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MICRO — The town of Micro will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new utility business center, 450 U.S. 301 S., at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Town residents and … more
SMITHFIELD — When the Rev, Lee Colbert arrived at First Baptist Church of Smithfield, Jimmy Carter was president, “My Sharona” by The Knack ruled the airwaves and the top movie was “Kramer … more
State Sen. Rick Horner says his legislative district’s ever-shifting boundaries have led him to bow out at the end of his second General Assembly term.  Horner, R-Nash, announced on … more
GOLDSBORO — Sheriff's deputies are investigating a teenager's death in an apparent shooting early Saturday at a Wayne County mobile home park.  Deputies responded to a shots-fired call … more
Sunshine will be hard to come by during the weekend as rain makes its way into our area late Saturday. Chances of rain go from 30% Saturday afternoon to 70% mid-evening to almost 100% by Sunday. … more
 Lots of sunshine and temperatures not far from the averages appear to be in store for Thanksgiving. A large high-pressure system centered in southern Canada will be establishing its reach … more
SMITHFIELD — A South Johnston High School teacher has been suspended without pay for 10 days for surveying student beliefs without Interim Superintendent Jim Causby’s authorization. Spanish … more
SELMA — President Donald Trump’s 2016 national campaign chairman said the commander-in-chief’s resolve is amazing. “When Mr. Trump enters the Oval Office every morning, his first question … more
KENLY — Kenly Area Ministries’ annual Empty Stocking Fund to purchase food, clothing and gifts for families who are not able to provide Christmas for their children is underway. The program … more
Although 2019 has not yet officially ended, we can still proceed with our annual inventory of celebrity deaths from this past calendar year. Several sources listing more than 1,000 so-called … more
SMITHFIELD — The North Carolina Retirement System has sent Johnston County Public Schools a $637,938 bill for former Superintendent Ross Renfrow’s retirement. Johnston County Public Schools … more
SMITHFIELD — Speakers are no longer forbidden from discussing Johnston County Public Schools staff members from the school board’s podium, but officials still urge those with complaints to follow … more
SMITHFIELD — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Johnston County as towns prepare for upcoming holiday events Kicking things off this Saturday is the Archer Lodge Christmas … more
SMITHFIELD — Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to a convenience store murder suspect’s arrest, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday. … more
KENLY — Town Manager Michael Douglas says Kenly will receive $2 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant and loan funds to tear down the former town hall and replace its water tower. The … more
SELMA —“Thanksgiving comes once a year for most of us, but for a small community in north-central Johnston County, it is an everyday thing,” wrote Smithfield Herald staff writer Calvin Edgerton … more
SMITHFIELD­ — The N.C. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Friday at the Johnston County Courthouse. The travel session is part of the state’s observance of the court’s 200th … more
Smithfield plans annual toy run SMITHFIELD — The town of Smithfield will hold its eighth annual Grinch Stink Stank Stunk 5K toy run and jingle bell jog at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. All … more
SMITHFIELD — Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to a convenience store murder suspect’s arrest, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office announced … more
Showers are on the way Saturday for the Wilson Times area, and their arrival time is key for the Wilson Christmas parade. There is a slight chance of widely scattered drizzle or light rain early, … more
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