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Ryan Ewell to lead Cleveland Elementary

June 9, 2021

Ryan Ewell is the new principal of Cleveland Elementary School. Most recently, Ewell was the assista...


Dixon Road has new principal

June 10, 2021

Amy Creed is the new principal of Dixon Road Elementary School. A native of Benson, Creed has served...

A new grant program can help this year's high school graduates attend Johnston Community College at no cost.

New grant program pays for community college

June 7, 2021

This year’s North Carolina high school graduates can have two years of tuition and fees covered at a...

Here's a rendering of a Clayton High School football field with artificial turf. Courtesy Johnston County Schools

Clayton High School, town might strike partnership on ball fields

By Taylor Heeden
| June 8, 2021

CLAYTON — Clayton High School would like for the town to help make drainage and other improvements t...

At Johnston Community College, students can earn a degree in accounting completely online.

JCC’s accounting degree earns top marks

June 8, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College’s associate degree program in accounting and finance has rec...


JCC names new chief of communications, marketing

June 3, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Carrie Pitts-Densmore is the new senior director of communications and marketing at Joh...

On hand for the check presentation were, from left, Todd Holmes, executive director of Beginning Educator Support; Janet Lebo, director of Beginning Educator Support; Ryan Taylor of Horace Mann Insurance Co.; Ally Edwards, Outstanding First Year Teacher; Heather Anders, principal of North Johnston Middle School; and Danah Miller, director of the Beginning Educator Support team.

Agriculture teacher is top first-year teacher in Johnston

May 27, 2021

Ally Edwards is Johnston County’s Outstanding First Year Teacher. A 2016 graduate of Corinth-Holders...

Johnston Community College holds one of three ceremonies for recent graduates.

JCC holds three nights of ceremonies for graduates

May 20, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College held three nights of ceremonies this week for students who g...


Johnston schools send $82 million request to county

By Scott Bolejack
| May 18, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston’s public schools have sent an $82.8 million local funding request to County Co...


Board raises pay for summer school staff

By Scott Bolejack
| May 19, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston schools will pay teachers $40 an hour to teach in the summer learning program....

Johnston schools to give all bus drivers a bonus

By Scott Bolejack
| May 17, 2021

SMITHFIELD — In a normal year, Johnston school bus drivers with perfect attendance would receive a $...

Sharlene and Howard, foreground, hold the framed certificate acknowledging the endowed scholarship in their honor. With them are, from left, Rachel Crawford, Howard’s sister; Jim Pate, Howard’s brother-in-law; Janice S. Goodman, Howard’s sister-in-law; and Judy Pate, Howard’s sister.

Endowed scholarship honors Kenly couple

May 13, 2021

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


Jenny Durko to lead River Dell Elementary

May 13, 2021

CLAYTON — Jenny Durko is the new principal of River Dell Elementary School. Durko has been an educat...


Schools hire engineer to oversee energy management

May 14, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County public school system has hired Weston Hockaday as its first enginee...


Board hopes to use incentives to lift struggling schools

By Scott Bolejack
| May 11, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Superintendent Eric Bracy wants to reward Johnston schools that erase D’s and F’s from ...

College and county leaders break ground for an engineering building on the Smithfield campus of Johnston Community College.

JCC breaks ground for engineering building

By Scott Bolejack
| May 17, 2021

SMITHFIELD — David Johnston, president of Johnston Community College, was in a celebratory mood. “It...


Philanthropy award goes to retired educator

May 12, 2021

Dianne Riley-Gray of Selma has received the Philanthropist of the Year award from the Linda Vann Las...


Schools name new communications chief

April 29, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Caitlin Furr is the new executive director of communications for the Johnston County Pu...

This rendering shows the exterior of Johnston Community College's engineering building.

JCC to break ground on engineering building

April 21, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College will break ground this week on a $15 million, two-story engi...

If teachers are going to offer political views in their classrooms, they should offer both sides, parent Cara Chester tells the Johnston County Board of Education.

Bill would balance political views in classrooms

By Scott Bolejack
| April 26, 2021

SMITHFIELD — N.C. Senate Bill 700 would require curriculum in North Carolina’s public schools to ref...

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