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The Johnstonian News is expanding its news coverage and circulation territory from northeastern Johnston County to the county seat of Smithfield. This week’s paper is the premiere edition … more
SMITHFIELD — More than 200 people attended the third annual Raise the Booty fundraiser benefit auction on Oct. 27 in support of the Partnership for Children of Johnston County. The event took … more
ARCHER LODGE — A Johnston County intersection will convert to a permanent all-way stop Wednesday in order to reduce the risk of crashes. The change will occur at the crossroads of Covered Bridge … more
CLAYTON — The second annual Portofino Derby Classic on Saturday will raise funds for cancer patients at the Johnston Health hospitals in Smithfield and Clayton. Organizers call it a “Party … more
A Wilson man who federal prosecutors say held a child hostage while he was armed with a gun will spend a decade in prison. Senior U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Kelly Shadrome … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County commissioners passed a resolution Nov. 5 endorsing a roundabout at the intersection of N.C. 96 and N.C. 42 north of Selma in rural eastern Johnston County. The N.C. … more
WILSON’S MILLS — Police are seeking the public’s help in finding Megan Amanda Fuller, a 29-year-old woman. Fuller was last seen in the Wilson’s Mills area. She is 5 feet, 7 inches tall … more
SELMA— The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum’s curator has asked town officials to provide the museum with a new home. Curator Mary Fuller made the request at last month’s Selma Town … more
Bobbie Jo Abrams will be taking her family to the Wilson County Fair this week — the two-legged kind and the four-legged ones as well. The Abrams family owns It’s a Zoo Life, located on N.C. … more
MICRO — What began as a simple reading assignment recently for Micro Elementary School fourth-graders turned into a friendly competition called lemonade wars that taught youngsters the value of … more
SELMA — Volunteers gathered on Saturday to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with others. The annual Arms Around Selma community service project offered people of all ages the opportunity to pay … more
SMITHFIELD — The Howell Theatre, North Carolina’s oldest movie house continuously in operation, has delighted moviegoers since 1935. Prominent Johnston County leaders, including retired Clerk of … more
SMITHFIELD — Saturday’s 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival stands out among other community festivals because of its food. “When some of our food vendors started talking about the ham and … more
SMITHFIELD — Commuter rail in Johnston County was the subject of this month’s Smart Growth Summit sponsored by the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce. The guest speaker was … more
MICRO — Citing a lack of support from the Micro Town Council, Police Chief Donna Greene unexpectedly resigned on Jan. 11. Greene’s resignation came following a disagreement with the board … more
SELMA — Police Chief Billy Thomas said no charges have been filed in a collision between two fuel transport trucks that occurred near the intersection of U.S. 301 and U.S. 70 around 5:20 a.m. April … more
PRINCETON — The Betty Massey Circle and the youth at Hephzibah Baptist Church … more
SMITHFIELD — Three outgoing Johnston County commissioners were honored during the Nov. 5 board meeting. District 5 Commissioner Cookie Pope, who decided not to seek re-election, has served on … more
KENLY — Miss North Johnston 2019 will be crowned in the school gym during a ceremony at halftime of the boys varsity basketball game against Wilson Beddingfield on Friday. Those selected to … more
KENLY — Diane Kirby was named Kiwanian of the Year during the Kenly Kiwanis Club’s annual banquet on Oct. 11. Kirby was recognized for her leadership in providing programs for the club each … more
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