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SMITHFIELD — Councilman and former mayor pro-tem Emery Ashley says he won’t seek a third term on the Smithfield Town Council. “There’s no negative reason,” said Ashley. “I just felt … more
FOUR OAKS — Johnston County leaders have signed on in support of a letter written by Garysburg Mayor Roy Bell released June 27 by Four Oaks Mayor Linwood Parker urging the Federal Energy Regulatory … more
Heat will be relentless this week with Wednesday's high peaking at 100 degrees and the heat index at or above 100 through at least Saturday, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson … more
SELMA—Ricks Road in Johnston County will be closed to through traffic for about two weeks starting Monday, July 15 to allow the CSX Corp. to reconstruct its railroad crossing. The signed detour will take … more
State troopers have named the man killed in a Monday afternoon gun battle and law enforcement chase, and police say he was acquainted with a woman found dead at her Smithfield home. Troopers … more
Two Johnston County men will spend several years in federal prison after prosecutors say they distributed a large amount of crystal methamphetamine in 2017. U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan … more
Typical summer weather is in store for the greater Wilson area from this weekend through Independence Day, Al Thomas says in this edition of The Wilson Times Weathercast recorded a day … more
Two Clayton young people, enjoying a trip down the Neuse River, had their outing disrupted Thursday afternoon when they spotted an alligator. more
Heat, increasing humidity and plenty of sunshine are in store for the greater Wilson area, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
Fireworks displays are planned in Smithfield, Selma, Kenly and Pine Level to celebrate Independence Day. Smithfield Smithfield gets an early start on Fourth of July by holding its annual … more
SMITHFIELD — After a two-year conflict over a proposed RV park, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has affirmed a Superior Court ruling rejecting the town’s denial of a conditional-use permit to … more
SELMA — A recent Neuse Charter School graduate and Selma resident has published her first book. “Dear Broken Girl” describes author Alexis Monet Howell’s life struggles in hopes that women … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Emergency Services has received two 2019 American Emergency Vehicle ambulances. The ambulances will replace units scheduled for surplus in August. The new … more
SELMA— Some 25 children and adults took part in a Thursday exercise at the Selma community swimming pool dubbed the “world’s largest swimming lesson.” Selma Parks and Recreation Director … more
KENLY —After serving for the past 42 years on the Kenly Public Library Advisory Board, Ed Luper, 77, has stepped down as board chairman. His last day on the job was June 4 during the group’s … more
SMITHFIELD—The Johnston County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $243 million 2019-20 budget June 17. The spending plan includes a 2-cent reduction in the property tax rate and … more
KENLY — From a nondescript warehouse near Interstate 95’s junction with U.S. 301, tractor-trailers fan out across eastern North Carolina to distribute their sweet cargo to supermarkets and ice … more
CLAYTON — The Clayton Police Department hosted a multi-agency traffic checking station on N.C. 42 East near Clayton Fire Station No. 2 on Saturday night. Officers from the Pine Level, … more
KENLY — Hickory Cross Gospel Center, 3713 Hickory Crossroads Road, will have The Redeemed of Kenly in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30. For more information, call 919-284-5268. SMITHFIELD — … more
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