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SMITHFIELD — Something’s different about Smithfield-Selma High School’s drumline, and it’s got people buzzing. For percussion director Justin Holmes what makes his drumline special is simple … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Council of Veterans Organizations will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27 inside the Johnston County Courthouse, 207 E. Johnston St. Retired … more
RALEIGH — Attorney General Josh Stein filed a lawsuit against Juul last week, accusing the company of designing, marketing and selling its e-cigarettes to attract young people and for … more
KENLY— Although Michael Carter of the Kenly and Micro area is a recent N.C. Central University law school graduate and expects to be entering the workforce in the near future, he feels his call to … more
CLAYTON— Johnston Health Clayton has received an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade rankings. Officials say the high mark highlights the hospital’s efforts in … more
SELMA — Major renovation is underway at the former JR Outlet. The project won’t affect JR Cigars, the tobacco shop and cigar lounge. The property, now called the Triangle East Collaborative, … more
KENLY — With the completion of site preparation work by PLT Construction Co. of Wilson at a one-acre tract of land located off U.S. 301 a mile north of Kenly, workers last week began installing … more
SMITHFIELD — Affinity Living Group, one of the Southeast’s largest senior housing providers, has 16 new projects in the works, including a 66-bed, 29,000-square-foot secured assisted living … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 2,500 Johnston County high school seniors comprising the class of 2019 will be graduating from Johnston County high schools on May 31. “While graduations represent a … more
SMITHFIELD — During the public comment period at the Johnston County school board’s May 14 meeting, one speaker addressed a shortage of school bus drivers. Chris Aman, a member of the Corinth … more
“We’re going to spend over $3 billion this year out of the state health plan, just for state employees and retirees only,” said State Treasurer Dale Folwell. Just don’t ask him exactly … more
SMITHFIELD — The Fifth Street Community Garden is bringing people together for a special purpose. “I’ve always wanted a community garden ever since I was little,” said Smithfield resident … more
SMITHFIELD — A community leader told the Johnston County Board of Education on May 14 that African Americans at the school district’s central office have been “marginalized under the … more
SMITHFIELD — A Four Oaks attorney who earned his law degree from Campbell University has been appointed to the District Court bench. Jason H. Coats was named to replace the retiring Robert W. … more
SELMA — A Selma man was recognized at last week’s town council meeting for performing a good deed that drew town leaders’ praise. Officer Justin Vause of the Selma Police Department said he … more
SMITHFIELD— A full array of international business connections was on display Thursday afternoon as economic and commercial attachés from 13 European nations filled the conference room at the … more
Local businesses can extend their advertising reach across the World Wide Web through Kingsdale Media, an eastern North Carolina digital marketing agency bridging the gap between community newspapers … more
KENLY — The North Johnston High School community is mourning the loss of Austin “Catfish” Potter, who drowned May 14 in Atlantic Beach while trying to rescue his girlfriend’s 5-year-old … more
GOLDSBORO — Spring Creek Middle English and language arts teacher Dominique Grady has been selected as Wayne County Public Schools’ 2019-20 Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made recently … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education unanimously approved a 2019-20 budget of $84 million. The proposed budget is a $20.5 million increase, 32.5 percent over the current … more
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