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Two principals in the Johnston County schools have completed the Distinguished Leadership Program, or DLP, a year-long leadership-development program for principals. They are Cleveland Middle’s … more
PRINCETON — Police Lt. Bobby Radford received the N.C. Department of Justice Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificate during a meeting of the Princeton Board of Commissioners. Princeton … more
Lots of sunshine, particularly early, and moderate temperatures should greet Saturday in the Wilson Times area. There is a 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm, particularly late afternoon or … more
CLAYTON — Grifols’ Clayton plant has begun production of a COVID-19 treatment. The company expects the first doses to be available in July as part of a clinical trial. The treatment … more
BENSON — The Benson Art Advisory Board is seeking artists for a wall mural downtown. The mural will be on the west-facing wall of the old Benson Drug Store, a building now owned by Neighbors … more
CLAYTON — The N.C. 42 East widening project will mark a milestone on Monday when traffic permanently shifts onto the highway’s new bridge over the Neuse River. A contractor for the … more
SELMA — The Flippen Group has named Selma Elementary School a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School. The national award recognizes school administrators, teachers and staff … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston is a financially strong county that can pay its debts. That’s the latest assessment from S&P Global Ratings, the credit-rating agency. S&P looked under … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Community College has received a $185,994 grant to help meet the need for qualified fabricators in the region. Five area employers have said they have more than … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College plans to resume on-campus learning in August with a host of safety measures, including social distancing and reduced classroom capacities. The college … more
SMITHFIELD — During the COVID-19 pandemic, some Johnston residents have no place to go. For those folks — the county’s homeless — the … more
In the March 3 primary, N.C. Rep. Lisa Stone Barnes easily defeated Johnston County Commissioner Patrick Harris for the GOP nomination in N.C. Senate District 11, made up of parts of Johnston and … more
SMITHFIELD — It likely takes many things to win a school board race in Johnston County. Money isn’t one of them. Though they found themselves in a crowded field on March 3, the eight … more
SMITHFIELD — The Town of Smithfield is urging utility customers to set up payment plans for past-due bills. While Gov. Roy Cooper has told utilities they cannot cut off service, he has not … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department has reported COVID-19 outbreaks at three more congregate living centers. more
SMITHFIELD — The number of Johnstonians in the hospital because of COVID-19 climbed to 14 on Monday, while the number of cases approached 650. more
The African American Caucus of the Johnston County Democratic Party has issued the following statement on the recent killings of blacks in America. “America has been shaken to its core by the … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College President David Johnston and Board of Trustees Chair Lyn Austin have released the following statement on JCC’s commitment to equity, diversity and … more
SMITHFIELD — What percentage of COVID-19 tests in Johnston County are positive? That’s hard to say, the head of the Johnston County Public Health Department told County Commissioners on June … more
With graduation ceremonies on hold, Johnston parents and schools have taken to celebrating their high school seniors with signs. Here’s a sampling from across the county. more
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