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Teachers want to return to their classrooms, says April Lee, head of the Johnston County Association of Educators. But the JCAE and its parent group, the N.C. Association of Educators, share the … more
Stormy weather is expected to move into the Wilson Times area Tuesday afternoon, with searing heat due to arrive by Saturday. A trough and low pressure system to the south, eventually setting up … more
MOUNT OLIVE — Daniel Owen Kornegay II of Princeton is a third-generation farmer and University of Mount Olive alumnus. Together, he and his father own and operate DOK Farms, whose 1,200 … more
CLAYTON — Clayton households will see their water and sewer bills increase about $7 a month under the town’s new budget. The Town Council voted unanimously for the $32 million spending … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education has named new principals for a number of schools. Darrick McNeill will become principal of West Smithfield Elementary School, replacing … more
Plans for a controversial interstate natural gas pipeline through Nash and Wilson counties have been canceled by the energy giants that pushed the project for six years. Duke Energy and Dominion … more
SELMA — Living in Selma is getting more expensive. Under the town’s new budget, the typical water and sewer bill will increase by $30 a month, while the property tax on a $125,000 home … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Registrar of Deeds Craig Olive has responded to the NAACP’s request for local leaders to speak about the death of George Floyd and their solutions for … more
SMITHFIELD — Starting July 3, the Johnston County Heritage Center will close to the public until further notice. This will mark the second time the Heritage Center has closed to the public … more
Town and county leaders in Johnston are welcoming a Supreme Court ruling that removes a roadblock to building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore called the ruling “a … more
The Wilson Times area is set for sunshine and typical eastern North Carolina summertime heat over the long Independence Day … more
SMITHFIELD — A busy route in Smithfield and one in downtown Kenly will have overnight lane closures this month. Fred Smith Inc. of Raleigh will mill old asphalt and place new pavement on … more
Editor’s Note: This is one in an occasional series of stories about vendors who sell at the Clayton Farm & Community Market. CLAYTON — Curtis Belyea and his wife, Jennifer, have … more
SELMA — Old North State Food Hall has filled three of its 10 vendor slots. But COVID-19 has delayed the opening of Johnston County’s first food hall until at least November. “We were in the … more
SMITHFIELD — Even before Gov. Roy Cooper required North Carolinians to wear them, masks were flying off store shelves in Johnston County. more
Habitat seeking family for house Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has resumed building a house in Kenly. With the restart of construction, Habitat has also resumed the application … more
SMITHFIELD — A divided school board has agreed to pay a high school principal $53,190 to end his grievance against the board. more
Yard sale July 11 at Pisgah Baptist SMITHFIELD — A yard sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. till noon Saturday, July 11, at Pisgah Baptist Church, 3689 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Breakfast items will also … more
CLAYTON — With curbs on where they can go because of COVID-19, many Johnstonians have taken a hike, literally, through Clemmons Educational State Forest. “Visitation has increased drastically … more
While movie theaters, gyms, bars and bowling alleys remain closed, Johnston pools are offering an escape from the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, the pool is … more
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