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SMITHFIELD — Johnston County sheriff’s deputies have identified a suspect in a Nov. 14 shooting death at the Scotchman convenience store in the McGee’s Crossroads community outside … more
SELMA — President Donald Trump’s 2016 national campaign chairman said the commander-in-chief’s resolve is amazing.  “When Mr. Trump enters the Oval Office every … more
The proposed merger of BB&T and SunTrust cleared one of the final hurdles Tuesday as federal regulators approved the $28.2 billion deal. “We are pleased to have received regulatory approval … more
Two Republican state lawmakers representing Johnston County have earned state advocacy groups’ Clean Energy Champion designation. Sen. Rick Horner, R-Nash, and Rep. Larry Strickland, R-Johnston, … more
It’s no secret what my name is. I mean, it’s right there in the newspaper every week for everyone to see. That way, the people who want to send nice letters to the paper and make nice comments … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Wilson Conference Room. For more information, … more
SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council reversed its Oct. 10 vote and scrapped a plan to rename a portion of Booker Dairy Road to honor local legend Ava Gardner. The board voted Thursday to … more
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking input to help shape the future of transportation in North Carolina. The department is in the process of conducting a two-year … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jim Causby will appear before Johnston County commissioners at their Dec. 2 meeting and ask for nearly $8.9 million to help erase … more
KENLY— The grand opening of the new “Forged in Fire” blacksmith exhibit at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum on Saturday almost resembled an international exposition of sorts as several visitors … more
FOUR OAKS — The Four Oaks Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with United Community Bank, recognized Eric T. Brewington and the late Samuel W. Smith as the 2019 recipients of the Four Oaks Chamber … more
SMITHFIELD — The status of a suspended Spanish teacher who allegedly segregated her class based on personal beliefs remained unchanged following a Nov. 12 Johnston County Board of Education … more
DUNN — The Averasboro Battlefield will be prominently featured in a nationally known calendar in 2020. According to Averasboro Battlefield Commission Secretary Benny Pearce, the American … more
SMITHFIELD — A 65-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Nov. 10, police said last week. Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said the wreck … more
BENSON — The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and Garner Police Department are joining forces to capture two suspects in the Nov. 12 murder of a man at the Scotchman convenience store on N.C. 210 … more
As the seasons change, do you often find yourself thankful for things that don’t change? It’s an interesting thought, but more than likely our lives are filled with many, many changes. There … more
A convicted armed robber will get another trial after the N.C. Court of Appeals ruled a deputy was on private property when he saw incriminating evidence in the culprit’s car. Robert Dwayne … more
SELMA — After working with area companies in the air filter industry for a combined total of 40 years, Jeff Holt and Roy Boswell decided to go out on their own in January 2002 by establishing … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 3,500 Johnston County eighth graders got a jump-start of sorts on their future as local workers by attending the JoCo Works Career Expo held Thursday and Friday on the … more
The Wilson Times area is forecast to enjoy mostly seasonal temperatures and plenty of sunshine for several days this week. While a complex low pressure system is threatening the weekend, the weather … more
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