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After a scorching start to the week, a cold front could bring cloud cover and heavy rain to the greater Wilson area depending on its path and how long it lingers, Al Thomas explains in this week's … more
SELMA — Authorities say a man shot and killed his roommate Sunday in the rural Johnston County home the men shared. Johnston County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 7529 Buffalo Road … more
BENSON — Something that has become a summertime tradition in town, Cleo McKinnon’s Four-Leaf Clover program, concluded last week as area children get ready to go back to school. For the fifth … more
RALEIGH — Hospitals have won. For now. State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s attempt to rope them into the Clear Pricing Project is scuttled. Under the new version of the State Health Plan, … more
ZEBULON — Elected officials voted Aug. 5 to let the proposed development of more than 1,000 new homes in two proposed subdivisions in Zebulon move forward, but recognized that the projects may … more
MICRO — Warren’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 5270 U.S. 301 N., will hold revival services beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Thursday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 16 with Annie … more
SMITHFIELD — In the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton massacres, along with other killings and attempted shootings, Johnston County officials say they’re as prepared as they can be for a … more
BENSON — This small town with around 3,500 residents will swell to a temporary population of roughly 30,000 come Sept. 26-29, when the 70th annual Benson Mule Days Celebration takes place. This … more
SMITHFIELD — If you’re at a Johnston County event and encounter a giant squirrel, there’s no need to panic. It’s probably MEARLE, the JoCo Preparedness Squirrel. MEARLE stands for Making … more
KENLY — Following a successful run of 62 consecutive years, the Kenly Kiwanis Club has announced it will not hold its annual pancake supper fundraiser this year. “We decided to discontinue … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health CEO Chuck Elliott is retiring Dec. 31 after 10 years of service. “This is pretty much been my life plan,” said Elliott. “My family and I talked about it for a … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College hosted a summer commencement ceremony Thursday for students who earned high school equivalency and adult high school diplomas at the Innovation Academy at … more
We all have our own thoughts and suggestions about how to solve the world’s problems, so please allow me to offer mine. • We should consider eliminating the instant replay system now being … more
SMITHFIELD — Chandra Coats Farmer said years of growing up on a farm barning tobacco and tending turkeys convinced her she wanted a different career path. A native of Johnston County’s … more
God speaks clearly. He really does. This morning, one of my children came into the kitchen with that look on his face. You know, the look that says, “I have something on my mind, and it’s … more
SMITHFIELD — School bus mechanics, tune-up specialists, tire changers, bodywork experts and other Johnston County Public Schools transportation services workers have been busy for the past few … more
SELMA — Teachers entering their first, second and third years began receiving basic orientation training last week in classes held at several locations designed to familiarize them with Johnston … more
SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County grand jury handed down three true bills of indictment Aug. 5 against a former Four Oaks pastor on charges that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl six years ago. … more
SELMA — Authorities say a man shot and killed his roommate Sunday in the rural Johnston County home the men shared.  Johnston County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 7529 … more
SMITHFIELD — After storms canceled the second annual Smithfield River Rat Regatta in July, organizers have rescheduled the cardboard boat race for 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The race starts … more
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