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The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston County rose to 365 on Wednesday from 361 on Tuesday, the Johnston County Public Health Department reported. Here’s a look at the county's … 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
SELMA — The Vick Park renovation project, a collaborative effort by the Selma Appearance Commission and Selma Public Works Department located at 112 E. Anderson St., is officially complete. To … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education will interview seven applicants for superintendent, board Chairman Todd Sutton said in an email on April 6. The board received 31 … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Health will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. The public may listen to the meeting by calling 336-663-0110 and entering the access code … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Jim Causby announced Monday he has reinstated Bennett Jones as principal of Clayton High School on a probationary … more
SMITHFIELD — Longtime Johnston County Commissioner Jeff Carver said last week he won’t seek re-election to his District 1 seat in 2020. Carver, who made the announcement on Oct. 30, has served … more
The jet stream is continuing to be a friend to The Wilson Times area. Arching up and over the eastern half of the United States, the jet stream is keeping eastern North Carolina mild and … more
SMITHFIELD — Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver laid out an ambitious agenda for the county from the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board. Oliver, the board chairwoman, made a presentation … more
PINE LEVEL — Kay Johnson, executive director of Harbor, Inc., received the 2019 Athena International Leadership Award. Harbor provides safety to victims of domestic abuse and sexual … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Heritage Center and Heritage Commission will unveil five historical markers in various Johnston County locations during June and July. Each unveiling ceremony … more
SMITHFIELD-Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle dropped charges against four suspects in the Cole Thomas disappearance.  Julian Valles Jr., of Dudley, Anthony Ridell James Jr., … more
A rapidly approaching cold front will bring showers and a risk of strong thunderstorms Tuesday followed by pleasant, sunny days Wednesday and Thursday, Al Thomas explains in this week's installment … more
SMITHFIELD — Although Harold Pope has been farming all his life, his real love is writing and performing country music. He also just turned 90 years old, yet shows no signs of slowing down. … more
CLAYTON —The Town of Clayton has closed its playgrounds and park restrooms to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Greenways, trails and parks remain open, the town said in a news … more
North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 has changed his farm in many ways, says Mitch Smith, an owner of Smith’s Nursery near McGee’s Crossroads. “In a normal year, we host field trips from … more
BAILEY — A Nash County woman faces murder and arson charges after deputies say she started a fire that killed a man in the home they shared.  Alayna Renee Sherrod, 32, is accused of … more
SMITHFIELD — Drivers who use Cleveland Road in Johnston County should expect daytime delays following a resurfacing project that began Monday. The work will be done between Interstate 40 and … more
CLAYTON — A former editor of Bon Appétit magazine. A world-famous ukulele player. A model who appeared on album covers, most notably “Whipped Cream & Other Delights” by Herb Alpert and the … more
SMITHFIELD — Voter registration for Johnston County high school students may be an option if the Johnston County Board of Education approves it in August. Johnston County Public Schools Chief of … more
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