2022-03-20

Greenfield, Wilson Christian finish in a tie

AREA ROUNDUP FOR MARCH 17-19, 2022

Greenfield and Wilson Christian, two varsity girls soccer teams who finished the 2021 season as cham…

BARTON ROUNDUP: Nationally ranked Bulldogs stop UMO in conference opener


MOUNT OLIVE — The red-hot Barton College men’s tennis team, ranked No. 16 in the most recent Interco…

Bulldogs sit atop CC after sweep at Emmanuel


FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. — A pair of one-run victories over host Emmanuel College on Saturday, not only…

Pitching powers CBA to big week


This past week was all about pitching, pitching and more pitching for the C.B. Aycock High varsity b…

Chargers trumped by Aces at Tobs Classic


After a Friday night bash that saw Wilson Christian pound 12 hits in a 9-7 home win against Virginia…

Area Calendar, March 21-22

Monday, March 21
High School Varsity Baseball
Lee Christian at Greenfield, 4 p.m.; Wilmington Chris…

Linda Faye Williams

WILSON, N.C. — Linda Faye Williams, age 60, died Friday, March 18, 2022. Service arrangements are en…

Retired DSS employee went from receptionist to deputy director


Annie Ward has spent decades helping the less fortunate and ensuring they receive the services they …

Wilson’s economy experienced ‘seismic shifts’

MAIN STREET MINUTE

While Gov. Roy Cooper recently proclaimed that the state has economically rebounded from the pandemi…

Selma council OKs townhomes


SELMA — The Town Council this month said yes to the final phase of Woodberry Forest, a townhouse com…

Selma OKs alcohol sales at 10 a.m. on Sundays


SELMA — State lawmakers in 2017 allowed restaurants and stores to sell alcohol as early as 10 a.m. o…

Park Day at Bentonville seeks volunteers

Park Day will get underway at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic…

Clayton shouldn’t chain itself to growth plan

Our Opinion

We have no qualms with a town planning its future, which Clayton has done with its 2045 Growth Plan,…

Selma council restricts multifamily housing


SELMA — Until this month, every residential zoning district in Selma allowed multifamily housing, ev…

Seminar will explore small-business marketing

SMITHFIELD — The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College will offer “Marketing Your Smal…

Kenly farmer receives national award

Susan Weaver Ford of Kenly has received the 2022 Executive Women in Agriculture Trailblazer Award.
F…

Interstate 42 coming to eastern N.C. corridor

Two sections of U.S. 70 east of Raleigh to become I-42

SMITHFIELD — The N.C. Department of Transportation has received federal approval to designate two by…

Hospital earns top marks for patient safety

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health has received a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award from Heatlhgrades. …

Emergency department nurse is Ambassador of Month

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health has recognized Lauren Murray, a nurse in the Smithfield emergency depa…

Former Trump official backs Homan for state Senate

Jill Homan, an Archer Lodge Republican, has picked up an endorsement in the GOP primary for N.C. Sen…