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SMITHFIELD — Two members of the Johnston County Public Schools superintendent’s cabinet will have new duties effective July 1. Chief of Staff Delores Gill will become chief of staff and … more
SELMA — Johnston County residents can take part in the “world’s largest swimming lesson” at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Selma town pool, 211 W. Griswold St. According to Selma Parks and … more
SMITHFIELD — Voter registration for Johnston County high school students may be an option if the Johnston County Board of Education approves it in August. Johnston County Public Schools Chief of … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Heritage Center and Heritage Commission will unveil five historical markers in various Johnston County locations during June and July. Each unveiling ceremony … more
SMITHFIELD — Drivers who use Cleveland Road in Johnston County should expect daytime delays following a resurfacing project that began Monday. The work will be done between Interstate 40 and … more
SMITHFIELD — Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver laid out an ambitious agenda for the county from the Johnston County Economic Development Advisory Board. Oliver, the board chairwoman, made a presentation … more
SELMA — The Selma Town Council adopted its $19,864,107 fiscal year 2019-20 operating budget on June 11 during its monthly meeting at town hall. Interim Town Manager Mike McLaurin said the budget … more
Church to hold summer revival FOUR OAKS — Mount Calvary Holiness Church of Deliverance, 114 Lakeview Drive, will hold its summer revival beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 and continuing at 7 p.m. daily. The theme is … more
KENLY ­— Heather Anders has been named principal at North Johnston Middle School. She succeeds Kenneth Sumler, who left to become Johnston County Public Schools site administrator for the … more
KENLY — Lifelong musician Bill Lyerly said he was first inspired to pursue a career in music after hearing George Harrison of The Beatles perform his guitar solo in the hit song “I Saw Her … more
SMITHFIELD — Fayetteville State University Chancellor James A. Anderson and Johnston Community College President David N. Johnston have signed a June 11 agreement that permits JCC associate degree … more
SELMA— Sheryl Davis said she’s putting her acting talents to work in teaching science to kids through storytelling. As a member of the national production company ScienceTellers, Davis … more
SMITHFIELD — A public comment letter on “racial marginalization” that was read with redactions at the May 14 Johnston County Board of Education meeting was heard unedited at the school … more
SMITHFIELD— Susan Kennedy, an outpatient phlebotomist at Johnston Health Clayton, was named Johnston Health Ambassador of the Year during the annual Red Carpet Service Awards Banquet held … more
BENSON — A 10-year-old girl remained sedated and on a breathing tube Friday after she was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a three-car crash late last Wednesday near … more
SMITHFIELD — Consistency was a word oft repeated June 11 as the Johnston County Board of Education discussed new student and staff dress policies its members unanimously approved. “In student … more
Brenda Massey said she wasn’t looking for anything Friday. “I just came out to browse,” she said. But she walked away with two large urns to go outside her home during this year’s 301 … more
SELMA— Global foodservice distribution company Sysco Corp. will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for state and local officials, associates and other community members at its newly expanded facility … more
Eastern North Carolina's weather will be in tune with the astronomical calendar as Friday's solstice marks the first official day of summer, Al Thomas says in this week's installment of The Wilson … more
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