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Thursday Aug 28 | Kenly News

Man charged in multiple crimes - Bond set at $1 million

Several recent incidents of home invasion, sexual assault and armed robbery have resulted in the arrest of Tajai Xavair Flonard of Selma.

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Related Topix: Selma, NC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Wake County's 1 millionth resident arrives Friday

But for such a populous county, there are still many places to get away from the teeming masses without leaving home.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC, US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raleigh, NC, Wendell, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Burlington Times News

Refresher course: StreetSafe offers young drivers a route to safe practices

If you have to take a driving course for receiving a traffic citation, it should at least be fun while you learn something.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Alamance County, NC, Gibsonville, NC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Kenly News

Top Headlines for the Week of August 20TH

Johnston County school board members, elected officials and others broke ceremonial ground on Tuesday, Aug. 12, for the new North Johnston Middle School, under construction on Oil Company Road in Micro.

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Related Topix: Micro, NC, Kenly, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Inman News

Why a prominent indie brokerage is affiliating with a powerhouse franchise brand

A Cary, North Carolina-based brokerage, Go Realty , that made a name for itself as an innovative independent firm has joined the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's real estate franchise network.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

News Observer

Four Oaks Bank raises $24 million

After years of trying to raise additional capital to shore up its finances, the corporate parent of Four Oaks Bank has raised $24 million from investors.

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Related Topix: Four Oaks, NC

News Observer

Wilson's Mills officer honored for saving lives during storm

Officer Chris Corbett was patrolling Main Street on Monday, Aug. 11, as heavy rains caused flood waters to rise up to five feet deep on the road surface, according to the police department.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Smithfield Herald

Arts Notes: Aug. 20

The Johnston County Chorale is seeking voices for its 2014-15 season. From Aug. 18 through Sept.

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Related Topix: Smithfield, NC, Education Etc., Clayton, NC, Broadway, NC, Raleigh, NC

The Smithfield Herald

Community Notes: Aug. 20

The Benson Chamber of Commerce is seeking entries for this year's Mule Day parade , which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Four Oaks, NC, Clayton, NC, Coats, NC, Smithfield, NC, Standardized Testing, Education

The Smithfield Herald

School Notes: Aug. 20

Archer Lodge Middle, Timberly Verona Harrington; Benson Elementary, Sandra Robertson; Benson Middle, Tracy Vannurden; Clayton Middle, Thomas J. Presti; Cleveland High, Tara J. Thompson; Corinth Holders Elementary, Faitha Batten; Corinth Holders High, Timothy D. Dugan; Meadow School, Paige Avery Barnes; Polenta Elementary, Jennifer McClure; Powhatan ... (more)

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Related Topix: Smithfield, NC, Tar Heel, NC

The Smithfield Herald

North Middle breaks ground

The ceremony on Aug. 12 drew more than 60 people, including graduates of Micro High School, teachers who will work in the new school and several rising students.

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Related Topix: Micro, NC, Education Etc.

The Smithfield Herald

Junior leaders complete training

This year's graduates are, from left: front row – Renetta Shaw and Sandra Luna, both of South Johnston High School; Jessica Ibarra-Alamos, Smithfield-Selma High; Katie Skinner, Cleveland High; Lindsay Barnes, West Johnston High; and Shanika Daniels, North Johnston; and back row – Robin Braswell, Early College Academy; Raequan Smith, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Selma, NC, Clayton, NC, Princeton, NC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Goldsboro News-Argus

Kayakers rescued after flipping

Emergency responders from Wayne and Johnston counties helped rescue four kayakers on the Neuse River Saturday after two of the watercraft overturned.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Career development workshops capped by...

June Atkinson, state superintendent of North Carolina public schools, said her grandfather loved the tradition of a family reunion in the hill country of Virginia.

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Related Topix: Watauga County, NC, Raleigh, NC

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Smithfield Herald

Dominion to reroute natural gas pipeline extension, avoid Clayton

The latest map of a proposed natural-gas pipeline no longer shows an extension to Raleigh, an omission that could bypass some Johnston County homes that had been in the project's original path.

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Related Topix: Clayton, NC, Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, Fayetteville, NC

The Smithfield Herald

Trusted to provide hope

While on vacation recently, I had the rare opportunity to read a novel. In it, two of the characters were having a conversation in which one said to the other, "Like most things that last, trusting is a process."

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The Smithfield Herald

An old church moves to new ground

Bucking general trends for Christian congregations across the United States, Blackman's Grove is growing, mostly because of a baby boom that has created the need for additional Sunday School classrooms.

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The Smithfield Herald

Project Lazarus comes to county

The drop box for old medications is available in the Smithfield Police Department lobby from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Related Topix: Smithfield, NC, Selma, NC, Drugs

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Kenly News

Groundbreaking held for new North Johnston Middle School

Johnston County school board members, elected officials and others take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new North Johnston Middle School on Oil Company Road in Micro on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Those participating include, from left; Rick Hester, Ted Godwin, Tony Braswell, Dr. Peggy Smith, Keith Branch, Donna White, Mike Wooten, Butler Hall, Jim ... (more)

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Related Topix: Micro, NC

Kenly News

Top Headlines for the Week of August 13TH

Banana peppers grown on a local farm that are also processed at a nearby manufacturing facility eventually make their way to grocery stores, kitchens, picnic tables, and lunch boxes throughout the nation to be eaten and enjoyed by consumers.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Wilson County, NC

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