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SELMA — At its retreat last month, the Selma Town Council talked about town matters in private, denied the public access to the meeting, and did not keep minutes. Mayor Cheryl Oliver defended … more
Election 2020 SMITHFIELD — In Johnston, county commissioners support school operations and small capital projects with an annual outlay that now tops $70 million. And they spend roughly $35 … more
Railroad Days run, walk will be virtual SELMA —The 43rd annual Railroad Days 5K Run and Walk will take place virtually Oct. 3-4. Register online at The cost is $25 … more
SMITHFIELD — In North Carolina, the response to COVID-19 has come mostly from the state. The mask mandate, business shutdowns, and social-distancing rules in stores and restaurants have come from … more
SELMA — In his hometown of Selma, basketball legend Reggie Barnes hopes to build up young people one basket at a time. On Thursday, Barnes and Selma leaders broke ground on Reggie Barnes Court, … more
KENLY— Fifteen people want to be Kenly’s next town manager, interim manager Ralph Clark told the Town Council on Sept. 14. The council will likely narrow that list when it meets Oct. … more
Election 2020 SMITHFIELD — A recent forum asked county commissioner candidates what changes they would make to the yearly budget. The answers were as varied as the candidates … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on Thursday cleared the way for K-5 students to return to their classrooms five days a week if they choose. Originally, kindergarten students … more
CLAYTON — Earlier this month, two Clayton residents faulted the Town Council over the severance for former town manager Adam Lindsay. At that meeting, on Sept. 8, Clayton Councilman Michael … more
Chamber deploying Rapid Response The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce wants to help businesses help working parents. “Working in a COVID-19 world means employers must plan for working … more
SELMA — The town hopes households will buy reflective signs to help first responders find their homes in emergencies. “This will give citizens the chance for something low cost to look after … more
SMITHFIELD — In the District 1 race for county commissioner, Democrat Justin King and Republican Fred Smith differ on how to manage Johnston’s residential growth. King would use rulemaking to … more
CLAYTON — Sirens wailed as the community said goodbye to fallen firefighter Jason Dean, a husband and father who died Sept. 22 of COVID-19. Those who knew Dean said he loved parades, so the … more
An advancing cold front and low pressure system will likely give the Wilson Times area showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Tuesday night. Tuesday should also be the warmest day for the rest of … more
SMITHFIELD — Increasingly, employers in the Triangle prefer applicants with two-year degrees and job certificates. In a recent survey of 737 companies, including 139 in Johnston, just 39 … more
SMITHFIELD — Dave Miller has two things he wants people to know about suicide. “First is that it impacts a community,” said Miller, director of social work in the Behavioral … more
SELMA — The Selma Historical Museum on Saturday, Oct. 3, will celebrate Lady Bird Johnson’s 1964 visit to Selma aboard the Lady Bird Special, a train. more
CLAYTON — The town pays many of its employees over-the-top salaries, a Clayton resident told the Town Council earlier this. “We simply cannot understand why townspeople are paying … more
The Wilson Times area appears set for a mostly dry, seasonable weekend. High pressure is expected to push out the remnants of Storm Beta on Saturday morning. That means early morning fog, drizzle … more
CLAYTON — The Johnston County Board of Elections has moved a Clayton polling place in advance of the Nov. 3 election. more
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