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CLAYTON — Clayton Fear Farm isn’t all that co-owner Anna Boyette hoped it would be this year. “COVID has changed everything,” she said in an interview last week. Because of the … more
CLAYTON — A cold drink, a warm blanket, an encouraging word. Al and Devon Cotham enjoy performing those acts of kindness as volunteers at Johnston Health in Clayton. “You get them their … more
SELMA — The minimum payment on prepaid electricity accounts will double on Nov. 1 — from $20 to $40, the Town Council has decided. In explaining the change, interim town manager Rhonda Sommer … more
CLAYTON — Saturday’s Johnston County Conservative Rally drew voters who see a nation’s demise under Democrat rule. Warren Leslie, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, said he feared Democrats would … more
SMITHFIELD — COVID-19 is a stubborn, relentless virus that Johnston can’t seem to escape, the head of the county’s health department told commissioners earlier this month. “Two weeks ago, … more
SMITHFIELD — In the end, Johnston commissioners gave CenturyLink what it wanted — a letter of support and $27,490 to bring better internet to 505 homes north of Benson. But while commissioners … more
SMITHFIELD — Some Johnston County polling places have moved this year. Below are the county’s 36 precincts and their polling places with street addresses. Archer Lodge — Archer Lodge … more
Honor society taps Clayton student CLAYTON — Christopher Riley of Clayton, a student at the University of Southern California, has been inducted Phi Kappa Phi. In 1897, Marcus L. Urann, an … more
SMITHFIELD — County Commissioners have given their blessing to the merger of the Archer Lodge and Thanksgiving fire departments. Archer Lodge Fire Chief Philip Driver said the departments were … more
CLAYTON — Children with special needs can now experience the joy of a playground. After more than a decade of planning, Harmony Playground, a $2.2 million inclusive playground, has opened at … more
Three men charged in Selma robbery WILSON — Authorities say a traffic stop led to the arrests of three Wilson men wanted on armed-robbery charges in Selma. On Oct. 15, Wilson County … more
Virtual Ghost Walk coming Oct. 29 SMITHFIELD — This year’s Ghost Walk in Johnston County is going virtual. Filmed performances will premiere at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, on the Johnston … more
SELMA — The town and the owner of an apartment building on West Anderson Street are at odds over a recently installed concrete stoop with metal handrails. “I don’t understand what the … more
CLAYTON — More than 15% of the town’s utility customers are on the cutoff list, up from 8% a year ago, the Town Council learned earlier this month. “Sounds scary, but I promise you it’s … more
SMITHFIELD — From new restrooms to re-upholstered seating to an Art Deco-inspired lobby, the Howell Theatre is both more attractive and more comfortable. And owner Bill Johnson hopes the … more
This past Friday, the Delgado family — Edward, Lisa and children Jack and Holly — fed barnyard animals, then searched for the perfect pumpkin before enjoying scoops of homemade ice cream in the … more
Johnston County has 137,363 registered voters. Here are their numbers by party affiliation: Republican — 52,744. Unaffiliated — 44,513. Democrat — 38,997. Libertarian … more
CLAYTON — When Clayton reopens its buildings to the public and all employees, it will do so in phases, interim town manager J.D. Solomon said earlier this month. more
Mostly sunny skies, after some early morning fog, and mild temperatures are forecast for the Wilson Times area Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures both days should get to the 76- to 78-degree … more
SMITHFIELD — The town will seek a $900,000 grant to bring Wi-Fi to four parks and make improvements to the Neuse River amphitheater. The federal Community Development Block Grant would … more
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