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SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education today canceled all field trips scheduled for this week. Earlier in the day, Wake County schools also canceled field trips after a number … more
Mild temperatures, partly cloudy skies and varying chances of showers headline this week's weather in the Wilson Times area. Temperatures are expected to get to around 70 degrees Tuesday, … more
SMITHFIELD — Judy Williams, a certified hyperbaric technologist, has been named a Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. She works in the Johnston Health Therapeutic Wound Center at Johnston … more
SMITHFIELD — County Commissioners are moving closer to mandating larger lot sizes in rural Johnston while steering denser growth toward the county’s towns. Some Johnstonians think that’s a … more
KENLY — Eric Boyette, a lifelong Kenly resident, is the new secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation. His first day on the job was March 2. “I am honored to be chosen for this … more
SMITHFIELD — In an interview not long after he filed for office, school board hopeful Terry Tippett said he faced an uphill campaign. He hailed from a sparsely populated corner of Johnston … more
SMITHFIELD — Years ago, Johnston County used a formula to fund its public schools. Perhaps it’s time to do so again, Butch Lawter told his fellow county commissioners on March 2. A formula … more
CLAYTON — The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is calling on school and county leaders to unite in support of better Johnston schools. These are difficult days for the county’s schools. Their … more
Here’s a recap of selected raises from last week’s primary in Johnston County. President Democrat — As he did in North Carolina and much of the South on Super Tuesday, former vice … more
tstocks@johnstoniannews.com | 919-740-6834 National issues like the economy, health care, abortion and LGBTQ rights were on voters minds as they cast their ballots at churches, schools and fire … more
KENLY — Carlos Olivero, the new owner of Kenly’s Piggly Wiggly, says shoppers can expect the same “hometown family atmosphere” they enjoyed under Butch and Lisa Matthews. The Bailey couple … more
SELMA — To some, Malik Shepherd was a name in a headline, a young man shot dead at age 19. To others, he’s a cautionary tale. But those who knew him best called him an inspiration who lived in … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Writers Group will meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 305 … more
CLAYTON — The Clayton Senior for Active Aging — the place where seniors gather for meals and activities — was never designed for that purpose. The space, at 303 Dairy Road, is 3,000 square … more
DURHAM — Clayton High School graduate Trevor Malik VanDyke loved football and dreamed of becoming a real estate agent and entrepreneur after his playing days were done. Those dreams ended in a … more
The Johnston County school system says it has acted after a parent said she took her daughter out of school out of fear for her safety. The parent … more
High pressure is expected to bring plenty of sunshine to the Wilson Times area this weekend, but it will be a little slow to bring mild temperatures. Rain chances are minimal until Tuesday. A … more
SMITHFIELD — Jimmy Lawrence has resigned as attorney for the Johnston County Board of Education. more
PRINCETON — A Smithfield-area woman died Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 70 near Dr. Donnie H. Jones Jr. Boulevard, the Highway Patrol reported. Lisa Suzette Hamilton, 55, … more
SMITHFIELD — Police think a disgruntled man assaulted and robbed his grandmother before leading law enforcement on a chase. more
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