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SMITHFIELD — Here’s the short version: Johnston County school system employees will get paid while schools are closed because of the coronavirus. “We will continue to pay our … more
KENLY —Because of the coronavirus, the Town of Kenly is cancelling some services and alterting others. The Parks and Recreation Department has postponed until April 6 all sporting events … more
RALEIGH — North Carolina will close bars and restaurants to dine-in customers starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. An executive order from the governor will allow restaurants to continue … more
Because of the coronavirus, the Johnstonian News has voluntarily closed its office through Tuesday, March 31. While the office is closed, the newspaper will continue working to serve its … more
CHAPEL HILL — Until now, only a state lab had conducted testing for suspected coronavirus cases in North Carolina. This week, UNC Health joined the effort. In a news release on Monday, … more
SMITHFILED — The Smithfield Planning Department is closed for face-to-face business until further notice, the town announced on Tuesday. For assistance, call 919-934-2116, Ext. 1111 or Ext. … more
SMITHFIELD — Because of the coronavirus, the Johnston County Planning Department is asking the public to conduct planning business online. more
WILSON’S MILLS — Wilson’s Mills has closed town offices to the public because of the coronavirus. Essential staff will be on call to receive messages, the town said in an email … more
CLAYTON — Mayor Jody McLeod on Monday declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus. Currently, Johnston County has two coronavirus cases and neighboring Wake County has 14, … more
A cold front moving through the Wilson Times area Tuesday will produce a 40% probability of mostly light showers, with the highest chances around midday. Temperatures should be seasonable, reaching … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health is seeking space near its Smithfield hospital for a temporary clinic where it can offer coronavirus testing. Currently, a state lab conducts all testing through … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston school board members Teresa Grant and Ronald Johnson were at a polling place on March 3 when a teaching assistant approached them with a complaint. “If the TAs, when … more
SMITHFIELD — After confirming its second coronavirus case over the weekend, Johnston County declared a state of emergency on Monday. Among other things, the declaration speeds up assistance from … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County businesses, restaurants especially, want patrons to know they’re taking extra cleaning steps amid the coronavirus pandemic. Among those restaurants is Clayton … more
FOUR OAKS — This coming weekend was supposed to mark the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville, one of the last major battles of the Civil War. The anniversary, with battle … more
SMITHFIELD — After the county on Friday certified this month’s election results, Fred Smith led Michelle Davis by 50 votes in the Republican primary for District 1 county commissioner in … more
SMITHFIELD — To keep its citizens and employees healthy, the Town of Smithfield is asking residents needing to make a payment to do one of the following: • Make the payment online at … more
SMITHFIELD — Paul Yates didn’t mince words. Johnston school leaders have kept the Clayton community in the dark about their investigation into allegations of grade-fixing at Clayton High … more
SMITHFIELD — In a meeting last week of Johnston’s Emergency Planning Committee, the county’s health chief offered tips for preventing and containing coronavirus infection. “What we have … more
CLAYTON — The Small Business Center at Johnston Community will host three seminars March 24 at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center, 135 … more
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