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Clements prevails in Limited Late Model Division at SNMP

By Andy Marquis Special to the Times
| March 4, 2020

LUCAMA — Brandon Clements scored his first Southern National Motorsports Park Limited Late Model win since 2012 in spectacular fashion, holding off Tony Grady in a breathtaking duel in …

McCarty edges Pulliam in instant classic at Southern National

By Andy Marquis Special to the Times
| March 4, 2020

LUCAMA — Bobby McCarty edged out Lee Pulliam to score the victory in a thrilling green-white-checkered finish in Sunday evening’s Solid Rock Carriers Classic at Southern National …

Learning from Luck

By Jack Frederick jfrederick@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7824 | @_jackfrederick
| August 31, 2019

Just how important a role should sports hold in our lives? The bombshell news that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck effectively retired before the age of 30 has opened up all sorts …

Returning to Wiffle Ball ‘a blessing’ for Adams

| July 15, 2019

SMITHFIELD — Returning to the game he loves in the 2019 North Carolina Wiffle Ball Tournament has been a blessing for Jordan Adams. “Every day I’m blessed,” Adams said. “I’m blessed to …

Johnston County Wrestling Camp a success

From staff reports
| July 13, 2019

The second Johnston County Wrestling Camp, put on by the Neuse Charter School wrestling program, was held July 8-11 at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center. Neuse Charter wrestling coach …

Area Calendar May 1-6

April 30, 2019

Wednesday, May 1 Varsity Girls Soccer North Johnston at Farmville Central, 6 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. West Johnston vs South Johnston, 6:30 p.m. Clayton vs East Wake, 6 p.m. Thur...

Area Calendar April 10-16

April 9, 2019

April 10 Varsity Baseball Princeton at Southern Wayne, 5 p.m.   Varsity Softball Princeton at South Johnston, 6 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs Wilson Prep, 4:30 p.m. Corinth …

Area Calendar, March 20-26

March 19, 2019

Area Calendar Wednesday, March 20 Varsity Baseball Princeton at James Kenan, 5 p.m. Smithfield-Selma vs Eastern Wayne, 5 p.m. Varsity Softball Princeton at James Kenan, 6 …

Prep time essential for hikers

By Bill Howard Special to the Times
| February 1, 2019

I’m sorry. I know what I will be writing about for a good part of the coming year, and it may get old. Therefore, I must apologize in advance. You see, my oldest son came into the room last …


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Latest clinic gives 1,450 people a shot in the arm

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department on Friday held its largest COVID-19 vaccin...

On vaccine, doctor says ‘To me, it’s a no-brainer’

In Johnston, health care workers have been among the most reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “I ...