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SMITHFIELD­ — Maps of Johnston County towns and townships are the latest targets of ongoing restoration and preservation efforts in the Johnston County Register of Deeds Office. “The town … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health isn’t the same hospital it was just a month ago, says Dr. Rodney McCaskill, an Emergency Department doctor and the hospital’s chief medical officer. “Most all … more
CLAYTON — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing teen. Marissa Reiner, 17, left home May 19 and has not contacted her family since then. She was last seen that day … 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
SELMA — St. John AME Church, 400 Watson St. W., will celebrate women’s day at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 with the Rev. Veronica Murphy as speaker. A service will be held at 3 p.m. the same day with … more
BENSON — The town of Benson brought in a familiar face to fill the role of town manager. During a special session Nov. 26, commissioners chose to give Fred Nelson the job he’d been doing on an … more
ANGIER — Singer-songwriter Mark Bishop will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church, 4440 Piney Grove Road, Angier. For 17 … more
RALEIGH — A series of editorials that helped reform the Johnston County Board of Education’s public comment policy have earned the Johnstonian News a first-place award in a state journalism … more
SMITHFIELD — A Johnston County Board of Education committee will explore electing school board members from districts, much like county commissioners do. Peggy Smith will lead the committee, … more
SMITHFIELD — The man found dead Sunday afternoon in Smithfield was Bobby Ray Bailey, 42, of 5383 Cleveland Road, Clayton, according to an incident report on file with the Smithfield Police … more
SELMA— During an open house and reception held in their honor on Friday, donors and invited guests were given an opportunity to see firsthand what’s been going on for the past 3 ½ years with the … more
SMITHFIELD — Older folks in Smithfield remember the building as the Gabriel Johnston Hotel. Younger ones recall that it was Smithfield’s town hall for better than three decades. Everyone knows … more
SMITHFIELD — After a good meal, a team from Smithfield-Selma High School is headed to the nation’s capital. Last month in Charlotte, the one senior and four juniors won a statewide cooking … more
PRINCETON — Lesly and Rosa Lee Martin Holt were supposed to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with scores of friends and family. “We had invited about 150 people, some from out of … more
CLAYTON— Johnston County sheriff’s detectives are seeking two of three suspects in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Clayton youth. Deputies were dispatched to a shooting at 103 Blackthorne … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Board of Education Chairman Mike Wooten said Sept. 11 the issue of Principal Bennett Jones’ transfer from Clayton High School should be resolved in two … more
CLAYTON — The Town Council last week delayed action on a resolution that would have rationed sewage-treatment capacity in Clayton. Through its own treatment plant and access to plants in Wake … more
KENLY — Wyatt Scott is Kenly’s Firefighter of the Year. He was among several firefighters the Kenly Fire Department honored at its annual awards banquet earlier this winter. Scott received … more
SMITHFIELD — From her home on Brogden Road, Phyllis Toole whips up lap-sized quilts with zippers, pockets, Velcro strips, buttons and shoestrings — all to keep busy the hands of hospitalized … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County government has some advice for businesses and churches that are reopening their buildings: Flush those water lines. Gov. Roy Cooper this week told nonessential … more
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