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Kenly ‘Back to School’ bash planned for Aug. 18

A Back to School Bash is being planned for Saturday, Aug. 18 by the Kenly Parks and Recreation Committee with funding from local businesses and community leaders. The event will be held on the field behind the old Kenly Elementary School. New Town Manager Michael Douglas proposed the idea in which about 150 backpacks will…

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Kenly Pool sets tourney

Kenly’s Fun in the Sun Swimming Pool will hold a pool volleyball tournament on Aug. 20-22, 6 to 9 p.m. The pool is located at 400 Sasser St., Kenly. Funds raised by the tournament will be donated to Living as Jesus In Truth, (LAJIT) a local group whose goal is to bring the community together.…

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Mary Ann Warren retires from Glendale-Kenly

By Keith Barnes kbarnes@kenlynews.com After serving on the faculty at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School since 1999, Mary Ann Warren has made the decision to retire from teaching. Her last day at work was June 25. “I will soon be 63 years old and I felt like it was time to spend more time with my five…

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Classes planned at Health Depart.

Johnston County Public Health Department is offering free parenting classes for parents with children birth to five years old.  The first session covers sick child, CPR and first aid, dental health and car seat safety. Session two addresses immunizations, lead safety, child development and discipline.  Class dates are July 23 and July 30 from 3 p.m. -5 p.m.  …

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Storyteller visits Kenly, Selma libraries

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com The art of storytelling is alive and well, as demonstrated by professional storyteller Claire Ramsey on Wednesday, July 25, at the Selma and Kenly public libraries. Ramsey is a full-time storyteller and operates her own business, Stories With Claire. While the libraries have shared the same programs before, this is the…

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Parker Counseling Service opens in Princeton

By Steve Reed sreed@kenlynews.com A new counseling service located at 114 S. Pine St. opened in June as part of the revitalization of South Pine Street in Princeton, Christina Parker, a licensed professional associate, operates Parker Counseling Service. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. and a Master’s degree…

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GKE’s Holland assistant principal of year

Assistant Principal Kelly Holland of Glendale-Kenly Elementary School was selected 2018-2019 Assistant Principal of the Year for Johnston County Public Schools during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 17 as part of 2018 JCPS Leadership Academy at North Johnston High School. Smithfield Middle School principal Heather Anders was also selected Principal of the Year for Johnston…

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Kenly ‘Back to School’ set

A Back to School Bash is being planned for Saturday, Aug. 18 by the Kenly Parks and Recreation Committee with funding from local businesses and community leaders. The event will be held on the field behind the old Kenly Elementary School. New Town Manager Michael Douglas proposed the idea in which 150 to 200 backpacks…

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