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Girl Scout cookie sales are underway in Johnston County.

Girl Scout cookies on sale in Johnston

January 17, 2022

Girl Scout cookies are on sale. Here’s when and where to buy them in Johnston County over the next c...

Owen Daughtry, author of “Different but Special,” is shown here on Benson’s Story Walk. With him are members of the Benson Chamber of Commerce and Benson town employees.

Benson park adds Story Walk

January 13, 2022

BENSON — The Johnston County Partnership for Children has christened its second Story Walk. This one...

Will and Susan Ferrell were critically injured last month in a motorcycle accident.

Plate sale to benefit injured couple

January 12, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Chicken and pork plates will go on sale at noon Saturday, Jan. 15, at Plan B, the bar a...

Employees of Johnston County Emergency Servcices hold some of the stuffed animals.

EMS receives gift of stuffed animals

January 3, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Emergency Services has received a gift of stuffed animals. Employees of...

Susan Werner will bring her diverse musical interests to Clayton on March 26.

Eclectic performer coming to Clayton

January 6, 2022

Singer-songwriter Susan Werner will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at The Clayton Center, 111...

The Celtic Tenors will be in Clayton on Feb. 26.

Clayton to welcome Celtic Tenors

January 5, 2022

CLAYTON — The Celtic Tenors will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at The Clayton Center, 111 E. ...

Award-winning bluegrass band Sideline is coming to Selma.

Bluegrass coming to Rudy theater

January 3, 2022

SELMA — Bluegrass band Sideline will perform at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at The Rudy theater, 300 N. Raiford S...

Pine Level Commissioner Phil Pittman, a longtime town leader, was grand marshal of this year's parade.

A Pine Level parade

December 30, 2021

Here are scenes from this year’s Pine Level Christmas parade, which featured marching bands, dance t...

Selma's Polar Bear Run welcomes pets.

Polar Bear Run returns Jan. 15

December 29, 2021

SELMA — The town’s sixth annual Polar Bear Run is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15. The 5K ru...

First Baptist Church of Smithfield will host a blood drive on Jan. 4.

Smithfield church to host blood drive

December 29, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A blood drive is scheduled from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church...

Benson's mule sculpture has a name, Mim.

Benson names its mule sculpture

December 15, 2021

In early November, the Benson Arts Advisory Board launched a campaign to name the town’s newly insta...

Grant recipients gather during a reception at the Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville.

Johnston groups win AgCarolina grants

December 15, 2021

Two Johnston County groups have won grants from AgCarolina Farm Credit, a farm lender with a branch ...

A fire truck will carry Santa Clause through Smithfield neighborhoods on Dec. 11.

Santa to visit Smithfield neighborhoods

December 9, 2021

While his reindeer rest for their big night, Santa Claus will visit Smithfield neighborhoods on a fi...

The county's greenways and trails are among the categories in the photo contest.

Groups seek entries for photo contest

November 30, 2021

Two groups are inviting Johnstonians to get outdoors with their cameras. The Johnston County Parks a...

A family poses for a photo with Santa at the 2019 "Pajamas and Pancakes with Santa Claus."

Kenly’s Christmas on Main is this weekend

November 30, 2021

Kenly will celebrate Christmas on Main Dec. 3-4. The weekend will begin Friday with a free walk thro...

Santa Claus, seen here on a train to Selma, will hear Christmas wishes in town on Dec. 18.

Santa to hear wishes in Selma

December 13, 2021

SELMA — Santa Claus will hear Christmas wishes at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at th...

Santa Claus will return to Princeton on Dec. 4 for its Christmas parade.

Princeton parade is Saturday afternoon

December 1, 2021

PRINCETON — The town’s Christmas parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The parade will tr...

This year's Archer Lodge Christmas parade is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

Christmas coming to Archer Lodge

December 1, 2021

The Archer Lodge community will hold its Christas celebration Saturday, Dec. 4. Here’s the schedule:...

Santa Claus is a fixture in the Four Oaks Christmas parade.

Four Oaks to hold tree lighting, parade

December 2, 2021

FOUR OAKS — The town’s Christmas tree lighting and Christmas Movie in the Park will take place Frida...

Santa Claus is hearing Christmas wishes in his workshop next to Smithfield's Town Hall.

Santa to hear Christmas wishes

December 2, 2021

Santa will hear Christmas wishes in his downtown Smithfield workshop. Here’s the schedule: • 4-5 p.m...

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