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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...

The Wilson County Sheriff's Office maintains a substation in Lucama, where a man's skeleton was found in 1974. The sheriff's office said the Lucama Police Department, which has since been disbanded, investigated the homicide. The victim's identity remains unknown.


Skeleton with shotgun wounds all but forgotten

By Lindell J. Kay
| June 13, 2021

LUCAMA — A skeleton found buried beneath straw in a barn nearly 50 years ago has received little att...


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 ...


Johnston principals complete leadership training

June 14, 2021

Two Johnston County principals have completed the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program, or D...


Hospital earns top marks for heart attack care

June 14, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Health has earned a five-star rating for its treatment of heart attacks. Every...


Eastfield secures financing for first building

June 14, 2021

SELMA — The developer of Eastfield Crossing, the planned mixed-use project in Selma, has lined up fi...


Clayton police make arrest in two armed robberies

June 11, 2021

CLAYTON — Police have arrested one man and are seeking another in two armed robberies. Anthony Junio...

Johnston schedules vaccination clinics

June 11, 2021

The Johnston County Public Health Department has scheduled four COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the ...

Last year, some 500 Johnstonians honored local heroes with flags.

Flags for Heroes returns for a second year

By Taylor Heeden
| June 11, 2021

CLAYTON — Flag Day, which President Woodrow Wilson signed into law in 1916, recognizes the day the S...

Clayton's library will have something for everyone this summer.

Library’s summer programs will cater to all ages

By Taylor Heeden
| June 11, 2021

CLAYTON — Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library is bringing back summer programming — and not just for k...


Ryan Ewell to lead Cleveland Elementary

June 9, 2021

Ryan Ewell is the new principal of Cleveland Elementary School. Most recently, Ewell was the assista...


Dixon Road has new principal

June 10, 2021

Amy Creed is the new principal of Dixon Road Elementary School. A native of Benson, Creed has served...

Councilman Marlon Lee joins children in the splash pad in East Smithfield.

Splash pad debuts in East Smithfield

By Taylor Heeden
| June 8, 2021

SMITHFIELD — It’s been a long time since East Smithfield children have been able to play in the wate...

Clayton's water quality report available July 1

June 10, 2021

CLAYTON — The town’s annual water quality report will be available July 1 at claytonnc.org/2020water...

Smithfield-Selma High School has announced its latest nine-week honors.

SSS announces Principal’s List, Honor Roll

June 9, 2021

Smithfield-Selma High School has announced its Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the fourth nine w...

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