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SELMA — Living in Selma is getting more expensive. Under the town’s new budget, the typical water and sewer bill will increase by $30 a month, while the property tax on a $125,000 home … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Registrar of Deeds Craig Olive has responded to the NAACP’s request for local leaders to speak about the death of George Floyd and their solutions for … more
SMITHFIELD — Starting July 3, the Johnston County Heritage Center will close to the public until further notice. This will mark the second time the Heritage Center has closed to the public … more
Town and county leaders in Johnston are welcoming a Supreme Court ruling that removes a roadblock to building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore called the ruling “a … more
The Wilson Times area is set for sunshine and typical eastern North Carolina summertime heat over the long Independence Day weekend. While there is a chance of a scattered shower or thunderstorm, … more
SMITHFIELD — A busy route in Smithfield and one in downtown Kenly will have overnight lane closures this month. Fred Smith Inc. of Raleigh will mill old asphalt and place new pavement on … more
Editor’s Note: This is one in an occasional series of stories about vendors who sell at the Clayton Farm & Community Market. CLAYTON — Curtis Belyea and his wife, Jennifer, have … more
SELMA — Old North State Food Hall has filled three of its 10 vendor slots. But COVID-19 has delayed the opening of Johnston County’s first food hall until at least November. “We were in the … more
SMITHFIELD — Even before Gov. Roy Cooper required North Carolinians to wear them, masks were flying off store shelves in Johnston County. more
Habitat seeking family for house Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has resumed building a house in Kenly. With the restart of construction, Habitat has also resumed the application … more
SMITHFIELD — A divided school board has agreed to pay a high school principal $53,190 to end his grievance against the board. more
Yard sale July 11 at Pisgah Baptist SMITHFIELD — A yard sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. till noon Saturday, July 11, at Pisgah Baptist Church, 3689 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Breakfast items will also … more
CLAYTON — With curbs on where they can go because of COVID-19, many Johnstonians have taken a hike, literally, through Clemmons Educational State Forest. “Visitation has increased drastically … more
While movie theaters, gyms, bars and bowling alleys remain closed, Johnston pools are offering an escape from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, the pool is … more
The Wilson Times area will likely have several thunderstorms roll through this week as a trough stalls over North Carolina.   Storm chances run at 40% Tuesday, and move up a little to 50% … more
CLAYTON — The town has begun a $3.5 million extension of Sam’s Branch Greenway into Legend Park. more
SMITHFIELD — A house that was once a school for freed slaves is one step closer to becoming an educational museum. more
CLAYTON — For months, town leaders and developers had debated how many entrances large subdivisions needed to ensure fire and rescue access in an emergency. In the end, the Town Council … more
GREENVILLE — East Carolina University Campus Recreation and Wellness has named its 2020 “Captain of the Ship,” or student employee of the year. She is Morgan Foster of … more
The last weekend in June should see temperatures reach afternoon highs around 90 in the Wilson Times area. Under mostly sunny skies Saturday, thunderstorm probabilities only get to 15%.  … more
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