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Shoppers wait in line to enter the Michael Kors and Reebok stores in Carolina Premium Outlets on Friday.

After turkey, Johnstonians go shopping

By Debbie Herrera
| November 30, 2021

The first days of the holiday shopping season have names — Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Shop Smal...



Police seek woman missing from group home

From staff reports
| November 30, 2021

KENLY — Authorities say a 29-year-old woman reported missing from a group home on Monday could have ...

A family poses for a photo with Santa at the 2019 "Pajamas and Pancakes with Santa Claus."

Kenly’s Christmas on Main is this weekend

November 30, 2021

Kenly will celebrate Christmas on Main Dec. 3-4. The weekend will begin Friday with a free walk thro...

Smithfield will light its Christmas tree on Dec. 2.

Smithfield to light Christmas tree

November 30, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The twon will light its Christmas tree in a ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the...

Town Attorney Jim Cauley advises the council on its residency rule for the town manager.

Next Clayton manager might not have to live in town

By Scott Bolejack
| November 30, 2021

CLAYTON — The Town Council on Nov. 15 scrapped an ordinance that required the town manager to live i...

The county's greenways and trails are among the categories in the photo contest.

Groups seek entries for photo contest

November 30, 2021

Two groups are inviting Johnstonians to get outdoors with their cameras. The Johnston County Parks a...

An engineering building is under construction on Johnston Community College's Smithfield campus. The state budget includes $5.11 million for JCC capital projects.

Johnston towns reap budget millions

By Scott Bolejack
| November 29, 2021

Johnston County towns made out like bandits in the new state budget. Here’s a breakdown of what the ...


Bizzell will seek another term as sheriff

November 29, 2021

PRINCETON — Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell has announced that he will seek a seventh term. Bi...

Clayton will light its Christmas tree at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Clayton to usher in Christmas season on Thursday

November 29, 2021

CLAYTON — The town’s Christmas Village & Tree Lighting will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec....

Artist Gina Franco stands in front of the mural she created for downtown Benson.

Benson unveils second Main Street mural

November 29, 2021

BENSON — Work on the town’s second commissioned mural is complete. Greensboro artist Gina Franco put...

N.C. AgVentures invites Johnston family farms to apply for grant dollars.

Grants available to family farms

November 29, 2021

N.C. AgVentures, an N.C. State Extension program, provides grants to farmers for new and innovative ...

The Red Cross has scheduled blood drives in Johnston this month.

Blood drives coming to Johnston County

November 29, 2021

Here are upcoming blood drives in Johnston County. Benson — 1-6 p.m. Dec. 1 at American Legion Post ...

This is the site plan for Copper District, a mixed-use development coming to Clayton.

A place to live, work, play

By Scott Bolejack
| November 26, 2021

CLAYTON — The Penny family knows what it wants for its farmland on N.C. 42 near Johnston Health’s Cl...


Christmas concerts coming to The Rudy

November 26, 2021

SELMA — Eddie Miles returns to The Rudy on Dec. 8. Miles will present a solo show of Christmas and c...

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