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A lone voter casts his ballot at the Richard B. Harrison gym in Selma on Tuesday.

State, local Democrats on same page

May 18, 2022

Johnston County Democrats on Tuesday cast ballots in just two partisan races — U.S. Senate and U.S. ...

Tippett

Tippett finishes atop school board ballot

May 18, 2022

In Johnston County’s nonpartisan school board primary, 13 candidates were chasing just six spots on ...

Stevens

Stevens, Barbour win contested Smithfield races

May 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD —  When District 2 Councilman David Stevens chose not to seek another term, the Smithfiel...

Barbour

In House race, Barbour carries Johnston but Hines wins nomination

May 18, 2022

Tuesday’s Republican Party primary ballot in Johnston County was so long it spilled over onto the ba...

Tippett

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Terry Tippett

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Terry Tippett is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board bal...

Slabaugh

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Jennifer Slabaugh

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Jennifer Slabuagh is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board...

 Mercier

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Rick Mercier

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Rick Mercier is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ball...

Lee

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Stuart Ashby Lee

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Stuart Ashby Lee is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ...

Lane

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Mark Lane

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Mark Lane is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ballot ...

Donovan

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Kevin Donovan

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Kevin Donovan is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board bal...

Brewer

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with George Brewer

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: George Bewer is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ball...

Bowers

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Melissa Bowers

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Melissa Bowers is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ba...

Antoine

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Michelle Antoine

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Michelle Antoine is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ...

Keirsey

Education alliance endorses Keirsey

May 11, 2022

Education First Alliance, a North Carolina group, has endorsed Kent Keirsey in the Republican Party ...

Keirsey

Liberty First backs Keirsey for House

May 10, 2022

Liberty First Grassroots has endorsed Kent Keirsey in the Republican Party primary in North Carolina...

Nickel

Teachers’ group endorses Nickel

May 2, 2022

The N.C. Association of Educators has endorsed Wiley Nickel in the Democratic Party primary for U.S....

Wallace

Election 2022: Smithfield Town Council

Doris Wallace, Smithfield District 4

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Incumbent David Barbour and challenger Doris Wallace are vying to represent District ...

Barbour

Election 2022: Smithfield Town Council

David Barbour, Smithfield District 4

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Incumbent David Barbour and challenger Doris Wallace are vying to represent District ...

Temple

Election 2022: Smithfield Town Council

Elizabeth Temple, Smithfield District 2

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Sloan Stevens and Elizabeth Temple are vying to represent District 2 on the Smithfiel...

Stevens

Election 2022: Smithfield Town Council

Sloan Stevens, Smithfield District 2

April 29, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Sloan Stevens and Elizabeth Temple are vying to represent District 2 on the Smithfield ...

Sawrey

2022 Primary: N.C. General Assembly

Republican Benton Sawrey, Senate District 10

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Matt Ansley, Jill Homan and Benton Sawrey are seeking the Republican Party nomination...

Homan

2022 Primary: N.C. General Assembly

Republican Jill Homan, Senate District 10

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Matt Ansley, Jill Homan and Benton Sawrey are seeking the Republican Party nomination...

2022 Primary: N.C. General Assembly

Republican Matt Ansley, Senate District 10

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Matt Ansley, Jill Homan and Benton Sawrey are seeking the Republican Party nomination...

Strickland

2022 Primary: N.C. General Assembly

Republican Larry Strickland, House District 28

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Challenger Jim Davenport and incumbent Larry Strickland are seeking the Republican Pa...

2022 Primary: N.C. General Assembly

Republican Jim Davenport, House District 28

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Challenger Jim Davenport and incumbent Larry Strickland are seeking the Republican Pa...

White

2022 Primary: N.C. General Assembly

Republican Donna White, House District 26

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Challenger Rick Walker and incumbent Donna White are seeking the Republican Party nom...

Walker

2022 Primary: N.C. General Assembly

Republican Rick Walker, House District 26

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Challenger Rick Walker and incumbent Donna White are seeking the Republican Party nom...

Harris

2022 Primary: County Commissioner

Republican Patrick Harris, Commissioner District 5

May 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: Political newcomer Jyl Burgener and incumbent Patrick Harris are seeking the Republic...

Burgener

2022 Primary: County Commissioner

Republican Jyl Burgener, Commissioner District 5

May 7, 2022

Editor’s Note: Political newcomer Jyl Burgener and incumbent Patrick Harris are seeking the Republic...

