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MICRO — The Micro Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $2,996 grant through the state’s 2019 Volunteer Fire Department Fund, N.C. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey … more
SELMA — Ricks Road in Johnston County will be closed to through traffic for about two weeks starting Monday to allow the CSX Corp. to reconstruct its railroad crossing. The signed detour will … more
FOUR OAKS — A Johnston County pastor is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl over a year’s span that began in 2013. Stephen Arthur Morris, 61, was arraigned Monday morning on multiple sex … more
KENLY — Lifelong town native Erin Pope Walton is the new librarian at the Kenly Public Library. She succeeds her mother, Betty Pope, who is stepping down after serving as Kenly’s librarian for … more
KENLY — Angela Perry has taken over the dual job of code enforcement officer and animal control officer for the town of Kenly, Town Manager Michael Douglas announced. Her first day on the job was … more
SMITHFIELD — After a husband and wife were arrested within a week of each other on allegations of submitting false teaching credentials to Johnston County Public Schools, the school district has … more
SELMA — Skyler Allen said she’s happy to have been hired last week as a full-time administrative assistant for the Selma Parks and Recreation Department. Allen is still a student at the … more
PRINCETON ­— Mayor Don Rains wants a traffic study to determine how the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plans to upgrade U.S. 70 to Interstate 42 will affect current traffic volume and … more
RALEIGH — A car, truck or SUV is stolen every 40 seconds in the United States, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Summers are the worst season for stolen vehicles. To … more
Two Johnston County men will spend several years in federal prison after prosecutors say they distributed a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in 2017. U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan … more
SMITHFIELD — A 13-year-old boy is recovering this week following a single-vehicle crash July 2 near Smithfield. Freddy Seras’ condition had been upgraded to fair as of Monday, according to a … more
SMITHFIELD — Thirteen candidates registered at the Johnston County Board of Elections office on the first day of filing for the Nov. 5 municipal elections. The first to register when the filing … more
SELMA — Selma Ministries Association Secretary Kelton Hinton is spearheading a joint effort between the Johnston Baptist Association and Johnston Ministries Association called ‘Jobs for Life’ … more
BENSON — Leigh White, principal of Riverwood Elementary School north of Clayton, was selected as the 2019-20 Principal of the Year for Johnston County Public Schools. Darrick McNeill, assistant … more
SMITHFIELD — Dee Dee Daughtry, vice president of instruction at Johnston Community College, has retired after 30 years in higher education. Daughtry got her start in 1989 at St. Leo College at … more
A rainy weekend and start to the workweek is in store for the greater Wilson area and east-central North Carolina, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to … more
SMITHFIELD — Police have identified a woman whose body was found Tuesday as 28-year-old Alanda Mae Abraca of 617 S. Fourth St. Abarca and Enrique Lopez, the man killed in a Monday … more
SMITHFIELD — The second teacher in a week busted by Johnston County Public Schools for fake credentials is the wife of the former Cleveland High School social studies teacher and assistant … more
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