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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
The state has temporarily closed Johnston Correctional Institution and reassigned its staff to support operations at Neuse Correctional Institution, home to a large coronavirus outbreak, the N.C. … more
SMITHFIELD — Before the Johnston County Board of Education met earlier this month, its policy on employee conduct with students numbered 132 words. It now totals 1,221. Broadly speaking, the old … more
SMITHFIELD — What would happen if most Johnston high schools ran on the same schedule, starting and ending the day at the same time? And what if most of the county’s elementary and middle … more
SMITHFIELD — Because of the coronavirus, Community & Senior Services of Johnston County has shuttered its centers for active aging, what Johnstonians used to call senior centers. “All … more
CLAYTON — After moving his wife, two daughters and the family dog more than 3,000 miles, then living with in-laws for a month, the town’s newest hire is on the job. Patrick Pierce, a native of … more
While sequestered at home because of COVID-19, Johnstonians are apparently completing the 2020 census. As of April 15, Johnston ranked ninth among N.C. counties in completing the census, according … more
PINE LEVEL — Upgrades to the town’s water and sewer systems are closer to getting under way, according to town’s consultant on the project. On April 21, Pine Level was scheduled to open bids … more
SMITHFIELD — Dr. Rodney McCaskill has a unique perspective on Johnston Health’s Smithfield hospital. His role as chief medical officer gives him a broad view of the hospital’s coronavirus … more
CLAYTON — Police need help identifying three young men who went on a graffiti bombing run Sunday morning in downtown. The three spray-painted more than a dozen properties, including a historic … more
CLAYTON — Even amid a pandemic, towns have work they must do. They have to resurface streets, trim tree limbs away from power lines, install street signs, repair broken sidewalks. Rusty … more
CLAYTON — While others stay home to avoid exposure to the coronavirus, the county’s firefighters, paramedics and 911 dispatchers are on the frontlines of the pandemic. more
Committee to police Selma’s appearance SELMA — The town will start fining people who park in their yards, leave their trash bin the wrong place and fail to mow their grass. The town’s … more
A group that calls itself Reopen NC wants Gov. Roy Cooper to, well, reopen North Carolina to business. Cooper says that could be disastrous. What do Johnston lawmakers think? Most did not … more
CLAYTON — Baseballs, children’s toys, plastic cups and diapers. Those are some of the items Clayton residents have flushed down their toilets. leading to clogged sewer lines that take time and … more
KENLY — In her role as a corporate health consultant for Johnston Health, Jaime Pearce schedules blood pressure and blood glucose screenings for employees of local companies and makes appointments … 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
More showers and thunderstorms are in this week's forecast for the Wilson Times area, but first come a couple of mostly dry days with plenty of sunshine. Tuesday should start out sunny. As a … more
SMITHFIELD — Having trouble finding ground beef and chicken? How about paper towels and toilet paper? Food distributor Sysco and the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce can help with … more
SMITHFIELD — Starting April 21, Johnston County schools will offer one day of hot meals at the 13 schools that will resume meal service next week. Here’s the schedule, with service … more
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