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It is dark when Linwood Parker arrives at Spooner’s Creek Marina at 5 a.m. By 6:30 a.m., the mayor of Four Oaks is anchors away aboard the Double 07, gazing into the skyline as the sun comes … more
SMITHFIELD — Sheriff Steve Bizzell and his deputies want Johnstonians to protect themselves against COVID-19. “We strongly encourage our citizens to take precautions, such as wearing … more
SMITHFIELD — The JoCo Teach program at Smithfield-Selma High School has received a $120,000 grant from the state’s Education and Workforce Innovation Fund. The grant will provide JoCo … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County reported 1,248 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, up 40 from the day before, according to the Public Health Department. The county gave no details about the … more
Here's the schedule for upcoming COVID-19 testing in Johnston County: CommWell Health McGee’s Crossroads — 70 Crepe Myrtle Drive, Suite 104, Benson. Free testing is available from 8:30 … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County on Tuesday reported its 29th death from COVID-19, and the number of cases that day surpassed 1,200, according to the Public Health Department. The county gave no … more
SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce has named the Johnston County school system’s Teacher of the Year for 2020. She is Amanda Turner, who teaches seventh grade at Clayton … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County high school sports teams can begin voluntary workouts July 6, the school system announced on Wednesday. The optional workouts are for fall sports only, the … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County commissioners on June 15 made short work of their 2020-21 budget. After Commissioner Jeff Carver read a lengthy motion, the board voted unanimously in favor of the … more
SMITHFIELD — The state’s guidelines for reopening North Carolina’s schools in August run 122 pages and tally more than 34,000 words. But here’s the short version of the three possible reopening scenarios. more
Club to offer summer camp SELMA — My Kid’s Club will offer summer camp June 29 through Aug. 12 on the Selma Elementary School campus. Open to young people ages 8-16, the camp will follow … more
CLAYTON — When it happened four years ago, it was Clayton’s first murder in two years, and it shook the town: A 25-year-old shot and killed in a home invasion. Clayton police detectives never … more
LUCAMA — This time of year, the grandstands at Southern National Motorsports Park are usually filled with fans cheering on their favorite drivers on the asphalt oval. But since early March, the … more
The Wilson Times area will likely experience muggy conditions and a chance of showers and thunderstorms through Thursday afternoon. High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday will reach near 90, but … more
KENLY — The Town Council has hired an interim manager. After a closed-door meeting on June 17, the council voted unanimously to hire Ralph Clark, a former manager in a number of towns. more
UNC Health has eased restrictions for visitors to its hospitals in Smithfield and Clayton. Each patient may have one designated, screened visitor in most inpatient areas. More specific details, … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County is encouraging but not requiring residents and visitors to wear face masks to limit the spread of the coronavirus. more
RALEIGH — The N.C. Association of Educators has endorsed Denton Lee for N.C. House District 26. Republican Donna White currently holds the seat. Lee is an independent. Democrat Linda Bennett … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County on Thursday reported its 1,000th COVID-19 case. Meanwhile, the number of Johnstonians hospitalized with the disease climbed to 33, up from 26 the day … more
Flowers have the power to brighten a room, lift spirits, show sympathy at funerals, celebrate special occasions, and the list goes on. University of Mount Olive senior Amber Weaver understands and … more
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