Area News

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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Free writers workshop starts Saturday

Cornerstone Writers is starting a six-session study of “Letters & Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian,” by Bret Lott. The class is free and meets 9 to 10 am on six Saturdays, June 24 – July 29 at Platform Pounce Cat Lounge & Gift Shop, 101 S Raiford St, Selma. Stay around…

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Seven NJHS graduates now CNAs

Seven recent graduates of North Johnston High School completed the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP), which is an examination program to determine competency to become a certified nurse aide in North Carolina. Caroline Buckingham, Riley Kyle, Connor Cook, Allison Bunn, Ricardo Sanchez, Anna Godwin and Kelly White, all members of Sylvia Hines nursing fundamentals…

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Juneteenth program set for Saturday

The Selma Historical Museum will present a program on the history and legacy of “Juneteenth” on Saturday, June 24, at 11 a.m. The museum is at 104 W. Anderson St. Writer and historian Eric Jackson will be the speaker. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement…

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AgCamp planned for July 24-28 at Tobacco Farm Life Museum

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is planning another edition of AgCamp, scheduled  July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the museum. The program is designed for students age 8-12 and registration is $100 per camper. The camp is made possible by a $4,500 educational grant from Duke Energy Foundation. The camp…

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North Middle inducts 52 students into National Junior Honor Society

North Johnston Middle inducted 52 new members into the National Junior Honor Society at a special ceremony held at the school. Robyn White, faculty adviser, welcomed parents and grandparents and reviewed the eligibility requirements for membership. Current NJMS Junior Honor Society officers gave short speeches on the key characteristics representing National Junior Honor Society members.…

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JCI receives Good Business Award from Marine Corps

Johnston County Industries (JCI), of Selma, received a Good Business Award on Wednesday, June 14, Flag Day, from the Johnston County Marine Corps League. “JCI is honored to receive this award, said Bill Sharek, JCI president and CEO. “We support our military and are proud to fly the American flag at JCI and will continue…

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Croom’s picture added to county school’s Hall of History

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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Bible Fair for Kids set for June 24

Kenly United Methodist Church will hold a Bible Fair For Kids on Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is for all ages. There will be a bouncy castle, games, stories, fun activities and free food and drinks. For more information call Wanda Scott at 919-588-1141. The church is located at 201…

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Selma Elementary names students to honor lists

Suzanne Mitchell, principal of Selma Elementary School, has released the names of students who received the honor roll during the last four weeks of school. A HONOR ROLL Nayana Bonilla, Stephanie Guerrero-Hernandez, Makayla Maiuzzo, Anjalina Sebastian A/B HONOR ROLL  Ivan Alavez, Johann Arriaga, Maliah Atkinson, Armani Baker, Robert Bell, Hannah Buckner, Jermany Cain, Edwin Castro,…

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