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SMITHFIELD — Democratic and Republican voters in Johnston County were largely in step with their fellow North Carolinians in Tuesday’s primary elections. With more than 80 percent of … more
The Wilson Times area is likely to get wet Tuesday as showers spread through North Carolina, particularly in the afternoon and evening. How much rain will be added to the weekly total on Thursday … more
CLAYTON — The town’s plan to build a new sewage-treatment plant just got a financial boost. On Feb. 19, Clayton received word that it had secured a $30 million loan from the Clean Water State … more
WILSON’S MILLS — The state will begin transforming U.S. 70 this fall. The N.C. Department of Transportation has finalized plans to replace the highway’s intersections at Wilson’s Mills and … more
RALEIGH — A series of editorials that helped reform the Johnston County Board of Education’s public comment policy have earned the Johnstonian News a first-place award in a state journalism … more
SMITHFIELD — A computer breach exposed information on more than half of all Johnston County government employees, the county said in a news release on Friday. The breach did not occur inside the … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston is a financially healthy county that spends a lot tax dollars on its public schools. That’s the message commissioners took away recently from an audit of the county’s … more
SMITHFIELD­ — Maps of Johnston County towns and townships are the latest targets of ongoing restoration and preservation efforts in the Johnston County Register of Deeds Office. “The town … more
SMITHFIELD — After a good meal, a team from Smithfield-Selma High School is headed to the nation’s capital. Last month in Charlotte, the one senior and four juniors won a statewide cooking … more
KENLY — Wyatt Scott is Kenly’s Firefighter of the Year. He was among several firefighters the Kenly Fire Department honored at its annual awards banquet earlier this winter. Scott received … more
PINE LEVEL — After almost 40 years in Town Hall, Sharon Thompson has retired as town clerk. Her last day on the job was Jan. 31. Thompson’s fellow employees gathered that day for a luncheon in … more
SMITHFIELD — After placing first in 2019, Smithfield-Selma High School’s restaurant-management team finished second this year. Coach Brenda Lillard said she was proud of her squad. “Our … more
CLAYTON — Georgia Price of Clayton has been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. To qualify, a student must … more
PINE LEVEL — After a lifetime of service to others, the Rev. Howard Scott is leaving the pulpit of Pine Level Original Free Will Baptist Church. Scott, whose last day will be in March, has been … more
CLAYTON — The Woman’s Club of Clayton will hold its Spring Fling brunch and fashion show from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Brick & … more
RALEIGH — Kenly’s Tobacco Farm Life Museum was the benefactor when 535 people gathered recently for breakfast with N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. The annual breakfast, held on … more
Cold air is expected to stick around Saturday and Saturday night, but starting Sunday, the Wilson Times area will enjoy quickly moderating temperatures. There is little chance of precipitation … more
Morning showers in the Wilson Times area Tuesday will likely become sparse by afternoon, with probabilities around 20% into Wednesday morning. Temperatures, meanwhile, are forecast to climb to the … more
CLAYTON — Carolyn Cash has a long record of service to her country. Now, she says, it’s time to serve her county. “I am running for school board because I served my country for 24 years … more
SMITHFIELD — By a wide margin this month, the Johnston County Board of Education adopted a policy that governs the role of board members in handling complaints. The lone dissenting vote came … more
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