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Punxsatawney Phil predicted an early spring Saturday morning, and weather patterns for the greater Wilson area this weekend and early in the workweek appear to agree. With the polar vortex in a … more
DUNN — During a visit to Harnett County, Gov. Roy Cooper said he would not rule out the possibility of moving a controversial statue from the UNC Chapel Hill campus to Harnett County. Silent … more
WILSON'S MILLS — A 29-year-old woman who had been missing for nearly a month has been found alive and well in Pennsylvania, Wilson's Mills Police Chief A.Z. Williams said.  Amanda Megan … more
Temperatures will drop Tuesday evening, but the chances for a light dusting of snow are slim to none, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to … more
ARCHER LODGE — A Johnston County intersection will convert to a permanent all-way stop Wednesday in order to reduce the risk of crashes. The change will occur at the crossroads of Covered Bridge … more
SMITHFIELD — Town Manager Mike Scott said the transition to the town’s top administrator after serving as its police chief was a smooth one. Scott came to Smithfield as police chief in 2009 and … more
WILSON’S MILLS — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Megan Amanda Fuller, a 29-year-old woman. Fuller was last seen in the Wilson’s Mills area. She is 5 feet, 7 inches tall … more
SMITHFIELD — The Howell Theatre, North Carolina’s oldest movie house continuously in operation, has delighted moviegoers since 1935. Prominent Johnston County leaders, including retired Clerk of … more
MICRO — Citing a lack of support from the Micro Town Council, Police Chief Donna Greene unexpectedly resigned on Jan. 11. Greene’s resignation came following a disagreement with the board … more
KENLY — Miss North Johnston 2019 will be crowned in the school gym during a ceremony at halftime of the boys varsity basketball game against Wilson Beddingfield on Friday. Those selected to … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Lyn Austin has received this year’s I.E. Ready Award. The award is given annually by the State Board of Community Colleges to … more
SELMA — The last day to buy engraved bricks as part of the fundraising campaign for the Selma Civic Center now under construction will be Thursday, Feb. 28. Bricks can be purchased at Town Hall … more
SMITHFIELD — Friday is the last day parents can weigh in on a proposed grading system for kindergarten through fifth grade that would replace traditional letter grades in the 2019-20 school year. … more
GOLDSBORO — A Princeton family will star in The Center Stage’s upcoming production of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Producers cast 13-year-old Jillian Malham in the lead role. Jillian is an … more
The Wake Weekly newspaper group — The Wake Forest Weekly and its zoned editions in Rolesville and Franklin County along with the Butner-Creedmoor News — are operating under new ownership this … more
LA GRANGE — Authorities say a 3-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent accidental shooting Saturday. Wayne County sheriff's deputies and medics were dispatched to 102 … more
Former state legislator Bobbie Richardson, who represented Nash and Franklin counties in the N.C. House, has been elected first vice chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Democrats named … more
After mostly moderate winter temperatures under partly cloudy skies this weekend, expect the frigid air to make a brief return toward midweek. The greater Wilson area should see low 50s on … more
Authorities say a man threw a gun from his car Thursday while leading Spring Hope police on a 100 mph chase that ended in Halifax County. Police initiated a traffic stop on 22-year-old  … more
SELMA — As part of the ongoing construction activities on Ricks Road, N.C. Department of Transportation contractor Fred Smith Co. will perform modifications to the main waterline. A … more
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