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The Smithfield-Selma Spartans enter the field for a game in 2019.

Tickets on sale for SSS homecoming game on Friday

April 5, 2021

Smithfield-Selma High School is selling tickets online for its homecoming football game against East...

Smithfield-Selma High School has announced its latest Principal's List and Honor Roll.

SSS announces third quarter honor lists

March 31, 2021

Smithfield Selma High School has named its Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the third nine weeks ...

Johnston schools to hold job fair

March 31, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County Public Schools will hold a virtual job fair via Zoom from 2 to 6 p.m. W...

20 are semifinalists for teaching award

March 31, 2021

The Triangle East Chamber of Commerce has named the semifinalists for this year’s Flame for Learning...

JOCO Works is typically an in-person career expo held on the campus of Johnston Community College. This year, the expo was a virtual affair.

Eighth-graders explore careers through JOCO Works

March 25, 2021

Nearly 2,300 Johnston County eighth-graders explored career options during this year’s JOCO Works. T...

Johnston Community College's annual speech contest is Wednesday, March 31.

JCC to stream speech contest

March 25, 2021

SMITHFIELD — S.P.E.A.K., a student-led organization at Johnston Community College, will stage its an...

From left, Princeton High student Nathanael Starling accepts a $500 scholarship from Rudy Baker and Heather Funk of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5886.

Princeton student wins essay contest

March 25, 2021

Princeton High School student Nathanael Starling won this year’s Voice of Democracy essay contest, a...

The Johnston County Board of Education votes to return middle and high school students to their campuses four days a week.

Middle, high school students will return four days a week

March 22, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on Monday said students in grades 6-12 would ret...

The Johnston County Board of Education might vote March 22 to bring more students back to school full time.

Schools might bring back grades 6-12

March 21, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, March 22, to conside...


Class Notes

Clayton native on Emerson list

March 18, 2021

BOSTON — Clayton native Madeline Kennedy has been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Emerson ...

Cleveland Elementary School has a COVID-19 cluster, the Johnston County Public Health Department reported on Monday.

County reports COVID-19 cluster at Cleveland Elementary

March 15, 2021

The Johnston County Public Health Department on Monday reported a COVID-19 cluster at Cleveland Elem...

Smithfield-Selma High announces honor lists

March 15, 2021

Smithfield-Selma High School has announced its Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the seond nine we...

North Middle Principal’s List, Honor Roll

March 15, 2021

North Johnston Middle School has announced its Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second nine w...

The Johnston Baptist Association invites high school seniors to apply for its Mitchiner Scholarship.

Johnston Baptist Association to award $1,000 scholarship

March 10, 2021

March 19 is the deadline to apply for the $1,000 Mitchiner Scholarship from the Johnston Baptist Ass...


First-year teacher is award finalist

From staff reports
| December 17, 2020

SMITHFIELD —Johnston County teacher Sarah Bowman is a finalist for the 2020 Beginning Teacher of th...

Johnston Communitty College's evening cosmetology program teaches students the skills they need to work in a salon.

JCC's evening cosmetology program enrolling students

From staff reports
| December 17, 2020

SMITHFIELD — Johnston Community College is registering students for its evening cosmetology program,...

The husband of a Johnston County teacher finds it ironic that the school board closes its meetings to the public because of COVID-19 but asks teachers to teach in person. Screen capture

Board of Education hears plea to lift up teachers

By Scott Bolejack
| December 15, 2020

SMITHFIELD — Johnston County needs to thank its teachers, a county resident said in comments submitt...

Ronald Johnson says Johnston schools must find a way to sustain in-person learning without spreading teaches and custodians too thin. Screen capture

Schools abandon in-person learning

By Scott Bolejack
| December 16, 2020

SMITHFIELD — It began as a discussion about how to sustain in-person learning amid unprecedented dem...

For Johnston County schools, quarantines proved more problematic than COVID-19 cases.

Cases are few, but quarantines are many

By Scott Bolejack
| December 17, 2020

SMITHFIELD — On the Monday they returned to remote-only learning, Johnston County schools had 69 COV...

On Facebook, Johnstonians weigh in on the school board's decision to suspend in-person learning. Screen capture

School decision doesn’t go over well

By Scott Bolejack
| December 15, 2020

SMITHFIELD — On Facebook, the reaction to closing school to in-person learning was swift — and mostl...

Local news

Cold front will chase away storm clouds

Warm, humid air and a chance of showers and thunderstorms should be the mainstay for the Wilson Time...

Community Garden seeks volunteers for day of service

SMITHFIELD — The town’s Community Garden is seeking volunteers for a day of service on Saturday, Apr...

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