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Theater group plans virtual concert CLAYTON — Carolina Youth Theatre will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, via Facebook Live. Half of net proceeds from the concert will … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County commissioners made history this month when they bought 77 acres in the Cleveland community. “This purchase is historic because it is the first property acquired by … more
SMITHFIELD — Could Johnston County high schools hold traditional but safe graduations this year? In a letter to school leaders, some 700 people said yes. The letter was part of the public … more
SMITHFIELD — Many Johnston parents want no part of a school restart that includes one week in the classroom and two weeks at home. “I worry that for my rising kindergartner, the cycle of one … more
CLAYTON — Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center reopened Monday as a summer day camp, a move that aims to buy the bowling alley time until the N.C. Supreme Court decides its fate. more
SMITHFIELD — In the past two months, Johnston County EMS crews have answered 13 heat-related calls. Billy Langston, the county’s assistant EMS chief, wants to lower that … more
With higher temperatures come higher electricity bills. The Town of Clayton says follow these tips to save money. Adjust the thermostat — The recommended thermostat setting for summer is 78 … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County recorded its 41st COVID-19 death over the weekend, as the total number of confirmed cases approached 2,400. Here are the numbers for Johnston as of 5 p.m. July 20. more
A mini break from intense summer heat may arrive in the Wilson area Friday and Saturday. Until then, it is more of the same with only the chance of a thunderstorm interrupting afternoon heat … more
CLAYTON — Thieves have struck Clayton apartment complexes looking for easy prey: unlocked cars. Overnight July 14 into the morning of July 15, police discovered that thieves had enter 15 … more
SELMA — Accessible parking, a wheelchair enclosure and a curved platform are some of the upgrades planned for Selma’s historic Union Station.  more
FOUR OAKS — Dollar General might build a second store in Four Oaks, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday. The retailer already has a store on U.S. 301 just north of downtown. Now … more
The heat index is likely to soar above 100 degrees in the Wilson Times area during parts of the afternoons Saturday through Monday, possibly getting to 105 with a resulting heat advisory from the … more
Attack ads are filling up local mailboxes in the race for state Senate District 11, but figuring out exactly who’s doing the mudslinging can be a real chore. State Rep. Lisa Barnes, a Spring … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County reported its 2,216th COVID-19 case on Wednesday, but most of those cases — 1,579 — have likely recovered, the Health Department reported. Here are … more
Johnston County’s high schools have announced the dates and times for their drive-through graduation ceremonies. more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions has named Emily Harris its new director. Junior Cotillions is an etiquette and social dance training program. more
RALEIGH — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Smithfield man to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography. According to court documents, Mitch Hamilton Parrish, 44, possessed … more
SMITHFIELD — Smithfield-Selma High School will hold a drive-through graduation ceremony July 30. Graduating seniors will receive their diplomas in a window of time based on their last name. more
CLAYTON — Searching for a place to rent in Clayton? Then beware. Clayton police are investigating at least eight cases this year in which scammers advertised rental properties they did not … more
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