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The Johnston County Public Health Department is administering the Moderna vaccine, which requires a second dose four weeks after the first.

More frontline workers eligible for vaccine

March 2, 2021

The Johnston County Public Health Department on Wednesday will begin vaccinating more essential work...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Expect a cloudy week with seesawing temps

By Al Thomas
| March 1, 2021

The sun is forecast to briefly return to the Wilson Times area Tuesday, only to give way to more clo...

Johnston Health CEO Tom Williams, second from left, congratulates Brandi Wehrend, formerly Brandi Law, on being named Ambassador of the Month. With them are Dr. Rodney McCaskill, chief medical officer, and Cynthia Holloman, director of quality management, regulatory compliance and patient safety.

Hospital salutes a 'pillar during COVID-19'

March 1, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Brandi Wehrend is Johnston Health’s latest Ambassador of the Month. A registered nurse,...

Smithfield's newest hotel, Hampton Inn, is at 160 Towne Center Place. That's near Golden Corral.

Hampton Inn opens in Smithfield

March 1, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The new Hampton Inn at 160 Towne Center Place has opened. Features include an outdoor l...

Albert Thomas Jr.

WEATHERCAST

Temps to reach mid-70s before cold front

By Al Thomas
| February 27, 2021

A warming south to southwest breeze in the Wilson Times area should help power high temperatures to ...

Odett

Nephew held in death of Johnston County woman

February 26, 2021

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office will charge a Winston-Salem man in the death of his aunt, a Joh...

Galilee Road has reopened to thru-traffic after the Department of Transportation replaced a culvert with a bridge.

Galilee Road reopens

February 26, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Galilee Road has reopened, the N.C. Department of Transportation said in a tweet Friday...

Brooks

How fast is broadband, and how much speed does a home need?

February 24, 2021

How fast is broadband internet access? “The current threshold is 10 megabits per second,” Jeffrey Br...

Novo Nordisk has received a governor's award. Photo courtesy of Johnston County

Novo Nordisk receives governor’s award

February 24, 2021

Novo Nordisk, whose insulin plant near Clayton employs 1,200 people, has received a 2020 Governor’s ...

This piece, made of painted aluminum, is titled "Red Rhythm No. 16." Photo courtesy Town of Clayton

New pieces coming to Clayton’s Sculpture Trail

By Taylor Heeden
| February 25, 2021

CLAYTON — Eight sculptures will soon go on outdoor display in Clayton. But where to put them? For th...

Water towers and cellphone towers could one day host equipment that would beam broadband internet service to rural Johnstonians. Scott Bolejack | Johnstonian News

Wireless could be solution to Johnston’s broadband needs

By Scott Bolejack
| February 23, 2021

SMITHFIELD —To blanket the county in broadband access, Johnston might have to settle for second best...

Property owners make clear who they hold responsible for flooding in the 1600 Block of South Bright Leaf Boulevard. Scott Bolejack | Johnstonian News

Railroad has Smithfield in a bind

By Scott Bolejack
| February 23, 2021

SMITHFIELD — It’s not that CSX opposes culvert work that Smithfield leaders think would end the floo...

The Williamson Preserve, on the Johnston-Wake line, has been drawing 100-200 visitors a day since it opened last September. Sott Bolejack | Johnstonian News

Conservation efforts paying dividends

By Scott Bolejack
| February 23, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Over the years, the Triangle Land Conservancy has preserved 4,500 acres in Johnston Cou...

Last year, Corinth Holders High School scheduled time slots for seniors to receive their diplomas. That's likely to be the case this year too. Photo courtesy of Corinth Holders High School

Schools set guidelines for graduation, proms

February 23, 2021

For the second consecutive year, high school graduation ceremonies in Johnston County will likely be...

A flyer promotes Selma's first CommUNITY Day.

For 2021, Soul Food Feast giving way to CommUNITY Day

By Taylor Heeden
| February 23, 2021

SELMA — The town’s Soul Food Feast will become Selma CommUNITY Day, at least for 2021. Because COVID...

Bell

House bill targets roadisde litter

February 23, 2021

A bipartisan bill in the General Assembly would remove litter from North Carolina roadways. “Like ma...

Solomon

Clayton receives second loan for treatment plant

February 23, 2021

CLAYTON — The town has received a $30 million low-interest loan from the N.C. State Water Infrastruc...

Officer Victoria Lee and her partner, Raven, are one of three K-9 teams on the Clayton police force. Photo courtesy Town of Clayton

Clayton welcomes newest K-9 team

February 23, 2021

CLAYTON — Last fall, Victoria Lee became known as Clayton’s “Singing Cop” after a video of her perfo...

Solomon

Independent probe faults police culture

By Scott Bolejack
| February 23, 2021

CLAYTON — The three complaints that prompted Clayton to investigate the management of its police dep...

Tippett

Tippett will get interview

By Scott Bolejack
| February 23, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on Monday was supposed to interview five people ...


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More frontline workers eligible for vaccine

The Johnston County Public Health Department on Wednesday will begin vaccinating more essential work...

Expect a cloudy week with seesawing temps

The sun is forecast to briefly return to the Wilson Times area Tuesday, only to give way to more clo...