Area News

Dancers receive awards at national competition

Dancers representing 3 Dancing Sisters & Co. dance studio in Kenly brought home several awards from Southeast Showdown Nationals dance competition at Carolina Theater in Greensboro last month. In trio dance numbers competition the clogging duet team of Elizabeth Leegins, 17, and Caroline Leegins, 15, placed first in the senior division and fourth overall in…

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Awana program to begin at Kenly Missionary Baptist

Kenly Missionary Baptist Church will begin its Awana program next Wednesday, Aug. 30 with a hot dog supper at 5:30 p.m. Awana, which stands for Approved Workmen are Not Ashamed, from 2 Timothy 2:15, is a children’s ministry and will include children from age 2 through high school. The meetings are held once a week…

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Upcoming events planned for Selma’s 150th anniversary year-long celebration

The year-long celebration of Selma’s 150th Anniversary continues with another dinner at the town train depot on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Farmer’s Day on Saturday, Sept. 23. The highlight of Dinner at the Depot will be the announcement of scavenger hunt winners. For the past month, contestants have been scavenging for architectural treasures in Selma.…

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School Menus

JOHNSTON COUNTY Monday, Aug. 28 BREAKFAST – Turkey Sausage, Omelet. LUNCH – Italian Meatball Sub, Pepperoni Pizza, Mini Corn on the Cob, Sunbelieveable, Diced Pears. Tuesday, Aug. 29 BREAKFAST – Parfait on the Go. LUNCH – Chicken Alfredo, Spaghetti, Twisted Breadstick, Broccoli w/Cheese, Carrot Dippers, Peach Cup. Wednesday, Aug. 30 BREAKFAST – Sausage Biscuit. LUNCH…

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Benefit breakfast planned by Those Behind Badge

Those Behind the Badge will have a benefit breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Hwy 55 restaurant, at 306 S. Church St., Kenly from 7-9:45 a.m. RC Automotive & Truck Repair of Micro is co-sponsoring the event. The cost is $5 per plate. The menu is scrambled eggs, pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage…

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Whitehurst retiring from county position

By Keith Barnes News editor Although Paul Whitehurst, Kenly fire chief, will be retiring as Johnston County deputy director of emergency management, the position has already been filled by his long-time colleague and friend Kevin Hubbard. Sept. 1 will mark the last official day on the job for Whitehurst. Hubbard began his duties on July…

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Prayer walks set Sunday

Prayer walks will continue this Sunday, Aug. 27  at several area schools. The Princeton Area Ministerial Association (PAMA) will have a Prayer Walk at Princeton High School on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. The school is located at 101 Dr. Donnie H. Jones Jr. Blvd. Prayr walks include North Johnston High School on Sunday,…

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Sutton named to DSS board

Todd Sutton of Kenly has been named to the Johnston County Department of Social Services board of directors. Sutton’s appointment is an at-large appointment by state Department of Social Services is for a three-year term. It was effective July 1. Sutton said he participated in his first meeting with the board on Tuesday, July 28.…

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Princeton wants residents to adopt a hydrant

By Steve Reed News editor Princeton Fire Chief Ken Starling encourages residents to adopt fire hydrants. “We have 300 fire hydrants in our fire district and more being added,” said Starling. “There are lots of locations where hydrants are so overcome with weeds that we can’t find them.” If residents have a hydrant on or…

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