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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
PRINCETON — Changing Hearts, 102 Holt’s Pond Road, will have a truckload of free food to be given away … more
SMITHFIELD — Two longtime Johnston County school board members bid emotional farewells at the Nov. 13 school board meeting. Vice Chairwoman Dorothy Johnson served 24 years as a school board … more
PINE LEVEL — It was a changing of the guard at the Pine Level Seniors Group’s monthly meeting Nov. 14 as outgoing President Janice White handed over leadership duties to fellow member Linda … more
SMITHFIELD — The Junior Women's League of Smithfield is currently accepting applications for Community Impact Grant recipients for the 2018-19 league year. The Community Impact Grant program … more
"Almost perfect mid-fall weather" is on tap for the greater Wilson area over the next several days with a chilly Thanksgiving in the extended forecast, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in the latest … more
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