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Johnstonians have two chances to give blood over the next week.

Clayton, Smithfield to host blood drives

June 27, 2022

Here are upcoming blood drives in Johnston County: July 1 — 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Walgreens, 11306 U.S...

Vineyard to mark 50th anniversary

June 22, 2022

PINE LEVEL — Hinnant Family Vineyards will celebrate its 50th anniversary harvest with a party from ...

The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum will host a Juneteenth celebration on June 25.

Juneteenth event is at Selma museum

June 16, 2022

SELMA — A Juneteenth celebration is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Max G. Creech Se...

College to host Juneteenth event

June 15, 2022

SMITHFIELD — A celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Appreciation Month is scheduled for 6 p.m. ...

The Red Cross has scheduled five blood drives over the next couple of weeks in Johnston County.

More blood drives on June calendar

June 14, 2022

Here are upcoming blood drives in Johnston County: June 16 — 1-5:30 p.m., Archer Lodge Community Bui...

The Tobacco Farm Life Museum's AgCamp is open to children ages 7-12.

Museum to host AgCamp 2022

June 10, 2022

KENLY — AgCamp 2022 is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18-22 at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, 7...

Kenly Missionary Baptist Church invites young people to its vacation Bible school later this month.

VBS to explore wonder, value of life

June 9, 2022

KENLY -— “Zoomerang,” a vacation Bible school, is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, ...

Third StrEATery offers outdoor dining and live music in downtown Smithfield.

Third StrEATery taking ‘road trip’

June 8, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The next Third StrEATery is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the 100 bloc...

Smithfield's "Movies in the Park" series returns Saturday with "Goonies."

‘Goonies’ is June 11 at Smithfield park

June 7, 2022

SMITHFIELD — This summer’s “Movies in the Park” resume Saturday, June 11, with “Goonies.” The Smithf...

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce invites fans of clay shooting to the second "Clays for Commerce' on June 17.

Deadline approaching for ‘Clays for Commerce’

June 6, 2022

June 10 is the last day to register for “Clays for Commerce,” a clay shooting tournament to benefit ...

Members of the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield present a $5,000 check to members of the ReEntry Family Services Board of Directors.

Big Night Out raises $8,000

June 9, 2022

SMITHFIELD — This year’s Big Night Out Gala, a Junior Women’s League of Smithfield project, raised $...

Juneteenth event is June 18 at Smithfield park

May 31, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The second annual Celebrating Juneteenth in JoCo will take place Saturday, June 18, in ...

Smithfield offering summer camps

May 30, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Registration is underway for summer camps in Smithfield. The Smithfield Parks and Recre...

A crowd gathers for Rockin' on Raiford in downtown Selma.

Bands begin rocking Raiford Street

May 26, 2022

This year’s Rockin’ on Raiford is underway. The band Riva Breez opened the concert series on May 19 ...

A band plays for Selma's Latino Festival.

Selma festival celebrates Latino community

May 25, 2022

A festival in downtown Selma invited the community to celebrate all things Latino. The fifth annual ...

From left, Caroline Chavez , Gracie Cannady and Tim Russell rehearse a scene from "The Trip to Bountiful."

NLT taking ‘Trip to Bountiful’

By Scott Bolejack
| May 29, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The Neuse Little Theatre returns to the stage this week with a drama, “The Trip Bountif...

Radio station 102.3 FM was among the supporters of the peanut butter drive.

Club collects peanut butter for hungry kids

May 23, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Their goal was to collect 3,300 jars of peanut butter for the Johnston County Public Sc...

Selma Baptist Church is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary.

Selma Baptist to mark 150th anniversary

May 24, 2022

Selma Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 12, at the church,...

The first Backwoods Throw Down is set for June 4.

Community Calendar

Car show is June 4 at Big Daddy’s Farm

May 26, 2022

The first Backwoods Thrown Down, a car, truck and bike show, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturd...

Ivan Parker will close out the music series on Sept. 11.

Church bringing back music series

May 23, 2022

The Super Sunday Nights music series is back this summer at Piney Grove Chapel Baptist Church at 444...


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