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SMITHFIELD­-A revised public comment policy which would still restrict topics addressed by speakers received its first reading at the Sept. 10 Johnston County Board of Education meetng.  … more
SMITHFIELD­-A revised public comment policy received its first reading at the Sept. 10 Johnston County Board of Education meetng.  The board may vote to approve the changes at its Oct. 8 … more
SMITHFIELD-Johnston County School Board Chairman Mike Wooten said Wednesday, Sept. 11 the issue of Principal Bennett Jones'  transfer from Clayton High School should be resolved in two … more
SMITHFIELD-A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who fired 11 rounds on July 1, killing a fleeing suspect will face no charges in the incident. Johnston County District Attorney Susan Doyle … more
SMITHFIELD-A Johnston County Grand Jury indicted a married couple on felony charges of obtaining property by false pretenses when they were hired as teachers by Johnston County Public Schools … more
SELMA­- The Johnston County wastewater collection system discharged 640,000 gallons of untreated wastewater into Mill Creek, Selma, in the vicinity of 1457 W. Noble St. on Sept. 6  from … more
RALEIGH- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch  until 7 p.m. Thursday for Johnston County.  The watch includes the cities of Clayton, Selma and Smithfield. Other … more
SMITHFIELD-Smithfield and Selma are among Johnston County towns that declared sta tes of emerency in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach. Smithfield Mayor … more
SMITHFIELD­- The Johnston County Emergency Operations Center was activated at 12 p.m. Thursday and will operate on a 24 hour schedule. For any life threatening emergencies, call 911.  … more
RALEIGH—The 11:30 a.m. briefing from the National Weather … more
SMITHFIELD-Due to the anticipated deteriorating weather conditions from Hurricane Dorian, Johnston County offices will close at 3:00pm on Thursday, Sept. 5. Although the Johnston County … more
CLAYTON- All Town of Clayton facilities including Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, The Clayton Center, and Clayton Parks and Recreation's Community Center will close at 5 p.m. Thursday and … more
RALEIGH-The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a glash flood warning for Johnston and Wilson counties until 9:15 p.m. Thursday. At 4:09 p.m., doppler radar indicated heavy rain and … more
SMITHFIELD- Johnston County Emergency Services employees have made preparations and are continuing to monitor the path of Hurricane Dorian. They will notify the public if it becomes necessary to … more
RALEIGH — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Johnston County from Wednesday night through Friday morning. Hurricane Dorian is expected to track northeastward … more
SMITHFIELD-Johnston County public schools, Neuse Charter School and Johnston Community College will be closed Thursday and Friday, due to Hurricane Dorian. "Johnston County Public Schools puts … more
SMITHFIELD- Johnston County officials declared a state of emergency at 7 a.m. this morning.  Johnston County issued the press release about the state of emergency at 3 p.m., eight hours … more
KENLY- In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, an N.C. Department of Transportation contractor needs to do additional work tonight on a mile-long stretch of I-95 in Johnston County. "We believe … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools welcomed Jim Causby as interim superintendent on Tuesday.  According to Causby, his primary responsibility will be to restore the … more
SMITHFIELD-Former Johnston County School Superintendent Ross Renfrow, who retired Aug. 28, will receive a lump sum payment of $75,000 from Johnston County Public Schools by Sept. 26. Renfrow's … more
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