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Holt Lake Bar-B-Que & Seafood says it will serve its last dine-meal on Sept. 18.

Holt Lake Bar-B-Que is closing

September 13, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Holt Lake Bar-B-Que & Seafood will close its doors later this week. “It is time to reti...

This map shows the location of the five tracts that the Smithfield Town Council rezoned for light industrial use. The county's airport is just to the north, Amazon just to the south.

Smithfield paves way for more industrial growth

By Scott Bolejack
| September 13, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Town Council on Sept. 7 rezoned more land on U.S. 70 Business for light ...

Here's a sampling of what shoppers can expect to find at The Twisted Willow in downtown Smithfield.

Twisted Willow aims to be unique

By Taylor Heeden
| September 10, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A store with a “Twist” is coming to downtown. Terri and John Bilott will open The Twist...

Launch JoCo aims to help new entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.

Launch JoCo aims to help budding businesses

September 15, 2021

The pandemic has sparked an entrepreneurial wave, and Johnston County is getting out ahead of the ti...

Among those taking part in the ceremonial groundbreaking were, from left, Mark McDonnell, chief operating officer of AdVenture Development; County Commissioner Tony Braswell; Selma Councilman Byron McAllister; Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver; Randy Cahoon-Tingle, the town's director of planning and economic development; AdVenture President Kevin Dougherty; and Matt Hohorst, vice president of ARCO Design/Build.

Selma breaks ground on business park

By Taylor Heeden
| September 3, 2021

SELMA — Until last week, Eastfield was a plan on paper — a 3 million square foot development with a ...

College offering online seminars

August 20, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College will offer the following free s...

Melissa Oliver says the Clayton Chamber of Commerce is committed to the town's business community.

Clayton chamber lays out agenda for year ahead

By Taylor Heeden
| August 30, 2021

CLAYTON — The Chamber of Commerce’s chief obligation is to Clayton’s business community. And that wi...

Kristen Price says the Aha Moments employee circled in red dropped her 1-year-old child.

Parent says day care mistreated her child

By Taylor Heeden
| August 10, 2021

A Johnston County day care is under fire after a video on Aug. 4 appeared to show two teachers mistr...

A rendering of Old North State Food Hall in Selma's Triangle East Collaborative near Interstate 95.

New York chef's company will operate Selma food hall

August 6, 2021

SELMA — A long-delayed food hall has a new management company and a revised opening date. AdVenture ...

This is a rendering of the exterior of Crawford Cookshop, the restaurant that chef Scott Crawford plans to open this summer in Clayton.

Clayton upholds parking variance for new eatery

By Taylor Heeden
| August 6, 2021

CLAYTON — Despite neighborly opposition, the Board of Adjustment on July 21 upheld the variance that...

Workers have begun construction on the new Nutrien Ag Solutions plant on U.S. 301 between Lucama and Kenly. The company is consolidating its Wilson and Princeton locations.

Fertilizer company moving Princeton operation to Lucama

By Drew C. Wilson
| July 26, 2021

LUCAMA — Nutrien Ag Solutions is consolidating its Wilson and Princeton locations into a single 12-a...

Mancuso

Triangle East Chamber leader leaving post

July 1, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The president and chief executive of the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce will leave t...

Johnson

Johnston industry recruiter gets his wish

By Scott Bolejack
| July 2, 2021

SMITHFIELD — For some time now, Johnston’s industry recruiter has argued that the county needs to ha...

Seated from left, Johnston Community College President David Johnson, JCC board chair Lyn Austin and Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod sign the memorandum of understanding.

JCC takes step toward Clayton campus

By Taylor Heeden
| June 29, 2021

CLAYTON — A Clayton campus of Johnston Community College might come to fruition after drugmaker Grif...

Work is underway on the industrial park that will be home to Amazon.

Grant will pave way for Amazon

June 21, 2021

Smithfield has landed a grant that will help bring Amazon to town. The $1.25 million from the N.C. R...

Maeen Shabein and his fiancee, Brittany Peele, are the owners of Smithfield's newest restaurant. Taylor Heeden | Johnstonian News

New deli is a dream come true for owners

By Taylor Heeden
| June 30, 2021

SMITHFIELD — When he was younger and living in New York, Maeen Shabein worked in a deli, which is wh...

Mancuso

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 ...

"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...

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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...

Bartlett Milling will spend up to $28 million to expand its flour mill in Wilson's Mills.

Flour mill plans $28 million expansion

June 10, 2021

WILSON’S MILLS — Bartlett Milling will expand its flour mill in Wilson’s Mills, the county’s Economi...


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