Serving Kenly, Selma, Smithfield, Princeton & Pine Level since 1973
Local
Johnston County Board of
Commissioners District 01

Fred
Smith, Jr.

Rep

Fred Smith, Jr.
Votes 60,692
Percentage 58.46%
Precincts 36 of 36

Justin
David King

Dem

Justin David King
Votes 43,134
Percentage 41.54%
Precincts 36 of 36
Johnston County Board of
Commissioners District 02

Ted
Godwin

Rep

Ted Godwin
Votes 65,551
Percentage 63.39%
Precincts 36 of 36

Wendy
Ella May

Dem

Ella May
Votes 37,851
Percentage 36.61%
Precincts 36 of 36
Johnston County Board of
Commissioners District 04

Larry
Wood

Rep

Larry Wood
Votes 65,789
Percentage 63.66%
Precincts 36 of 36

Alan
Lamont

Dem

Alan Lamont
Votes 37,555
Percentage 36.34%
Precincts 36 of 36
Johnston County Board of
Commissioners District 06

Tony
Braswell

Rep

Tony Braswell
Votes 67,121
Percentage 64.14%
Precincts 36 of 36

Gettys
Cohen, Jr.

Dem

Gettys Cohen, Jr.
Votes 37,525
Percentage 35.86%
Precincts 36 of 36
Johnston County Board of Education

Terry
Tippett

 

Terry Tippett
Votes 39,904
Percentage 12.61%
Precincts 36 of 36

Chuck
Williams

 

Chuck Williams
Votes 30,369
Percentage 9.60%
Precincts 36 of 36

Mike
Wooten

 

Mike Wooten
Votes 41,530
Percentage 13.13%
Precincts 36 of 36

Lyn
Andrews

 

Lyn Andrews
Votes 47,760
Percentage 15.10%
Precincts 36 of 36

Kay
Carroll

 

Kay Carroll
Votes 42,653
Percentage 13.48%
Precincts 36 of 36

Teresa
Grant

 

Teresa Grant
Votes 35,484
Percentage 11.22%
Precincts 36 of 36

Ronald
Johnson

 

Ronald Johnson
Votes 52,716
Percentage 16.66%
Precincts 36 of 36

Rick
Mercier

 

Rick Mercier
Votes 24,076
Percentage 7.61%
Precincts 36 of 36
State
NC State Senate District 10

Brent
Jackson

Rep

Brent Jackson
Votes 56,214
Percentage 65.28%
Precincts 56 of 56

Vernon
Moore

Dem

Vernon Moore
Votes 29,900
Percentage 34.72%
Precincts 56 of 56
NC State Senate District 11

Allen
Wellons

Dem

Allen Wellons
Votes 49,718
Percentage 44.95
Precincts 43 of 43

Lisa
Stone Barnes

Rep

Lisa Stone Barnes
Votes 60,879
Percentage 55.05
Precincts 43 of 43
NC State Senate District 12

Jim
Burgin

Rep

Jim Burgin
Votes 56,919
Percentage 60.91%
Precincts 26 of 26

John
Kirkman

Dem

John Kirkman
Votes 36,527
Percentage 39.09%
Precincts 26 of 26
NC House of Representatives
District 10

John
Bell

Rep

John Bell
Votes 27,655
Percentage 69.80%
Precincts 24 of 24

Carl
Martin

Dem

Carl Martin
Votes 11,963
Percentage 30.20%
Precincts 24 of 24
NC House of Representatives
District 26

Donna
White

Rep

Donna White
Votes 33,274
Percentage 53.73%
Precincts 17 of 17

Linda
Bennett

Dem

Linda Bennett
Votes 21,502
Percentage 34.72%
Precincts 17 of 17

Denton
Lee

Una

Denton Lee
Votes 7,148
Percentage 11.54%
Precincts 17 of 17
NC House of Representatives
District 28

Larry
Strickland

Rep

Larry Strickland
Votes 29,346
Percentage 67.79%
Precincts 19 of 19

Corey
Stephens

Dem

Corey Stephens
Votes 13,943
Percentage 32.21%
Precincts 19 of 19
NC Superintendent of
Public Instruction

Catherine
Truitt

Rep

Catherine Truitt
Votes 2,726,948
Percentage 51.40%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Jen
Mangrum

Dem

Jen Mangrum
Votes 2,578,238
Percentage 48.60%
Precincts 2662 of 2662
NC Lieutenant Governor

Mark
Robinson

Rep

Mark Robinson
Votes 2,773,751
Percentage 51.66%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Yvonne
Lewis Holley

