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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. ...

Justine Maas says her fairs markets help small businesses while giving the community a place to gather.

Vendor fair showcases small businesses

By Debbie Herrera
| May 19, 2022

For a Saturday in April, the wedding venue Twin Oaks Barn at Umstead Ranch became a shopping center....

The wind ensemble at Corinth Holders High School poses with its championship flag.

Corinth Holders wind ensemble is a world champion

May 18, 2022

The wind ensemble at Corinth Holders High School won the Class A title at the Winter Guard Internati...

Currently, The Alley is the only downtown business serving beer.

Business owners back downtown social district

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SELMA — It was a small sampling. But downtown business owners who spoke at last week’s Town Council ...

Austin

College trustees still considering severance pay for departed president

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SMITHFIELD — At their meeting on May 6, Johnston Community College trustees were supposed to OK a se...

McAllister

Mayor promises better customer service in Selma

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SELMA — Mayor Byron McAllister said Selma was making strides in improving town services. “I am impre...

The town pool on Griswold Street won't open this summer.

Selma pool won’t open this summer

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SELMA — Town residents who like to beat the summer heat with a swim will be disappointed. “The pool ...

This drawing shows nine duplexes on 11.5 acres on Live Oak Chruch Road.

Selma OKs duplexes north of town

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SELMA — The Town Council last week said yes to a request to build nine duplexes on 11.5 acres at 804...

Taylor

Selma residents could face even higher tax increase

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SELMA — Town Manager Brent Taylor had thought he could balance Selma’s next budget with a penny incr...

Jennifer Lawson, head of child nutrition, says better menu options are coming to school cafeterias in Johnston.

Lunches will cost more but will be better, schools say

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, school meals in Johnston have been free to al...

Bracy

Schools’ budget request tops $98 million

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SMITHFIELD — For the year ahead, Johnston schools need $98.8 million from county taxpayers for schoo...

Janet Daughtry, left, accepts the 2022 Philanthropist of the Year award from Sara Massey, daughter of the late Linda Vann Lassiter.

JCC Foundation salutes Selma resident

May 20, 2022

The Johnston Community College Foundation has named its 2022 Philanthropist of the Year. Janet Daugh...

The Smithfield Fire Department has smoke alarms to give away on June 4.

Fire department has free smoke alarms

May 19, 2022

SMITHFIELD —Through a grant from the state fire marshal, the Smithfield Fire Department ihas a limit...

Johnston Health’s community outreach program is getting help from third-year students at the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Onboard the bus, Evelyn Frederick, left, a medical student, check vitals for a tour guest, Gina Becherer of Alignment Healthcare. ≈

Medical student gains experience, perspective during rural rotation

May 19, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Onboard the Johnston Health Mobile Outreach Unit, Evelyn Frederick, a medical school st...

From left, Smithfield Mayor Andy presents a proclamation to Matylda Malocha, Johnston Health’s Ambassador of the Year. With them are Johnston Health CEO Tom Williams and Robert Cupp, the hospital’s chief of human resources. T

Smithfield salutes Johnston Health ambassador

May 17, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Mayor Andy Moore last week proclaimed May 10 Matylda Malocha Day in Smithfield. The hon...

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