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Lady Panthers sweep Bruins in Eastern Plains opener

| November 24, 2020

WILSON — The simple joy of a bus ride home for the winning team is something North Johnston High volleyball coach Nicole Davis is glad her players aren’t missing this season. With the havoc …

Senior-laden Lady Panthers eye playoffs, but partcipation numbers low

| November 18, 2020

2-A EPC VOLLEYBALL As the delayed and shortened volleyball season tipped off this week, North Johnston High returned a solid group of seniors with hopes of climbing the ladder to playoff …

Bump, set and mask

| November 18, 2020

The first N.C. High School Athletic Association contests in eight months came Monday as volleyball tipped off the 2020 season. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the start of the season back to the time …

7 make college choices official at North Johnston signing ceremony

| June 23, 2020

KENLY — Seven graduating seniors at North Johnston High made official their college choices during a signing ceremony June 4 at the school. Caroline Leegins signed with NCAA Division II Barton …

All-GNRC cheerleading team announced

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

The hard work of countless cheerleaders from football through basketball season did not go unnoticed. On the All-Greater Neuse River Conference team, 11 cheerleaders were honored for  Eleven chee...

All-GNRC indoor track

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

For the winter indoor track season, Cleveland captured a pair of Greater Neuse River Conference titles to land atop the standings.  In the girls standings, the Rams edged out Clayton for the conf...

GNRC produces 23 all-conference wrestlers

From staff reports
| March 27, 2020

A season of bouts on the mat yielded 23 All-Greater Neuse River Conference wrestlers who earned their fair-share of victories this season. West Johnston 132-pound wrestler Gavin McKendrick, who powere...

Seven from Corinth Holders joining college ranks

From staff reports
| March 5, 2020

WENDELL — Seven seniors from Corinth Holders — including three football players and one each from the volleyball, swimming, baseball and girls basketball programs — made their colleg...

NCHSAA first round: Princeton, Clayton teams moving on

From staff reports
| February 27, 2020

SMITHFIELD — Freshman Anna Taylor scored 33 points and added seven assists and seven steals to lead the No. 15 seed Neuse Charter girls basketball team past 18th-seeded Durham Voyager 63-40 in t...

Two from Corinth Holders place at state championships

| February 25, 2020

GREENSBORO — A pair of seniors from Corinth Holders High School placed in the state 4-A individual wrestling tournament Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. Jeffrey Palmer battled his way …

Johnston basketball teams head into playoffs

| February 25, 2020

CHAPEL HILL — Four boys teams and four girls teams from Johnston County earned spots in the state basketball playoffs, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Sunday evening. After …

Three ejections, a promposal and 20 weird minutes of basketball

February 14, 2020

BENSON — A Thursday night trip over to West Johnston High School for a game the Wildcats hosted against Clayton yielded the strangest experience I’ve ever had at a basketball game. It …

Cougars and Bulldogs go down to the wire

By Jack Frederick | 265-7824 | Twitter: @_jackfrederick
| February 7, 2020

PRINCETON — Neuse Charter took the Princeton girls basketball team all the way down to the wire on Wednesday night, but could not hand the Bulldogs their first 1-A Carolina Conference loss in th...

Bulldogs overtake Rosewood

From staff reports
| January 23, 2020

GOLDSBORO — The Princeton boys basketball team improved to 5-0 in the 1-A Carolina Conference with 69-50 dominant victory over Rosewood on Tuesday night. Nayshin Waller and Aden Taylor scored 14...

Taylor leads Neuse Charter

From staff reports
| January 23, 2020

ROSE HILL — Freshman guard Anna Taylor put up her second-consecutive 37-point game to lead the Neuse Charter girls basketball team to a 62-32 victory over Rose Hill Union on Tuesday night. ...

Panthers rally against North Pitt

From staff reports
| January 23, 2020

BETHEL — The North Johnston girls basketball team came all the way back in the fourth quarter to capture its first 2-A Eastern Plains Conference victory over North Pitt on Tuesday night by 48-46...

Johnstonian News Holiday Invitational starts Thursday

By Jack Frederick jfrederick@ | 252-265-7824 | Twitter: @_jackfrederick
| December 31, 2019

KENLY — The Johnstonian News is back for its second year as title sponsor of North Johnston’s winter basketball tournament, which begins Thursday. The Panthers will host the …

SSS basketball teams set to play in Wilson tournament

By Tom Ham | 265-7819
| December 23, 2019

The Smithfield-Selma High varsity basketball teams point to the program's seventh appearance in the re-named Farris & Thomas Holiday Tournament with the girls eager to return to the championship …

Corinth Holders’ All-NAC selections

From staff reports
| December 17, 2019

WENDELL — After a season of fall sports, 21 Corinth Holders athletes were honored as all-conference performers in the 4-A Northern Athletic Conference.  Here are the honorees by sport:&nbsp...

15 named to all-county soccer team

By Jack Frederick | 252-265-7824 | Twitter: @_jackfrederick
| December 16, 2019

CLAYTON — The 15 best boys soccer players to take the field in Johnston County this season have earned recognition for their stellar play. All were named last week to the Neuse River Futbol …

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 ...