Area News

Blackmon’s Crossroads Fire Chief Arrested

Johnston County Sheriff’s Office detectives initiated an investigation into financial matters involving the Blackmon’s Crossroads Fire Department after being contacted by Johnston County Finance Department officials. During a review of documents from the fire department, discrepancies were found involving invoices that had been paid from fire department funds. The investigation revealed that Fire Chief Kenan…

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University of Mount Olive Celebrates Founding, Presents Awards

University of Mount Olive Celebrates Founding, Presents Awards MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive (UMO) celebrated 66 years of providing Christian higher education at the University’s annual Founders Day Worship Service on Wednesday. The guest speaker was Dianne Brown Riley-Gray. Gray, a native of Johnston County, worked at the University of Mount Olive for…

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Merry Sounds & Bright Lights in JoCo this December

Meadow Lights is a community tradition and the largest Christmas Light display in eastern North Carolina. Ride the train, sit on Santa’s lap and enjoy the old-fashion candy store with over 300 varieties to choose from. Lights are free and the location is seven miles south of Benson on Hwy 50. There is an admission for…

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Corinth-Holders High School names students earning Principal’s List/Honor Roll

Corinth-Holders High School has named all students who have earned the Principal’s List (>4.0) and Honor Roll (3.0-3.9). Listed alphabetically by grade level. NINETH GRADE PRINCIPAL’S LIST Allen, William Bailey, Julia Beach, Jameson Beshgetoorian, Laina Blankenship, Emma Boice, Graeme Bonham, Zakary Boswell, Aniston Boswell, Charles Boyes, Jordan Braundel, Ella Breen, Emma Brown, Aislinn Burk, Bailey…

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Behind the Scenes Tours at State Capitol Dec. 2

RALEIGH, N.C. – Visitors have another chance to peek behind the scenes at the Capitol Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Capitol is offering a special tour – guests get access to the Capitol’s “secret spaces,” as well as behind the ropes access to most of the building! Participants must be…

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Selma’s Daughtrys helping in Puerto Rico

(Editor’s Note: Janet and Scott Daughtry, long-time members of the N.C. Baptist Mens Recovery Team, are in Puerto Rico helping hurricane victims. This is a letter from the Daughtrys explaining what they are encountering as they work.) Good morning from Sunny Puerto Rico…where the weather is hot, the water is warm, the people are friendly…

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School Lunch Menus Nov. 20 – 24

JOHNSTON COUNTY Monday, Nov. 20 BREAKFAST – Turkey Sausage Omelet. LUNCH – Italian Meatball Sub, Pepperoni Pizza, Mini Corn on the Cob, Sunbelieveable, Diced Pears. Tuesday, Nov. 21 BREAKFAST – Parfait on the Go. LUNCH – Chicken Alfredo, Spaghetti, Twisted Breadstick, Broccoli w/Cheese, Carrot Dippers, Apple Pie Ice. Wednesday, Nov. 22 OUT FOR HOLIDAY BREAK…

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Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina Donate to Hurricane Relief

RALEIGH, NC – Ag Carolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, and Carolina Farm credit are proud to announce the donation of $26,000 from employees and directors for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Farm Credit matched the employee funds for a total of $52,000. Fundraisers were available to employees and directors during the…

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Billy Langston Appointed to Local Government Federal Credit Union Eastern Triangle Advisory Council

Langston will be an integral part of LGFCU’s volunteer-driven initiative RALEIGH, NC (11/14/2017) — Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) proudly announces the addition of Bill Langston, Assistant Chief for Johnston County EMS and Captain to Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, to its Eastern Triangle Advisory Council, which comprises Johnston and Wayne counties.  Langston, will be…

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Harrison alumni to host Senior Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 18

Richard B. Harrison Alumni Association will host its annual Senior Citizens Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.  All seniors are invited.  The event will take place at the Harrison Alumni Center on the corner of Brevard and Noble streets in Selma.

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