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SELMA — Temple Church, formerly known as Temple Baptist Church, plans to move from its current home on South Pollock Street beside Selma Memorial Gardens to a new location at the site of a former … more
A cold front expected Tuesday should knock daytime temperatures back down into the 70s, but there's only a slight chance of a passing shower in the greater Wilson area. Weather models showed most … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jim Causby announced Monday he has reinstated Bennett Jones as principal of Clayton High School on a probationary … more
After a hot and humid start to the fall season, the greater Wilson area will finally see an extended period of seasonal weather Saturday through Tuesday, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The … more
Unseasonably warm temperatures in the 90s are on tap for a couple of days this week. Thankfully, though, we should not see the record-breaking 99 degrees set in 1951 or the 98 preceding Hurricane … more
SMITHFIELD-Johnston County Interim School Superintendent Jim Causby granted former Clayton High School principal Bennett Jones a grievance hearing on Tuesday morning , Oct. 1.  Jones was … more
Being a migrant worker in eastern North Carolina has always been a dangerous job, but in Johnston and Wilson counties in the 1970s and ’80s, it sometimes meant murder. Bones discovered in 1974, … more
KENLY — Town Manager Michael Douglas has confirmed that one Kenly police officer is on administrative leave in the wake of a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation probe of the Kenly Police … more
SMITHFIELD— UNC Rex Healthcare and Johnston Health have approved a non-binding letter of intent to combine operations through a joint operating agreement. This proposed partnership will expand … more
SMITHFIELD— Johnston County Public Schools has set the dates needed to make up the two missed school days from Hurricane Dorian. The following days have been designated as make-up days for the … more
Over the past few weeks, several readers have said they wanted to hear more about things many of us used to do for fun and enjoyment during our early years. While that’s a fairly broad request, … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle has dropped all charges against four men connected to the Thanksgiving night disappearance of Christopher “Cole” Thomas in 2016. As … more
SELMA — “Today is a special day for veterans and all American citizens as we come to commemorate an event that has been a long time coming, the dedication of Selma’s monument to its … more
RALEIGH — For years as a house painter, Joseph Keefer of Four Oaks said he dreamed of one day having enough money to buy and sell real estate himself, a dream that his $10 million North Carolina … more
SMITHFIELD—The Neuse River Amphitheater was scheduled for discussion during Tuesday’s Smithfield Town Council meeting. The Johnston County Visitors Bureau and Smithfield Parks and Recreation … more
LUCAMA — Little Rock Free Will Baptist Church, 6115 Little Rock Church Road, will hold spiritual renewal weekend worship services at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5. A free pancake and … more
SELMA— In recognition of his many years as a public servant, educator and champion of civil rights, Mack Sowell has been named grand marshal of the 44th annual Selma Railroad Days parade set for … more
SMITHFIELD — First Priority is touching lives in Johnston County Public Schools. The international faith-based organization has groups at every public school and one at Neuse Charter … more
BENSON — A man who was wanted in three jurisdictions on child molestation charges is finally behind bars— in large part due to Benson Police Detective William Brown’s investigative … more
SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County respiratory therapist and educators have expressed concern about e-cigarettes’ health risks, while a local vape shop owner says he’s used the tobacco alternatives … more
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