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SMITHFIELD — Town Manager Mike Scott received a positive annual job evaluation and salary increase. The council met in closed session at its Jan. 8 meeting to evaluate Scott’s … more
WENDELL — Corinth Holders High School will receive a $5.8 million to ease overcrowding on its campus. The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously at its April 9 meeting to approve the … more
SMITHFIELD — West Johnston area bus driver Kathy Wood was named the 2019 Johnston County Public Schools Bus Driver of the Year. “There is only one word to use for Kathy Wood, and that is … more
KENLY — Just like it usually occurs each year about this time the buzzards have returned en masse. According to Jess Joliff, who lives with his mother Lulu, 90, on Wilson Street near U.S. 222 … more
NASHVILLE -- A body found Tuesday in rural Edgecombe County has been positively identified as that of a Wilson Medical Center nurse who has been missing since Friday, and investigators say there was … more
GREENVILLE — A Kenly native and first-year student at the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine is among a select group of U.S. dental students and the only student from North Carolina … more
SELMA — Flooding from Thursday storms has caused the Rudy Theatre to cancel country music artist Ronnie McDowell's Friday concert, the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce has … more
CLAYTON — The Johnston Community College apprenticeship program will host two information sessions in January and February for students to learn more about the program and how to apply to be … more
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
CLAYTON— Johnston County sheriff’s detectives are seeking two of three suspects in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Clayton youth. Deputies were dispatched to a shooting at 103 Blackthorne … 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
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