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SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Land Use Center, home to a number of county government departments, will restrict public access starting at 8 a.m. Monday, March 30. Customers will have access … more
Johnston Health is seeking donations of personal protective equipment, or PPE, for staff in its Clayton and Smithfield hospitals. Specifically, the health care provider is seeking: • Masks, … more
SMITHFIELD — Stacey Costanzo, the charge nurse at Johnston Health Hematology Oncology, has been named an Ambassador of the Month. During a recent presentation, interim CEO Tom Williams said … more
RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit has awarded $29,400 in grants to 12 organizations through its corporate-giving program. The grants will aid recipients in carrying out programs specifically … more
Anna Brown of Micro wasn’t surprised when the Johnston County Cooperative Extension Service canceled this year’s Youth Livestock Show and Sale because of COVID-19. But she was … more
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 complications of the … more
SMITHFIELD — Because of the coronavirus, the Town of Smithfield has closed its parks and playgrounds indefinitely. The closure covers ball fields, tennis … more
SMITHFIELD — To stem the spread of the coronavirus, Johnstonians must assume the worst, a doctor told the Johnston County Board of Commissioners on March 18. “I think we have to assume that … more
CLAYTON — With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Roy Cooper shuttered the state’s hair salons, barbershops, nails salons and similar businesses as of 5 p.m. March 25. The decision could be devastating … more
The Wilson Times area is forecast to enjoy a warm weekend with ample sunshine. High temperatures Saturday and Sunday are likely to reach the 82-85-degree range under partly cloudy skies. A slight … 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
Johnston County now has nine coronavirus cases, up from four on Monday, County Manager Rick Hester said Wednesday afternoon. On its coronavirus case map, updated daily, the N.C. Department of … more
SMITHFIELD — A blood drive is scheduled from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 E. Booker Dairy Road. Donations are by appointment only, … more
SMITHFIELD — Because of the coronavirus, the Johnston County Department of Social Services has changed its operations. • The agency has closed the lobby of its building at 714 North St. … more
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