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PRINCETON — After a lengthy discussion, town commissioners tabled a proposal from a downtown development consulting firm recently hired by the town of Kenly and being considered by the town of … more
SMITHFIELD — Some 129 youths from across Johnston County are registered to participate in the annual Johnston County Youth Livestock Show and Sale set for April 22-24. The event will take place … more
SMITHFIELD — The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival with a free concert scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4. With roots in doo wop, soul, and R&B, The … more
SMITHFIELD — Town council members approved a tethering ordinance presented by Police Chief Keith Powell on April 2. The ordinance permits dogs to be tethered certain times of day as long as owners … more
KENLY — North Johnston High School’s JoCo Teen Drivers chapter and theater arts class staged a mock crash scene March 25 in the fieldhouse parking lot on campus. The simulation illustrated the … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County commissioners received an update on progress at the Johnston County Regional Airport. Airport Authority Chairman Ken Starling and Airport Director Phil Lanier … more
SELMA — Thanks indirectly to Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, uptown Selma received a facelift without town leaders having to ask taxpayers for more money. In May 2009, officials discovered … more
KENLY — Plans are in place for the seventh annual Kenly 95 Petro East Coast Truckers Jamboree and Truck Show scheduled Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, May 11 at the truck stop off Interstate … more
SMITHFIELD — The Ava Gardner Museum will host the Ava Gardner Festival the weekend of May 31-June 1 at the museum and in Gardner’s hometown of Smithfield. Organizers said the museum is … more
SMITHFIELD — State Reps. Larry Strickland and Donna White, both Republicans who represent Johnston County, are co-sponsors of House Bill 144, the Hands-Free N.C. Act. The bill seeks to prohibit … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by the Women’s Choice Award organization. The designation signifies that Johnston Health is in the … more
KENLY — As the Kenly Public Library prepares for the start of another summer reading program at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, librarian Betty Pope seems as anxious as ever to get started. Carrying … more
FOUR OAKS — By the end of a March 21 assembly, third-graders at Four Oaks Elementary had learned that adopting healthy habits such as snacking on fruits and vegetables and being physically active … more
NASHVILLE — An Edgecombe County man will spend a minimum of 37 years behind bars after accepting a plea agreement in a woman’s 2017 Nash County killing. Shantonio Lucas, 26, of Grant Lane in … more
Update: Wilson police officers found Troy A. Davis, who had been reported missing, at a family member's home. Authorities say he was unharmed. ------------------- Police are searching for a … more
With daytime highs at or above 72 degrees, "the warmth has finally settled in," Albert Thomas Jr. pronounces in this weekend's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
Advocates of a move to bypass Congress and advance U.S. constitutional amendments to state legislatures for ratification are renewing their effort to add North Carolina to the list of states making a … more
PRINCETON — Authorities say a state trooper shot and injured an armed driver during a Thursday afternoon traffic stop. The shooting happened around 1 p.m. after Sgt. J.M. Dorsey pulled over a … more
The first day of spring was March 20, but a return to normalcy this week after seesawing weather patterns will mean eastern North Carolina can expect springlike temperatures for the foreseeable … more
SMITHFIELD — Crystal Lee of Four Oaks, a nuclear medicine technologist in the radiology department at Johnston Health, has been named the hospital’s Ambassador of the Month. During a recent … more
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