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This forecast period will likely require a wide array of wardrobe selections as temperatures go on a roller coaster ride. Highs will barely edge past 50 degrees Saturday afternoon but then soar … more
Strong high-pressure systems are expected to limit chances of precipitation in The Wilson Times area this week. In addition, those systems will keep us at or below historical average … more
SMITHFIELD — Authorities say the third suspect accused in a Johnston County convenience store robbery and murder was captured last week in Greenville. John Pettiway III, 21, of Selma, is charged … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnstonian News has moved its office from Kenly to Smithfield and hired Scott Bolejack to serve as editor, President and Publisher Keven Zepezauer announced this week. The … more
MICRO — Hinnant Outreach Center, an arm of Micro Original Free Will Baptist Church, will hold a toy giveaway and “hot dogs with Santa” lunch at 11 a.m. this Saturday for Micro-area children. … more
SMITHFIELD ­­­­­­­— The second annual Smithfield-Selma High School Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. “It’s … more
SMITHFIELD­­ — Johnston County Public Schools hopes to recruit 40-60 new school bus drivers at a job fair planned from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the school system’s facility services … more
BENSON — The town of Benson brought in a familiar face to fill the role of town manager. During a special session Nov. 26, commissioners chose to give Fred Nelson the job he’d been doing on an … more
CLAYTON — A section of Winston Road between Interstate 40 and Clayton is closed as crews work to demolish and replace a bridge. The bridge spanning White Oak Creek was built in 1955 and has … more
CARY ­— A former West Johnston High School teacher will seek the Republican nomination for state school superintendent in the March 3 primary election. Catherine Truitt taught junior and … 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 Sunday that … more
Police in Smithfield and Selma are urging Johnston County shoppers to remain alert as they purchase their favorite holiday items. “It’s the season of holiday joy with friends and family,” … more
KENLY — Georgia Langley’s formula for living a long, healthy life has been pretty simple. “Just live right, eat right and trust in the Lord,” she said. Langley, who lives in Johnston … more
SMITHFIELD — The town of Garner canceled its Christmas parade over safety concerns regarding a float from the North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans. Johnston County town leaders said … more
KENLY — Star McLawhorn and Floyd Nichols are co-owners of Small Town Tire & Service of Kenly, which began operation on Nov. 13. The business is located at 100 Church St. in a building most … more
SMITHFIELD — Senior Associate Justice Paul Newby shared some of his experiences as a member of the North Carolina Supreme Court with paralegal, history and criminal justice students at Johnston … more
KENLY — Alice Scott will receive the Tobacco Farm Life Museum’s Excellence in Agriculture Award next year, the museum’s director has announced. Scott is co-owner and executive secretary of … more
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
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