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SMITHFIELD — Already, 4,909 Johnston County voters have requested mail-in, or absentee, ballots for the Nov. 3 election. But suddenly wary of the U.S. mail, those voters also want secure drop … more
SMITHFIELD — Assuming they play at all in 2020-21, high school sports teams in Johnston will have fewer games on their schedules. And marching bands here might never play the first note this school … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is moving forward with plans for next year’s Breakfast with the Commissioner benefit. The 2021 Excellence in Ag Award will go to Blake Brown, a … more
CLAYTON — Clayton High School is collecting items for the Clayton Firefighters Associaton, which is aiding firefighters after a COVID-19 outbreak within the town’s fire department. The … more
CLAYTON — A tractor-trailer fire early Tuesday morning blocked the westbound lanes of the U.S. 70 bypass near Ranch Road, the town reported. The rig’s driver said other truckers and … more
CLAYTON — An apartment fire caused some damage but injured no one Tuesday morning, the town reported. Smoke was showing when firefighters arrived around 6 a.m. at an apartment complex in the … more
The Wilson Times area will have to endure plenty of heat this week as a Bermuda high-pressure system takes control. Temperatures Tuesday will likely get close to 90 with skies partly cloudy. Then, … 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 … more
 Sad, disappointed, frustrated, shocked. That’s how Johnston leaders are feeling after Duke Energy and Dominion Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and its promise of jobs. more
CLAYTON — The Town of Clayton and Johnston County have received a $6 million grant that’s designed in part to guarantee reliable sewer service to drugmakers Grifols and Novo … more
CLAYTON — The town is moving stormwater management in house. One aim is for Clayton to manage its own affairs, said Susan Locklear, the town’s newly hired stormwater engineer. … more
The Wilson Times area should enjoy typical weather for late August, at least through Tuesday. High temperatures will range between 86 and 88 over the weekend and then push 90 Monday and Tuesday. … more
SMITHFIELD — With much of their county reopened, Johnstonians are resuming everday activities, but many also foregoing masks and social distancing. And that worries Dr. Rodney McCaskill, chief … more
SMITHFIELD — In the heat of summer, leaving a child in a car can prove deadly in a matter of minutes. “Cars heat up very quickly in the summer, even if windows are kept partially … more
  SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Elections has dismissed a protest over the March 3 GOP primary for District 1 county commissioner. Johnny Hill had argued that a Johnston … more
GARNER — The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Cleveland community man with shooting his stepdaughter to death early Friday morning. Ronald James Gasper, 65, of 120 Julio … more
SMITHFIELD — It takes a team to stage an election. But with her staff working remotely because of COVID-19, it has been hard to bring her team together, said Leigh Anne Price, supervisor of … more
SMITHFIELD — Even children in grades K-5 will do much of their learning remotely this year, so Johnston’s public schools are building their technology inventory. In hand already are … more
SMITHFIELD — The Downtown Smithfield Development Corp. has launched Smithfield Stronger, a second round of grants to support downtown businesses. The first grant program, Smithfield Strong, … more
SMITHFIELD — With students in grades K-5 returning to their classrooms on Sept. 8, Johnston school leaders on Aug. 11 heard from the head of the county’s Public Health Department. Dr. Marilyn … more
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