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CLAYTON — A state transportation contractor plans to close one lane on N.C. 42, east of the Neuse River, for two nights starting Sunday. The contractor will close the lane between Trillium … more
Relatively cold air is expected to stream into the Wilson Times area Saturday behind gusty northwest winds.  That will be followed by a risk of scattered light frost overnight, almost unheard of … more
SELMA — With Gov. Roy Cooper easing his lockdown of North Carolina, Selma town government is easing into reopening. Starting Monday, Town Hall will be open for services in the following … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County government has some advice for businesses and churches that are reopening their buildings: Flush those water lines. Gov. Roy Cooper this week told nonessential … more
SMITHFIELD — Carolina Premium Outlets plans to reopen Saturday, Julie Gasper, the outlet center’s general manager, said on Monday. On its COVID-19 webpage, the outlet center’s … more
SMITHFIELD — Yazmine Garcia, an AVID student at Smithfield Middle School, has received a Victor E. Bell Jr. Scholarship from the College Foundation. The scholarship, which goes to promising … more
SMITHFIELD — If dollars produce votes, Michelle Pace Davis got her money’s worth on March 3. True, the Republican and political newcomer failed to win her party’s nomination for … more
SMITHFIELD — To live within their means, Johnston County’s public schools must tame local spending on exceptional children, teacher supplements, overtime pay, child nutrition, driver’s … more
Two people died Saturday in separate traffic accidents in Johnston County, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported. The first crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. in the Archer Lodge community. Kenneth … more
SMITHFIELD — For Richardson Trophy & Awards, the coronavirus derailed what had been a good first quarter for the 7-year-old shop on Market Street. “I am not sure of the percentage decrease … more
BENSON — The folks at GALOT Motorsports Park didn’t mince words. “When we have no events, we make no money,” the drag strip near Benson said in an email. And GALOT has had no events … more
If North Carolina doesn’t reopen its economy soon, many small businesses will fail, a Duke University professor says. “It’s critical that we only spend as much time with a shutdown economy … more
When North Carolina began shutting down because of the coronavirus, the Johnston County Visitors Bureau had to switch gears. Accustomed to promoting upcoming events, it had to deliver bad news … more
SMITHFIELD — Larry Holt, owner of The Diner on Market Street, says his eatery is surviving amid the ban on sit-down dining in North Carolina restaurants. “We’ll live through it,” he said, … more
SMITHFIELD — Just after 10 a.m. Friday, doctors, nurses and other employees of Johnston Health began gathering on a hillside near the hospital’s main entrance. They had come to see the U.S. … more
Pvt. Hulon Lee Raper’s family just wants to find him and bring him home. Some 78 years after the Bataan Death March and Raper’s death in a prisoner of war camp, a genealogist has reached out … more
SMITHFIELD — While the Howell Theatre is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, owner Bill Johnson is busy improving the moviegoing experience. “We’re gutting the bathrooms … more
SMITHFIELD — Jud Patterson’s North Carolina-focused gift shop isn’t on Gov. Roy Cooper’s lengthy list of essential businesses. Still, anyone tugging on the front door of the shop on South … more
Scattered showers and cooler temperatures arrive Tuesday in the Wilson Times area. While the sun returns Wednesday, those below-average temperatures stay around at least through the … more
Two people died Saturday in separate traffic accidents in Johnston County, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported. The first crash happened just after 2:30 p.m. in the Archer Lodge community. Kenneth … more
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