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SMITHFIELD — Older folks in Smithfield remember the building as the Gabriel Johnston Hotel. Younger ones recall that it was Smithfield’s town hall for better than three decades. Everyone knows … more
CLAYTON — Developer Reid Smith said the proposal would spell the end of most new housing construction in Clayton. Mayor Jody McLeod said Smith was exaggerating. What they were debating was a … more
CLAYTON — In Johnston County, incumbents in the General Assembly seldom face primary challenges. That’s not the case this year. In N.C. House District 26, Republican incumbent Donna faces a … more
SMITHFIELD — The Rev. James Herder says he will never forget what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. “His message was selfless and spoke out against racism and about equality for all … more
ANGIER — Singer-songwriter Mark Bishop will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, 4440 Piney Grove Road, Angier. For 17 … more
CLAYTON — A man died Tuesday night when his car crashed on N.C. 42 East near Clayton. Jason Marcus Lanier, 40, of Selma was westbound around 9 p.m. when his … more
CLAYTON — In three hours last week, 120 volunteers packaged 30,000 meals for the hungry. Oh, and they also assembled 50 personal-hygiene kits for the homeless and penned more than 300 … more
SMITHFIELD — Among the 16 board of education candidates in Johnston County, Lyn Andrews thinks her experience in the schools sets her apart. “My career has taken me to every aspect of this … more
A very stable weather pattern is expected to keep The Wilson Times area mostly dry and with seasonable temperatures Saturday through Tuesday. Once a cold front, with accompanying showers, moves to … more
The Wilson Times' area is likely to continue with below average temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday. After that, arctic air is forecast to be blocked from getting here for quite a while. Daytime … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school leaders last week officially launched their search for the county’s next superintendent of schools. The N.C. School Boards Association will conduct the search, … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County accomplished much in 2019, county commissioners Chairman Ted Godwin said in his State of the County earlier this month. He pointed first to job creation, including … more
A media company formed by North Carolina’s last two independent daily newspapers has been hired to manage a pair of family-owned publications in eastern Illinois. Kathleen Lewis, publisher of … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County has a new interim superintendent of schools. After the sudden resignation of Jim Causby on Jan. 10, the school board named Brian Vetrano acting superintendent. Three … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Commissioners say they are discussing a financial rescue of the county’s public schools. In a statement Jan. 13, commissioners said they and school leaders are … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school leaders last week amended two board policies and took a peek at proposed changes to two others. But what might have been most interesting was a policy that was on … more
MIDDLESEX — A state Senate candidate says the restraining order his estranged wife filed against him means he’s just another unjustly accused male victim of the #MeToo movement. Retired Air … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school board members haven’t gotten along well in recent months. So last week, they reviewed but took no action on a “operating agreement” that would govern their … more
CLAYTON — The Flipside, the downtown restaurant known for its food and live music, has closed. Owners Tim and Andie Jones announced the closing in a Facebook post on Jan. 4. “After long … more
PRINCETON — Just as they did last month, Princeton commissioners on Jan. 6 discussed, debated and discussed some more whether to renovate or replace the Princeton Community Building. And once … more
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