Dem

Yvonne Lewis Holley
Votes 2,595,868
Percentage 48.34%
Precincts 2662 of 2662
National
US PRESIDENT

Donald
J. Trump

Rep

Donald J. Trump
Votes 2,732,084
Percentage 49.98%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Joseph
R. Biden

Dem

Joseph R. Biden
Votes 2,655,383
Percentage 48.57%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Don
Blankenship

Cst

Don Blankenship
Votes 7,341
Percentage 0.13%
Precincts 2603 of 2662

Howie
Hawkins

Gre

Howie Hawkins
Votes 11,758
Percentage 0.22%
Precincts 2603 of 2662

Jo
Jorgensen

Lib

Jo Jorgensen
Votes 46,978
Percentage 0.86%
Precincts 2603 of 2662
US Senate

Thom
Tillis

Rep

Tom Tillis
Votes 2,640,379
Percentage 48.73%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Shannon
W. Bray

Lib

Shannon W. Bray
Votes 167,968
Percentage 3.10%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Cal
Cunningham

Dem

Cal Cunningham
Votes 2,543,672
Percentage 46.94%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Kevin
E. Hayes

Cst

Kevin E. Hayes
Votes 66,668
Percentage 1.23%
Precincts 2662 of 2662
US house of representatives
District 07

David
Rouzer

Rep

David Rouzer
Votes 269,847
Percentage 60.35%
Precincts 195 of 195

Christopher
M. Ward

Dem

Robert Thomas
Votes 176,610
Percentage 39.50%
Precincts 195 of 195
State
NC Governor

Al
Pisano

Cst

Al Pisano
Votes 20,371
Percentage 0.37%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Roy
Cooper

Dem

Roy Cooper
Votes 2,803,782
Percentage 51.48%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Steven
J. DiFiore

Lib

Steven J. DiFiore
Votes 58,818
Percentage 1.08%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Dan
Forest

Rep

Dan Forest
Votes 2,563,258
Percentage 47.06%
Precincts 2662 of 2662
NC Commissioner of Agriculture

Steve
Troxler

Rep

Steve Troxler
Votes 2,874,607
Percentage 53.89%
Precincts 2662 of 2662

Jenna
Wadsworth

Dem

Jenna Wadsworth
Votes 2,459,302
Percentage 46.11%
Precincts 2662 of 2662


Forest

How did Cooper beat Forest? A GOP leader weighs in

By and large, Republican candidates on North Carolina’s ballot fared well on Election Day. One exception was Dan Forest, who lost his bid for governor to incumbent Democrat Roy Cooper, who …
Voters in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana approved ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for adult use in last week's general election. Mississippi residents gave medical cannabis the thumbs-up, and in South Dakota, propositions for both medicinal and recreational marijuana use received voters’ approval.
OPINION

Marijuana bans going up in smoke

As tallies trickled in from battleground states, one outcome was clear after election night: America is going to pot. Voters in New Jersey, Arizona and Montana approved ballot initiatives to …
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest concedes the governor's race to Roy Cooper.

In Selma, Forest concedes governor’s race 

SELMA — Shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest conceded the governor’s race to incumbent Roy Cooper while thanking the hundreds of supporters who packed The Farm at 95. …
Lisa Barnes, left, and Allen Wellons competed to represent Nash and Johnston counties in Senate District 11.

Barnes wins state Senate seat

Lisa Barnes will be moving from the state House to the state Senate. Barnes, R-Nash, decided to run for Senate District 11 rather than seek reelection to House District 7. The gamble paid off with …
Johnson

Two newcomers to join Johnston school board

SMITHFIELD — Johnston voters on Tuesday returned two incumbents and elected two newcomers to the Board of Education. Incumbent Ronald Johnson led the ticket with 52,718 votes, while another …
Braswell

Republicans sweep county board seats

SMITHFIELD — With all precincts reporting, Johnston’s incumbent county commissioners, all Republicans, won reelection, according to unofficial returns. Also, another Republican, Fred …
Brittany Williams of Garner brought her two kids to C3 Church in the Cleveland community on Election Day.  Williams wants the state to lift pandemic restrictions.

Voters differ widely on presidential candidates

Voter opinion on who the next president should be varied widely on Tuesday. Kirk Russell, who voted early for Joe Biden, spent Tuesday campaigning for him at C3 Church in the Cleveland community. …
Campaign volunteers pass the time with conversation on Tuesday.

