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School board Ronald Johnson appeals for looser mask rules.

School board member Johnson appeals for looser mask rules

By Scott Bolejack
| January 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Another month, another 4-3 vote to mandate masks in Johnston schools. “It’s sad news,” ...

School board Chairman Todd Sutton asks parents for their understanding as the schools labor to keep buses rolling.

Johnston schools acknowledge bus woes

By Scott Bolejack
| January 17, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Johnston school leaders last week asked for patience and understanding when buses don’t...


Young Democrats hear from school board hopefuls

By Debbie Herrera
| January 15, 2022

Johnston school board elections are nonpartisan affairs, but most candidates have a party affiliatio...


North Johnston High has interim principal

January 15, 2022

North Johnston High School principal Tol Avery has taken a job in the school system's central office.

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School board to meet on personnel, legal matters

January 4, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on Wednesday will hold a closed-door meeting on ...

The Amazon distribution center under construction in Smithfield could benefit from a new degree program at Johnston Community College.

JCC aims to help fill jobs in supply chain

By Scott Bolejack
| January 10, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Bob Hildenbrand knows what broke the global supply chain. “It’s really a crossroads of ...

University of Maryland Global Campus caters to working adults.

Four students from Johnston on UMGC Dean’s List

December 30, 2021

ADELPHI, Md. — Four students from Johnston County have been named to the fall semester Dean’s List a...

Mars Hill University's December 2021 graduates "walk the gauntlet" as faculty and staff line the sidewalk to congratulate them following the commencement ceremony.

Student from Clayton is Mars Hill graduate

January 2, 2022

MARS HILL — Earl E. Adams of Clayton graduated Dec. 17 from Mars Hill University. He received a bach...

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Johnston schools hire tutors, teachers

December 23, 2021

The Johnston County Board of Education last week signed off on the following hires, most of them tut...


State, county lift Johnston school wages

By Scott Bolejack
| December 26, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Here’s the good news: On Jan. 1, all Johnston County public school employees will recei...


Sutton remains school board chairman

By Scott Bolejack
| December 27, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Todd Sutton will remain chairman of the Johnston County Board of Education, and Terri S...

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Schools add more substitute teachers

December 26, 2021

The Johnston County Board of Education last week approved the following as substitute teachers: Ash...

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School board hires teacher assistants, bus drivers

December 20, 2021

The Johnston County Board of Education last week OK’d the following classified personnel, who are li...


Law firm to investigate Princeton High complaints

By Scott Bolejack
| December 26, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education has asked its law firm to investigate the climat...

Flanked by calls for living wages, April Lee says the schools are losing employees to higher-paying jobs elsewhere.

School employees, parents lobby for higher wages

By Debbie Herrera
| January 1, 2022

SMITHFIELD — As the Board of Education met inside its building east of town, Johnston school employe...

April Lee reads a letter from Monica Sealey, a teacher assistant and bus driver who asked the school board for higher pay.

Inside board meeting, a plea for higher pay

By Scott Bolejack
| December 21, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Outside last week’s Board of Education meeting, Johnston school employees lobbied for h...


Masks remain mandatory in Johnston schools

By Scott Bolejack
| December 26, 2021

SMITHFIELD — When they return next month from their Christmas break, Johnston students will still be...

From left are South Johnston High School FFA adviser Cindy Adams, students Jackson Durham, Adam Miller, Lanie Durham, Kara Allen, Chloe Sharpe and Joshua Williams, and advisers Shelby Robertson and John Robertson.

School board salutes FFA students

December 21, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on Dec. 14 recognized FFA students from Clevelan...

North Carolina Teacher of the Year Eugenia Floyd, right, visits with Swift Creek Middle AVID teacher Lee Ann Parrish.

State’s top teacher visits Johnston schools

December 14, 2021

North Carolina’s Teacher of the Year, Eugenia Floyd, toured three Johnston County schools — Selma El...


Polenta Elementary has new principal

December 8, 2021

Tami Poland is the new principal of Polenta Elementary School in the Cleveland community. The Johnst...

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