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SMITHFIELD — Students from several Johnston County Public Schools campuses put their poetry knowledge and skills to the test in the district’s Poetry Out Loud and original poem … more
WENDELL — Corinth-Holders High School partnered with Rachel’s Challenge to equip and inspire students to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and … more
SMITHFIELD — Outward appearances can be deceiving. At first glance, The Hut, as the former American Legion log cabin is known, doesn’t doesn’t look like a theater. The Hut, located at 104 S. … more
WILSON’S MILLS — A 29-year-old woman who had been missing for nearly a month has been found alive and well in Pennsylvania, Wilson’s Mills Police Chief A.Z. Williams said. Amanda Megan … more
SMITHFIELD — Olivia was the top girls’ name for Johnston County babies born in 2018 while Elijah and Sebastian tied for the most popular boys’ name, according to Johnston County Register of … more
DURHAM — Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, the public behavioral health managed-care organization for Johnston, Durham, Wake and Cumberland counties, is changing its name to Alliance Health. The new … more
SMITHFIELD — The town of Smithfield’s public utilities department recently won two state awards. At the Jan. 8 town council meeting, Kevin Irby of the North Carolina American Water Works … more
SELMA — Town Manager Elton Daniels’ hiring as Rocky Mount parks and recreation director has become caught up in the controversy over embattled City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney. According to … more
Johnston County shoppers can nominate and support their favorite local businesses as stores, restaurants and service providers compete for bragging rights … more
Yearbook printer Heff Jones has recognized the Princeton High and Clayton High yearbook staffs for the quality of their work. The schools are featured in the latest edition of “Portfolio,” a … more
SMITHFIELD — The North Carolina Farm Bureau provided two teachers in Johnston County Public Schools with $500 grants to help fund innovative agricultural initiatives. N.C. Farm Bureau Ag in the … more
SELMA — A longtime N.C. Department of Transportation employee who retired last year was recognized Thursday for his service to Johnston County. Doug Williams, who retired as the department’s … more
SELMA —Todd Daniels, the new pastor at Selma Baptist Church, said he feels spending time at the Starbucks coffeehouse in neighboring Smithfield is one of the best ways for him to reach members of … more
BENSON — Police are investigating a hit-and-run involving a motorist and Amtrak train that occurred around 2 a.m. Friday at the railroad crossing gates on Main Street. Police said the driver … more
KENLY — Although all receipts and expenses have not been finalized, preliminary estimates indicate that more than $37,000 was raised for the Tobacco Farm Life Museum at the 14th annual Breakfast … more
SMITHFIELD — A media law attorney says the Johnston County Board of Education’s policy of screening public comments before they’re delivered can be used to censor parents and raises First … more
PINE LEVEL — Following a career spanning 23 years and eight months at the Pine Level Department of Public Works, Jeff Crocker has retired. Pine Level town staff honored Crocker recently for his … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education has approved the make-up day plan for the school day missed on Dec. 10. Here are the details: Traditional Calendar • Convert Feb. 18 from … more
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