Turnout underwhelming, campaign volunteers say

For much of the day on Tuesday, voters at Johnston County polling places were scarce. At the Church @ Clayton Crossings, home to West Clayton 2 Precinct, there was no line to vote at 9 a.m. By …
Myhand

Law enforcement prepared but expecting no trouble

Law enforcement agencies in Johnston are expecting little trouble on Election Day. “As an agency, we are not anticipating much,” said Johnston County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff …
Voters wait to cast their ballots Tuesday morning at Ingrams Precinct in Four Oaks.

Voting underway in Johnston County

Election Day voting is underway in Johnston County, and early lines suggest turnout will be strong.
Dr. Gettys Cohen Jr., a candidate for county commissioner, says access to transportation can help lift people out of poverty.

Democratic candidates rally crowd in Johnston

SMITHFIELD — Democratic candidates for state and local offices energized a crowd of voters last week, urging them to get their friends and family to vote.
After tweeting pictures of his ballot before and after voting — a riff on the “How it started vs. how it’s going” relationship meme — T. Greg Doucette said a State Board of Elections investigator phoned him about his violation of the state's ban on photographing an official ballot.
OPINION

States can't defend ballot selfie bans

If you share a snapshot from the voting booth, elections officials might scour your social media pages and offer you a choice: censorship or a criminal charge. That’s what happened to T. …
Where to vote
Bentonville

Bentonville Community Building

8233 Devil's Racetrack Road, Four Oaks

North Boon Hill

Princeton Middle/High School

101 Dr. Donnie H. Jones Jr. Blvd., Princeton

South Boon Hill

Tee's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church

6439 Brogden Road, Smithfield

East Clayton

East Clayton Elementary School

2075 NC 42 Highway, Clayton

North Clayton 1

Hocutt Baptist Church Annex

315 W. Second St., Clayton

North Clayton 2

Clayton Civitan Club

340 McCullers St., Clayton

West Clayton 1

Clayton Middle School

490 Guy RD., Clayton

West Clayton 2

The Church at Clayton Crossings

11407 US Highway 70 West, Clayton

North Cleveland 1

Cleveland Community Church (Front)

8246 Cleveland Road, Clayton

North Cleveland 2

Cleveland Community Church (Side)

8246 Cleveland Road, Clayton

North Elevation

St. Mary's Free Will Baptist Church

7970 Raleigh Road, Benson

South Elevation

Elevation United Methodist Church

5101 Federal Road, Benson

Micro

Micro Fire Department

321 US 301 Highway South, Micro

North O'Neals

Watkins Chapel Baptist Church

5897 NC 231 Highway, Middlesex

South O'Neals

Branch Chapel Free Will Baptist Church

7438 NC 96 Highway North, Selma

Pine Level

Pine Level Elementary School

304 W. Blanche St., Pine Level

North Pleasant Grove 1

Friendly Chapel Baptist Church

11455 NC 50 Highway North, Benson

North Pleasant Grove 2

White Memorial Presbyterian Church

1459 White Memorial Church Road, Willow Spring

East Selma

Selma Elementary School

311 W. Richardson St., Selma

West Selma

Richard B. Harrison Gymnasium

601 W. Noble St., Selma

East Smithfield

First Baptist Church Ministry Center

125 S. Fourth Street, Smithfield

North Smithfield 1

Smithfield Middle School

1455 Buffalo Road, Smithfield

North Smithfield 2

Smithfield Church of God

1710 West Market Street, Smithfield

South Smithfield

South Smithfield Elementary School

301 W. Sanders St., Smithfield

Archer Lodge

Archer Lodge Community Building

14009 Buffalo Road, Archer Lodge

Flowers Plantation

River Dell Elementary School

12100 Buffalo Road, Clayton

Wilson's Mills

Wilson's Mills Baptist Church

652 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield

Southeast Cleveland

Oakland Presbyterian Church

8927 Cleveland Road, Clayton

Southwest Cleveland

Greater Cleveland Athletic Association Gymnasium

8994 Cleveland Road, Clayton

North Wilders

Baptist Tabernacle Church

1599 NC 231 Highway, Wendell

South Pleasant Grove

Providence Presbyterian Church

14664 NC 210 Hwy, Angier

South Clayton

Christ Community Church

1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton

Banner

American Legion Building

605 North Wall Street, Benson

Beulah

Kenly Fire Station

101 West First Street, Kenly

Ingrams

Four Oaks United Methodist Church

302 North Church Street, Four Oaks

Meadow

Meadow School

7507 NC 50 South, Benson