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SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County grand jury handed down three true bills of indictment Monday against a former Four Oaks pastor on charges he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl six years … more
A cold front is keeping skies cloudy and rain chances up through Monday, and when it departs, there's another one right on its heels, Al Thomas explains in this weekend's installment of The Wilson … more
CLAYTON — Johnston County sheriff’s deputies have arrested the third suspect in a teenager’s July 13 shooting death. James Sonnett Brodie Jr., 23, of Avery Street in Garner, was … more
RALEIGH — Police have arrested two men in connection to the homicides of a Franklin County man and his friend last month, but family members of the victims said they are still grieving. The … more
A cold front expected to stall out to our north could bring showers and thunderstorms late this week and into the weekend, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times … more
SELMA— An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is milling and resurfacing N.C. 39 between N.C. 42 and the town of Selma in Johnston County. The work along the 8.5-mile stretch of highway … more
SMITHFIELD — Police are seeking two men in the armed robbery of a tobacco shop. Capt. Ryan Sheppard said were dispatched to the 301 Smoke and Vape, 600 S. Brightleaf Blvd., at 5:19 p.m. July 23. … more
SMITHFIELD — With the candidate filing period over, there will be a few contested races in the Nov. 5 municipal election, but most incumbents are running unopposed and will automatically receive … more
SMITHFIELD — Will a hemp greenhouse come to Smithfield? The town council could approve a permit for one after a quasi-judicial hearing at its Aug. 13 meeting. The Smithfield Planning Board … more
SMITHFIELD — Local faith leaders say the arrest of a prominent Johnston County pastor accused of raping a 13-year-old girl should be a warning sign to congregations and clergy. The Rev. Steve … more
SELMA — First Missionary Baptist Church recently honored eight Selma residents with its Good Citizenship Award. More than 100 people attended the award presentation, including Mayor Cheryl Oliver … more
SMITHFIELD — North Carolina Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland praised Johnston County government, community and business leaders for taking advantage of opportunity zones. Copeland spoke July 23 … more
BENSON — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an early morning robbery and shooting at a fast-food restaurant in the McGee’s Crossroads community. Around 2:55 a.m. July 24, deputies were … more
KENLY — Before new businesses will swoop in to help revitalize downtown Kenly, town officials say existing businesses and residents need to clean up their act. Kenly has blight in its … more
KENLY — North Johnston High School Future Farmers of America students brought home honors from the 91st annual state FFA convention held at the Raleigh Convention Center June 18-20. Leading the … more
KENLY— The Kenly Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the development of a new calendar that will run from December 2019 through December 2020 designed to benefit members by including all chamber … more
PINE LEVEL — Pine Level First United Methodist Church, 1987 U.S. 70A, will hold its annual barbecue chicken plate sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until sold out on Friday, Aug. 2. Plates can be … more
A friendly high-pressure ridge will hold the humidity at bay through Tuesday, keeping the greater Wilson area warm and sunny, but not too hot, Al Thomas Jr. explains in this weekend's installment of … more
Showers and storms on Tuesday will usher in a cold front that will finally break the streak of hot, humid days with potentially dangerous heat indexes, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Regional Airport will receive $234,000 in state and federal funding to conduct an environmental assessment for planned development, the N.C. Department of Transportation … more
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