Area News

Kenly Legion Post 328 to host NC American Legion meeting

The Kenly American Legion Post 328 will host the North Carolina American Legion District 11 meeting Friday, May 26 at 6 p.m., according to Jacky Ballance, Commander of the Legion. Many decorated veterans from the district will attend, representing all branches of the military. The meeting will kick off events to be held in the…

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NJHS Hunter Safety Team finishes 4th overall at tourney

North Johnston High School hunter safety team finished in fourth place overall only five points from third place out of 34 teams competing in state competition at the N.C. Youth Hunter Education Skills Tournament on April 29 at Camp Millstone 4-H camp in Ellerbe. In individual categories, the team finished 10th in hunter skills, sixth…

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Kara Walden is named Youth of Year

Kara Walden, this year’s Youth of the Year, has been a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Johnston County for 11 years. Walden, a senior at the Johnston County Early College Academy, is the 2017 Youth of the Year for Johnston and Wayne counties. She was originally from Fayetteville and moved to Selma when…

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Sign up to read the Bible out loud in downtown Kenly

The Kenly Ministerial Association will sponsor a public reading of the Bible beginning May 21 at 3 p.m. Beginning with the first chapter in Genesis and reading through to the last chapter in Revelation, participants will sign up for specific times to read aloud in uptown Kenly. The readings will take place in front of…

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Kenly proceeds with condemnation on Maple

Kenly Town Council voted last week to proceed with condemnation proceedings on a house on Maple Avenue. Last month, Dale Moore, a Kenly property management owner, asked Council to stop condemnation and allow him to rehabilitate the house. Council last month pressed for a time when the rehabilitation would be completed but Moore said he would not…

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North Johnston inducts 65 to National Honor Society

North Johnston High School inducted 65 of its students into the National Honor Society during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 25 in the school gymnasium. NHS President Ian Walston served as master of ceremonies for the event and after welcoming guests, current members and new inductees gave a brief history of the National Honor Society and…

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Sergeant Major Anthony Bryant retires

A Princeton High School graduate retired from the U.S. Army after serving 30 years of service to the nation. Anthony Bryant, a 1986 graduate, was retired during a ceremony at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois during an afternoon outdoor ceremony on Memorial Field. Bryant most recently served as the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Sustainment…

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