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Matt Gore and Tamara Balthazar rehearse a scene from "Almost, Maine," the latest Neuse Little Theatre production.

NLT returns with stories of love

By Scott Bolejack
| May 11, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Neuse Little Theatre’s latest production, “Almost, Maine,” is a tale about love — w...

Smithfield's StoryWalk has a new book for families to read.

Smithfield StoryWalk welcomes new book

May 10, 2021

SMITHFIELD — A new book has come to the StoryWalk at Partnership for Children Park, 600 M. Durwood S...

From left, Clayton Police Chief Greg Tart stands with new Mark Fidler, Ashton Anderson and Kavon Banks.

Clayton Police Department welcomes three officers

May 12, 2021

CLAYTON — The Clayton Police Department has added three new officers to its ranks. Family and friend...

Fired Up Pizza & BBQ will join John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff on July 14 in downtown Selma.

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Rockin’ on Raiford announces lineup

May 3, 2021

SELMA —The Selma Parks and Recreation has announced the lineup for this year’s Rockin’ on Raiford do...

CEO Tom Williams congratulates Kristi Conley on being named a Johnston Health Ambassador of the Month. With them are, from left, Ruth Marler, chief nursing officer and chief operating officer; Tracey Carson, associate vice president of patient care services; Leah Garner, director of emergency services; Laura Horton, a registered nurse: Dr. Rodney McCaskill, chief medical officer; Aly Pruitt, a registered  nurse; and Lee Stikeleather, manager of emergency services.

ER technician is an ambassador for Johnston Health

May 3, 2021

Johnston Health has recognized Kristi Conley as its latest Ambassador of the Month. She is an emerge...

The Stingrayz will bring their mix of country, rock, rhythm and blues, soul and beach music to Selma on May 20.

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Music, food truck coming to Selma

April 26, 2021

SELMA — Rockin’ on Raiford is scheduled for Thursday, May 20, on North Raiford Street in downtown Se...

As others look on, Tim Matthews, left, of Central Lube presents a check to Brenda Bush of Serve The Need in Johnston County.

Community Learning Center receives gift of books

April 29, 2021

SELMA — Serve The Need in Johnston County and Central Lube owner Tim Matthews have donated more than...

Paul Dunn, left, of Mule City Specialty Feeds presents a check to Kadence Overby, right, of Selma for her reserve champion market lamb.

Youth Livestock Show & Sale announces 2021 winners

April 29, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Below are the winners in this year’s Youth Livestock Show & Sale, which took place Apri...

Selma Saturdays offer hand-crafted items and entertainment.

Selma Saturday returns May 8

April 21, 2021

The next Selma Saturday, an arts and crafts market, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May...

The East Coast Truckers Jamboree is May 6-8 in Kenly.

East Coast Truckers Jamboree returning to Kenly in May

April 20, 2021

KENLY — The eighth annual East Coast Truckers Jamboree will take place May 6-8 at Kenly 95 Petro, 92...

The Clayton Community Center's basketball courts have become popular too with pickleball players. The community center is slowly emerging from its COVID-19 closing.

Clayton Community Center taking another step toward fully reopening

By Taylor Heeden
| April 19, 2021

CLAYTON — The Clayton Community Center in May will resume evening programming and alter some COVID-1...

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Operation Medicine Drop is April 23 in Clayton

April 20, 2021

CLAYTON — The Clayton Police Department wants to help residents safely dispose of unused and expired...

Clayton Youth Council member Bri Bryant, left, presents gift baskets to Clayton Police Officer Victoria Lee.

Clayton Youth Council wins top honors

April 19, 2021

CLAYTON — The Clayton Youth Council earned two top honors at this year’s State Youth Council Spring ...

Shred, recycle event is May 1

April 12, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Need documents shredded or electronics recycled?Then bring them to a free shred and rec...

Smithfield's Community Garden invites volunteers to a day of service on April 17.

Community Garden seeks volunteers for day of service

April 9, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The town’s Community Garden is seeking volunteers for a day of service on Saturday, Apr...

Litter cleanup coming to Smithfield

April 9, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The town invites residents to take part in Earth Day Litter Pick-up from 9:30 to 11:30 ...

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen will perform this month at The Clayton Center.

Livestream music coming to Clayton

April 1, 2021

Here’s this month’s schedule of livestream concerts at The Clayton Center: April 7 — Elle Stephens &...

Community Action Board to meet

April 1, 2021

The Board of Directors of Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr...

Registration underway for youth pottery camp in Smithfield

April 1, 2021

The Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center will offer a summer pottery camp for ages 8-15. Sessio...

Smithfield to offer summer art camp for ages 8-15

April 1, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Registration is underway for “Art Fun for Everyone!” — an art camp for ages 8-15. Sessi...


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La Quinta opens 80-room hotel in Selma

SELMA — Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has opened a La Quinta inn at 1695 Outlet Center Drive in Selma. Th...

Endowed scholarship honors Kenly couple

MOUNT OLIVE — A new endowed scholarship at the University of Mount Olive honors Howard and Sharlene ...

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