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Johnston County has 137,363 registered voters. Here are their numbers by party affiliation: Republican — 52,744. Unaffiliated — 44,513. Democrat — 38,997. Libertarian … more
CLAYTON — When Clayton reopens its buildings to the public and all employees, it will do so in phases, interim town manager J.D. Solomon said earlier this month. more
SMITHFIELD — The town will seek a $900,000 grant to bring Wi-Fi to four parks and make improvements to the Neuse River amphitheater. The federal Community Development Block Grant would … more
CLAYTON — Saturday’s Johnston County Conservative Rally drew voters who see a nation’s demise under Democrat rule. Warren Leslie, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, said he feared … more
SMITHFIELD — COVID-19 has claimed 64 lives and sickened more than 5,400 people in Johnston, according to the county's Public Health Department.  more
SMITHFIELD — Flu shots for people 12 and older will be available from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 30, at the Johnston County Public Health Department, 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is offering free virtual field trips for elementary school children. more
SMITHFIELD — A bridge will go on Galilee Road where floodwaters overwhelmed a culvert and swept away two children. more
SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department has high-dose flu vaccine available for adults 65 and older. The high-dose vaccine has four times the amount of antigen as a regular … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnstonians are taking advantage of the chance to vote early. On Thursday, the first day of early voting, 7,759 Johnstonians cast ballots, according to Leigh Anne Price, … more
SELMA — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday rallied a boisterous crowd that endured rain and wind to show its support for President Donald Trump. The rally was held at the Farm at 95, an … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston County is approaching 5,100, and 61 people have died of complications from the virus, the Health Department reported on … more
SMITHFIELD — The Town Council last week accepted a state grant that will allow the Police Department to field a traffic-safety unit. The $338,261 grant from the Governor’s Highway … more
The deadline to request an absentee ballot in Johnston County is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Any registered voter in Johnston County can request a mail-in ballot by visiting the N.C. Absentee Ballot … more
SMITHFIELD — This year’s Ghost Walk in Johnston County is going virtual. Filmed performances will premiere at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, on the Johnston County Heritage Center’s … more
Want to learn more about this year’s candidates? Here are some websites that can help. Johnston County Democratic Party — jcdp.org. The site has links to candidate websites for many … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston County climbed by 41 from Wednesday to Thursday, the Health Department reported.  The number of deaths remained at 57. more
SMITHFIELD — Third StrEATery, downtown Smithfield’s street-dining event, is adding dates to its October schedule. The event offers live music and socially distanced seating to … more
A former Kenly police officer has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man who later died. Jesse Santifort had been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Alexander Thompson, who died … more
A roundtable discussion on racism in education is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. more
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