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SMITHFIELD — Teacher Assistant Jennifer Jordan from West View Elementary School was named this year’s Teacher Assistant of the Year during a recent annual banquet. Teacher assistants work … more
U.S. Rep. George Holding, R-2nd District, introduced a Jan. 15 amendment that seeks to impose term limits on members of Congress. Holding’s amendment would limit U.S. senators to two six-year … more
KENLY­— Described by Glendale-Kenly Elementary School Principal Cole Yarborough as being a “true asset to the daily functions of our school” in his nomination letter for her, Teresa … more
Federal agents have captured a Wilson man wanted on a murder charge following a fatal Aug. 26 shooting near the Nash-Wilson county line. Deputy U.S. marshals found 20-year-old Darius Nike Taylor … more
If wind chill figures were air temperatures, Albert Thomas Jr. says, the greater Wilson area would be a winter wonderland come Sunday. With feels-like readings in the teens and 20s but actual … more
SMITHFIELD — For the first time in nearly half a century, the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce will honor five distinguished citizens of the year. The chamber’s 49th annual … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 20,000 pounds of paper was shredded at Johnston County Register of Deeds Craig Olive’s annual Shred Event held on April 6 at Carlie C’s IGA supermarket. Boxes and bags … more
A new North Carolina-based industrial hemp processor is slated to invest $17.3 million in renovating a facility adjacent to Alliance One International to produce the new Korent line of THC-free … more
KENLY — North Johnston High School seniors will visit three elementary schools May 9 ahead of graduation ceremonies on May 31. Soon-to-be graduates will participate in graduation walks at … more
Sheriff Calvin L. Woodard’s campaign will hold a grilled barbecue pork chop dinner fundraser from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at campaign headquarters, 1435 Ward Blvd. … more
KENLY — After being inspired by a session at Johnston County Public Schools’ summer Ignite workshop, Glendale-Kenly Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Geneva Varnam invited world-renowned … more
GOLDSBORO — A rural Wayne County man faces an attempted murder charge after sheriff's deputies say he stabbed his wife in the chest Saturday. Deputies were dispatched to an assault call on … more
The Wake Weekly newspaper group — The Wake Forest Weekly and its zoned editions in Rolesville and Franklin County along with the Butner-Creedmoor News — are operating under new ownership this … more
SMITHFIELD — Rita Cook of Angier, a registered nurse with more than 30 years of experience, has been named Johnston Health’s Ambassador of the Month for April. During a recent presentation, … more
ELM CITY — Armed with rakes, wheelbarrows and a will to work, a small army of students, parents, teachers, administrators and other volunteers marched into Elm City. The mission was to help … more
SELMA — Boys and Girls Clubs of Johnston County will cease operation on Dec. 31. A new nonprofit organization, My Kid’s Club, will assume all the responsibilities of the local club. The Boys … more
KENLY — The former Seafood Station at the intersection of U.S. 301/South Church Street and Second Street in downtown Kenly is establishing a new following as Sheela’s Kitchen. The previous … more
SMITHFIELD — Town Manager Mike Scott said the transition to the town’s top administrator after serving as its police chief was a smooth one. Scott came to Smithfield as police chief in 2009 and … more
SMITHFIELD — Schyler Crocker of Selma with his grand champion steer, Shelby Anderson of Wendell with her reserve champion steer, Lydia Crocker of Selma with her grand champion market lamb, Andrew … more
BAILEY — Town commissioners voted unanimously Monday evening to create a citizen advisory board that will review and modify the Country Doctor Museum overlay to the town’s zoning … more
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