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KENLY — A Kenly man died and three others were injured in a three-vehicle crash Dec. 30 on N.C. 42, the Highway Patrol reported. The wreck occurred shortly after 6 p.m. … more
ANGIER — Providence Presbyterian Church at McGee’s Crossroads will join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic in a service … more
After a mild, foggy and rainy Saturday morning, The Wilson Times area is expected to see a couple of days of sunshine and temperatures not far off of the historical averages. Two cold fronts are … more
SMITHFIELD — At a news conference on Thursday, Johnston school board Chairman Todd Sutton said fellow board member Ronald Johnson had shown him evidence of sexual harassment and assault in the … more
An expansive high-pressure system stretching from Louisiana through North Carolina promises to give The Wilson Times area mostly clear skies and seasonable temperatures New Year's Eve and New Year's … more
SMITHFIELD — District 1 county commissioner candidate Justin King is a Democrat in a county that has long favored Republicans. He doesn’t see that as a handicap. “I am running a campaign … more
Smithfield police have charged an employee of an assisted-living center with sexually assaulting a female resident. Just before 3 a.m. on Dec. 19, police were called to Brookdale Senior Living at … more
SMITHFIELD — Sadly, no year passes in Johnston County without crime and tragedies. 2019 didn’t prove the exception to the rule. In Johnston, the year began with details of a search warrant … more
SMITHFIELD — This year’s Farm-City Week banquet in Johnston County honored three families — the Bobby Pope and H.T. Pope families of Kenly and the H.M. Johnson family of Strickland’s … more
Smithfield suffers power outage SMITHFIELD — Most residents of Smithfield found themselves in the dark Sunday morning. In a Facebook post around 8:30 a.m., the town said its electrical … more
SMITHFIELD — In Johnston County, 2019 wasn’t lacking variety in its year. Among many things, the year just ended offered stories about transportation, people and their governments. Here are a … more
Benefit to help pay medical bills FOUR OAKS — A benefit for Chris Lee will take place Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Strickland Crossroads Fire Department, 2706 Stricklands Crossroads Road, Four … more
CLAYTON — A cat still has all of its nine lives thanks to a couple of Clayton firefighters. Just after 1 p.m. on Dec. 12, the Clayton Fire Department was called to an animal rescue because a cat … more
The year just ended was a bruising one for the Johnston County Board of Education. Early in 2019, the board came under fire for a public-comment policy that required those speaking before the … more
SMITHFIELD ­— After 17 years on the Johnston County Board of Commissioners, Jeff Carver will step down next December. Carver announced in October that he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2020. … more
CLAYTON — When Michelle Harrell saw the story of the Magic Wheelchair organization, she wanted to get involved some way. The mother of two joined the online community and patiently waited for … more
On the job-creation front, 2019 was a good year for Johnston County. In all, the county’s economic-development director announced more than 3,000 jobs and some $350 million in investment last … more
PRINCETON — The fate of the Princeton Community Building will have to wait. At their December meeting, commissioners debated three options: raze the current building and construct a new one, … more
The jet stream is continuing to be a friend to The Wilson Times area. Arching up and over the eastern half of the United States, the jet stream is keeping eastern North Carolina mild and … more
A large high-pressure ridge stretching from southeastern Canada into Louisiana has moved into place and should provide stable conditions with mostly above-average temperatures through at least … more
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