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SMITHFIELD — After a two-hour closed session on Monday,  the Kenly Town Council effectively fired Town Manager Michael Douglas. more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston commissioners on June 1 awarded a $44.5 million contract for construction of a new county jail east of town. That’s a lot of money, but it could have been a lot … more
SMITHFIELD — Smithfield’s Chick-fil-A is apologizing after an employee shared a social media post the restaurant called “hurtful, ignorant and wrong.” The post suggested that police stop … more
CLAYTON — Police Chief Blair Myhand expressed outrage last week over the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old black man died May 25 when a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeled on his … more
CLAYTON — In three events on Saturday, hundreds of people gathered on Town Square to talk about equality and justice. more
SMITHFIELD — About a dozen people protested across the street from Chick-fil-A on June 3 after a now-former employee suggested police spray rioters with sewage. “When people make comments like … more
CLAYTON — Grifols Therapeutics will spend $351.6 million on an expansion that will create 300 jobs. Gov. Roy Cooper made the announcement on Tuesday. “Companies like Grifols … more
SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce has canceled this year’s Greater Cleveland Community Strawberry Festival. more
The high pressure system that brought the Wilson Times area several sunny, less humid days is moving eastward. That is likely to open the door for more clouds and an increased chance of showers and … more
It’s hard to say who’s more disappointed: the kids who relish time with others or the parents who enjoy a break from their children. Regardless, summer camps across Johnston County … more
GARNER — German discount grocer Aldi plans to build a store in the Cleveland community. On May 21, the company bought a lot on Son-Lan Parkway, near N.C. 42, paying $3.375 million, according … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston has reported a 23nd COVID-19 death, and the number of confirmed cases in the county has surpassed 600. Most COVID-19 deaths in Johnston have been among residents … more
SMITHFIELD — Kenly Town Manager Michael Douglas has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery. more
After a chance of showers or thunderstorms Saturday, the Wilson Times area should enjoy several days of less humid but otherwise typical June weather. Temperatures Saturday will get close to 90 … more
SMITHFIELD — The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is preparing to reopen on a limited basis. more
CLAYTON — The protests sweeping the country are coming to Clayton on Saturday, and town officials are hoping those taking part keep the peace. Police are working with organizers of three … more
SMITHFIELD — About a dozen people protested across the street from Chick-fil-A on Wednesday after a now-former employee suggested police spray rioters with sewage. “When people make … more
CLAYTON — A 52-year-old man is behind bars, charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death Wednesday afternoon in her Clayton apartment. more
CLAYTON — Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old woman found dead this afternoon in her apartment in the 600 block of North O’Neil Street near downtown. more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston has reported a 22nd COVID-19 death, and the number of confirmed cases in the county has topped 500. The 22nd person to die was a resident of Springbrook Rehabilitation … more
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