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This map shows Smithfield's four voting districts.

Smithfield won’t redraw voting districts

By Scott Bolejack
| November 23, 2021

SMITHFIELD — From 2010 to last year, the town’s population grew by 300 people. That’s a small number...

Two Selma voters cast their ballots on Tuesday.

Voters in Johnston towns choose their leaders

November 3, 2021

Voters in Johnston County towns went to the polls on Tuesday to elect their leaders. Here’s what hap...

Johnston could be in a congressional district that looks much like this.

State’s electoral maps taking shape

November 2, 2021

A Republican state senator on Friday filed what is likely to be the preferred electoral map for the ...

Clayton Town Council candidates share a lighter moment during a forum on Oct. 12.

Town voters heading to the polls

November 1, 2021

Voters in most Johnston County towns will go to the polls on Nov. 2 to elect their leaders. Here’s w...


Selma Election

Whitley wants to continue a career of service

October 29, 2021

Amy Whitley has an extensive record of service to her town and county. “I’ve been living in Selma no...


Selma Election

Retired teacher thinks he can serve Selma well

October 28, 2021

Rich Nixon isn’t running for Selma Town Council because he has an axe to grind. “Many folks seek off...


Selma Election

McKay says he can help Selma meet its challenges

October 27, 2021

Bruce McKay has come home again. The retired physician assistant attended what was then Richard B. H...


Selma Election

Town should set, adhere to priorities, candidate says

October 27, 2021

Troy LaPlante is a longtime resident of Selma, where he and his wife are raising three sons. “That m...


Selma Election

Chiropractor found a home in Selma

October 26, 2021

Dr. Kayla Jentes-Sagester lived in Long Beach, California, near Los Angeles, while in chiropractic s...


Clayton Election

Grannis champions downtown, public transit

By Scott Bolejack
| October 28, 2021

Editor’s note: For its candidates’ forum on Oct. 12, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce asked each cand...


Clayton Election

Casey touts people, planning, preservation and prosperity

By Scott Bolejack
| October 27, 2021

Editor’s note: For its candidates’ forum on Oct. 12, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce asked each cand...


Clayton Election

Archer tackles cultural offerings, downtown, roads and schools

By Scott Bolejack
| October 26, 2021

Editor’s note: For its candidates’ forum on Oct. 12, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce asked each cand...


Lee plans run for U.S. House

October 6, 2021

When he ran for the N.C. House last year, Denton Lee says, he knew he would lose. But Lee says he di...

Three want to be mayor of Wilson’s Mills

July 23, 2021

Suddenly, three people want to be mayor of Wilson’s Mills. After no one filed before the noon deadli...


Selma needs to make water, sewer a priority, candidate says

By Scott Bolejack
| July 20, 2021

SELMA — This country has many layers of government — town, county, state, federal. Selma Town Counci...


Council candidate has a lot of ideas for Clayton

By Scott Bolejack
| July 21, 2021

CLAYTON — Porter Casey wants to serve his hometown. “I grew up in Clayton, and I’ve watched it chang...

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Filing period closes in Johnston towns

July 19, 2021

Here are this year’s candidate filings in Johnston County towns: Archer Lodge — Teresa Bruton, incum...

Smithfield forced to delay election

July 7, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The town’s voters will not elect four council members in November. It’s unlikely they w...


Selma mayor won't seek reelection

July 6, 2021

SELMA — Cheryl Oliver is ready to give up her gavel. In an email on Friday, the longtime Selma mayor...

Filing period opens Friday for Johnston town elections

July 1, 2021

The filing period for most town elections in Johnston County opens at noon on July 2 and closes at n...

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