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COATS — The search is now on for suspects who may have stolen three valuable river otters from a local animal sanctuary. Cory Freeman, the director of Animal Ed. Ventures in Coats, said the … more
"It won't be bathing suit weather," Albert Thomas Jr. cautions in this weekend's Weathercast brought to you by, but moderate temperatures are store for the greater Wilson area through … more
NASHVILLE — A man is charged with robbing the same Nash County convenience store at gunpoint on two occasions, sheriff’s deputies said Thursday. Steven Rahaeh Spivey of 2837 Batchelor Road … more
NASHVILLE — State Bureau of Investigation agents testified Thursday that only one of at least eight body and dashboard cameras was turned on during a February deputy-involved shooting that left one … more
ZEBULON — Authorities are investigating threats against Zebulon Middle School discovered on social media Wednesday night, according to Zebulon police. The nature of the threats was not disclosed, … more
Sunshine and mild, springlike temperatures will come — just not at the same time, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of The Wilson Times Weathercast brought to you by … more
SMITHFIELD — Police are warning residents to check their surroundings after an 83-year-old woman was cut by a razor blade while opening her car door. The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. … more
SMITHFIELD — Melissa Overton, president and CEO of the innovative leadership, safety and interactive training company, was recently named the Triangle East Chamber of … more
SMITHFIELD — R.S. “Butch” Lawter Jr. is the newest member of the Johnston Community College Board of Trustees. Lawter, a Johnston County commissioner from Clayton, was sworn in at the Jan. … more
United Methodist churches may sever ties with their denomination, and some congregations could face a membership exodus over the church governing body’s vote to reject same-sex marriage and refuse … more
SELMA — Mike McLaurin has been hired as Selma’s interim town manager. He replaces Elton Daniels, the former town manager who left Feb. 12 to become Rocky Mount’s parks and recreation … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County leaders continue to support the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline despite a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Feb. 25 blocking it from crossing the Appalachian Trail … more
MICRO — Micro Elementary School joined other Johnston County schools and schools nationwide last week in National Read Across America Week to celebrate books, reading and Dr. Seuss’ birthday on … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education has agreed to keep standards-based grading, a substitute for traditional A-F letter grades, in place for elementary schools. In … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 40 miles of roadway in Johnston County will get a fresh surface and new lane markings under a new contract recently approved by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The … more
FOUR OAKS — Johnston Community College will hold a ribbon-cutting for its Howell Woods Cabin at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14. The cabin is part of the Rudolph Howell and Son Environmental Learning … more
SMITHFIELD — Rick Hester has served 20 years as Johnston County manager. While he said he enjoys his job, it wasn’t his first career choice. Hester pitched for the Clemson Tigers baseball team … more
CLAYTON — National Association of Manufacturers executives recently toured Johnston Community College’s Workforce Development Center. The Feb. 22 visit was part of NAM’s fifth annual State … more
SELMA — Former mayor Charles Hester was a towering figure who, at times, could be gruff and intimidating in town council meetings. But the three-term mayor, who died Feb. 25 at age 83, was a … more
KENLY — With the Men of the Presbyterian Church organization dissolving this year, the group recently voted to donate all residual money left in its checking account totaling $874.08 to Kenly Area … more
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