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The Drummers World Drumline, a Goldsboro group, will perform as part of a Juneteenth celebration in Smithfield.

Juneteenth celebration is this weekend in Smithfield

June 17, 2021

A Juneteenth celebration will take place this weekend in Smithfield. A concert is scheduled from 6 t...

Third StrEatery returns Friday evening

June 17, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The next Third StrEATery, which mixes outdoor dining with live entertainment, is schedu...


Clayton, TLC map trail for hiking, mountain biking

By Taylor Heeden
| June 17, 2021

CLAYTON — The town will work with a nonprofit on a new trail for hiking and mountain biking. The tra...

Money from the state will help make Johnston Regional Airport Safer.

Johnston airport receives funding for safety improvements

June 17, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The N.C. Board of Transportation has awarded $482,400 to Johnston Regional Airport near...


Parrish helped move Johnston schools forward

By Scott Bolejack
| June 16, 2021

SMITHFIELD — As a newly elected Johnston school board member, Dr. Dicky Parrish often butted heads w...

The Johnston County Public Health Department and the Army National Guard set up a vaccination clinic in Smithfield's Wooodall Heights neighborhood.

County taking vaccine into Johnston neighborhoods

June 16, 2021

With vaccinations slowing across the country. the Johnston County Public Health Department is taking...

Johnston County's newest Dollar General is at 2700 Keen Road Four Oaks.

Dollar General opens store near Four Oaks

June 16, 2021

FOUR OAKS — Dollar General has opened a store at the corner of U.S. 701 and Keen Road near Four Oaks...

On hand for the check presentation were, from left: front row — Junior Women’s League members Lisa Bland and Heather Bryant, Riverside Ranch leaders Holly Narron and Sarah Valentine, and JWL members Dana Peterson and Amanda Johnson; and back row — JWL members Lindsay Wilson, Dawn Willcox, Karren Briggs, Melissa Brown and Beverly Herring.

Reverse raffle boosts therapeutic horse-riding ranch

June 16, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Technically, the sixth annual Big Night Out, a reverse raffle, raised $15,000 for River...

"Help Wanted' and "Now Hiring" signs have become commonplace in Johnston County.

Johnston employers need help

By Scott Bolejack
| June 15, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The “Help Wanted” signs are everywhere — along U.S. 301 South in front of Carolina Pa...


Job board targets Johnston commuters

By Scott Bolejack
| June 15, 2021

SMITHFIELD — To help employers fill vacancies, the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce wants Johnston ...

Caroline Mikloslavic says masks in schools should be the parents' choice, not a state mandate.

Parents, students blast mask mandate in Johnston schools

By Scott Bolejack
| June 16, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston parents — and students — have had their fill of the mask mandate in public sch...

A donor gives blood earlier this year in Washington, D.C. The Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donors.

Red Cross makes urgent appeal for blood

June 15, 2021

Facing what it calls a “severe blood shortage,” the American Red Cross is offering incentives to don...


On COVID, ‘things are looking much better’

By Scott Bolejack
| June 14, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Dr. Marilyn Pearson continues to breathe easier. “Things are looking much better,” the ...

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