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Whether or not Isaias comes ashore near the North Carolina-South Carolina border as a strong tropical storm or marginal hurricane, the Wilson Times area appears set for high winds and very heavy … more
SMITHFIELD — Hurricane Isaias could bring 50-mph wind gusts and four inches of rain to Johnston County early next week, the National Weather Service reported on Friday. more
Sunshine, heat and a chance of thunderstorms headline the weekend weather in the Wilson Times area. A Bermuda high pressure system will also keep winds light from the southwest except in … more
SELMA— Town Manager Steven Hicks resigned Thursday ahead of a scheduled meeting to determine his fate. The Town Council then canceled the meeting. “I have been committed to the … more
SMITHFIELD — The number COVID-19 cases in Johnston County climbed to 2,844 on Wednesday, up 56 from the day before. The death toll remained at 44. more
SELMA — The Johnston County Partnership for Children has reached a milestone in its effort to increase literacy by providing books to children. more
SMITHFIELD — Provisional members of the Junior Women’s Leage of Smithfield are combatting hunger in Johnston County. When they became provisional members last August, the club split … more
SMITHFIELD — The N.C. Department of Information Technology has launched a survey to gather information on internet availability and speeds in the state. more
SMITHFIELD — Despite North Carolina’s stay-at-home and safer-at-home orders, Johnston County’s deeds office is reporting increased volumes and revenue. more
SMITHFIELD — In response to COVID-19, the Small Business Center at Johnston Community College is offering additional counseling services for free. more
Harris Teeter, which has a store near Clayton, is requiring shoppers to wear a mask. Only children are exempt. more
SMITHFIELD — Through the years, Johnston Health has weathered hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, and dealt with all sorts of emergencies. more
CLAYTON — Grifols announced Tuesday that it had delivered the first batches of a coronavirus treatment for clinical trials. The medicine provides passive immunity to infected patients and … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum has received a $15,000 N.C. CARES: Humanities Relief Grant from the N.C. Humanities Council. more
SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Economic Development Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2020 Business in Need grants. They are the Howell Theatre, Ava Gardner Museum, Artmosphere … more
GOLDSBORO — Two Wayne Community College students have the opportunity to work with environmental scientists on a research expedition. Luke Barefoot of Pikeville and Jacob Yelverton of … more
SMITHFIELD — A panel discussion on racism in health care is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, on YouTube at JohnstonNC Heritage and on Facebook at jocoheritage. The discussion, titled … more
SELMA — Two storefronts on South Raiford Street in downtown Selma collapsed Saturday afternoon. No one was injured. Around 4 p.m., Jim Beaston, owner of A Matter of Record, was in his vinyl … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school board members had heard the arguments for all-remote learning. The district’s chief administrators were confident the schools could offer robust and rigorous … more
SMITHFIELD — It’s time to equip sheriff’s deputies with body cameras, a Johnston resident told County Commissioners in July. “We’ve seen in the last two months where law enforcement has … more
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