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SMITHFIELD — Denton Lee knew the odds were against his independent bid for a seat in the N.C. House. more
SMITHFIELD — Adventist World Aviation is a nonprofit that provides medical rescues and care to isolated spots around the globe. more
What follows is a Q&A with Johnston County poet Shelby Stephenson, the author, most recently, of “Shelby’s Lady: The Hog Poems.” more
Johnston County poet Shelby Stephenson has penned “Shelby’s Lady: The Hog Poems.” more
KENLY — Habitat for Humanity has dedicated its newest Johnston County build, a three-bedroom, two bath home at 309 S. Maple St. more
SMITHFIELD — Free COVID-19 testing with same-day results is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Progressive Men’s Club. more
CLAYTON — The town will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its historic district by placing toppers on street signs. The Town Council recently agreed to spend about $2,100 for 75 signs, or … more
The N.C. Department of Transportation has taken the first steps toward replacing a washed-out culvert with a bridge on Galilee Road. more
SMITHFIELD — Yes, Johnston County did apply to host the U.S. Space Force Command headquarters. Chris Johnson, the county’s director of economic development, said Johnston had a lot to … more
CLAYTON — Will Thales Academy, a chain of private schools, build a campus in Flowers Plantation near Clayton? In one of his occasional updates to county commissioners, Flowers spokesman Reid … more
Jud Patterson was happy with the holiday weekend traffic at his gift shop, Oak City Collection in downtown Smithfield. “It’s been really good,” Patterson said on Saturday, a day … more
SMITHFIELD — County leaders don’t know when Johnston will receive its first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine. “They anticipate maybe end of November, December when we may get some … more
MindPath Care Centers, North Carolina’s largest provider of outpatient mental and behavioral health care, has acquired Johnston Psychiatric Associates of Clayton. Founded in 2006 by Dr. … more
Ryan Austin Fitzgerald has earned a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the son of Ken Fitzgerald of Pine Level and Suzanne Fitzgerald of Clayton. For his … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College’s Bioprocess Technology Department partnered with the N.C. BioNetwork to offer a virtual career fair in November. This online version of a … more
Susan Stem, director of Johnston County’s REACH Mentoring Ministry, is looking for donations of bicycles for young people aging out of foster care. more
Mary Susan Heath, a native of Johnston County, has published a memoir of her uncle, military veteran Lehman “Legs” Johnson Jr. Health will signs copies of the book, “Legs Astride … more
CLAYTON — The Woman’s Club of Clayton and Main Street Community Garden invite children to play a life-size version of the game Candy Land this holiday season. more
The Friends of Johnston County Parks invite Johnstonians to #OptOutsideJoCo this holiday weekend. Walk, ride or run a greenway. Play at a  playground. Visit a park. You choose when and where … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County on Monday closed two offices — tax collections and emergency services administration — because of staffing shortages stemming from COVID-19 … more
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