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Just the other day, my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We didn’t go out for a fancy dinner and a show. There was no dancing involved. There were no elaborate gifts or overwrought … more
Many consider the British-born Rolling Stones to be the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time. Despite their advancing ages, the Stones have been performing music for crowds all over the … more
BENSON — Town officials say road work now being done on Main Street will not interfere with the town’s signature Mule Days celebration next month. Benson town government spokesman Tyler … more
Steve Matthews, 59, owner of Matthews Motors in Clayton, Goldsboro and Wilmington, died Aug. 13 at a home in Carolina Beach. Known in television commercials as “The Walkin’ Man’s Friend,” … more
SMITHFIELD ­— Chef Judith Cage, owner of Chef Judy’s Jaguar Grill at Johnston Community College, was slated to appear on Tuesday’s episode of the Food Network’s “Supermarket … more
PINE LEVEL — Town officials have ordered a new garbage truck, and if all goes as expected, the vehicle will arrive sometime in October, according to Public Works Director Ray Stuckey. While it … more
CLAYTON — Anglers Marine has named Dubie Picquet general manager of its Clayton boat dealership. Picquet left Cabela’s of Garner and joined Anglers roughly a year ago. He has more than 25 … more
In mid-August, we begin to think about school starting again, about new clothes, school supplies, new teachers, opportunities for new friendships and those wonderful, roomy backpacks that have a … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College is one of the best 10 community colleges in America, according to personal finance website To create the rankings, SmartAsset considered … more
GOLDSBORO — Wayne Community College has added a new automotive specialty to its training toolbox. A new Nissan Technician Training Academy program will be implemented this fall as part of … more
PIKEVILLE — A Charles B. Aycock High School teacher has resigned after being arrested on allegations that he had an inappropriate physical relationship with a student. Ryder Heith Webb, 24, of … more
PINE LEVEL — Mayor Jeff Holt used the Pine Level seniors group’s monthly meeting Aug. 14 to honor longtime town resident Nestor McLean. Holt thanked McLean for his service to the town and … more
KENLY — Following an inaugural event last year, the town of Kenly held its second annual back-to-school bash for kids on Saturday at the Kenly Area Parks and Recreation Center to distribute … more
KENLY — The late Bob Boyette’s children have donated local history books their father wrote to the Tobacco Farm Life Museum so it can sell them in its gift shop. Boyette was a popular … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Education Summit held an Aug. 13 press conference to discuss its efforts to end what the group calls Johnston County Public Schools’ marginalization of African … more
Vendors sought for craft sale benefit BENSON — The Benson Center for Active Aging is seeking vendors to participate in an indoor craft and yard sale fundraiser planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. Vendor spaces are 8 … more
SMITHFIELD — Town leaders have given the green light to Smithfield’s first hemp greenhouse. The Smithfield Town Council on Aug. 13 granted Frank Lee’s application for a special-use permit to … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Board of Education Chairman Mike Wooten said Friday the school board has instructed administrators to expedite former Clayton High School Principal Bennett Jones’ … more
SMITHFIELD — A retired Johnston County educator reminded school board members of diversity’s importance last week. Mary Nell Ferguson, a teacher for 44 years and Cleveland Elementary School … more
Temperatures should be stable this weekend, but cloud cover and rain chances could fluctuate wildly as the workweek begins, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast … more
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