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WILSON — When Wee School got started, the child care company had just five kids. Over nearly three decades, the business has grown to 700 children and 125 employees between five … more
SELMA— The Partnership for Children of Johnston County provided three workshops on active reading in June. The two-part workshop for parents with children ages 2-5, offered at its Selma and Benson … more
KENLY — Some 46 members of North Johnston High School Future Farmers of America chapter attended the annual recreation camp at North Carolina FFA Center at White Lake June 10-14 and competed on a … more
MOUNT OLIVE — For as long as he can remember, University of Mount Olive student James Johnson has been involved in agriculture. During his adolescence, Johnson helped his family grow blackberries, … more
A Benson man will spend 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge, federal prosecutors announced last week. U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced … more
KENLY — The Kenly 95 Petro truck stop is planning an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kenly Area Chamber of Commerce members and invited guests on Tuesday at its new TA tractor-trailer … more
ERWIN — A swim with friends turned into tragedy Friday evening when a man’s lifeless body was pulled from the Cape Fear River at Cape Fear River Park. Officials say 32-year-old Reginald … more
SMITHFIELD — Some 25 people from area businesses and organizations took part in an active shooter training session co-sponsored by the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce and the Johnston County … more
PINE LEVEL — An audience of more than 80 guests learned about funeral planning during the Pine Level seniors group’s monthly meeting July 10 at the Pine Level American Legion … more
KENLY — Tanner Bentley, a member of Kenly Boy Scout Troop 29 and the son of Rodney and Janet Bentley, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a special court of honor ceremony held June 2 at Faith Free … more
KENLY — The town of Kenly will present an outdoor movie night with an 8:30 p.m. showing of “Dumbo 2019” planned Thursday, July 25 at the town soccer field, 410 S. College St. Gates open at 6 … more
SMITHFIELD — Author and motivational speaker Ricardo Gonzalez told a group of Johnston County leaders and educators, “We can’t lead people to the highest levels until we know them at their … more
CLAYTON — More than a week after a 15-year-old was fatally shot, sheriff’s deputies are still working to develop a third suspect in the case. Two teenagers face first-degree murder charges in … more
SMITHFIELD — There are now more than 70 Johnston County farms and agribusinesses listed on the Visit N.C. Farms app, a new initiative from the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is planning another edition of AgCamp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2. The program is designed for students ages 8-13 and … more
A break in the blistering temperatures is in sight, but first, the greater Wilson area will endure a weekend of extreme heat, Al Thomas explains in this weekend's installment of The Wilson Times … more
GREENVILLE — President Donald Trump continued his feud with four progressive congresswomen while drawing a stark contrast between himself and his Democratic detractors Wednesday evening. Trump … more
Scorching temperatures in the mid-90s and heat indexes topping out at 106 degrees are in store for the greater Wilson area through Sunday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment of The Wilson … more
CLAYTON— Johnston County sheriff’s detectives are seeking two of three suspects in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Clayton youth. Deputies were dispatched to a shooting at 103 Blackthorne … more
SMITHFIELD — A 28-year-old woman found dead outside her Smithfield home on July 2 was fatally stabbed, police confirmed last week. “With the assistance of the North Carolina Medical … more
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