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Top Headlines for the Week of April 16TH

Easter will be celebrated in churches throughout Kenly, Pine Level, Micro and Lucama this week, and many will gather in community sunrise services on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Kenly, NC, Micro, NC, Lucama, NC, Pine Level, NC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Independent Weekly

Man charged in Kansas shooting once a prominent neo-Nazi in North Carolina

On Sunday, the eve of Passover, 73-year-old F. Glenn Miller allegedly shot dead three people, including a 14-year-old Eagle Scout, then shouted "Heil Hitler" from the back seat of a police car following his arrest.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, Camp Lejeune

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Editorial: Answering darkness with light

Try we might, eliminating hatred from our world has not yet been accomplished. We'd like to think some day it will happen.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Eastern Wake News

Zebulon Fire Department entering contract with Johnston County

But the subdivision is only accessible from Wake County. And while it is more than five miles from the Corinth Holders department, it is less than three miles from the Zebulon station.

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Related Topix: Zebulon, NC, Wake County, NC, Fire

Eastern Wake News

Court documents show domestic violence preceded Wendell shooting

Last week's shooting in Wendell, which left Latonya Holden hospitalized, her parents dead and her husband jailed on murder charges offered support to research that suggests victims of domestic violence are in the most danger in the first three months to a year after they try to leave an abusive relationship.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Wendell, NC, Wake County, NC

WRAL.com

Teacher pay report gets chilly reception

The report stops short of recommending legislative action to address teacher pay this session.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Charlotte

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Smithfield Herald

New money opens for recreation

Last week, County Commissioners agreed to create an application process for seeking money from Johnston's open-space fund.

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Related Topix: Smithfield, NC, Selma, NC, Princeton, NC, Pine Level, NC, Benson, NC

ABC11

Man charged in Kansas killing has North Carolina ties

A man with ties to the Triangle area faces hate crime charges after police say he went on a shooting spree that killed three people in Kansas Sunday.

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WWAY-TV Wilmington

VOTE 2014: 2 Democrats, 3 Republicans run to replace McIntyre in US House

This fall someone new will win the 7th District seat in the US House of Representatives representing much of southeastern North Carolina.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mike McIntyre, US House of Representatives, Democrat, New Hanover County, NC

The Smithfield Herald

Clayton lawyer David Ford vies for Johnston County clerk of court

On an office door at 442-B E. Main St. in Clayton, white letters spell "The Ford Firm, PLLC." That's where attorney David Ford handles dozens of cases each month in real estate, election law and small- business matters.

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Related Topix: Clayton, NC, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi, Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC

The Smithfield Herald

Daughtry faces primary challenger

Daughtry, 73, is in his 11th term in the House, representing District 26, which encompasses northwestern Johnston County, including all of Clayton and most of Smithfield.

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Related Topix: Clayton, NC, Smithfield, NC, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Smithfield Herald

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One week before Will Crocker announced he would retire after 36 years as Johnston County's clerk of court, Michelle Creech Ball sat down across a table from him and told him her plans.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Smithfield, NC, Micro, NC, Barton College

Thu Apr 10, 2014

News Observer

Smithfield mayor: Residents should 'raise bloody hell' about town's high school

In an interview with local radio station WTSB this week, Mayor John Lampe said residents should “show up at every school board meeting with a bag of rotten tomatoes and start throwing them at people and raise bloody hell about everything that’s wrong” at Smithfield-Selma High School, which consistently performs lower than almost any ... (more)

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Related Topix: Smithfield, NC, Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc.

Wed Apr 09, 2014

ABC11

Tough talking local mayor criticizes school system

A local mayor is boldly criticizing the Johnston County School District saying the town of Smithfield should sue the school system.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Smithfield, NC

Kenly News

NJH band members named to All County, All District

Members of the All-County Band from North Johnston High School include, front row, from left; Brianna Ledger, Olivia Padgett, Katlynn Peele.

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Related Topix: Mount Olive College

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Cary News

Holly Springs, Cary ranked among most affordable places in NC

A real estate blog has ranked Holly Springs and Cary in its top-10 list of most affordable places to live in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Holly Springs, NC

Mon Apr 07, 2014

News Observer

Mike Huckabee endorses Woody White in 7th Congressional District

Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and former presidential candidate, is endorsing Republican Woody White in the 7th Congressional District GOP primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Wilmington, NC, Fayetteville, NC

The Smithfield Herald

Insurance agent Keith Brinson running for Johnston County Commissioners.

In the Republican Party primary, Brinson is running against Chad Stewart, who was appointed to District 3 seat last year after the death of his father, longtime commissioner Wade Stewart.

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Related Topix: Wade, NC, Four Oaks, NC, Brogden, NC, Princeton, NC

The Smithfield Herald

Senior Games return

For the 27th year in a row, seniors are gathering across Johnston County to compete in games and showcase artwork.

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Related Topix: Bailey, NC, Pine Level, NC, Zebulon, NC, Clayton, NC

The Smithfield Herald

JCC launches degree initiative

English instructor Tara Thompson, right, discusses course options with Isaiah Telfer during an advising appointment.

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