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A rainy weekend and start to the workweek is in store for the greater Wilson area and east-central North Carolina, Al Thomas explains in this installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to … more
SMITHFIELD — Police have identified a woman whose body was found Tuesday as 28-year-old Alanda Mae Abraca of 617 S. Fourth St. Abarca and Enrique Lopez, the man killed in a Monday … more
SMITHFIELD — The second teacher in a week busted by Johnston County Public Schools for fake credentials is the wife of the former Cleveland High School social studies teacher and assistant … more
CLAYTON — State officials are investigating the death of a man driving a stolen tow truck who allegedly started a gunfight with state troopers during a highway chase. The State Bureau of … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 37,000 students in Johnston County now have easier access to books and educational materials this summer thanks to a new program called StudentAccess. The program allows … more
SMITHFIELD — Filing for the Nov. 5 municipal elections begins at noon Friday. Candidates may register at the Johnston County Board of Elections office, located at 205 S. Second St., Smithfield. … more
CLAYTON — A Clayton High School art teacher was arrested for allegedly shoplifting art supplies from the Clayton Walmart. Clayton police arrested Joanna Louisa Frantz, 59, on June 22 and charged … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Apprenticeship Program has selected 11 students in the second consortium of apprentices and will be paid to work and take classes toward their associate in applied … more
MICRO — Town officials are hoping the new utility business center currently under construction in Micro will be ready to open by late October. Ground was broken for the project on April 18. The … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools says it’s conducting an internal investigation into how a convict with false credentials slipped through its vetting cracks and become a social studies … more
SELMA — As bulldozers dismantled the Boys & Girls Club of Johnston County’s hurricane-damaged home, the group’s former leaders passed the torch to a new after-school program for local … more
KENLY — Town Manager Michael Douglas says residents have received a public notice that the town will seek help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a new water tank. Douglas said … more
SMITHFIELD — The second annual Smithfield River Rat Regatta on the Neuse will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13. The event will feature a race between two-person teams in cardboard boats from … more
BENSON — Organizers of one of the region’s most popular gospel events are wrapping up another successful year as they begin thinking about the event’s 100th edition next year. The annual … more
CLAYTON — Two young people enjoying an inner tube trip down the Neuse River had their outing disrupted Thursday afternoon when they spotted an alligator. According to town of Clayton spokeswoman … more
PRINCETON — Larkeysha Sheppard said she feels blessed to wake up every day and come to Princeton Middle/High School. She taught business for 15 years and has served as assistant principal for the … more
SELMA — Continuing to carry out the theme of “A Universe of Stories,” the Selma and Kenly libraries each moved into the fourth week of their annual summer reading programs June 26 with … more
SMITHFIELD — The town of Smithfield’s sanitation department will hold Thursday, July 4 household waste and yard debris collections on Wednesday, July 3 due to the Independence Day holiday. The … more
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