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The Wilson Times and The Daily Record of Dunn, North Carolina’s last two family-owned daily newspapers, have forged a strategic partnership and formed a media management company, allowing them to … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation to create a simulated specialty care unit at the college. This unit will be used to … more
SMITHFIELD — Teen vaping has become a major health concern in Johnston County. An E-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that simulates the experience of smoking a cigarette. It works by … more
SMITHFIELD — Visitors at the recent Ham & Yam Festival in downtown Smithfield got to see a manmade robot, not unlike R2-D2 of “Star Wars” fame, being maneuvered along the street by … more
SMITHFIELD — Jill Lewis of Princeton, a registered nurse and infection prevention practitioner, has been named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. During a recent presentation, CEO Chuck … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Family Dentistry, 606 Buffalo Road, will hold its second annual free community dental service day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 17. Services provided will include free … more
GOLDSBORO — Sheriff’s deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents say a former Kenly funeral director has been jailed on child pornography charges. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office … more
SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council approved three special-use permits at its May 7 meeting. Permits were granted for a U-Haul rental business, an automotive sales dealership and a … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Health Department’s encounters with communicable diseases have doubled since 2016. Dr. Marilyn Pearson presented the department’s annual update at the May 6. … more
RALEIGH — Residents whose driver licenses or permits are suspended or revoked will now receive a state-issued identification card from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. The DMV began the … more
SMITHFIELD — For one Johnston County family, the wait is over. Bonnie Neighbors’ family sat quietly in the center section of a Johnston County courtroom on Monday as the man charged with … more
SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council resolved a neighbors’ dispute at its May 7 meeting, granting a special-use permit to Bonnie Godwin for a home on North Street, 100 feet from its … more
KENLY— As president of Brightleaf Insurance Associates and the Insurance Shoppe in Smithfield, former Kenly mayor David Grady said he has always been fascinated with keeping records. “I have … more
SMITHFIELD — Four machining students at Johnston Community College recently won honors in the recent SkillsUSA North Carolina championships. Matthew Carmody of Selma placed first in the CNC … more
SMITHFIELD — Town leaders on May 7 honored Paul Worley for more than 15 years of service to the Smithfield Board of Adjustment. During his tenure, he served as chairman. The Board of Adjustment … more
As long as a stationary front remains in place, pleasant and stable weather is expected this week under partly cloudy skies, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's … more
SMITHFIELD — Drivers on Interstate 95 in Johnston County will encounter overnight lane reductions starting this month and lasting through much of this year to allow contract workers to safely … more
KENLY— Members of Kenly High School’s class of 1950 gathered for a day of fun and fellowship in celebrating their 59th class reunion on April 27 at Lowell Mill Restaurant. Even though it was … more
SMITHFIELD — Although the weather may have been a little too warm for some visitors, most attendees said the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival on Saturday was a complete success. Downtown … more
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