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Hebrews 12:1-2 tells us to “run the race — the race that God Himself has chosen for us — with endurance, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” That’s a … more
SMITHFIELD — Chef Judith Cage, owner of Chef Judy’s Jaguar Grill at Johnston Community College, took home the grand prize of $10,000 on Aug. 20 when she bested four other chefs on “Supermarket … more
Someone asked me recently why I haven’t mentioned the goat man in any columns for a long time. Since I do occasionally like to revisit the goat man mystique, this can serve as an excuse to do so … more
Conservative writer and commentator Pete D’Abrosca says he’s challenging fellow Republican and incumbent U.S. Rep. David Rouzer for the 7th Congressional District seat in next year’s primary … more
MICRO — Micro Elementary School has welcomed four new teachers to its faculty for this school year. Heather Pope Johnson will be a fourth grade teacher at Micro Elementary following six years at … more
PINE LEVEL — American Legion Post 405 has much to celebrate this year, beginning with recognition of 93-year-old Laland House, the sole remaining charter member of the local post that began in Pine … more
National Clear the Shelter Day events in Johnston and neighboring counties provided 290 animals with new homes. Johnston, Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson and Lee counties all participated in the … more
RALEIGH — State Rep. Larry Strickland, R-Johnston, has hired a new staff member, his office announced Thursday. The second-term lawmaker from Pine Level said Collin Miller has joined his staff … more
SMITHFIELD — The Public Library of Smithfield and Johnston County has a new director. Renita Barksdale of Columbia, South Carolina, started work July 8. She follows longtime director Margaret … more
Leaders from this newspaper’s publishing company will participate in a yearlong program at the University of North Carolina designed to help news outlets improve their products and remain … more
Chamber plans ‘State of the Region’ lunch SELMA — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2019 State of the Region luncheon meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at Sysco, 1032 Baugh Road. Attendees will hear updates … more
BENSON — For the last two years, Erin Sinclair has donned the Benson Police Department’s uniform and protected residents in a professional, caring and determined manner, according to her … more
CLAYTON — Hundreds of students, parents and community members rallied at Clayton Town Square Park on Thursday to support former Clayton High School Principal Bennett Jones. Johnston County … more
SELMA — A three-year volunteer effort that raised nearly $400,000 in donations to renovate a historic building will culminate with the Selma Civic Center’s grand opening in the second week of … more
A major change in what had become a static summer pattern is forecast this weekend, knocking high temperatures down into the 70s, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times … more
Eastern North Carolina could be the stage for a showdown between an approaching cold front and a stubborn Bermuda high-pressure system at week's end, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The … more
SMITHFIELD — Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that domestic visitors to Johnston County spent an average of $256.02 per person in 2018, an increase of 7.1% from 2017 data. These findings are … more
Sometimes my bifocals don’t focus so well. Take this morning, for example. I read something in Mark 4 that I’d never read before — probably because it wasn’t there before. Upon Jesus’ … more
Just the other day, my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We didn’t go out for a fancy dinner and a show. There was no dancing involved. There were no elaborate gifts or overwrought … more
Many consider the British-born Rolling Stones to be the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time. Despite their advancing ages, the Stones have been performing music for crowds all over the … more
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