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Deputy shoots suspect during arrest in Benson

May 5, 2021

A Johnston County sheriff’s deputy shot a suspect Wednesday morning in Benson, the Sheriff’s Office ...

Solomon

Clayton manager resigns

May 4, 2021

CLAYTON — After a closed session that lasted more than two hours, a unanimous Town Council on Monday...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Midweek showers to usher in cooler air

By Al Thomas
| May 4, 2021

A high temperature of 90 degrees is forecast for the Wilson Times area Tuesday afternoon as southwes...

This distinctive pattern of three bunnies riding bicycles and a unicycle has puzzled investigators for years since found on the pink sweatshirt of a young woman or teenage girl whose body was dumped along Interstate 40 in Orange County in 1990. Local, state and federal investigators have all struck out trying to figure out where the design originated and where the shirt was manufactured.

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Body dumped on interstate remains mystery

By Lindell J. Kay
| May 3, 2021

It’s difficult to imagine a more innocent image than three cartoon bunnies, two riding bicycles and ...

Health Department to offer vaccines

May 5, 2021

First and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16...

This drawing shows a warehouse with 132 loading docks.

Smithfield, county to meet on incentives for employer

May 4, 2021

SMITHFIELD — County and Smithfield leaders will meet Monday, May 10, to consider incentives that wou...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Tuesday could be year’s first 90-degree day

By Al Thomas
| May 1, 2021

Even with bright sunshine Saturday, the Wilson Times area will temporarily escape the heat as a nort...

Class Notes

Honor society welcomes three

May 6, 2021

Three Johnstonians have been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest collegiate honor socie...

Strawberries are ready for the picking at Smith's Nursery and other berry farms in Johnston County.

Berry patches inch closer to normal

By Taylor Heeden
| May 5, 2021

More than a year into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to shape the way Johnston strawberry farms do...

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Selma might make Juneteenth a holiday

By Taylor Heeden
| May 4, 2021

SELMA — A holiday celebrated to varying degrees since 1866, Juneteenth marks the day when the last s...

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Health experts say ‘Get vaccinated’

By Taylor Heeden
| May 4, 2021

Statewide, 48.7% of adult North Carolinians have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 39...

Johnston Community College's Small Business Center is serving up small-business webinars in May.

JCC to offer small-business webinars

April 30, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Small Business Center at Johnston Community Colllege will offer the following semin...

Fired Up Pizza & BBQ will join John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff on July 14 in downtown Selma.

Community Calendar

Rockin’ on Raiford announces lineup

May 3, 2021

SELMA —The Selma Parks and Recreation has announced the lineup for this year’s Rockin’ on Raiford do...

CEO Tom Williams congratulates Kristi Conley on being named a Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. With them are, from left, Ruth Marler, chief nursing officer and chief operating officer; Tracey Carson, associate vice president of patient care services; Leah Garner, director of emergency services; Laura Horton, a registered nurse: Dr. Rodney McCaskill, chief medical officer; Aly Pruitt, a registered  nurse; and Lee Stikeleather, manager of emergency services.

ER technician is an ambassador for Johnston Health

May 3, 2021

Johnston Health has recognized Kristi Conley as its latest Ambassador of the Month. She is an emerge...

The 301 Endless Yard Sale stretches along some 100 miles of U.S. 301.

301 Endless Yard Sale to return June 18-19

April 30, 2021

After last year’s postponement because of COVID-19, the 301 Endless Yard Sale will return this June ...

A young girl watches the Petals String Duo perform during a Third StrEATery event last fall.

Third StrEATery to return with music, ax throwing

May 3, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Downtown Smithfield Development Corp. has announced the lineup for this year’s Thir...

SSS band teacher has Flame for Learning

April 30, 2021

Brian Jones is this year’s teacher of the year in Johnston County. The band director at Smithfield-S...

After a hiatus because of COVID-19, live music will return to the Rudy theater on July 10.

Live@The Rudy returning in July

May 6, 2021

SELMA — The Rudy theater will reopen July 10. The day will begin with a Classic Country Jubilee at 1...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Workweek warmup, then weekend shower chances

By Al Thomas
| April 26, 2021

Warming temperatures and sunny skies are set for the Wilson Times area Tuesday through Thursday.  By...

Darren Banks asks the Clayton Town Council to name a park for former Harlem Globetrotter Donald "Clyde" Sinclair.

Clayton names park for former hoops standout

By Taylor Heeden
| April 28, 2021

CLAYTON — A unanimous Town Council on April 5 renamed All-Star Park for hometown hero Donald “Clyde”...


Local news

Deputy shoots suspect during arrest in Benson

A Johnston County sheriff’s deputy shot a suspect Wednesday morning in Benson, the Sheriff’s Office ...

Clayton manager resigns

CLAYTON — After a closed session that lasted more than two hours, a unanimous Town Council on Monday...

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