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Town of Princeton may seek Brownsfield grant with Pine Level, Johnston County

In other board action, commissioners discussed a request from Town Administrator Marla Ashworth regarding another possible grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownsfields program. “The Princeton Brownsfield Redevelopment program has been extremely successful,” said Ashworth. “The options for continuing the Brownsfields program are to seek another individual grant for $200,000 or partner with Pine…

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Town of Princeton OKs rezoning request

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com Princeton Commissioners approved a rezoning request for 507 S. Pearl St. last week. During an April 2 public hearing, property owner Brian Morrell spoke for the rezoning from residential to light industrial. Mayor Don Rains said the property has always been used as light industrial but was coded incorrectly on the…

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Princeton Reverse Raffle winners split $5,000 grand prize four ways

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com The 25th annual Princeton High School Reverse Raffle ended with unexpected drama. At the conclusion, nine names were drawn as finalists. The last ticket, 300, was then raffled off to a 10th finalist. One of the raffle officials asked that each of the 10 finalists show their raffle ticket. The last…

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Town of Kenly alters law on tree, limbs size for free pick up

Kenly residents who cut trees and limbs and want the town to pick them up have a new guideline for how the limbs must be cut. Kenly Town Council last week changed the town’s ordinance on limbs. The new ordinance says logs or limbs can be no more than 6-inches diameter and no more than…

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Sidewalk sales ok’d FOR KENLY UPTOWN

By Keith Barnes kbarnes@kenlynews.com About a month ago several downtown Kenly business owners including sisters Lynne Britton and Leigh Johnson of Barbara’s Attic antiques and Louella Neal, owner of the clothing store next door, were discussing what they could do to help liven up downtown Kenly. “We did a lot of talking and decided we…

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April 23 – 27 SCHOOL MENUS

JOHNSTON COUNTY Monday, April 23 BREAKFAST – Egg and Cheese Croissant. LUNCH – 3 Cheese Grilled Cheese, Fiestada Pizza, Butternut Squash, Seasoned Broccoli, Fresh Fruit. Tuesday, April 24 BREAKFAST – Mini Breakfast Pizzas. LUNCH – Sweet Asian Fish over Rice, Teriyaki Chicken w/Rice, Carrot Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Applesauce. Wednesday, April 25 BREAKFAST – Cheesy Biscuit.…

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Selma Rec sponsoring Mudcats game

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com Selma residents can enjoy an afternoon at the Carolina Mudcats baseball game on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. Selma Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the second annual event at Five County Stadium. Last year, about 100 attended the game. Ticketholders meet at the stadium and sit together in Section…

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Hephzibah Baptist plans 5th Sunday Night Sing

Hephzibah Baptist Church, 4633 U.S. Highway 70E, Princeton, will hold its 5th Sunday Night Sing on Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m. The local southern gospel trio Canaanland will perform. This event is free, although a love offering will be collected. Everyone is invited to hear this group that has been performing and sharing the…

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Micro Elementary sets Publish Night to showcase project-based learning

By Keith Barnes kbarnes@kenlynews.com Micro Elementary School will hold its first Publish Night on Thursday, April 19, to showcase a teaching concept known as project-based learning. The showcase runs 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. “This is an initiative begun this year,” said Micro Principal T. J. Parrish, “that goes along with our JOCO 20/20 plan of…

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