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Benton Sawrey, holding his daughter, campaigns in western Johnston County in late April.

Sawrey wins the Senate primary — and the fundraising

By Scott Bolejack
| June 11, 2022

In last month’s N.C. Senate primary, Benton Sawrey finished first, Jill Homan second and Matt Ansley...

The Selma Civic Center awaits voters on primary day in Johnston.

Strong primary finish bodes well for Tippett

By Scott Bolejack
| May 28, 2022

Two years ago, retired teacher Terry Tippett fell just short of winning a seat on the Johnston Count...

A voter in the Cleveland community casts her ballot.

Margin of win in Senate primary surprises Sawrey

By Scott Bolejack
| May 28, 2022

Benton Sawrey thought he could win the Republican Party primary for a seat in the N.C. Senate, but h...

A lone voter casts his ballot at the Richard B. Harrison gym in Selma on Tuesday.

State, local Democrats on same page

May 18, 2022

Johnston County Democrats on Tuesday cast ballots in just two partisan races — U.S. Senate and U.S. ...

Tippett

Tippett finishes atop school board ballot

May 18, 2022

In Johnston County’s nonpartisan school board primary, 13 candidates were chasing just six spots on ...

Stevens

Stevens, Barbour win contested Smithfield races

May 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD —  When District 2 Councilman David Stevens chose not to seek another term, the Smithfiel...

Barbour

In House race, Barbour carries Johnston but Hines wins nomination

May 18, 2022

Tuesday’s Republican Party primary ballot in Johnston County was so long it spilled over onto the ba...

Tippett

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Terry Tippett

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Terry Tippett is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board bal...

Slabaugh

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Jennifer Slabaugh

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Jennifer Slabuagh is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board...

 Mercier

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Rick Mercier

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Rick Mercier is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ball...

Lee

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Stuart Ashby Lee

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Stuart Ashby Lee is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ...

Lane

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Mark Lane

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Mark Lane is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ballot ...

Donovan

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Kevin Donovan

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Kevin Donovan is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board bal...

Brewer

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with George Brewer

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: George Bewer is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ball...

Bowers

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Melissa Bowers

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Melissa Bowers is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ba...

Antoine

2022 Primary: Johnston County Board of Education

A Q&A with Michelle Antoine

May 9, 2022

Editor’s Note: Michelle Antoine is one of 13 candidates seeking a spot on the November school board ...

Keirsey

Education alliance endorses Keirsey

May 11, 2022

Education First Alliance, a North Carolina group, has endorsed Kent Keirsey in the Republican Party ...

Keirsey

Liberty First backs Keirsey for House

May 10, 2022

Liberty First Grassroots has endorsed Kent Keirsey in the Republican Party primary in North Carolina...

Nickel

Teachers’ group endorses Nickel

May 2, 2022

The N.C. Association of Educators has endorsed Wiley Nickel in the Democratic Party primary for U.S....

Wallace

Election 2022: Smithfield Town Council

Doris Wallace, Smithfield District 4

April 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: Incumbent David Barbour and challenger Doris Wallace are vying to represent District ...


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