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SMITHFIELD — Sometimes the wheels of justice turn slowly — and in a 47-year-old murder case, those wheels can turn at a snail’s pace. That’s just what’s happening as prosecutors begin … more
SMITHFIELD — James Robert Graham — a “validated member of the Rollin 60s Crips” gang — became the first offender to be labeled as a “violent habitual felon” … more
I’m still adjusting to cooking meals for our empty-nest lifestyle. There’s a fine line between having just the right amount of leftovers and having so many leftovers that you feel guilty when … more
SMITHFIELD — Senior Associate Justice Paul Newby shared some of his experiences as a member of the North Carolina Supreme Court with paralegal, history and criminal justice students at Johnston … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of coronavirus deaths in Johnston County climbed to eight on Monday from four over the weekened, the county reported. But the number of cases on Monday remained at … more
PINE LEVEL — Upgrades to the town’s water and sewer systems are closer to getting under way, according to town’s consultant on the project. On April 21, Pine Level was scheduled to open bids … more
SMITHFIELD — Students from the Innovation Academy at South Campus will travel to Rome to see Pope Francis and report on their community service projects at an international summit in … more
SELMA — Some 175 guests attended the 2019 Triangle East Chamber of Commerce State of the Region Banquet held Thursday at Sysco Raleigh LLC in Selma. “We successfully rebranded,” said … more
Eastern North Carolina will see ample relief from Hurricane Dorian this weekend and into the workweek, Al Thomas says in the latest installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
MIDDLESEX — St James Church of Christ in northeastern Johnston County will hold its 39th annual People to People Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The Rev. Sylvester Wayne Holder, pastor of St. … more
KENLY — Alice Scott will receive the Tobacco Farm Life Museum’s Excellence in Agriculture Award next year, the museum’s director has announced. Scott is co-owner and executive secretary of … more
While sequestered at home because of COVID-19, Johnstonians are apparently completing the 2020 census. As of April 15, Johnston ranked ninth among N.C. counties in completing the census, according … more
YOUNGSVILLE — Town officials estimated The Wake Weekly would have to pay a fee of about $70,000 before the town could comply with a public records request the paper made this month. Legal … more
SMITHFIELD — Now that Superintendent Ross Renfrow has retired, some of his critics are expressing hopes for the future of Johnston County Public Schools. Clayton High School parent Kim Winslow, … more
SMITHFIELD— UNC Rex Healthcare and Johnston Health have approved a non-binding letter of intent to combine operations through a joint operating agreement. This proposed partnership will expand … more
SMITHFIELD — The town of Garner canceled its Christmas parade over safety concerns regarding a float from the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans. Johnston County town leaders said … more
CLAYTON — While others stay home to avoid exposure to the coronavirus, the county’s firefighters, paramedics and 911 dispatchers are on the frontlines of the pandemic. more
SMITHFIELD —  The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 5-year-old girl in the Sandy Lane area west of Smithfield. more
Heat, increasing humidity and plenty of sunshine are in store for the greater Wilson area, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
SMITHFIELD —With less than a week to go, candidates are making their way to the Johnston County Board of Elections office to file for the Nov. 5 municipal election. Filing ends at noon on … more
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