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Schools seek nearly $8.9M from county

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jim Causby will appear before Johnston County commissioners at their Dec. 2 meeting and ask for nearly $8.9 million to help erase …
Airflow Products Co. owners Jeff Holt, left, and Roy Boswell are shown on the floor of their manufacturing facility at Selma's Oak Tree Industrial Park.

Airflow Products grows to 360 workers, 3 locations

SELMA — After working with area companies in the air filter industry for a combined total of 40 years, Jeff Holt and Roy Boswell decided to go out on their own in January 2002 by establishing …
Smithfield Town Manager Mike Scott shows town council members the streets involved in the Booker Dairy Road name changes.

Smithfield drops Ava Gardner Avenue

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council reversed its Oct. 10 vote and scrapped a plan to rename a portion of Booker Dairy Road to honor local legend Ava Gardner. The board voted Thursday to …
Garner police released this surveillance photo of the second man believed to have been involved in a shooting death at the Scotchman convenience store outside Benson on Thursday.

Authorities seek convenience store murder suspects

BENSON — The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and Garner Police Department are joining forces to capture two suspects in the Nov. 12 murder of a man at the Scotchman convenience store on N.C. 210 …

Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

SMITHFIELD — A 65-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a two-car crash on Nov. 10, police said last week. Smithfield Police Chief Keith Powell said the wreck …

Community Calendar: Community college trustees to meet

NCDOT: Take part in online transportation needs survey

Tobacco Farm Life Museum opens blacksmith exhibit

2 veterans receive Four Oaks Chamber awards

No action taken on suspended South Johnston High teacher

Calendar to showcase Averasboro Battlefield

Seasons change, but God’s love and goodness are everlasting

Armed robbery conviction overturned

Middle-schoolers explore careers at JoCo Works expo

Weathercast: Slow rise in temperatures expected this week

Crash claims 2 lives; ICE detains suspect

Authorities seek Scotchman convenience store murder suspects

Weathercast: Cold, windy Saturday, milder conditions Sunday

Deputies: Man killed, 2 suspects sought in convenience store robbery

Playwright bringing gospel comedy to Benson

Johnston Health earns group’s top safety grade

Lee named Johnston Community College vice president

4 incumbents unseated in local elections

Commissioner Wood announces re-election bid

Convention of States group plans town hall meeting

Hot Horns rock Corinth Holders Elementary

Muslim cemetery inaugurated in Selma

Innovation Academy plans send-off for Italy-bound students

Doyle seeks justice for victims

Wiley the Wildcat wins Glendale-Kenly mascot election

Negativity, self-criticism and God’s love

McCann named Selma public works director

Oliver says she can work with new council

Arms Around Selma seeks volunteers Saturday

Weathercast: Blast of arctic air brings season's coldest temps

Weathercast: Plenty of sun and temperatures warming Saturday through Monday


Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Slow rise in temperatures expected this week

The Wilson Times area is forecast to enjoy mostly seasonal temperatures and plenty of sunshine for several days this week. While a complex low pressure system is threatening the weekend, the weather …

RELEASED: After 43 years, Charles Ray Finch a free man

Charles Ray Finch never gave up. Instead, he fought for more than 43 years to gain his freedom. On Thursday, a federal judge ordered Finch’s release. In January, the U.S. 4th Circuit of …

WhirliDogs to serve opportunity: Workers with disabilities will learn, make hot dogs

Court upholds Parks’ 2017 murder conviction

Animal shelter fails state inspection

Wilson man burns hands in tractor fire

Nash man charged in aunt’s murder

A Nash County man is accused of killing his aunt, a Raleigh resident reported missing whose body was found in a shallow grave last week. Cleavon Royster Williams, 44, of the 4200 block of Biltmore …

$95M Nash budget to keep tax rate flat

48 earn degrees from Nash-Rocky Mount Early College

Family continues tradition of placing Memorial Day flags


Keith Barnes

A star is born: Iverson ranch hosted 3,500 shoots

If you’re old enough to remember watching “The Lone Ranger” on television during the 1950s, you probably also recall the show’s opening segment when The Lone Ranger rode his white horse named …

Ned Walsh

Trump a Dunning-Kruger poster boy

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is named for two psychologists who could demonstrate that the less knowledgeable and competent a person is, the more that person believes in his or her own superior …

Top sports stories
Princeton head coach Travis Gaster shakes hands with his players after a 44-0 shut out of North Johnston on Sept. 27. Gaster has a "history" with North Rowan, his Bulldogs' opponent in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-AA football playoffs.

‘It’ll be neat to go back’

PRINCETON — A nearly three-hour road trip separates Princeton High from North Rowan, but something other than the white lines of Interstate 85 connects the two schools. North Rowan, located …
AREA ROUNDUP: Neuse Charter girls improve to 4-0

SMITHFIELD — Freshman Anna Taylor scored 28 points by way of eight 3-pointers to lead the Neuse Charter girls basketball team to its fourth victory in a row to start the season, a 69-27 …



Community Calendar: Church plans yard sale fundraiser

Church plans yard sale fundraiser FOUR OAKS — Bethel Original Free Will Baptist Church, 3168 N.C. 96 S., will hold a yard sale from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 to benefit its youth fund. Free breakfast will be available while …

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