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The Johnston County Workforce Development Center will play host to a seminar on recruiting and retaining employees in a hiring environment changed by the pandemic.

Chambers to host ‘War on Talent’

September 7, 2021

“The War on Talent,” a seminar, is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the Johnst...


Memoir class meeting in Selma

September 8, 2021

SELMA — Through Dec. 2, “Telling Our Stories,” a free drop-in class in memoir writing, is meeting fr...

Johnston writers to meet Sept. 9

September 7, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Writers Group will meet at 6 Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Public Libra...

The Positive Parenting Program offers training individually, in seminars and in group discussions.

Partnership for Children offers Positive Parenting Program

September 10, 2021

The Johnston County Partnership for Children offers the Positive Parenting Program, or Triple P for ...

A demonstration of tobacco tying and stringing is coming to the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly.

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Tobacco tying, stringing demonstration coming to Kenly

September 9, 2021

KENLY — A demonstration of tobacco tying and stringing is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,...


Clayton welcomes new planning director

September 8, 2021

CLAYTON — The Town of Clayton has hired Ben Howell as its new planning director. He started work Aug...

Mule Days is among Johnston County's most popular festivals.

Fall brings annual festivals to Johnston

September 3, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Fall is a great time of year to explore Johnston County. Starting in September, visitor...

Here are the rules of the sky for Smithfield's drone field.

Smithfield gives drone pilots a place to fly

September 2, 2021

SMITHFIELD — In what might be a first for Johnston County, Smithfield has dedicated a place for dron...

The Smithfield Town Commons stage will host a talent show on Labor Day.

Youth talent show coming to Smithfield amphitheater

September 3, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A Youth Talent Showcase is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, at the amphit...

Smithfield is among the North Carolina towns that will get a sneak peek at "Mayberry Man," a film based on "The Andy Griffith Show."

New film to preview in Smithfield

August 23, 2021

SMITHFIELD — “Mayberry Man,” a feature-length family comedy inspired by “The Andy Griffith Show,” wi...

Smithfield to give away school supplies

August 19, 2021

SMITHFIELD -— The town will give away school supplies and backpacks on Saturday, Aug. 21, at Smith-C...

From left, Officers Neal Johnson, Miguel Duran, Randolph Baity and Revis Pounds make up the Clayton Police Department's parks and trails unit.

Clayton police unit credited with saving mom, children

August 18, 2021

CLAYTON — The greenways in Clayton are among the town’s most popular attractions, with many pedestri...

This rendering shows the next home for My Kid's Club in Selma.

Club takes step toward new building

August 6, 2021

SELMA — My Kid’s Club is literally clearing the way for a new clubhouse. Early last week, the club r...

The annual Four Oaks Acorn Festival features a Kids Zone with inflatables.

Acorn Festival will return Sept. 11

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| August 8, 2021

FOUR OAKS — The 32nd Acorn Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in Fo...

This is the cover of a new book about Selma revitalization efforts.

New book puts spotlight on Selma

August 4, 2021

SELMA — A new book from Pine Level writer Cindy Brookshire and photographer Katja Jentes showcases e...

Clayton Rotary Club installs new president

July 30, 2021

CLAYTON — Tara Abernathy, owner and chief executive of Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Clayton, is...

Blood drives coming to Johnston

July 15, 2021

The American Red Cross has scheduled the following blood drives in Johnston County: Tuesday, July 20...


Open Mic Night has new format

July 14, 2021

SELMA — The next Open Mic Night is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Old Fashioned Ice Cre...

Health, business expo is Aug. 21

July 20, 2021

SELMA — A Health & Business Expo is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, on North Raifo...

The monthly event and entertainment guide Wide Awake Wilson will relaunch in August as Wide Awake, featuring an expanded regional focus on activities in Wake, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash and Wilson counties.

Wide Awake event guide expands into Johnston County

July 12, 2021

As post-pandemic life returns to normal and concerts, festivals and shows begin drawing crowds, a re...

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