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SMITHFIELD — Detectives have arrested a suspect in a man’s killing following a countywide manhunt on Dec. 18. Johnston County sheriff’s deputies were called to an assault at 1516 Braswell … more
PINE LEVEL — The North Johnston High School chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America made a special visit last week to Pine Level Elementary School in order to present Christmas … more
CLAYTON — Grifols began purifying the first batch of plasma from healthy Liberian Ebola survivors at its Clayton plant on Dec. 18. The plasma will be used to produce potential treatment for … more
SMITHFIELD — Hundreds of volunteers gathered Dec. 15 to package more than 18,000 meals to fight childhood hunger in the Smithfield-Selma community for the Generosity Feeds event. More than 400 … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College’s basic skills staff and J&M Auction in Smithfield brought lots of smiles to faces and joy in hearts week when they handed out toys, blankets and coats … more
Instead of a white Christmas, the greater Wilson area will enjoy a bright Christmas. Plenty of sunshine is in the seven-day forecast with Old Man Winter leaving the snow behind and bringing just … more
SMITHFIELD — Detectives have arrested a suspect in a man's Monday killing following a countywide manhunt on Tuesday. Johnston County sheriff's deputies were called to an assault at 1516 … more
Temperatures should remain mild from now through Christmas, with only one overnight low at or below freezing predicted for the next 10 days, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of … more
FREMONT — Two men face first-degree murder charges in a fatal Saturday night shooting. Officers were dispatched to a shots-fired call at 402 S. Goldsboro St. around 10:08 p.m. and found … more
KENLY — Hickory Cross Gospel Center, 3713 Hickory Cross Crossroads, will have David and Judy George and Shelia Collier in a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. For more information, call … more
SELMA — Vernon Creech said he’s been a collector of all sorts of items since he was a child, with his specialty being old soft drink bottles. And he has more than 6,000 of them to prove … more
MICRO — Girl Scout Troop 4248 recently placed a Little Free Library in the town of Micro’s Jerome Park. The Junior Girl Scouts completed this project to earn their Bronze Award. The Girl Scout … more
SELMA — Councilwoman Ann Williams expressed concern about the state’s $30 million state safety grants program and how Johnston County Public Schools would administer the hiring of a school … more
Johnston County’s newest state lawmaker will retain his leadership post when the General Assembly convenes next year. State Rep. John Bell, R-Wayne, was re-elected as House majority leader for … more
PRINCETON — Town commissioners voted unanimously on Dec. 3 to increase starting salaries for beginning police officers. “Officer I started at $31,487. The Officer I currently employed was … more
SELMA —Three longtime employees earned recognition from the Selma Town Council at its Dec. 11 meeting. Two are retiring and one received his advanced law enforcement certificate. Parks and … more
FOUR OAKS —More details have emerged about a Dec. 8 house fire in Four Oaks that left a teen dead and her mother and brother hospitalized. Johnston County Fire Marshal Adam Stanley on Thursday … more
KENLY — Two months to the day after a September holdup at the Kenly 95 Petro truck stop, police have arrested a suspect. Donnell Jerome Alford of Smithfield, who had been sought in the Sept. 8 … more
WILSON — Investigators believe they found a missing Johnston County woman’s body in a shallow grave behind a Wilson home on Thursday — a day after they charged a convicted rapist in the … more
SMITHFIELD — A crowd estimated at more than 3,000 appeared to already be in the Christmas spirit from the very start of the Smithfield Christmas parade held Thursday along Market Street and … more
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