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Selma is located in Johnston County southeast of Raleigh, between Wilson and Fayetteville along US Highway 301 near Smithfield, Kenly, and the Neuse River.

The town began as a station on the North Carolina Railroad and in 1886 the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad built a rail line through town. The recently restored, Selma Union Depot (circa 1924) was built where the tracks intersect by the two railroad companies and is again serving passengers riding Amtrak's daily Carolinian between New York City and Charlotte and Amtrak's daily Palmetto that runs between New York City and Florida.

Selma is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metro area.

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02/23 Coming to The area
Hampton Roads Greek Festival Hampton Roads VA May30-June2 Winner of the Peninsula Gold Award for best outdoor festival in 2012.
Virginia Pork Festival Emporia VA June12 The Virginia Pork Festival is one of the East Coast's largest food festivals, combines outstanding pork dishes with continuous live music from multiple stages.
John Blue Cotton Festival Laurinburg NC October12-13 Performances on an outdoor stage,vendor area with beautifully displayed crafts, clothing, and artwork, and wonderful food prepared by all of the food vendors.