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CLAYTON — Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old woman found dead this afternoon in her apartment in the 600 block of North O’Neil Street near downtown. more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston has reported a 22nd COVID-19 death, and the number of confirmed cases in the county has topped 500. The 22nd person to die was a resident of Springbrook Rehabilitation … more
SMITHFIELD — Eric Bracy, Johnston’s new school leader, will earn $195,000 in wages in the year ahead, though his total compensation will be more. That’s because the contract he signed … more
SMITHFIELD — Eric Bracy is moving next door. The superintendent of Sampson County schools will take the helm of Johnston’s public schools on July 1. The Johnston County Board of Education … more
SMITHFIELD — Sunday’s protest March through Smithfield and Selma took place without the violence that has marred other protests across the country. Sheriff Steve Bizzell thinks it helped that … more
SMITHFIELD — Art Stanley has resigned as chief financial officer of Johnston County’s public schools. The school system said Stanley would become chief financial officer of Wilson County … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Johnston County has climbed to 466, the Public Health Department reported on Monday. Here are the county’s COVID-19 numbers as of Monday … more
KENLY — Some North Johnston High School parents penned this tribute to the class of 2020: To the graduates from a few parents. Congratulations to North Johnston’s class of 2020 Tonight … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education has launched a petition drive in support of electing board members from districts. The school board’s District Elections Committee mailed … more
SMITHFIELD — Local buffet restaurants are reopening, and while the way they operate will be different, Johnstonians can still put on their stretchy pants and eat to their heart’s … more
KENLY — Horns honked, sirens wailed and crowds cheered as North Johnston High School seniors took part in a parade Friday evening. Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters led more than 150 … more
FOUR OAKS — Heavy rainfall on Thursday didn’t stop hundreds of Johnstonians from lining up in their cars for free COVID-19 tests. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., CommWell Health offered testing for the … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 100 people on Sunday peacefully protested the death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several … more
SMITHFIELD — Smithfield’s Chick-fil-A is apologizing after an employee shared a social media post the restaurant called “hurtful, ignorant and wrong.” Amid protests over … more
SMITHFIELD — An elected leader’s personal values can sometimes conflict with his public obligations Early in Johnston’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, an email writer … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County’s response to its next hurricane will be different because of the coronavirus. “If a hurricane impacts Johnston County, that’s going to be … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 100 people on Sunday peacefully protested the death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County sheriff's deputies have found 5-year-old Kely Romos, who went missing earlier this afternoon. An email from the county offered no other details. more
SMITHFIELD —  The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 5-year-old girl in the Sandy Lane area west of Smithfield. more
Relief from the warm, very humid and occasionally rainy air mass is expected Sunday in the Wilson Times area.  It will probably be Wednesday before summertime weather returns. Saturday … more
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