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SMITHFIELD — Town officials say 2018 was a good year for Smithfield and believe that positive momentum will continue well into 2019. Smithfield public information officer Tim Kerrigan offered … more
PRINCETON — Town Administrator Marla Ashworth said she’s proud of what the town of Princeton accomplished in 2018. “From my position as the Princeton town administrator, the biggest stories … more
SMITHFIELD — The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has awarded a $3,500 grant to Community and Senior Services of Johnston County. These funds are designated to enable the Johnston County Area Transit System … more
KENLY — When he was hired as town manager in July, Michael Douglas made a to-do list. In less than six months, he’s already begun crossing off some items. “We installed gateway signs along … more
Johnston County motorists were keenly aware of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s presence in 2018. According to NCDOT spokesman Andrew Barksdale, construction crews will be busy on … more
SELMA — Mayor Cheryl Oliver said 2018 brought many good things to Selma. “It has been exciting to watch the rollout of our ‘Year of the Visual’ projects,” said Oliver. “That included … more
SMITHFIELD — For Johnston County, 2018 was a year of significant growth and 2019 looks to be bright as well. “I think we had many ‘highlights’ in 2018, from economic development … more
Expect a warm start to 2019 with the possibility of rain to ring in the New Year overnight Monday into Tuesday, Albert Thomas Jr. says in this week's extended installment of The Wilson Times … more
SELMA — Authorities are searching for a teenage girl reported missing from the Bojangles' restaurant where she works. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for … more
SMITHFIELD — “Fake news” became a local concern last week when a false story about a make-believe Smithfield murder went viral on the internet Dec. 17. The gruesome story, “Butcher charged … more
Johnston County Public Schools has qualified for a new grant program that will help expand school breakfast access in 10 North Carolina school districts. As part of the 2018-19 Breakfast After the … more
Wireless carrier U.S. Cellular will recognize children and teens making a difference in their communities and is accepting nominations throughout eastern North Carolina. The company plans to make … more
SMITHFIELD — Every year at the Tree of Light ceremony for the State Employees’ Credit Union Hospice House, Lynne Bigness debuts a whimsical creation that always wows. Her gingerbread house sits … more
SMITHFIELD — Among many problems facing law enforcement, Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell says opiod abuse is an ongoing issue. “The pills are so readily available,” said Powell. “Some … more
KENLY — Southern Heritage will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at Hickory Cross Gospel Center, 3713 Hickory Cross Crossroads. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. For more … more
SMITHFIELD — Sheriff’s deputies have charged a 31-year-old man with raping a preteen girl. The victim, who is related to the suspect, is pregnant, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s … more
SMITHFIELD — The Eastern Chapter of the North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council recently awarded toolboxes, tool sets, gift cards, and other prizes valued at more than $17,000 to 29 … more
SMITHFIELD — Three exceptional children teachers in classrooms across Johnston County received more than $400 each through the Knights of Columbus’ Operation LAMB program, which is organized by … more
BENSON — Johnston County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Benson couple and charged them stealing a patrol car. Capt. Jeff Caldwell said the theft happened when deputies responded to a 12:12 p.m. … more
KENLY — The Interstate 95 North on-ramp at Exit 95 on Bagley Road reopened Dec. 14 after a bridge construction project resulted in three years of on-again, off-again closures. “It is a … more
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