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SMITHFIELD — Johnston County’s public schools are closed through at least Friday, March 27. Local school leaders made that call Saturday afternoon, not long after neighboring Wake County made … more
CLAYTON — Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in the Clayton High School football stadium to celebrate the life of Trevor VanDyke. The CHS graduate had died the week before in a shooting in … more
SMITHFIELD — School board member Ronald Johnson wasn’t buying what a proposed policy amendment was selling on Tuesday. Policy 1550 lays out a code of ethics for Johnston school board members, … 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
Saturday's partly cloudy skies and seasonable temperatures are expected to give way to a very cool, cloudy and rainy Sunday in the Wilson Times area. High temperatures Saturday should reach the … more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Education Foundation has canceled this year's Showcase of Stars, which was scheduled for March 14.   The showcase of student performances is a … more
SMITHFIELD — After a reported coronavirus case in Johnston, the county's Arts Council has canceled this year's Art & Food Festival, which was scheduled for March 12.  more
RALEIGH — One person from Johnston County has tested postive for the coronavirus, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said in a news release Thursday morning. “This is not … more
SMITHFIELD — School board member Ronald Johnson wasn’t buying what a proposed policy amendment was selling. more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education today canceled all field trips scheduled for this week. Earlier in the day, Wake County schools also canceled field trips after a number … more
Mild temperatures, partly cloudy skies and varying chances of showers headline this week's weather in the Wilson Times area. Temperatures are expected to get to around 70 degrees Tuesday, … more
SMITHFIELD — Judy Williams, a certified hyperbaric technologist, has been named a Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. She works in the Johnston Health Therapeutic Wound Center at Johnston … more
SMITHFIELD — County Commissioners are moving closer to mandating larger lot sizes in rural Johnston while steering denser growth toward the county’s towns. Some Johnstonians think that’s a … more
KENLY — Eric Boyette, a lifelong Kenly resident, is the new secretary of the N.C. Department of Transportation. His first day on the job was March 2. “I am honored to be chosen for this … more
SMITHFIELD — In an interview not long after he filed for office, school board hopeful Terry Tippett said he faced an uphill campaign. He hailed from a sparsely populated corner of Johnston … more
SMITHFIELD — Years ago, Johnston County used a formula to fund its public schools. Perhaps it’s time to do so again, Butch Lawter told his fellow county commissioners on March 2. A formula … more
CLAYTON — The Clayton Chamber of Commerce is calling on school and county leaders to unite in support of better Johnston schools. These are difficult days for the county’s schools. Their … more
Here’s a recap of selected raises from last week’s primary in Johnston County. President Democrat — As he did in North Carolina and much of the South on Super Tuesday, former vice … more
tstocks@johnstoniannews.com | 919-740-6834 National issues like the economy, health care, abortion and LGBTQ rights were on voters minds as they cast their ballots at churches, schools and fire … more
KENLY — Carlos Olivero, the new owner of Kenly’s Piggly Wiggly, says shoppers can expect the same “hometown family atmosphere” they enjoyed under Butch and Lisa Matthews. The Bailey couple … more
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