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SMITHFIELD — The coronavirus has claimed another life in Johnston County, the Public Health Department reported on Thursday. The 21st person in Johnston to die from the coronavirus was a … more
(The Center Square) — The North Carolina House voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would allow bars to reopen immediately and expand capacity for restaurants, a measure that would override … more
The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston County rose to 365 on Wednesday from 361 on Tuesday, the Johnston County Public Health Department reported. Here’s a look at the county's … more
SELMA — Much-needed repairs to Selma’s historic Union Station will have to wait. With revenue down because of the state’s stay-at-home order, the N.C. Department of Transporation … more
SMITHFIELD — Eric Bracy is moving next door. The superintendent of Sampson County schools will take the helm of Johnston County schools on July 1. The Johnston County Board of Education … more
The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston County surged to 361 on Tuesday from 305 on Friday, the Johnston County Public Health Department reported. Here’s a look at the county's coronavirus … more
SMITHFIELD — Gov. Roy Cooper told restaurants they could reopen their dining rooms at 5 p.m. May 22. That likely proved easier said than done. “The biggest obstacle is timing,” said Heidi … more
Johnston restaurants face a host of rules and suggestions as they reopen their dining rooms. Most notably, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services will require restaurants to place tables … more
To save money, the cash-strapped N.C. Department of Transportation will force all employees to take 20 hours off without pay. In Johnston, the move will affect 90 employees, who will take home … more
CLAYTON — Pondra and Eddie Byrd had spent countless hours and thousands of dollars preparing to safely reopen Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center amid the COVID-19 outbreak. But then Gov. Roy Cooper … more
ANGIER — COVID-19 did a number on Linwood Sanders. The Johnston County man figures that’s partly because he waited to seek treatment. “Before I went to a hospital, I’d already had it about … more
Mike Stojic wants Gov. Roy Cooper to explain why bars can’t reopen but restaurants with bars can. “It doesn’t make any sense,” said Stojic, co-owner of Revival 1869 in downtown … more
County wants input on parks program SMITHFIELD — Johnston County is seeking public input on its Parks and Open Space Program. An open discussion is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May … more
CLAYTON — She had a contagious smile and a faith-driven passion for helping others, especially the neediest Johnstonians. That’s how friends described Cynthia Toudle, a retired health educator … more
WENDELL — Corinth Holders High students shared their personal experiences and shed light on the obstacles and roadblocks they have faced during a community event. A project of the … more
MOUNT OLIVE — During North Carolina’s stay-at-home order, the scenes outside our windows are different, but everyone is going through a similar situation. That’s the lesson … more
SMITHFIELD — Neuse Charter School has a new superintendent, Melissa Gilbert Edwards, an educator with 19 years of experience. The Neuse Charter Board of Directors conducted a national search … more
Here’s a look at coronavirus numbers in Johnston County as of noon May 26. Confirmed cases — 305 Deaths — 20 Hospitalized — 7 Home — 278 Male — 43 … more
Sky-high humidity and plenty of showers and thunderstorms highlight this week’s weather in the Wilson Times area. An offshore trough and a low-pressure system over Florida are expected to … more
CLAYTON — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing teen. Marissa Reiner, 17, left home May 19 and has not contacted her family since then. She was last seen that day … more
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