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SMITHFIELD — The town will seek a $900,000 grant to bring Wi-Fi to four parks and make improvements to the Neuse River amphitheater. The federal Community Development Block Grant would … more
CLAYTON — Saturday’s Johnston County Conservative Rally drew voters who see a nation’s demise under Democrat rule. Warren Leslie, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, said he feared … more
While Canadian air, featuring way below normal temperatures and substantial snowfall, blasts the upper Midwest this weekend, it is going to take a while before any part of that system makes it to the … more
SMITHFIELD — COVID-19 has claimed 64 lives and sickened more than 5,400 people in Johnston, according to the county's Public Health Department.  more
SMITHFIELD — Flu shots for people 12 and older will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 30, at the Johnston County Public Health Department, 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is offering free virtual field trips for elementary school children. more
WILSON — Authorities say a traffic stop led to the arrests of three Wilson men wanted on armed robbery charges in Selma.  Wilson County sheriff’s deputies arrested 22-year-old Marcus … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston schools dropped the ball on virtual learning, a teacher told the Board of Education last week. April Lee, president of the Johnston County Association of Educators, had a … more
SELMA — More than 110,000 hunters in North Carolina don’t vote, and nationwide, that number approaches 2 million, according to the Hunter Nation Foundation. At a dinner Thursday evening at The … more
CLAYTON — Johnston Community College and the Town of Clayton have designs on land that drugmaker Grifols owns at N.C. 42 East and U.S. 70 Business. The college envisions a 49-acre campus with … more
Junior historians place in contests RALEIGH — Two Johnston County residents are among the winners in this year’s Tar Heel Junior Historian Association contests. David Young placed second in … more
KENLY — Councilman Trinity Henderson vented his frustration during yet another discussion of body cameras for Kenly police officers. “We made it clear we wanted body cameras,” Henderson … more
RALEIGH —Dorothy Holley took her first class at N.C. State University in 1983, when she enrolled in summer courses to supplement the classes she was taking in high school. In the years that … more
CLAYTON — Clayton’s property-tax rate is the second highest among Johnston County towns, and it’s higher than any rate in neighboring Wake County, according to the N.C. Department of … more
SMITHFIELD — In North Carolina, nearly 88 percent of students who started high school in 2016 graduated this year. Johnston County fared even better. That’s the Johnston County school … more
Rotary clubs to hold blood drive Oct. 31 CLAYTON — A blood drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center, 850 N.C. 42 West, Clayton. The … more
Seniors can get high-dose vaccine SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department has high-dose flu vaccine available for adults 65 and older. The high-dose vaccine has four times … more
CLAYTON — Last year, traffic accidents in Clayton killed two people and injured 176 more, police said in an annual report. That same year, the number of crashes climbed 4.7 percent — to 998 from … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Now magazine honored 11 Johnston County residents and one nonprofit during its third annual Johnston Now Honors program. This year’s winners are Chris Johnson, Spirit of … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education last week adopted attendance boundaries for a new elementary school in the Thanksgiving community east of Clayton. The K-5 campus, on schedule … more
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