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Johnston to name new superintendent on Wednesday

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SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education will name a new superintendent of schools on Wednesday, May 27.

The announcement, scheduled for roughly 6 p.m., will follow a closed-door discussion that will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Evander S. Simpson Building, 2320 U.S. 70 Business, Smithfield.

The board will stream the announcement at

The board received 31 applications for the post, and in a meeting on March 31, it agreed to interview seven, though one later dropped out.

Since then, the board has held a number of closed-door meetings to interview the candidates and discuss which one to hire.

The board has revealed no details about the candidates, opting instead to keep its search secret.