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SMITHFIELD — Smithfield on Tuesday became the latest local government to declare a state of emergency because of the coronavirus. “This decision is not made lightly, nor is it made to … more
SMITHFIELD — The good news on Tuesday was that the number of coronavirus cases in Johnston County was unchanged from the week before. “We have two presumed positive cases here in our … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of coronavirus deaths in Johnston County climbed to eight on Monday from four over the weekened, the county reported. But the number of cases on Monday remained at … more
SMITHFIELD — Provisional members of the Junior Women’s Leage of Smithfield are combatting hunger in Johnston County. When they became provisional members last August, the club split … more
The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce has issued a statement amid widespread protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody: “The Triangle East Chamber … 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
SELMA — Mayor Cheryl Oliver on Monday welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The 7-2 decision will allow the pipeline to cross under a 600-foot section of the … 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
Here’s a look at coronavirus numbers in Johnston County as of 1 p.m. May 18. Confirmed cases — 230 Deaths — 19 Hospitalized — 6 Home — 205 Male — 39 … more
SMITHFIELD — Less than a year after placing its first four Blessing Boxes in Johnston County, the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield has installed two more, with plans to add another … more
SELMA — The Johnston County Partnership for Children has reached a milestone in its effort to increase literacy by providing books to children. more
SMITHFIELD — School board member Ronald Johnson wasn’t buying what a proposed policy amendment was selling. more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health has named Dr. Rodney McCaskill chief medical officer. He had been interim chief since last October. In July, McCaskill began working in the Smithfield Emergency … more
Johnston County schools are delivery lunch and breakfast to the following community sites. Pickup is available from noon to 12:45 p.m. weekedays starting March 20. Benson — Entrance to P.K. … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County has received $163,295 to hand out to nonprofit groups that provide emergency food and shelter in the county. more
SMITHFIELD — The number COVID-19 cases in Johnston County climbed to 2,844 on Wednesday, up 56 from the day before. The death toll remained at 44. 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
Here's a look at coronavirus numbers in Johnston County as of noon May 13. Confirmed cases — 217 Deaths — 19 Hospitalized — 8 Home — 191 Male — 39 … 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
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
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