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International pastime: Former SSS standout continues his career in Asia

| June 16, 2020

When Jerry Sands traded his Wilson Tobs uniform for that of a Los Angeles Dodgers’ minor league team in June of 2008, little did the Smithfield-Selma High product realize he was beginning a journey …

Clements prevails in Limited Late Model Division at SNMP

By Andy Marquis Special to the Times
| March 4, 2020

LUCAMA — Brandon Clements scored his first Southern National Motorsports Park Limited Late Model win since 2012 in spectacular fashion, holding off Tony Grady in a breathtaking duel in …

McCarty edges Pulliam in instant classic at Southern National

By Andy Marquis Special to the Times
| March 4, 2020

LUCAMA — Bobby McCarty edged out Lee Pulliam to score the victory in a thrilling green-white-checkered finish in Sunday evening’s Solid Rock Carriers Classic at Southern National …

Ryan Repko doubles down at Southern National

Andy Marquis Special to the Johnstonian News
| August 23, 2019

LUCAMA, NC – Ryan Repko made the most of his Southern National Motorsports Park debut on Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon, by scoring wins each day of the weekend doubleheader. Repko, 19, fr...

Mudcats swept by Pelicans

From staff reports
| August 23, 2019

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C — The Carolina Mudcats suffered a three-game sweep at the hands of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans with a 5-2 loss Thursday night at TicketReturn.com Field. With 11 games left to …


Local news

Latest clinic gives 1,450 people a shot in the arm

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Public Health Department on Friday held its largest COVID-19 vaccin...

On vaccine, doctor says ‘To me, it’s a no-brainer’

In Johnston, health care workers have been among the most reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “I ...