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SMITHFIELD —With less than a week to go, candidates are making their way to the Johnston County Board of Elections office to file for the Nov. 5 municipal election. Filing ends at noon on … 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
SMITHFIELD — After a closed-door Johnston County Board of Education meeting Aug. 27, school board Chairman Mike Wooten announced Superintendent Ross Renfrow’s retirement effective the following … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Regional Airport, 3149 Swift Creek Road, will host Skyfest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The free event features aerial demonstrations including … 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
PRINCETON — Community members observed the National Day of Prayer throughout Johnston County on Thursday, with services held in Princeton, Kenly and Pine Level. This year’s theme was “Love … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Register of Deeds Craig Olive is warning residents about a scam involving a company called Property Profile Inc. from Glendora, California. “It has come to my … more
KENLY — Brice Godwin and Hunter Hodge, both 2019 graduates of North Johnston High School, have each been awarded a $1,000 Future Farmers of America/Built Ford Tough Scholarship from Kenly Ford and … more
SMITHFIELD — Linda Smith is Johnston Community College’s new vice president of instruction. Smith, JCC’s former associate vice president of health, wellness and human services, started her … more
SMITHFIELD — According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, 15.1% of Johnston County residents are living in poverty with a per-capita income of $24,872. That’s compared to the state figures of … 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 — Although the weather may have been a little too warm for some visitors, most attendees said the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival on Saturday was a complete success. Downtown … more
FOUR OAKS — Ashley Furniture HomeStore announced May 28 that it and two partners will be setting up a new distribution center, outlet store, retail store, call center and learning center on its … more
SMITHFIELD — Oliver Johnson of Smithfield is the newest member of the Johnston Community College Board of Trustees. A retired Johnston County Public Schools assistant superintendent and current … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Tourism Authority recently approved $209,000 in tourism capital grants for several area projects. “As the county continues to grow, the investment in … more
SMITHFIELD — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest made a Sept. 10 campaign stop at the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office to offer handshakes and words of gratitude to local law enforcement officers. Forest, a … more
PINE LEVEL — Pine Level Elementary School will celebrate Red Ribbon Week with a parade at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Students will walk the town’s streets cheering and displaying handmade pledges … 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
KENLY— Members of Kenly High School’s class of 1950 gathered for a day of fun and fellowship in celebrating their 59th class reunion on April 27 at Lowell Mill Restaurant. Even though it was … more
SELMA — Police say a woman fatally stabbed her housemate Thursday night. Selma Police Chief Billy Thomas said officers were dispatched to 405 N. Godwin St. at 11:15 p.m. Officers arrived to find … more
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