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Tuesday may start out blustery and stormy as Isaias moves through the Wilson Times area, but by afternoon, there should be plenty of sunshine. With winds eventually settling at 10 mph or less and … more
SMITHFIELD — As much as parents might want their children to return to school, they’re skeptical of the mandate that all students wear a mask. “I get it,” said Megan Ashley Piper. “K-5 … more
SMITHFIELD — In a survey, most Johnston parents and teachers said they wanted children to return to their classrooms. But in written comments to the Board of Education, a vocal minority said … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County is taking steps to help seniors cool down and stay that way. Community & Senior Services is taking part in the state’s Operation Fan Heat Relief, which … more
SMITHFIELD — With Johnston students in grades 6-12 set to learn remotely, what about middle and high school sports? The jury is still out on that, said Brent Walston, the school system’s … more
SMITHFIELD — A leader in Johnston’s Black community is calling on County Commissioners to make Juneteenth a county holiday. Marlon Lee is a coach and dean of students at Clayton High School. … more
SMITHFIELD — Parents wary of returning their children to brick-and-mortar classrooms can enroll them in the Johnston County school system’s virtual learning program. Below are the school … more
With shoppers preferring to use debit and credit cards instead of cash because of COVID-19, even banks are running short of coins. “We’ve been restricted as to how much we can order at any one … more
SELMA — Steven Hicks wasn’t the right manager for Selma, a town councilman said moments after the town manager resigned on Thursday. “There are just times where something’s just not a good … more
SMITHFIELD — As far as Bryant Spivey knows, no mystery seeds from China have turned up in Johnston County mailboxes. But the head of the county’s Cooperative Extension Services says no one … more
Matt Cuddington had been waiting a long time for the chance to coach the varsity boys basketball team at North Johnston High. The Kenly native and 1997 North Johnston graduate got that chance last … more
CLAYTON — After complaints dating to April, the Clayton Town Council might tweak its food truck rules. “There have been complaints about ice cream trucks and other food trucks parked in … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston County eclipsed 3,000 over the weekend, the Health Department reported.  Here are the numbers for Johnston as of 4:15  p.m. … more
SMITHFIELD — Hurricane Isaias could have been worse. more
Johnston schools leaders on July 30 broke ground on the county’s newest elementary school. The school on Lynch Road will serve families in the Thanksgiving community. more
RALEIGH — Jenna Wadsworth, the Democratic nominee for N.C. commissioner of agriculture, raised more than $37,000 for her campaign in the second quarter. Her opponent, incumbent Republican … more
SELMA — Amid the summer heat, many Johnstonians are heading to pools, lakes and beaches to keep cool. But with a dip the water, active supervision and basic childproofing are critical. more
SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce will offer a seminar, “Public Speaking in the Time of Zoom,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Whitney von Haam, executive director … more
SMITHFIELD — As far as Bryant Spivey knows, no mystery seeds from China have turned up in Johnston County mailboxes. But the head of the county’s Cooperative Extension Services says no … more
SMITHFIELD — Tropical Storm Isaias is likely to make landfall as a hurricane, and while it’s not Fran, Floyd or Matthew, the storm  has Johnston County in its crosshairs, the … more
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