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After chilly weekend, warmup begins Tuesday

By Al Thomas
| March 6, 2021

A large high-pressure ridge has pushed cold air into the Wilson Times area, but by Tuesday, a quick ...

The Johnston Health Foundation says it has raised the money needed to purchase and equip a mobile health unit.

Mobile health care unit closer to reality

March 5, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Health Foundation has raised the money needed to purchase and equip what i...

Markowski

KS Bank names marketing manager

March 5, 2021

SMITHFIELD — KS Bank has named Lisa Markowski marketing manager and a vice president. In this role, ...

On hand for the award presentation were, from left: front row — Linda Smith, vice president of instruction at JCC; David Johnson, JCC’s president; Tom Williams, Johnston Health’s chief executive officer; and Robert Cupp, Johnston Health’s director of human resources; and back row — Angela Swank, associate vice president of health, wellness and human services at JCC; Joy Callahan, JCC’s associate vice president of workforce development and advanced technologies; Twyla Casey Wells, vice president of advancement and community relations at JCC; and April Culver, Johnston Health’s vice president of marketing, communications and strategy.

JCC salutes a ‘valued partner’ in Johnston Health

March 4, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College has named Johnston Health its 2020 Business and Industry Par...

Lydia Crocker of Selma poses with judge Terry Burks and her grand champion market lamb at the 2019 Youth Livestock Show & Sale.

Youth livestock show, sale will return in 2021

March 4, 2021

SMITHFIELD — After missing 2020 because of COVID-19, the Johnston County Youth Livestock Show & Sale...

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Smithfield man convicted of human trafficking

March 4, 2021

RALEIGH — A federal jury on Feb. 26 convicted a Smithfield man of conspiracy to commit sex trafficki...

A new Johnston County jail is under construction east of Smithfield, and a public safety center, with space for the sheriff's office, is likely to follow. The question is how Johnston will meet office needs for other county departments as it moves to use the courthouse solely for the judicial system.

Something new or renovated?

March 4, 2021

SMITHFIELD — As it moves to provide more space for Johnston’s court system, county government will h...

Johnston school board members pick Al Byrd to fill their vacancy.

Johnston school board fills vacancy

March 4, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on Wednesday needed just a few minutes to fill i...

Catherine Rominski, left, is a coordinator of clinical sonography programs at Johnston Community College. With her is Janet Evans, the lead sonographer in the cardiology department at Johnston Health. Photo courtesy of Johnston Community College

JCC receives sonography equipment

March 2, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The sonography program at Johnston Community College has received a gift of equipment f...

West Clayton Elementary School teacher Samantha Lam, center, prepares to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Samantha Vander Wiele, left, and Cecilia Esparza of the Johnston County Public Health Department. Photo courtesy of the Johnston County Public Schools

Teachers welcome shot in arm

By Taylor Heeden
| March 2, 2021

KENLY — Spirits were high on Feb. 24 as North Johnston High School welcomed more than 2,000 county s...

Maron

Margaret Maron nurtured young writers

By Scott Bolejack
| March 2, 2021

Family and friends say Johnston County mystery writer Margaret Maron was a warm, caring person who w...

Smith

Growth debate resumes

By Scott Bolejack
| March 2, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A policy change last year hopes to steer dense housing development to Johnston County’s...

Galilee Road has reopened to thru-traffic after the Department of Transportation replaced a culvert with a bridge. Photo courtesy N.C. Department of Transportation

Galilee Road reopens

March 2, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Galilee Road has reopened, the N.C. Department of Transportation said in a tweet Friday...

Johnston County Training School students lived in dorms.

Family’s oral histories show former slave’s commitment to education

By Taylor Heeden
| March 3, 2021

Crystal Sanders considers herself fortunate. She knows, for example, that one of her ancestors, the ...

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School board to fill vacancy on Wednesday

March 2, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, to repla...

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After chilly weekend, warmup begins Tuesday

A large high-pressure ridge has pushed cold air into the Wilson Times area, but by Tuesday, a quick ...

Mobile health care unit closer to reality

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston Health Foundation has raised the money needed to purchase and equip what i...