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SMITHFIELD — Eligible Johnston County property owners, along with other Hurricane Matthew damage victims, have until Friday to apply with ReBuild NC for help with repairs or rebuilding. … more
SMITHFIELD — A state prosecutor says the conviction rate for impaired driving cases in Johnston County District Court is lower than other North Carolina counties. While Lanny Freeman said he was … more
SMITHFIELD­ — Johnston County commissioners are reviewing a $241.5 million proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20 that would keep the property tax rate at 78 cents for the 17th straight year. … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum has named Selma resident Christy Johnson its visitor services coordinator. Her first day on the job was April 16. Executive Director Melody Worthington said … more
MICRO— Kevin Driver has been named new chief of police for the town of Micro. Driver began his duties May 1 and replaces former Chief Donna Greene, who resigned on Jan. 11. Driver brings more … more
SMITHFIELD — Several family members of the late Ava Gardner are expected to attend this year’s Ava Gardner Festival, which is planned for this Friday and Saturday at the Ava Gardner Museum, 325 … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle on Friday cleared a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper of wrongdoing in an April 4 shooting. Doyle disclosed the results of a State … more
SMITHFIELD — With some 100 firefighters, elected officials, college representatives and community members from Johnston County in attendance, a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and dedication was held May … more
Community garden to open SMITHFIELD — The Fifth Street Community Garden will hold its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1. The garden is located on Fifth Street between Church and Waddell streets. The volunteer … more
SELMA— American Legion Post 141 in Selma held a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony Friday at Selma Memorial Gardens. Legion members attended along with Smithfield-Selma High School Naval Junior … more
Memorial Day weekend in eastern North Carolina will feel more like the Fourth of July, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this Friday through Tuesday edition of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you … more
NASHVILLE  (AP) — Nash County's sheriff says a man and a woman have been charged after the body of a missing woman was found in a shallow grave. News sources report Nash County Sheriff … more
After a brief respite from the heat Tuesday and Wednesday, 90-degree temperatures will come roaring back with a vengeance later this week, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of The … more
RALEIGH — Attorney General Josh Stein filed a lawsuit against Juul last week, accusing the company of designing, marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to attract young people and for … more
KENLY— Although Michael Carter of the Kenly and Micro area is a recent N.C. Central University law school graduate and expects to be entering the workforce in the near future, he feels his call to … more
CLAYTON— Johnston Health Clayton has received an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade rankings. Officials say the high mark highlights the hospital’s efforts in … more
SMITHFIELD — Affinity Living Group, one of the Southeast’s largest senior housing providers, has 16 new projects in the works, including a 66-bed, 29,000-square-foot secured assisted living … more
SMITHFIELD — During the public comment period at the Johnston County school board’s May 14 meeting, one speaker addressed a shortage of school bus drivers. Chris Aman, a member of the Corinth … more
“We’re going to spend over $3 billion this year out of the state health plan, just for state employees and retirees only,” said State Treasurer Dale Folwell. Just don’t ask him exactly … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 2,500 Johnston County high school seniors comprising the class of 2019 will be graduating from Johnston County high schools on May 31. “While graduations represent a … more
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