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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
SMITHFIELD — Smithfield’s Chick-fil-A is apologizing after an employee shared a social media post the restaurant called “hurtful, ignorant and wrong.” Amid protests over … more
SMITHFIELD — An elected leader’s personal values can sometimes conflict with his public obligations Early in Johnston’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, an email writer … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County’s response to its next hurricane will be different because of the coronavirus. “If a hurricane impacts Johnston County, that’s going to be … more
SMITHFIELD — Among local candidates on the March 3 primary ballot in Johnston County, N.C. Rep. Donna White of Clayton enjoyed the largest margin of victory. Seeking her third term in the … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 100 people on Sunday peacefully protested the death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County sheriff's deputies have found 5-year-old Kely Romos, who went missing earlier this afternoon. An email from the county offered no other details. more
SMITHFIELD —  The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 5-year-old girl in the Sandy Lane area west of Smithfield. more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County’s public meals will continue to serve meals this summer. Starting June 1, curbside meals will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through … more
PRINCETON — N.C. Insurance Mike Causey on May 28 presented the Order of the Guardian Award to a father-and-son duo that gave the Princeton Volunteer Fire Department 102 years of combined … more
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
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
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