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Rachael Wheeler, Bonnie Neighbor's sister, spoke with the media after the first court appearance for Larry Joe Scott, the man charged with Neighbors' 1972 kidnapping and murder. Steve Reed | Johnstonian News

Suspect arraigned in 1972 murder case

SMITHFIELD — For one Johnston County family, the wait is over. Bonnie Neighbors’ family sat quietly in the center section of a Johnston County courtroom on Monday as the man charged with …

Ex-funeral director faces child porn charges

GOLDSBORO — Sheriff’s deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents say a former Kenly funeral director has been jailed on child pornography charges. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office …
Alissia Turner, manager at Vapor Plus in Wilson, said in March 2017 that the popularity of electronic vaping devices has increased in eastern North Carolina.

Officials: Teen vaping a major health issue

SMITHFIELD — Teen vaping has become a major health concern in Johnston County. An E-cigarette is a handheld electronic device that simulates the experience of smoking a cigarette. It works by …
David Grady walks with his two dogs, Carley Sue, left, and Stella last week in Kenly. The former mayor is working toward a 10,000-mile walking goal.

Statistics wonk tracks 10,000 walking miles

KENLY— As president of Brightleaf Insurance Associates and the Insurance Shoppe in Smithfield, former Kenly mayor David Grady said he has always been fascinated with keeping records. “I have …
Dr. Renee Watson addresses the Smithfield Town Council about a special-use permit request for a North Street house. Standing behind Watson is her mother, Bonnie Godwin, a Realtor. Council members granted Watson's request.

Smithfield resolves neighbors’ permit dispute

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council resolved a neighbors’ dispute at its May 7 meeting, granting a special-use permit to Bonnie Godwin for a home on North Street, 100 feet from its …

Rhythm and passion drive Spartan Thunder’s success

Community Calendar for the week of May 22, 2019

Attorney general takes e-cigarette maker to court

Law school grad plans to continue volunteer work

Johnston Health Clayton earns top safety score

Major renovation underway at JR Outlet site

DaVita dialysis clinic coming to Kenly

Assisted living facility nearing completion

High school graduations scheduled

Corinth Holders Elementary parent addresses bus driver shortage

Treasurer seeks lower costs, clearer prices in state health plan

Fifth Street Community Garden brings people together

Superintendent accused of ‘marginalizing’ black leaders

Coats appointed District Court judge

Selma council applauds man’s litter collection effort

European Union officials visit Johnston County leaders

Digital marketing agency can extend businesses’ reach

North Johnston mourns drowning victim

Wayne County schools name teacher, principal of the year

School board’s $84M budget awaits county’s approval

School board approves $2.3M security vestibule contract

Weathercast: 90-degree heat makes early arrival this weekend

May 21 NCDOT open house set for Johnston, Wayne U.S. 70 Upgrades

Weathercast: Sunny, clear skies with a warming trend this week

Suspect arraigned in 1972 murder case

Lee promoted to sergeant

Beyer promoted to lieutenant

Johnstonian News owner forms Restoration Newsmedia

College receives $200K Golden Leaf grant

Students show off robot at Ham & Yam Festival

Johnston Health honors infection prevention practitioner

Free dental service offered Friday

Ex-funeral director faces child porn charges

Smithfield approves permits for car dealership, U-Haul center

Health department: Communicable disease encounters double

State to issue ID cards for drivers with suspended, revoked licenses

Suspect arraigned in 1972 murder case

Johnston machining students win state competition honors

Smithfield honors adjustment board member

Weathercast: Cold front could bring weekend showers


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Weathercast: 90-degree heat makes early arrival this weekend

For the first time in seven months, the Wilson area can expect high temperatures reaching 90 degrees this weekend. The last time thermometer mercury topped 90 in Wilson was the first week of …

County panel: Build new animal shelter ‘as quick as we can’

County commissioners want to expedite plans to build a new animal shelter that would more than triple the current shelter’s capacity for stray dogs and cats. On Tuesday, the county’s Animal …

Atlantic Coast Pipeline developer to launch Supreme Court appeal

Hemp risk and reward: Regional meeting shows high interest in newly legal crop

New eatery combines barbecue styles, flavors

Wreck victim identified as Wilson County man

‘Education is the key’: School unlocked future for 3 decades of black children

Vashti Perry, the daughter of a former slave, went to school, completed high school and began a legacy of education in her family that now includes three generations of college graduates. Perry …

Spring Hope museum celebrates local sports

Spring Hope to consider electronic gaming center

Embers to headline 2019 pumpkin festival


Ned Walsh

A historical perspective on abortion

In today’s heated political climate, abortion stirs immediate strong emotions. For many journalists, it is the “elephant in the room” some seek to avoid. My purpose is not to stake out a pro …

God won’t stay hidden from believers who seek Him

Our kids are much older now, but they still enjoy being “kids” sometimes. For instance, the other night I heard one of them excitedly say, “Let’s play hide-and-seek!” Now, I enjoy a …

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North Johnston batter Jordyn Scott executes the bunt that scored Blayke Batten and tied the score at 2-2 in the sixth inning of Thursday's game at North Johnston's George Daniels Field. The Southern Nash catcher is Elisabeth Collie.

NJ wins clash of conference champions

KENLY — The late-season clash of varsity softball conference champions took a dramatic, abrupt turn in the bottom of the sixth inning on a hot, sun-splashed Thursday afternoon on North Johnston …
NJ softball’s appeal denied by NCHSAA

KENLY — North Johnston High’s fight to get the result overturned of its game from Friday night against South Granville in the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic …

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Free dental service offered Friday

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Family Dentistry, 606 Buffalo Road, will hold its second annual free community dental service day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 17. Services provided will include free …

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