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The Wilson Times area is in the midst of typical summer heat, and there is no relief in sight. High temperatures Saturday through Tuesday, and probably at least a few days beyond, are forecast to … more
SMITHFIELD — When Terry Williams entered JCI’s Individual Placement and Support program in November of 2018, his main focus was to get sober so he could support himself. Once Williams … more
CLAYTON — His mind held an encyclopedic knowledge of plants. His heart was filled with the joy of sharing his love of gardening with others. Now the Town of Clayton and its Parks and … more
SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Economic Development Foundation and local media outlets are joining forces to help small businesses advertise their products and services. more
The Town of Selma has issued the following statement about equality: “The mayor, Town Council members and Town of Selma employees deplore the taking of George Floyd’s life, as well as … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department will offer free COVID-19 testing from 8 to 10 a.m. July 14, 21 and 28. No appointment is necessary. The Health Department is located … more
SMITHFIELD — Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers for Johnston County: Total number of cases — 1,821. Number of new cases from day before — 35. Deaths — … more
CLAYTON — Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center and other North Carolina bowling alleys can reopen, a Wake County judge ruled on Tuesday. more
A car struck and killed a man who was sitting in a Johnston County roadway on Tuesday, the Highway Patrol reported. The fatal acident happened about 5:30 a.m. on N.C. 50 near Old Drugstore Road … more
CLAYTON — The young male bear that had been wandering around Clayton has died. A car struck and killed the bear Thursday morning on U.S. 70 near the Ranch Road exit, the N.C. Wildlife Resources … more
KENLY — Not many small-town budgets jump 70.5 percent in one year. Then again, not many small towns get a nearly $2 million infusion from the federal government. In the year ahead, Kenly … more
A Johnstonian News print or online-only subscription will be required to read stories on starting July 14, parent company Restoration NewsMedia announced. The shift follows a … more
SMITHFIELD — Residential developers have rediscovered Smithfield. After years of modest housing starts, hundreds of homes are either under construction or on the drawing board in and around … more
Yard sale July 11 at Pisgah Baptist SMITHFIELD — A yard sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. till noon Saturday, July 11, at Pisgah Baptist Church, 3689 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Breakfast items will also … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County’s new superintendent of schools took his oath of office on July 1. In brief remarks, Eric Bracy mostly thanked the people who had shaped his life and career — … more
Teachers want to return to their classrooms, says April Lee, head of the Johnston County Association of Educators. But the JCAE and its parent group, the N.C. Association of Educators, share the … more
Stormy weather is expected to move into the Wilson Times area Tuesday afternoon, with searing heat due to arrive by Saturday. A trough and low pressure system to the south, eventually setting up … more
MOUNT OLIVE — Daniel Owen Kornegay II of Princeton is a third-generation farmer and University of Mount Olive alumnus. Together, he and his father own and operate DOK Farms, whose 1,200 … more
CLAYTON — Clayton households will see their water and sewer bills increase about $7 a month under the town’s new budget. The Town Council voted unanimously for the $32 million spending … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education has named new principals for a number of schools. Darrick McNeill will become principal of West Smithfield Elementary School, replacing … more
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