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In reading Keith Barnes’ recent column on newspapers errors, typos and goof-ups dated July 17 in the Johnstonian and Wilson Times, I remember a former local newspaper, the Kenly News, printing “Southern National Motorsports Park located in Kenly.” The publishing misprints often resulted in race fans driving to Kenly but, having to make a U-turn to locate the racetrack in Lucama, driving several miles out of the way.

Interesting, this often-misleading publishing was apparently not read or was overlooked by former Kenly News reporter Keith Barnes’ mother.

Danny Newsome


Editor’s Note: The Kenly News was combined with its zoned editions in Selma, Pine Level and Princeton and renamed the Johnstonian News following The Wilson Times Co.’s acquisition of the newspapers in August 2018.