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The heat continues. Thanks to a high pressure ridge expected to build in, temperatures Tuesday through Thursday will get to the low 90s. Heat indexes, meanwhile, touch the mid-90s under mostly … more
KENLY — Ralph Clark, a seasoned town manager, plans to spend the months ahead helping the Town Council find a new manager after it parted ways with Michael Douglas. “I’m here to … more
PRINCETON — Princeton has closed Town Hall until further notice after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. “We will do our best to help you by telephone and email,” the town … more
CLAYTON — Crystal Redd, owner of Hair Junkies on Pritchard Road, works more hours to see fewer customers amid COVID-19 restrictions. Still, she’s thankful Gov. Roy Cooper allowed her shop … more
CLAYTON — Clayton continues to lure families seeking proximity to Raleigh and lower property-tax bills. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clayton is the sixth fastest-growing small town … more
The Wilson Times area is in the midst of typical summer heat, and there is no relief in sight. High temperatures Saturday through Tuesday, and probably at least a few days beyond, are forecast to … more
SMITHFIELD — When Terry Williams entered JCI’s Individual Placement and Support program in November of 2018, his main focus was to get sober so he could support himself. Once Williams … more
CLAYTON — His mind held an encyclopedic knowledge of plants. His heart was filled with the joy of sharing his love of gardening with others. Now the Town of Clayton and its Parks and … more
SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Economic Development Foundation and local media outlets are joining forces to help small businesses advertise their products and services. more
The Town of Selma has issued the following statement about equality: “The mayor, Town Council members and Town of Selma employees deplore the taking of George Floyd’s life, as well as … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department will offer free COVID-19 testing from 8 to 10 a.m. July 14, 21 and 28. No appointment is necessary. The Health Department is located … more
SMITHFIELD — Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers for Johnston County: Total number of cases — 1,821. Number of new cases from day before — 35. Deaths — … more
CLAYTON — Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center and other North Carolina bowling alleys can reopen, a Wake County judge ruled on Tuesday. more
A car struck and killed a man who was sitting in a Johnston County roadway on Tuesday, the Highway Patrol reported. The fatal acident happened about 5:30 a.m. on N.C. 50 near Old Drugstore Road … more
CLAYTON — The young male bear that had been wandering around Clayton has died. A car struck and killed the bear Thursday morning on U.S. 70 near the Ranch Road exit, the N.C. Wildlife Resources … more
KENLY — Not many small-town budgets jump 70.5 percent in one year. Then again, not many small towns get a nearly $2 million infusion from the federal government. In the year ahead, Kenly … more
A Johnstonian News print or online-only subscription will be required to read stories on starting July 14, parent company Restoration NewsMedia announced. The shift follows a … more
SMITHFIELD — Residential developers have rediscovered Smithfield. After years of modest housing starts, hundreds of homes are either under construction or on the drawing board in and around … more
Yard sale July 11 at Pisgah Baptist SMITHFIELD — A yard sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. till noon Saturday, July 11, at Pisgah Baptist Church, 3689 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Breakfast items will also … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County’s new superintendent of schools took his oath of office on July 1. In brief remarks, Eric Bracy mostly thanked the people who had shaped his life and career — … more
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