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SMITHFIELD — The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education has named its Educator of the Year. She is Amanda Allen, executive director of social and emotional learning for the Johnston … more
RALEIGH — Johnston County’s public school system has received $100,000 from the U.S. Justice Department’s School Violence Prevention Program. “Protecting the safety and … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston has eclipsed 4,200, according to the county's Public Health Department. Here are the numbers for Johnston as of 5:20 p.m. Sept. … more
SMITHFIELD — For various reasons — some COVID-related, some not — the Johnston County Board of Elections has moved the polling places for six precincts. Here are the precincts … more
The Wilson Times area should enjoy mild temperatures and low humidity Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure to the north pushes light northerly winds our way. High temperatures Tuesday, even with … more
SELMA — In Selma, not enough volunteers are willing to run into burning buildings, perform water rescues in torrential rains and crawl into small spaces to rescue strangers. Like many small … more
SMITHFIELD — The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield has laid off four employees because of funding constraints, the library’s director told the Smithfield Town Council … more
SMITHFIELD — The Landings of Smithfield, an assisted living center at 200 Kellie Drive, has received a deficiency-free inspection from the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation. … more
SMITHFIELD — Despite COVID-19, pet adoptions in Johnston remain strong, the director of the county’s animal shelter said last week. Early on in the pandemic, Johnstonians adopted pets … more
SELMA — With North Carolina emerging even more from its COVID-19 lockdown, the town will hold a modified Railroad Days. The festival will offer virtual events, a model train display, a food … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston students who want to return to their classrooms will be able to do so starting no later than Oct. 19, the Board of Education said on Tuesday. more
SMITHFIELD — In recent meetings, the superintendent’s deputies had tried — sometimes subtly, sometimes not — to dissuade the Board of Education from in-person learning for grades K-5. They … more
SMITHFIELD — Gas prices in Johnston County increased 5 to 8 cents over the state average of $2.11 as two storms approached the Gulf Coast, AAA Carolinas reported last week. “With two storms … more
What’s allowed — and what’s not — in Phase 2.5 of Gov. Roy Cooper’s reopening plan? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Cooper’s latest executive order, which … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College is back in session, but the school’s Smithfield campus looks much different because of COVID-19. For the fall term, 4,837 students are taking at least … more
Here’s the timeline of water rescues that Johnston fire and rescue crews performed over a three-hour span Aug. 31. 8:44 p.m. — floodwater rescue, 3239 Sanders Road, between Interstate 40 and … more
CLAYTON — Kristy Dean finds it hard to talk about the condition of her husband, Jason, a Clayton firefighter with COVID-19. “He is on a ventilator. That’s hard to say,” she said, … more
CLAYTON — In Raleigh, Jason Howard has found success with The Cardinal, a beer and hot dog joint on West Street. Now he’s bringing that concept — and a new one — to the former Flipside … more
SMITHFIELD — The desperate cries and shrill screams of a frantic mother filled the air. Pitch-black sky and cascading rain blinded her as floodwaters roared around her. “My car just flew off … more
Legion post will host food festival CLAYTON — A food festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at American Legion Post 71, 1300 Old U.S. 70, Clayton. The post will … more
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