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Johnston writers’ group to meet: Beekeepers’ symposium slated

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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.

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

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

United Faith plans revival

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’s Chapel to hold revival

KENLY — Stancil’s Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 11471 Old Beulah Road, will hold revival services at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 through Wednesday, Sept. 18. The Rev. Rex Edwards of Farmville-based Cornerstone Original Free Will Baptist Church will be the featured speaker.

DAR to mark Constitution Day

SMITHFIELD — The Daughters of the American Revolution’s Smith-Bryan Chapter will participate in the “Bells Across America” bell-ringing at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Johnston County Courthouse to commemorate Constitution Day.

Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the United States’ foundational document on Sept. 17, 1787. Throughout the nation, bells will be rung at 4 p.m. on the Constitution’s 231st anniversary to mark the time 39 men signed their names to the parchment. Sept. 17-23 is designated as Constitution Week.

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

Revival planned at Riverside Baptist

KENLY — Riverside Independent Baptist Church, 1321 Old Dam Road, will begin its revival with Old-Fashioned Day services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Revival services will follow at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 through Wednesday, Sept. 25. The Monday service is designated as Patriotic Night, Tuesday will be Emergency Personnel Night and Wednesday is Family and Friends Night. The Rev. Russell Bell will be the guest speaker for all services.

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.

Kurtz to celebrate album release

RALEIGH — Johnston County singer-songwriter Andrew Kurtz will celebrate the release of his album “Outpour” by performing as the opening act for Annika Bovender’s concert planned from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Point Church, 3700 Lake Wheeler Road.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the door. Merchandise and copies of Kurtz’s new CD will be available for purchase.

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