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SMITHFIELD — A probation officer who shot an armed man in a wheelchair will not face criminal charges, Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle said on Wednesday. more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Departments is warning Johnstonians about a gift-card scam. When they call, the scammers pretend to be from the Health Department and offer a … more
CLAYTON — Tuscan Ridge Way will close Monday at N.C. 42 to allow a state contractor to continue widening and improving the Johnston County highway. more
CLAYTON — The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for a reverse raffle. The grand prize is $10,000, and tickets are $100 each. The event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Planning Board will review a number of subdivision requests when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, … more
SMITHFIELD — A marketing-assistance workshop for downtown Smithfield business owners is scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Public Library of Johnston County and … more
CLAYTON — Sewage spilled in Clayton on Wednesday when a force main failed, the town reported. About 2,400 gallons of raw sewage spilled into a storm drain and entered Ferrell Spring Branch … more
Tuesday may start out blustery and stormy as Isaias moves through the Wilson Times area, but by afternoon, there should be plenty of sunshine. With winds eventually settling at 10 mph or less and … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County is taking steps to help seniors cool down and stay that way. Community & Senior Services is taking part in the state’s Operation Fan Heat Relief, which … more
SMITHFIELD — A leader in Johnston’s Black community is calling on County Commissioners to make Juneteenth a county holiday. Marlon Lee is a coach and dean of students at Clayton High School. … more
SMITHFIELD — Parents wary of returning their children to brick-and-mortar classrooms can enroll them in the Johnston County school system’s virtual learning program. Below are the school … more
With shoppers preferring to use debit and credit cards instead of cash because of COVID-19, even banks are running short of coins. “We’ve been restricted as to how much we can order at any one … more
SELMA — Steven Hicks wasn’t the right manager for Selma, a town councilman said moments after the town manager resigned on Thursday. “There are just times where something’s just not a good … more
SMITHFIELD — As far as Bryant Spivey knows, no mystery seeds from China have turned up in Johnston County mailboxes. But the head of the county’s Cooperative Extension Services says no one … more
Matt Cuddington had been waiting a long time for the chance to coach the varsity boys basketball team at North Johnston High. The Kenly native and 1997 North Johnston graduate got that chance last … more
SMITHFIELD — With Johnston students in grades 6-12 set to learn remotely, what about middle and high school sports? The jury is still out on that, said Brent Walston, the school system’s … more
CLAYTON — After complaints dating to April, the Clayton Town Council might tweak its food truck rules. “There have been complaints about ice cream trucks and other food trucks parked in … more
SMITHFIELD — As much as parents might want their children to return to school, they’re skeptical of the mandate that all students wear a mask. “I get it,” said Megan Ashley Piper. “K-5 … more
SMITHFIELD — In a survey, most Johnston parents and teachers said they wanted children to return to their classrooms. But in written comments to the Board of Education, a vocal minority said … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston County eclipsed 3,000 over the weekend, the Health Department reported.  Here are the numbers for Johnston as of 4:15  p.m. … more
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