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Community Calendar: Church to hold book, bake sale

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Church to hold book, bake sale

FOUR OAKS — Four Oaks United Methodist Church, 302 N. Church St., will hold its annual book and bake sale from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7; and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

All proceeds are used to fund mission trips and projects. For more information, call 919-963-2820.

State insurance commissioner to visit

SMITHFIELD ­— N.C. Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Causey will visit the Johnston County Emergency Operations Center, 1230 S. Third St., at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. County spokeswoman Paulette Williams said Causey will meet with state and local officials and representatives of Johnston County Emergency Services and local fire departments.

Amateur radio exams offered

SELMA — The Five-County Volunteer Examiner Team will offer free Federal Communications Commission amateur radio licensing exams at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Thanksgiving Fire Department, 2375 Thanksgiving Road.

Instructions on how to study and register for the amateur radio exam can be found on the website or by calling 919-628-0096. Registration is required.

College trustees plan meeting

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 in the Wilson Conference Room. For more information, call 919-209-2011 or email

Writers group to meet in new location

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Writers Group will meet from 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 E. Market St. Wanda Robinson Lee, author of the autobiography “God’s Voice: Choices That Led My Journey,” will serve as guest speaker.

The group has shifted locations to the Smithfield library and previously held its meetings in Selma. Members meet on the second Thursday of each month. Guests are welcome and admission is free. For more information, find the Johnston County Writers Group on Facebook and or email

Gardeners plan beekeeping symposium

SMITHFIELD —The Johnston County Extension Master Gardener volunteers will hold a symposium on “Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Growing a Pollinator Garden” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Johnston County Cooperative Extension office, 2736 N.C. 210.

Register online at For more information, email

Church schedules revival services

SELMA — United Faith Christian Church, 6254 N.C. 39, will hold revival services at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 and 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 through Wednesday, Sept. 18 with the Rev. Jasper Renfrow of New Jerusalem Free Will Baptist Church as guest speaker.

Stancil family reunion planned

WILSON — The 118th annual Stancil family reunion will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Wilson Moose Lodge, 2705 Forest Hills Road. A potluck-style lunch is planned for 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Chamber to hold regional job fair

SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce will host a Triangle East Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Johnston County Ag Center, 2736 N.C. 210. The fair is open to all job-seekers. Employers are asked to register at Space is limited.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR listings are published free of charge as a public service of the Johnstonian News. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Friday for the following Wednesday’s edition. Email listings to with “Community Calendar” in the subject line.