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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 … more
Brief morning showers in the Wilson Times area Saturday are expected to quickly move to the coast by early afternoon, with sunshine pushing high temperatures to near 70 degrees. Calming winds and … more
SMITHFIELD — Tom Williams is interim CEO of Johnston UNC Health, whose hospitals in Clayton and Smithfield are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. “The best description of our mood … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education will interview seven applicants for superintendent, board Chairman Todd Sutton said in an email on April 6. The board received 31 applications … more
SMITHFIELD — With the indefinite postponement of this year’s Ham & Yam Festival, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corp. suffered a financial loss it hopes to recover in other ways. As … more
To plant and harvest their crops, many Johnston farmers rely on seasonal workers who enter this country annually through the federal H-2A visa program. So when the United States began sealing its … more
SMITHFIELD — Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Johnston businesses are committing random acts of kindness. Not long after Gov. Roy Cooper closed restaurant dining rooms, the folks at Smithfield’s … more
CLAYTON — Grant Harris and Alexis Patterson are now husband and wife. But their ceremony on March 28 was far from what they imagined when they began planning it months before. The couple saw … more
While many businesses are suffering because of North Carolina’s response to the coronavirus, gun shops are not. At Clayton Guns on U.S. 70 Business, sales have tripled in the last month, said … more
SMITHFIELD — Dr. Marilyn Pearson’s update to County Commissioners on April 6 was sobering. “We are seeing a drastic increase in our numbers,” the director of the Johnston County Public … more
MICRO — Donna Talton, a teacher’s assistant and mom, knows what other Johnston parents are going through as they try to help teach their suddenly homebound children. “We are not … more
SMITHFIELD — After her husband, Howard, passed away in January, Theresa Harris of Clayton was left with a closet full of medical supplies she didn’t need, including face shields, disposables … more
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have made some adjustments to our daily routines. No more eating out at restaurants. No sports events, concerts, school, traditional church services, and the … more
SMITHFIELD — Mayor Andy Moore last week appealed to the county to disclose more information about coronavirus cases in Johnston. “Many people have asked me, ‘How many cases do we have in … more
SMITHFIELD — County Commissioners on April 6 awarded $808,742 in grants to towns and community groups that offer recreation in Johnston. Some of the grants would normally require a match from … more
Ashley and Tyler Riva put their Cleveland community home on the market amid a pandemic. It sold within 72 hours. The quick sale came as no surprise to the couple’s real estate agent, Angelina … more
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Johnston County farmers want consumers to know the food they produce is safe. “We have had food-safety certifications for 10 years for our practices in the field … more
Policy identify stabbing victim CLAYTON — Police have identified the young man found dead inside his car after a crash Thursday night on Shotwell Road. Dustin Haywood Rogister of High … more
Johnston County most recently earned an F from a website that’s grading states and counties on their compliance with stay-at-home orders. normally uses location data gleaned from … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school leaders don’t know when meal service will resume, but they do have an idea what it might look like when it returns. Not long after Gov. Roy Cooper shuttered North … more
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