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SMITHFIELD — It’s always a good idea for voters to educate themselves before casting their ballots. This year, with so many candidates on the primary ballot, voters will certainly want to do … more
Nominations are open at for the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Citizens of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Jimmy Creech Small Business Person of the … more
ANGIER — Alan Lamont thinks the Johnston County Board of Commissioners should look more like the county it serves. “We have had a great deal of change in Johnston County in the last five to 10 … more
SELMA — A program designed to breathe renewed life into downtown Selma is starting to pay dividends, according to the town’s planning and economic-development director. “We are getting some … more
SMITHFIELD­ — Members of the Greatest Generation, those Americans who served in World War II, are quickly fading. But the Johnston County Heritage Center is preserving their memory with a … more
SMITHFIELD — Christmas Day brings presents under the tree. The day after brings a heaping amount of trash. “The holidays are typically the busiest trash times of the year, and the day after … more
SMITHFIELD — At a news conference on Thursday, Johnston school board Chairman Todd Sutton said fellow board member Ronald Johnson had shown him evidence of sexual harassment and assault in the … more
KENLY — A Kenly man died and three others were injured in a three-vehicle crash Dec. 30 on N.C. 42, the Highway Patrol reported. The wreck occurred shortly after 6 p.m. … more
ANGIER — Providence Presbyterian Church at McGee’s Crossroads will join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic in a service … more
After a mild, foggy and rainy Saturday morning, The Wilson Times area is expected to see a couple of days of sunshine and temperatures not far off of the historical averages. Two cold fronts are … more
SMITHFIELD — At a news conference on Thursday, Johnston school board Chairman Todd Sutton said fellow board member Ronald Johnson had shown him evidence of sexual harassment and assault in the … more
An expansive high-pressure system stretching from Louisiana through North Carolina promises to give The Wilson Times area mostly clear skies and seasonable temperatures New Year's Eve and New Year's … more
SMITHFIELD — District 1 county commissioner candidate Justin King is a Democrat in a county that has long favored Republicans. He doesn’t see that as a handicap. “I am running a campaign … more
Smithfield police have charged an employee of an assisted-living center with sexually assaulting a female resident. Just before 3 a.m. on Dec. 19, police were called to Brookdale Senior Living at … more
SMITHFIELD — Sadly, no year passes in Johnston County without crime and tragedies. 2019 didn’t prove the exception to the rule. In Johnston, the year began with details of a search warrant … more
SMITHFIELD — This year’s Farm-City Week banquet in Johnston County honored three families — the Bobby Pope and H.T. Pope families of Kenly and the H.M. Johnson family of Strickland’s … more
Smithfield suffers power outage SMITHFIELD — Most residents of Smithfield found themselves in the dark Sunday morning. In a Facebook post around 8:30 a.m., the town said its electrical … more
SMITHFIELD — In Johnston County, 2019 wasn’t lacking variety in its year. Among many things, the year just ended offered stories about transportation, people and their governments. Here are a … more
Benefit to help pay medical bills FOUR OAKS — A benefit for Chris Lee will take place Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Strickland Crossroads Fire Department, 2706 Stricklands Crossroads Road, Four … more
CLAYTON — A cat still has all of its nine lives thanks to a couple of Clayton firefighters. Just after 1 p.m. on Dec. 12, the Clayton Fire Department was called to an animal rescue because a cat … more
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