Thursday, February 25, 2021






‘We’re Going To Lose A Friend As Well As A Colleague’

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Sears worker retiring after 50 years Geneva Watson started working at the Sears on Cumberland Avenue 50 years ago, selling household appliances. She is retiring...

Local Organizations Receiving Lifesaving Bicycle Helmets To Distribute To Children

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A record number of children, 11,850 total, across the state will be receiving lifesaving bicycle helmets through the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Helmet...

Middle East Connection: How One Book Led To An International Movement

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One little connection she never knew existed linked CommWell Health’s CEO Pamela Tripp, of Dunn, to the other side of the world. Now, she...

Commissioners Approve Rezoning Cases

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Johnston County Commissioners approved several rezoning cases during their February meeting.  Mideast Materials LLC of Dunn won approval to rezone 134 acres out of a...

Oldest Motel In Dunn Coming Down

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Mayor William Elmore broke a tie on a proposed ordinance to demolish the Downtown Motor Court. With council members split 3-3 on the issue, Elmore...

Deputies Injured Arresting Suspect In Domestic Incident

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Two Johnston County deputies were injured while attempting to arrest a suspect.  Just before 10:00am Monday, deputies were dispatched to a domestic incident on...

Boat Stops Traffic On Interstate 95

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DUNN - Southbound lanes of Interstate 95, between the 70 and 71 mile markers, were closed Wednesday afternoon after a boat separated from the...

Suspect In Convenience Store Burglaries Captured Following Chase

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A Smithfield man was apprehended early this morning (Wednesday) following a two county chase that started in Wake County and ended in Johnston County. One...

Catalytic Converter Thefts Reported

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Two churches and one business reported catalytic converters thefts this week. Calvary Baptist Church at 283 NC 55 Highway, Dunn reported Monday a catalytic converter...

Elderly Woman Struck And Killed While Walking To Mailbox

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An 80 year-old woman was struck and killed while crossing the road to check her mailbox.  The accident was reported around 5:20pm Monday in...