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Erin Peoples is pictured with boyfriend Austin "Catfish" Potter, who is originally from Kenly. Potter drowned May 14 at Atlantic Beach while attempting to rescue Peoples' 5-year-old son, who also drowned.

North Johnston mourns drowning victim

KENLY — The North Johnston High School community is mourning the loss of Austin “Catfish” Potter, who drowned May 14 in Atlantic Beach while trying to rescue his girlfriend’s 5-year-old …
A construction worker for Carolina Construction Plus of Selma begins the demolition of the JR Outlet's facade. The building, located off Interstate 95 in Selma, will become the Tri-East Collaborative Center. The center will include a food hall along with mixed-use, office and multi-family projects. It will provide event and meeting space, business incubator, medical and retail space.

Major renovation underway at JR Outlet site

SELMA — Major renovation is underway at the former JR Outlet. The project won’t affect JR Cigars, the tobacco shop and cigar lounge. The property, now called the Triangle East Collaborative, …
Princeton High School graduates celebrate commencement last year in the Deacon Jones gymnasium.

High school graduations scheduled

SMITHFIELD — More than 2,500 Johnston County high school seniors comprising the class of 2019 will be graduating from Johnston County high schools on May 31. “While graduations represent a …
Reggie Holley, a member of the Johnston County Education Summit, addresses Johnston County school board members on May 14. Holley was prohibited from mentioning two African American former principals who were transferred to central office positions.

Superintendent accused of ‘marginalizing’ black leaders

SMITHFIELD — A community leader told the Johnston County Board of Education on May 14 that African Americans at the school district’s central office have been “marginalized under the …
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Our Opinion: Censorship calls for policy change on school board

Johnston County’s school board chairman censored a concerned citizen’s remarks last week, enforcing a ban on discussion of personnel matters that a neighboring county scrapped last year after …

2 charged in killing after missing woman's body found in shallow grave

Weathercast: Heat returns with Sunday reaching mid-90s

Attorney general takes e-cigarette maker to court

Law school grad plans to continue volunteer work

Johnston Health Clayton earns top safety score

Assisted living facility nearing completion

Corinth Holders Elementary parent addresses bus driver shortage

Treasurer seeks lower costs, clearer prices in state health plan

DaVita dialysis clinic coming to Kenly

Courthouse to host Memorial Day ceremony

Rhythm and passion drive Spartan Thunder’s success

Coats appointed District Court judge

Digital marketing agency can extend businesses’ reach

School board’s $84M budget awaits county’s approval

School board approves $2.3M security vestibule contract

Wayne County schools name teacher, principal of the year

European Union officials visit Johnston County leaders

Selma council applauds man’s litter collection effort

Fifth Street Community Garden brings people together

JCC celebrates commencement

Graduating seniors visit elementary schools

Weathercast: 90-degree heat makes early arrival this weekend

Suspect arraigned in 1972 murder case

May 21 NCDOT open house set for Johnston, Wayne U.S. 70 Upgrades

Weathercast: Sunny, clear skies with a warming trend this week

Suspect arraigned in 1972 murder case

Lee promoted to sergeant

Beyer promoted to lieutenant

Johnstonian News owner forms Restoration Newsmedia

College receives $200K Golden Leaf grant

Officials: Teen vaping a major health issue

Students show off robot at Ham & Yam Festival

Johnston Health honors infection prevention practitioner

Free dental service offered Friday


Albert Thomas Jr.

Weathercast: Heat returns with Sunday reaching mid-90s

After a brief respite from the heat Tuesday and Wednesday, 90-degree temperatures will come roaring back with a vengeance later this week, Albert Thomas Jr. explains in this week's installment of The …

County panel: Build new animal shelter ‘as quick as we can’

County commissioners want to expedite plans to build a new animal shelter that would more than triple the current shelter’s capacity for stray dogs and cats. On Tuesday, the county’s Animal …

Atlantic Coast Pipeline developer to launch Supreme Court appeal

Hemp risk and reward: Regional meeting shows high interest in newly legal crop

New eatery combines barbecue styles, flavors

Wreck victim identified as Wilson County man

‘Education is the key’: School unlocked future for 3 decades of black children

Vashti Perry, the daughter of a former slave, went to school, completed high school and began a legacy of education in her family that now includes three generations of college graduates. Perry …

Spring Hope museum celebrates local sports

Spring Hope to consider electronic gaming center

Embers to headline 2019 pumpkin festival


Ned Walsh

A historical perspective on abortion

In today’s heated political climate, abortion stirs immediate strong emotions. For many journalists, it is the “elephant in the room” some seek to avoid. My purpose is not to stake out a pro …

Keith Barnes

Sounds that define a lifetime

We’ve all experienced a myriad of sounds or noises during our lives, including some that stay with us and become either pleasant or not-so-pleasant memories. As you read about sounds I recall, …

Top sports stories
North Johnston batter Jordyn Scott executes the bunt that scored Blayke Batten and tied the score at 2-2 in the sixth inning of Thursday's game at North Johnston's George Daniels Field. The Southern Nash catcher is Elisabeth Collie.

NJ wins clash of conference champions

KENLY — The late-season clash of varsity softball conference champions took a dramatic, abrupt turn in the bottom of the sixth inning on a hot, sun-splashed Thursday afternoon on North Johnston …
Lady Bulldogs drop game 1 of East Region finals series to Camden County

CAMDEN — The Princeton High varsity softball team showed its youth in game 1 of the of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1-A softball East Regional finals series against Camden …

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Courthouse to host Memorial Day ceremony

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Council of Veterans Organizations will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 inside the Johnston County Courthouse, 207 E. Johnston St. Retired …

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