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MITHFIELD — County commissioners on Monday extended a financial lifeline to Johnston’s public schools. Commissioners agreed to give the schools an extra $950,000 a month to help close … more
Winter-like weather has been absent much of December and January, and as February begins it is yet again nowhere in sight. A warming trend gets underway Sunday, powered by a warm high pressure … more
PIKEVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies suspect foul play in the death of a pregnant woman whose body was found in a wrecked car Wednesday.  On Friday, the Wayne County Sheriff’s … more
Moderately cold temperatures with little day-to-day variation is expected in The Wilson Times area this week. There is a very slight chance of light rain overnight Wednesday with an increased … more
CLAYTON — The Town Council last week delayed action on a resolution that would have rationed sewage-treatment capacity in Clayton. Through its own treatment plant and access to plants in Wake … more
SMITHFIELD — Planet Fitness is coming to Smithfield. Excel Fitness Holdings, a Planet Fitness franchisee, is taking over the former OfficeMax space at 1248 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., the company … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education is seeking community and staff input as it begins the search for a superintendent. The board aims to use that input to define the qualities and … more
SMITHFIELD — Older folks in Smithfield remember the building as the Gabriel Johnston Hotel. Younger ones recall that it was Smithfield’s town hall for better than three decades. Everyone knows … more
CLAYTON — Developer Reid Smith said the proposal would spell the end of most new housing construction in Clayton. Mayor Jody McLeod said Smith was exaggerating. What they were debating was a … more
CLAYTON — In Johnston County, incumbents in the General Assembly seldom face primary challenges. That’s not the case this year. In N.C. House District 26, Republican incumbent Donna faces a … more
SMITHFIELD — The Rev. James Herder says he will never forget what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood for. “His message was selfless and spoke out against racism and about equality for all … more
ANGIER — Singer-songwriter Mark Bishop will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, 4440 Piney Grove Road, Angier. For 17 … more
CLAYTON — A man died Tuesday night when his car crashed on N.C. 42 East near Clayton. Jason Marcus Lanier, 40, of Selma was westbound around 9 p.m. when his … more
CLAYTON — In three hours last week, 120 volunteers packaged 30,000 meals for the hungry. Oh, and they also assembled 50 personal-hygiene kits for the homeless and penned more than 300 … more
SMITHFIELD — Among the 16 board of education candidates in Johnston County, Lyn Andrews thinks her experience in the schools sets her apart. “My career has taken me to every aspect of this … more
A very stable weather pattern is expected to keep The Wilson Times area mostly dry and with seasonable temperatures Saturday through Tuesday. Once a cold front, with accompanying showers, moves to … more
The Wilson Times' area is likely to continue with below average temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday. After that, arctic air is forecast to be blocked from getting here for quite a while. Daytime … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school leaders last week officially launched their search for the county’s next superintendent of schools. The N.C. School Boards Association will conduct the search, … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County accomplished much in 2019, county commissioners Chairman Ted Godwin said in his State of the County earlier this month. He pointed first to job creation, including … more
A media company formed by North Carolina’s last two independent daily newspapers has been hired to manage a pair of family-owned publications in eastern Illinois. Kathleen Lewis, publisher of … more
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