, a record that allowed the Redskins to play in and win the Super Bowl. For…

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North Johnston Class of 2018 offered $1.46 million in scholarships

North Johnston High School seniors received $1,458,872 in scholarship offers and awards at their annual scholarship announcement ceremony held at the end of May. The seniors were responsible for submitting a copy of offers made to student services. When scholarships were offered by more than one college in many cases, they were able to use…

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Wayne Community College honors Kenly pharmacy student

Wayne Community College recognized Sean Heeren of Kenly and 10 other members of its Pharmacy Technology class of 2018 on Monday, June 18 in a formal pinning ceremony. The annual service includes presentation of pharmacy technician pins by the faculty of the program and recitation of the “Oath of a Pharmacy Technician.” It denotes the…

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JCPS announces new online enrollment process

Johnston County Public Schools has implemented a new online Enrollment/Registration system for all new students coming to the district. The new process is also for current students who are transferring to another school within the district. The system can be accessed starting today, June 18, 2018, by visiting the JCPS enrollment webpage at www.johnston.k12.nc.us/enrollment. JCPS…

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