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SMITHFIELD — During the weekend of Dec. 28-30, the emergency departments at Johnston Health saw an uptick in the number of influenza and respiratory viruses among its patients and in the community. … more
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County recently expanded to serve Johnston County in addition to Wake County and needs volunteers to help build two homes in Selma in 2019. More than 17,000 families … more
COATS — A Johnston County woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Dec. 29 outside Coats. Rochelle Atkinson, 67, of Selma, was traveling west on Ebeneezer Church Road at 2:11 p.m. and … more
Warm, springlike weather should stick around through the start of the workweek with a cooldown beginning Tuesday, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this weekend's installment of The Wilson Times … more
On the day 71-year-old Kathy Thomas was reported missing, Johnston County investigators conducted a welfare check at her N.C. 222 West home just outside Kenly. The doors were unlocked. Clothes … more
SMITHFIELD — Police are still searching for a man wanted in Thursday night's robbery at an AT&T store at 1247 North Brightleaf Blvd. around 7:20 p.m. Authorities identified the suspect … more
SMITHFIELD — The N.C. Cooperative Extension in Johnston County will host a tobacco production and good agricultural practices recertification meeting on Friday, Jan. 11, beginning with registration … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Community College Foundation has announced Joe Forgeng Jr. of Wake County as the winner of its 2018 truck raffle. “It’s really exciting,” said Forgeng. “I love … more
SMITHFIELD — Town officials say 2018 was a good year for Smithfield and believe that positive momentum will continue well into 2019. Smithfield public information officer Tim Kerrigan offered … more
PRINCETON — Town Administrator Marla Ashworth said she’s proud of what the town of Princeton accomplished in 2018. “From my position as the Princeton town administrator, the biggest stories … more
SMITHFIELD — The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has awarded a $3,500 grant to Community and Senior Services of Johnston County. These funds are designated to enable the Johnston County Area Transit System … more
KENLY — When he was hired as town manager in July, Michael Douglas made a to-do list. In less than six months, he’s already begun crossing off some items. “We installed gateway signs along … more
Johnston County motorists were keenly aware of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s presence in 2018. According to NCDOT spokesman Andrew Barksdale, construction crews will be busy on … more
SELMA — Mayor Cheryl Oliver said 2018 brought many good things to Selma. “It has been exciting to watch the rollout of our ‘Year of the Visual’ projects,” said Oliver. “That included … more
SMITHFIELD — For Johnston County, 2018 was a year of significant growth and 2019 looks to be bright as well. “I think we had many ‘highlights’ in 2018, from economic development … more
Expect a warm start to 2019 with the possibility of rain to ring in the New Year overnight Monday into Tuesday, Albert Thomas Jr. says in this week's extended installment of The Wilson Times … more
SELMA — Authorities are searching for a teenage girl reported missing from the Bojangles' restaurant where she works. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for … more
SMITHFIELD — “Fake news” became a local concern last week when a false story about a make-believe Smithfield murder went viral on the internet Dec. 17. The gruesome story, “Butcher charged … more
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