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SMITHFIELD — Johnston County has a new interim superintendent of schools. After the sudden resignation of Jim Causby on Jan. 10, the school board named Brian Vetrano acting superintendent. Three … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Commissioners say they are discussing a financial rescue of the county’s public schools. In a statement Jan. 13, commissioners said they and school leaders are … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school leaders last week amended two board policies and took a peek at proposed changes to two others. But what might have been most interesting was a policy that was on … more
MIDDLESEX — A state Senate candidate says the restraining order his estranged wife filed against him means he’s just another unjustly accused male victim of the #MeToo movement. Retired Air … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school board members haven’t gotten along well in recent months. So last week, they reviewed but took no action on a “operating agreement” that would govern their … more
CLAYTON — The Flipside, the downtown restaurant known for its food and live music, has closed. Owners Tim and Andie Jones announced the closing in a Facebook post on Jan. 4. “After long … more
PRINCETON — Just as they did last month, Princeton commissioners on Jan. 6 discussed, debated and discussed some more whether to renovate or replace the Princeton Community Building. And once … more
CLAYTON — The Clayton Chamber of Commerce’s Men of Business Committee will hold its next social from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Boulevard West, 104 W. Main … more
KENLY — Drivers who travel Interstate 95 between Selma and Kenly have faced slow-moving traffic for the better part of two years. And the inconvenience is likely to continue until the project’s … more
SMITHFIELD — Across town, commercial projects are in various states of construction. At 160 Towne Center Plaza, on the cul-de-sac just down the street from Golden Corral, a Hampton Inn is on … more
KENLY — Amber Martinez, who teaches first grade at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School, is her school’s “Leading with the Heart” honoree “for going above and beyond in and outside of the … more
SMITHFIELD — “I’m Committed,” a group that aims to provide programs and mentors for young people, will hold its first community meeting at 6 … more
SMITHFIELD — A school board in turmoil sought last week to forge a united front. “Now is the time for us to eliminate any and all issues,” said Todd Sutton, chairman of a board that has had … more
CLAYTON — For many diners, the opening of J-Top’s BBQ Shop on Jan. 4 was both new and familiar. Familiar because the storefront at 8948 Cleveland Road was the longtime home of Charlie’s BBQ … more
CLAYTON — Commuters on N.C. 42 East can look forward to a shorter route to the U.S. 70 bypass of Clayton. The town last week said it had received word of complete funding for a project that will … more
Winter hasn't bypassed The Wilson Times' area after all. A large dip in the jet stream well south and east of its recent pattern will push through a cold front late Saturday and bring much colder … more
CLAYTON — A pickup truck backing out of a driveway hit a school bus this morning on North Fayetteville Street, the town reported. more
MIDDLESEX — A state Senate candidate says a restraining order his estranged wife filed against him means he’s just another unjustly accused male victim of the #MeToo movement. Retired Air … more
 The long respite from the realities of winter is finally coming to a close. Spring-like weather will hold on into Thursday, but a sustained period of cold temperatures is poised to enter The … more
SMITHFIELD — The meeting, which began at 7 p.m., was now two hours and 20 minutes long and Mayor Andy Moore asked the town council if it was ready to recess until the following week. Councilman … more
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