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The Smithfield-Selma Spartans enter the field for a game in 2019.

Tickets on sale for SSS homecoming game on Friday

April 5, 2021

Smithfield-Selma High School is selling tickets online for its homecoming football game against East...

The Smithfield-Selma Spartans enter the field for a game in 2019.

SSS to sell football tickets only online

March 10, 2021

Smithfield-Selma High School is moving the purchase of football tickets online. Starting with the Ma...

Lady Panthers sweep Bruins in Eastern Plains opener

| November 24, 2020

WILSON — The simple joy of a bus ride home for the winning team is something North Johnston High volleyball coach Nicole Davis is glad her players aren’t missing this season. With the havoc …

Senior-laden Lady Panthers eye playoffs, but partcipation numbers low

| November 18, 2020

2-A EPC VOLLEYBALL As the delayed and shortened volleyball season tipped off this week, North Johnston High returned a solid group of seniors with hopes of climbing the ladder to playoff …

Bump, set and mask

| November 18, 2020

The first N.C. High School Athletic Association contests in eight months came Monday as volleyball tipped off the 2020 season. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the start of the season back to the time …

7 make college choices official at North Johnston signing ceremony

| June 23, 2020

KENLY — Seven graduating seniors at North Johnston High made official their college choices during a signing ceremony June 4 at the school. Caroline Leegins signed with NCAA Division II Barton …

All-GNRC cheerleading team announced

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

The hard work of countless cheerleaders from football through basketball season did not go unnoticed. On the All-Greater Neuse River Conference team, 11 cheerleaders were honored for  Eleven chee...

All-GNRC indoor track

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

For the winter indoor track season, Cleveland captured a pair of Greater Neuse River Conference titles to land atop the standings.  In the girls standings, the Rams edged out Clayton for the conf...

GNRC produces 23 all-conference wrestlers

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

A season of bouts on the mat yielded 23 All-Greater Neuse River Conference wrestlers who earned their fair-share of victories this season. West Johnston 132-pound wrestler Gavin McKendrick, who powere...

Seven from Corinth Holders joining college ranks

From staff reports
| March 5, 2020

WENDELL — Seven seniors from Corinth Holders — including three football players and one each from the volleyball, swimming, baseball and girls basketball programs — made their colleg...

NCHSAA first round: Princeton, Clayton teams moving on

From staff reports
| February 27, 2020

SMITHFIELD — Freshman Anna Taylor scored 33 points and added seven assists and seven steals to lead the No. 15 seed Neuse Charter girls basketball team past 18th-seeded Durham Voyager 63-40 in t...

Two from Corinth Holders place at state championships

| February 25, 2020

GREENSBORO — A pair of seniors from Corinth Holders High School placed in the state 4-A individual wrestling tournament Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. Jeffrey Palmer battled his way …

Johnston basketball teams head into playoffs

| February 25, 2020

CHAPEL HILL — Four boys teams and four girls teams from Johnston County earned spots in the state basketball playoffs, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Sunday evening. After …

Three ejections, a promposal and 20 weird minutes of basketball

February 14, 2020

BENSON — A Thursday night trip over to West Johnston High School for a game the Wildcats hosted against Clayton yielded the strangest experience I’ve ever had at a basketball game. It …

Cougars and Bulldogs go down to the wire

By Jack Frederick | 265-7824 | Twitter: @_jackfrederick
| February 7, 2020

PRINCETON — Neuse Charter took the Princeton girls basketball team all the way down to the wire on Wednesday night, but could not hand the Bulldogs their first 1-A Carolina Conference loss in th...

Bulldogs overtake Rosewood

From staff reports
| January 23, 2020

GOLDSBORO — The Princeton boys basketball team improved to 5-0 in the 1-A Carolina Conference with 69-50 dominant victory over Rosewood on Tuesday night. Nayshin Waller and Aden Taylor scored 14...

Taylor leads Neuse Charter

From staff reports
| January 23, 2020

ROSE HILL — Freshman guard Anna Taylor put up her second-consecutive 37-point game to lead the Neuse Charter girls basketball team to a 62-32 victory over Rose Hill Union on Tuesday night. ...

Panthers rally against North Pitt

From staff reports
| January 23, 2020

BETHEL — The North Johnston girls basketball team came all the way back in the fourth quarter to capture its first 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory over North Pitt on Tuesday night by 48-46...

Johnstonian News Holiday Invitational starts Thursday

By Jack Frederick jfrederick@ | 252-265-7824 | Twitter: @_jackfrederick
| December 31, 2019

KENLY — The Johnstonian News is back for its second year as title sponsor of North Johnston’s winter basketball tournament, which begins Thursday. The Panthers will host the …

SSS basketball teams set to play in Wilson tournament

By Tom Ham | 265-7819
| December 23, 2019

The Smithfield-Selma High varsity basketball teams point to the program's seventh appearance in the re-named Farris & Thomas Holiday Tournament with the girls eager to return to the championship …

Local news

Seasonable temps, minimal rain chances

Weather conditions in the Wilson Times area should be relatively benign Saturday through Tuesday, wi...

State resurfacing two Clayton roads

CLAYTON — Drivers will encounter lane closures this month while contract crews mill, resurface and r...

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