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Town and county leaders in Johnston are welcoming a Supreme Court ruling that removes a roadblock to building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore called the ruling “a … more
(The Center Square)— The North Carolina House approved the state's second coronavirus relief package for the state Thursday. The bill, which allocates a portion of the $3.5 billion of direct … more
SMITHFIELD — Kenly Town Manager Michael Douglas has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery. more
  From staff reports Four new cases of COVID-19 were added to Wilson County’s tally on Saturday, bringing the total to 428 cases. Of those cases, 300 have recovered. There are 17 … more
(The Center Square) — The North Carolina House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow bars to reopen immediately and expand capacity for restaurants, a measure that would override … more
PARIS — Dining at a table where each person is enclosed by a clear plastic shield might look and sound futuristic, but it could be one way for some restaurants to reopen. It also might help out … more
SMITHFIELD —Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell on Wednesday said his office would neither prevent nor interfere with indoor church services. “Before I would do that, I would lay … more
Pastor Steve Strickland of Grace Baptist Church delivered Monday's Prayer for Our City with an introduction by Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens. The 9:15 a.m. prayer was streamed on Stevens’ … more
Wilson’s second presumptive positive COVID-19 patient has been released from the hospital and is recovering during home isolation, according to Wilson County Health Director Teresa … more
RALEIGH — One person from Johnston County has tested postive for the coronavirus, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release Thursday morning. “This is not … more
Gotta make some snow cream Enjoy it while you can! This first ran in February 2014     When I was growing up, I thought evaporated milk was good for one thing — making … more
Preparations are underway as Wilson braces for the first snow of the year. Wilson is excepted to get between 3 and 4 inches of snow.  “Things are still on schedule,” said Jonathan … more
Patricia Chestnut, left, Tylan Taybron, Keisha Taybron, Tiffany Lucas and her daughter and Sharon High-Jones serve community members during the WomanUp Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 23. The organization … more
Music is everywhere this time of the year. Sacred and secular sounds of the season permeate our homes, cars, markets, stores and places of worship. How can we not sing along? Christmas carols, … more
Rep. George Holding announced his decision not to run for reelection Friday, citing newly redrawn congressional maps as part of the reasoning. “I just don’t see an opportunity to win in the … more
Voltaic volunteers charged with stringing wire, changing lightbulbs, testing circuit breakers and toting extension cords have transformed the Wilson Botanical Gardens for Wilson Winter … more
Brown Chapel Brown Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Veronica Eatmon as speaker. Mitchell — Bailey Mitchell Chapel Holiness Church will have … more
We are at the time of year when the name of Jesus is most prominent for the everyday person. Maybe the way it’s expressed is actually in the declaration of the forthcoming celebration of … more
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. The awards program, created by the governor’s office in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated … more
While blindness certainly unified participants in Thursday’s Christmas party for students from Wilson and Franklin counties, their appreciation of music also bonded the group. Bryson Bunn, a … more
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