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SMITHFIELD — Is the Johnston County Board of Education backing away from in-person learning for students in grades K-5? Earlier this summer, the board said K-5 students would return to … more
CLAYTON — Two Clayton firefighters have been released from the hospital after treatment for COVID-19, the town reported on Tuesday. more
CLAYTON — A majority on the Clayton Town Council has asked Town Manager Adam Lindsay to resign, Mayor Jody McLeod said on Tuesday. One of those council members was Michael Grannis. … more
SMITHFIELD — When the COVID-19 crisis subsides, companies and the jobs they create should find Johnston County appealing, according to a Raleigh-based consulting firm. In particular, Economic … more
Editor’s Note: This is one in an occasional series of stories about vendors who sell at the Clayton Farm & Community Market. SMITHFIELD — Phil Smallwood was an automotive technician when, … more
CLAYTON — Four firefighters and a firefighter’s spouse are hospitalized with COVID-19, town leaders said during a news conference on Monday. “As mayor of a small town in North Carolina, … more
SMITHFIELD — For a young, small operation, Our Local Farm has a robust product line: • Whole chickens, chicken breasts, tenders, wings, leg and thigh quarters, feet, hearts, livers, and stock … more
CLAYTON — Gloria Finch normally cared for husband, Derrick, 68, who had been a quadriplegic since a car crash. But in September of 2018, Finch needed care of her own, so she turned to a Clayton … more
Clayton student earns certificate in cybersecurity CLAYTON — Peter Miller of Clayton has graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with an advanced certificate in cybersecurity. He … more
SMITHFIELD — It’s natural to think of Tommy Williams as the boss of hundreds of health care workers. He is, after all, CEO of Johnston Health, which has hospitals in Clayton and … more
SMITHFIELD — Many patients with severe COVID-19 suffer kidney damage, and some die. “They have a blood pressure level and an oxygen level that’s too low to sustain the kidney, and the cells … more
CLAYTON — The town will waive late fees on utility bills through Aug. 31 and give customers six months to pay past-due bills, the Town Council said last week. Customers owe Clayton some … more
CLAYTON — A divided Town Council on Aug. 17 rezoned 22 acres on Powhatan Road for light industrial use. … more
SMITHFIELD — In July, Marlon Lee asked Johnston commissioners to make Juneteenth a county holiday. But his ambitions for minorities in Johnston go far beyond a holiday on a calendar. more
SMITHFIELD — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Johnstonians are completing their 2020 census forms. As of Aug. 6, Johnston ranked 10th statewide in self-response, meaning people who filled out … more
Cleveland man faces murder charge The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Cleveland community man with shooting his stepdaughter to death early Friday morning. Ronald James … more
CLAYTON — Town leaders had hoped to secure a $30 million loan from the state for Clayton’s $120 million sewage-treatment plant. That didn’t happen, but not to worry. more
SMITHFIELD — The N.C. High School Athletic Association wants young people to be able to play sports. “We know that education-based athletics has great benefits to young people across our … more
CLAYTON — In his 26 years in law enforcement, Clayton Police Chief Blair Myhand has pulled the trigger once. The suspect survived, and that’s something the chief is thankful for. “Using … more
SMITHFIELD — While Hispanics make up 13 percent of Johnston’s population, they account for about half of the county’s COVID-19 cases. For Johnston’s Public Health Department and hospital … more
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