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Barrage of gunfire injures bystander

June 27, 2022

SELMA — A shoot-out in broad daylight injured an innocent bystander, police said. Just before 1 p.m....

Visitors tour the former Princeton Graded School on June 18. Debbie Herrera | Johnstonian News

Princeton history gets a marker

By Debbie Herrera
| June 27, 2022

PRINCETON — Tina Ray recalled her days as a student at Princeton Graded School, which taught the com...

Like consumers, town government isn't immune from inflation, Councilman Casey Porter says.

Clayton adds tax hike on top of rate increases

By Scott Bolejack
| June 27, 2022

CLAYTON — A budget that didn’t include a tax increase now does. The Town Council on June 21 raised C...

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will perform Saturday in Clayton.

Marty Stuart in concert this weekend in Clayton

June 27, 2022

CLAYTON — With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music...

Johnstonians have two chances to give blood over the next week.

Clayton, Smithfield to host blood drives

June 27, 2022

Here are upcoming blood drives in Johnston County: July 1 — 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Walgreens, 11306 U.S...

James Seay, left, of Clayton receives his degree in computer networks and cybersecurity.

2 from Johnston receive degrees

June 27, 2022

ADELPHI, Md. — Two Johnston County residents graduated this spring from the University of Maryland G...

The area in blue is what Grifols is calling its west campus.

Council allows Grifols to grow taller

By Scott Bolejack
| June 24, 2022

CLAYTON — The Town Council has made it easier for Grifols to grow its Johnston County operations. Th...

Cleveland High graduate Kyzaiah Stone stands just over at 6 feet tall and jumps even higher. He currently holds the state high jump record of 7 feet, 1 inch.

Cleveland High grad sets the bar high for this future

June 25, 2022

Kyzaiah Stone has a presence that fills whatever space he occupies. Standing 6 feet, 1 inch tall wit...

SizeUp is a new online service from the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce.

Triangle East launches new website service

June 24, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce and its partners have launched SizeUpJohnstonCoun...


Four Oaks native serving in U.S. Navy

June 24, 2022

U.S. Navy Airman Recruit Adam Wieber, a Four Oaks native, is currently training at the Naval Air Tec...


Johnston Civil Air Patrol cadet off to a Great Start

June 24, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Civil Air Patrol cadet Zachary Ellis was named Great Start Honor Cadet ...

Two Johnstonians have earned academic honor at the University of Alabama.

2 from Johnston earn honors at Alabama

June 24, 2022

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Two residents of Johnston County earned academic honors during the spring semeste...

Coastal Carolina University is in Conway, South Carolina.

Clayton resident on Coastal list

June 24, 2022

CONWAY, S.C. — Carson Mickey has been named to the spring semester President’s List at Coastal Carol...

Clayton might buy this piece on its sculpture trail.

Clayton might purchase ‘Valkyrie’ sculpture

By Scott Bolejack
| June 25, 2022

CLAYTON — The town has the chance to buy “Valkyrie,” one of the pieces on Clayton’s sculpture trail....


Clayton won’t use headhunter to find town manager

By Scott Bolejack
| June 23, 2022

CLAYTON — Clayton won’t hire a search firm to find its next town manager. Doing so would be a waste ...

This year's Ava Gardner Festival will take place Oct. 7-9 in Smithfield and Clayton.

Museum plans musical tribute to Ava

June 23, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The annual Ava Gardner Festival has added a concert to this year’s lineup. “A Musical T...

Leon Tart, left, Benson's 2021 Citizen of the Year, pauses for a photo with Matt Moore, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce.

Benson Chamber serves annual breakfast

June 23, 2022

BENSON — The Benson Area Chamber of Commerce on June 15 treated its 2021 Citizen of the Year to brea...

Larry Williams of Clayton attends the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Cadet from Clayton in honor society

June 23, 2022

Larry Williams of Clayton has been initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor...

Two students from Johnston County are on the Dean's List at Grove City College.

2 from Johnston on Dean’s List

June 23, 2022

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Two students from Johnston County have been named to the spring semester Dean’s Li...

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

Controversial subdivision wins council’s blessing

By Scott Bolejack
| June 25, 2022

CLAYTON — The Town Council had twice put off a decision on Country Lane, a proposed subdivision that...


Clayton will start anew on sewage-treatment plant

By Scott Bolejack
| June 25, 2022

CLAYTON — For its new sewage-treatment plant, Clayton had opted to work with a single builder rather...

The state has assumed responsibility for maintaining streets in several Johnston subdivisions.

These streets are now state’s responsibility

June 22, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Commissioners has added the following subdivision streets ...

Vineyard to mark 50th anniversary

June 22, 2022

PINE LEVEL — Hinnant Family Vineyards will celebrate its 50th anniversary harvest with a party from ...



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