Wallace

Smithfield Town Council candidate plans meet-and-greet

April 28, 2022

SMITHFIELD — A meet-and-greet with Smithfield Town Council candidate Doris Wallace is scheduled from...

Chamber quizzes candidates

April 26, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Want to hear from candidates in this year’s primary elections? The Triangle East Chambe...

Sawrey

Values Coalition endorses Sawrey in Senate campaign

April 22, 2022

RALEIGH —The N.C. Values Coalition has endorsed N.C. Senate hopeful Benton Sawrey in his GOP primary...

Searcy

Former majority leader backs Searcy for Congress

April 21, 2022

GOLDSBORO — Former N.C. House Majority Leader Phil Baddour has endorsed Sam Searcy in the Democratic...

Former County Commissioner Coolie Pope, left, is supporting Benton Sawrey in his N.C. Senate race. Contributed photo

Former commissioner backs Sawrey in Senate race

April 18, 2022

CLAYTON — Former Johnston County Commissioner Cookie Pope has endorsed Benton Sawrey in his GOP prim...

Registrar of Deeds Craig Olive, left, is backing Benton Sawrey in his N.C. Senate bid.

Olive backs Sawrey in Senate race

April 20, 2022

CLAYTON — Johnston County Registrar of Deeds Craig Olive has endorsed N.C. Senate hopeful Benton Saw...

Keirsey

Arkansas' Tom Cotton backs Keirsey for Congress

April 19, 2022

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has endorsed combat veteran Kent Keirsey in the Republican Party pr...

Former President Donald Trump tells a crowd in Johnston County that America has President Joe Biden to blame for inflation and supply-chain woes.

Trump blasts Biden, Democrats

By Debbie Herrera
| April 16, 2022

SELMA — America is failing, and President Joe Biden is to blame, former President Donald Trump told ...

District Attorney Susan Doyle is backing Benton Sawrey's state Senate bid.

District Attorney Susan Doyle backs Sawrey in Senate bid

April 11, 2022

CLAYTON — Johnston District Attorney Susan Doyle has endorsed Benton Sawrey for N.C. Senate.

Carroll

Schools want vote on $253.5 million bond issue

By Scott Bolejack
| April 16, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Johnston school leaders on April 5 asked County Commissioners to put a $253.5 million b...

Johnston Clerk of Court Michelle Ball has endorsed N.C. Senate candidate Benton Sawrey.

Johnston clerk of court support Sawrey in GOP Senate primary

April 14, 2022

CLAYTON — Johnston Clerk of Court Michelle Ball has announced her support for Benton Sawrey in N.C. Senate District 10.

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Program will focus on votings rights

April 7, 2022

SELMA — A voting-rights roundtable is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9, at the Selma...

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Candidates’ forum is April 19 in Clayton

April 8, 2022

“Platforms at the Podium,” a candidates’ forum, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at T...

Donald Trump will be in Johnston County next month to campaign for U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd.

Trump to hold rally in Selma

March 28, 2022

SELMA — Former President Donald Trump is returning to Johnston County. The 45th president of the Uni...

Not everyone who wants to replace Larry Wood on the county Board of Commissioners is a longtime Republican.

3 applicants for board vacancy only recently became Republicans

By Scott Bolejack
| April 2, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Three applicants for a vacancy on the county Board of Commissioners changed their party...

Lewis

Prosecutor seeking District Court judgeship

March 31, 2022

Brian E. Lewis is seeking a seat on the District Court bench in Johnston, Harnett and Lee counties. ...

Homan

Former Trump official backs Homan for state Senate

March 23, 2022

Jill Homan, an Archer Lodge Republican, has picked up an endorsement in the GOP primary for N.C. Sen...

Sawrey

Lieutenant governor backs Sawrey in GOP Senate primary

March 15, 2022

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson has endorsed Benton Sawrey in the Republican primary for N.C. Senate District...

Wood

Voters will choose Wood’s permanent replacement

March 19, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Filling Larry Wood’s seat on the Johnston County Board of Commissioners will be a two-s...

The new 13th Congressional District is made up of all of Johnston County and parts of Harnett, Wake and Wilson counties.

Primaries assured for U.S. Senate, House

March 8, 2022

Democrats and Republicans will have primaries for U.S. Senate and U.S. House District 13, made up of...

Temple

Temple files in Smithfield District 2

March 16, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Elizabeth Anne Temple of Chestnut Drive filed March 1 for the District 2 seat on the Sm...

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