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SMITHFIELD — N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper controls when and how North Carolina will reopen. That ball is out of Johnston County’s court. “I’ve tried to explain to everybody that we can’t open … more
SMITHFIELD — By now, many pet owners know the drill. When they arrive at the veterinarian’s office, they won’t carry or walk their pet into the lobby. Instead, someone on the vet’s staff … more
With no events to shoot, the county’s professional photographers are starting to wonder how long they can hang on. “The week of March 8, that’s kind of when everything sort of slowed … more
SMITHFIELD — The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is seeking $400,000 from Smithfield taxpayers to maintain current staffing and services. The request, which library director … more
CLAYTON — For Ishauna Jackson and her fiance, Christian Rasner, nothing has brought them more joy than being new parents. The couple welcomed their daughter, Ilauna Jackson-Rasner, on April 6. … more
A survey shows staggering losses among Johnston business owners, who don’t trust the Small Business Administration to help them stay afloat. One owner faulted the Payroll Protection Plan for not … more
Organizers have canceled this year’s 301 Endless Yard Sale. They’ll try again next June. In a news release, the Johnston County Visitors Bureau, one of the organizers, cited Gov. Roy … more
Johnston County fans of live music can’t attend concerts in person, but they can listen to them from the comfort of their homes. They can even applaud, sort of. For the past month, The Clayton … more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has moved North Carolina into Phase 1 of reopening North Carolina. What that means, generally, is that Johnstonians can go shopping again, though retailers will have to … more
Like the county’s photographers, Johnston’s florists have been unable to avoid the fallout from North Carolina’s stay-at-home order. “We’ve experienced a tremendous drop in sales with … more
Johnston County Commissioners on May 5 lent financial support to a budding partnership between public and private recreation groups and Clayton Middle School. In short, the partnership will allow … more
A Johnston County team, f(x) Robotics, won the Chairman’s Award on the district level of the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST stands For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and … more
On July 21, the N.C. Department of Transportation was supposed to award a contract for the widening of Interstate 95 from Hodges Chapel Road in Harnett County to Interstate 40 in Johnston. Fallout … more
BENSON — A woman and two dogs died Monday morning in a head-on crash near Benson, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported. The crash occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. on N.C. 50 near its … more
Rising temperatures and minimal chances of precipitation highlight this week in the Wilson Times area. Starting with below-average highs in the upper 60s Tuesday and around 70 Wednesday, southerly … 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 … more
Organizers have canceled this year’s 301 Endless Yard Sale. They’ll try again next June. In a news release, the Johnston County Visitors Bureau, one of the organizers, cited Gov. … more
CLAYTON — After seeing the bond between a K-9 handler and dog while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Clayton police officer Stephen Carter was hooked. “Watching the dog and the bond … more
Johnston County offers update on COVID-19 cases. more
SMITHFIELD — Police are investigating after finding a body outside the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield. Police found a man's body around 1:45 p.m. Sunday behind a heating … more
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