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SMITHFIELD — Johnston County has reported a second coronavirus death, County Manager Rick Hester said in a text message around 11:45 a.m. today (Friday). more
SMITHFIELD — Community & Senior Services of Johnston County has closed its centers for active aging in Benson, Clayton and Selma and its senior dining centers in Kenly, Princeton and … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County now has 23 coronavirus cases, County Manager Rick Hester said in a text message shortly after 2 p.m. today (Thursday). more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County has 21 coronavirus cases, up from 16 on Tuesday and 13 on Monday, County Manager Rick Hester said in a text message on Wednesday. The county is releasing no … more
SMITHFIELD — Because of the coronavirus, Johnstonians will be able to watch but not attend the next meeting of the county Board of Commissioners, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, April … more
SMITHFIELD — Got a question about the Johnston County public schools amid the coronavirus shutdown? The school system has activated a call center to anwer questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. … more
CLAYTON — A single-car crash on Tuesday injured three people and knocked out power to four neighborhoods, the town reported. The crash happened around 8:30 p.m. on Glen Laurel Road near the … more
Clayton’s Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library was all set to begin curbside services for books. Then Gov. Roy Cooper ordered North Carolinians to stay in their homes through at least April 30 … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Register of Deeds has halted all public access to its office in the courthouse. Registrar of Deeds Craig Olive encourages Johnstonians to use his … more
CLAYTON — An apparent domestic dispute early this morning left two people dead and one injured, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office reported. Around 2:30 a.m., deputies found the … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County is keeping its courthouse open, but some offices are restricting public access. Among them is the Child Support Office. Starting March 31, Johnston residents may … more
CLAYTON — Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order for all North Carolinians has prompted a popular downtown eatery to close temporarily. Burr and Crystal Jones, owners Jones Cafe on Main … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County has 16 coronavirus cases, County Manager Rick Hester said in a text message on Tuesday. more
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a stay-at-home order for all North Carolinians. The order, which bans all but essential travel outside the home, will take effect at 5 p.m. … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County has reported its first coronavirus death. In a news release Friday morning, the Johnston County Public Health Department said the individual died March 26 from … more
Johnston Health, which has hospitals in Clayton and Smithfield, is in short supply of critical medical supplies, including personal protective equipment. To meet the need, the hospitals will be … more
SMITHFIELD — Since closing their campuses, Johnston County’s public schools have kept a short but essential to-do list. “Our main goals have been feeding students, starting to … more
SMITHFIELD — Mayor Andy Moore, the town’s longest-tenured elected leader, has never seen anything quite like the coronavirus. “I’ve served as a council member or mayor … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College is both closed and open for business, the school’s interim spokesman said this week. “Instruction is taking place,” Dustin Gurley … more
  CLAYTON — Researchers at Grifols hope they can use plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to develop a targeted treatment for the coronavirus, the company announced … more
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