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Christmas parades, tree-lighting ceremonies and festivals will kick off the holiday season in Johnston County beginning this week. The winter fun begins Friday in Kenly, when the Tobacco Farm Life … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Department of Social Services will accept applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning Dec. 3 and continue through March 31, 2019 or until … more
SMITHFIELD — A computer analyst for the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for the 2019 Boston Marathon on April 15. Gary Snow has worked for the sheriff’s office since April … more
SELMA — The town of Selma has hired Randy Cahoon-Tingle as its new planning and economic development director. He succeeds Julie Maybee, who retired from the position. “Randy has over 10 years … more
PINE LEVEL — Cloggers from the Baker School of Dance earned the Annette Pulley Award for outstanding overall performance in the N.C. State Fair’s 2018 Folk Festival as well as several other … more
The daughter of North Carolina’s “education governor,” Rep.-elect Rachel Hunt says strengthening the state’s public schools is at the top of her legislative agenda when she takes office in … more
Rain on Saturday should bring mild weekend temperatures as a low-pressure system moves in, but a cold front expected to sweep through eastern North Carolina on Monday will bring the chill back, … more
Thanksgiving is almost here. And that means many will hit the roads during what officials say is one of the most dangerous holiday traveling periods. Nearly 1.5 million North Carolinians are … more
The sun will shine on Thanksgiving Day, but the greater Wilson area will be firmly in fall's grip, and early Black Friday shoppers should brace for sub-freezing temperatures. A cold front … more
SMITHFIELD — Three outgoing Johnston County commissioners were honored during the Nov. 5 board meeting. District 5 Commissioner Cookie Pope, who decided not to seek re-election, has served on … more
KENLY — The former Seafood Station at the intersection of U.S. 301/South Church Street and Second Street in downtown Kenly is establishing a new following as Sheela’s Kitchen. The previous … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 200 people attended the third annual Raise the Booty fundraiser benefit auction on Oct. 27 in support of the Partnership for Children of Johnston County. The event took … more
KENLY — After being inspired by a session at Johnston County Public Schools’ summer Ignite workshop, Glendale-Kenly Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Geneva Varnam invited world-renowned … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County commissioners passed a resolution Nov. 5 endorsing a roundabout at the intersection of N.C. 96 and N.C. 42 north of Selma in rural eastern Johnston County. The N.C. … more
SELMA — Volunteers gathered on Saturday to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with others. The annual Arms Around Selma community service project offered people of all ages the opportunity to pay … more
SMITHFIELD — Commuter rail in Johnston County was the subject of this month’s Smart Growth Summit sponsored by the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce. The guest speaker was … more
KENLY — Diane Kirby was named Kiwanian of the Year during the Kenly Kiwanis Club’s annual banquet on Oct. 11. Kirby was recognized for her leadership in providing programs for the club each … more
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