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CLAYTON — Jason Dean, one 17 Clayton firefighters stricken with COVID-19, has died, the town announced this morning. more
SMITHFIELD — Day 10 enrollment in Johnston County’s public schools fell 600 students this year from last, the schools reported earlier this month. Polenta Elementary School in Clayton … more
SMITHFIELD — New initiatives from the Downtown Smithfield Development Corp. aim to help downtown businesses that continue to suffer because of COVID-19. This month and next, an event called … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston County’s average score on the SAT fell to 1080 this year from 1084 in 2019. At the same time, Johnston’s state ranking on the college-entrance exam climbed … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of Johnstonians in the hospital with COVID-19  fe1l to 12 on Wednesday, and the number of new cases climbed by just 24, the county's Public Health Department … more
KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life Museum will reopen Sept. 24. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On its website, the museum has set up an online calendar where … more
SMITHFIELD — Special Olympics has named Smithfield-Selma High School a Unified Champion School. Unified is a Special Olympics program that encourages young people with and without … more
FOUR OAKS — Ashley HomeStore has arrived in Four Oaks. The sprawling building at 125 Brewer Road houses an Ashley HomeStore, an Ashley HomeStore Outlet, a distribution center, an e-commerce … more
SMITHFIELD — The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education has named its Educator of the Year. She is Amanda Allen, executive director of social and emotional learning for the Johnston … more
RALEIGH — Johnston County’s public school system has received $100,000 from the U.S. Justice Department’s School Violence Prevention Program. “Protecting the safety and … more
SMITHFIELD — The number of COVID-19 cases in Johnston has eclipsed 4,200, according to the county's Public Health Department. Here are the numbers for Johnston as of 5:20 p.m. Sept. … more
SMITHFIELD — For various reasons — some COVID-related, some not — the Johnston County Board of Elections has moved the polling places for six precincts. Here are the precincts … more
SELMA — In Selma, not enough volunteers are willing to run into burning buildings, perform water rescues in torrential rains and crawl into small spaces to rescue strangers. Like many small … more
SMITHFIELD — The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield has laid off four employees because of funding constraints, the library’s director told the Smithfield Town Council … more
SMITHFIELD — The Landings of Smithfield, an assisted living center at 200 Kellie Drive, has received a deficiency-free inspection from the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation. … more
SMITHFIELD — Despite COVID-19, pet adoptions in Johnston remain strong, the director of the county’s animal shelter said last week. Early on in the pandemic, Johnstonians adopted pets … more
SELMA — With North Carolina emerging even more from its COVID-19 lockdown, the town will hold a modified Railroad Days. The festival will offer virtual events, a model train display, a food … more
SMITHFIELD — Johnston students who want to return to their classrooms will be able to do so starting no later than Oct. 19, the Board of Education said on Tuesday. more
SMITHFIELD — A roundtable discussion on racism in the criminal justice system is schedule for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at JohnstonNC Heritage on YouTube and jocoheritage on … more
SMITHFIELD — Drive-through COVID-19 testing is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in the parking lot at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M. Durwood Stephenson Parkway, … more
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