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SMITHFIELD — Visitors at the recent Ham & Yam Festival in downtown Smithfield got to see a manmade robot, not unlike R2-D2 of “Star Wars” fame, being maneuvered along the street by … more
SMITHFIELD — The N.C. Cooperative Extension in Johnston County will host a tobacco production and good agricultural practices recertification meeting on Friday, Jan. 11, beginning with registration … more
Punxsatawney Phil predicted an early spring Saturday morning, and weather patterns for the greater Wilson area this weekend and early in the workweek appear to agree. With the polar vortex in a … more
PINE LEVEL — Although it was officially the Pine Level Seniors’ monthly gathering March 13 at Pine Level American Legion building, it could just as easily have been called the Tim Crocker … more
SMITHFIELD — Jill Lewis of Princeton, a registered nurse and infection prevention practitioner, has been named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. During a recent presentation, CEO Chuck … more
On the day 71-year-old Kathy Thomas was reported missing, Johnston County investigators conducted a welfare check at her N.C. 222 West home just outside Kenly. The doors were unlocked. Clothes … more
After a chilly and soggy start to the weekend, the greater Wilson area should start to realize the promise of spring as the last week of February begins, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this weekend's … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation to create a simulated specialty care unit at the college. This unit will be used to … more
SMITHFIELD — Margaret Marshall said she didn’t originally consider a library career. Marshall, who has been the Johnston County and Smithfield library director for 16 years, was a geography … more
SMITHFIELD — While a former Wake County substitute teacher who lives in Smithfield blames false allegations and biased international media coverage for tarnishing her reputation, Wake County Public … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Family Dentistry, 606 Buffalo Road, will hold its second annual free community dental service day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 17. Services provided will include free … more
SELMA — The third annual Polar Bear Run 5K through Uptown Selma is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. Registration will be held on race day at the corner of Webb and Waddell … more
SMITHFIELD — The Pine Level Elementary Green Hornets were the first-place winners of the Johnston County Public Schools Elementary School Battle of the Books Competition. Students on Battle of … more
SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County family and a retired state investigator who has worked the county’s longest cold case can both breath a sigh of relief. The man who allegedly kidnapped and murdered … more
The Wilson Times and The Daily Record of Dunn, North Carolina’s last two family-owned daily newspapers, have forged a strategic partnership and formed a media management company, allowing them to … more
RALEIGH — Jarrett Matthews of Benson is ringing in the New Year with a $132,981 Cash 5 jackpot. “It’s going to be pretty hard for the rest of 2019 to live up to today,” Matthews said. … more
MICRO — An estimated 1,000 visitors attended the second edition of NoJo Family Day March 16 at The Farm, the entertainment venue located near Micro. The event, held last year for the first time, … more
MICRO — Employing the principles known as project based-learning, kindergarten classes taught by Karla Britt, Ashley Myers and Kathy Mast at Micro Elementary School recently demonstrated that … more
State troopers are scouring Wilson County by air and ground after a trooper was reportedly shot Monday evening. Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting, according to the Pitt … more
The Kenly Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2018 awards for outstanding achievement during its membership appreciation awards banquet Thursday at the American Legion Hut in Kenly. Tim … more
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