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From left, Caroline Chavez , Gracie Cannady and Tim Russell rehearse a scene from "The Trip to Bountiful."

NLT taking ‘Trip to Bountiful’

By Scott Bolejack
| May 24, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The Neuse Little Theatre returns to the stage this week with a drama, “The Trip Bountif...


20-year-old held in shooting of teens

May 24, 2022

CLAYTON — The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office has charged a 20-year-old with shooting two teens nea...


Clayton man faces additional charges

May 24, 2022

CLAYTON — Another young girl has come forward to say a Clayton man sexually assaulted her from 2014 ...

Murder suspect found dead in field

May 24, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The suspect in a double murder in Fayetteville shot and killed himself in Smithfield, p...

Luke Jones works on a vehicle during a class  at Wayne Community College.

WCC student receives multiple honors, degree — and a job

May 24, 2022

Luke Jones recently received two of Wayne Community College’s top awards for his program of study. ...

Selma Baptist Church is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary.

Selma Baptist to mark 150th anniversary

May 24, 2022

Selma Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at the church,...

The suspect in a shooting leaves Vape and Tobacco World in Clayton. Police said the suspect later shaved his head and beard to avoid detection.

Customer shoots vape store employee, Clayton police say

May 23, 2022

CLAYTON — Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting Sunday at a vape store in town. Richard Ben C...

Police say Jamie Edward Flynn was last seen at the ATM at the State Employees' Credit Union in Clayton.

Police seeking assault suspect

May 24, 2022

CLAYTON — Police are looking for a Clayton man who assaulted the mother of their child and then used...

This rendering shows the layout of a proposed subdivision along Country Lane.

Council again puts off decision on proposed Country Lane subdivision

By Scott Bolejack
| May 23, 2022

CLAYTON — The developer of a proposed subdivision on Country Lane tried to appease the Clayton Town ...


Kenly museum has new executive director

May 23, 2022

KENLY — Michael C. “Mike” Rhodes is the new executive director of the Tobacco Farm Life Museum. He ...

Radio station 102.3 FM was among the supporters of the peanut butter drive.

Club collects peanut butter for hungry kids

May 23, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Their goal was to collect 3,300 jars of peanut butter for the Johnston County Public Sc...

Ivan Parker will close out the music series on Sept. 11.

Church bringing back music series

May 23, 2022

The Super Sunday Nights music series is back this summer at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church at 444...

Currently, The Alley is the only downtown business serving beer.

Business owners back downtown social district

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SELMA — It was a small sampling. But downtown business owners who spoke at last week’s Town Council ...


School leaders thankful for any building dollars

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SMITHFIELD — In November, Johnston voters will decide whether to borrow $177 million for new school ...

Jacqueline "Jackie" Gathers is the owner of Inspirational You Beauty Box, a shop she opened amid the pandemic.

Her vision is to inspire the beauty within

By Debbie Herrera
| May 20, 2022

Jacqueline Gathers was in her car when inspiration struck. “I was on the phone with a friend, and I ...

Janet Daughtry, left, accepts the 2022 Philanthropist of the Year award from Sara Massey, daughter of the late Linda Vann Lassiter.

JCC Foundation salutes Selma resident

May 20, 2022

The Johnston Community College Foundation has named its 2022 Philanthropist of the Year. Janet Daugh...

Johnston Health has received an A for patient safety.

Hospital earns an ‘A’ for safety

May 20, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for spring 2022. Thi...

The town pool on Griswold Street won't open this summer.

Selma pool won’t open this summer

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SELMA — Town residents who like to beat the summer heat with a swim will be disappointed. “The pool ...

This drawing shows nine duplexes on 11.5 acres on Live Oak Chruch Road.

Selma OKs duplexes north of town

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SELMA — The Town Council last week said yes to a request to build nine duplexes on 11.5 acres at 804...

Justine Maas says her fairs markets help small businesses while giving the community a place to gather.

Vendor fair showcases small businesses

By Debbie Herrera
| May 19, 2022

For a Saturday in April, the wedding venue Twin Oaks Barn at Umstead Ranch became a shopping center....

The Smithfield Fire Department has smoke alarms to give away on June 4.

Fire department has free smoke alarms

May 19, 2022

SMITHFIELD —Through a grant from the state fire marshal, the Smithfield Fire Department ihas a limit...



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