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17-year-old held in threats against Johnston schools

September 23, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Sheriff’s Office has detained a 17-year-old in Wednesday’s social media threats aga...

Here's a photo of the anonymous threat on Wednesday against Smithfield-Selma High School.

School threats were hoaxes, Sheriff’s Office says

By Taylor Heeden
| September 22, 2021

Four Johnston County schools had scares on Wednesday after social media threats of violence. Among o...

Clayton High School football players prepare to christen their artificial turf field.

Clayton High christens artificial turf field

By Taylor Heeden
| September 22, 2021

The Clayton High School Comets on Friday played their first game on the school’s new artificial turf...

Johnstonian News file photo

Board OKs advisory council picks

September 23, 2021

The Johnston County Board of Education on Sept. 14 approved the following school advisory council ap...

The campus of Southern New Hampshire University is in Manchester, but the university is just as well known for its online offerings.

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Johnston students on President’s List

September 22, 2021

Ten students from Johnston County have earned places on the summer President’s List at Southern New ...


Virtual Academy principal steps down

September 3, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The principal of the Johnston County Public Schools’ new Virtual Academy has resigned n...

Rising sixth-graders at Smithfield Middle School attend a recent mini-camp. The masks they're wearing will be mandatory when the school year begins on Monday.

Johnston students, staff will face these COVID-19 rules

August 20, 2021

As Johnston County prepares to open its schools for the 2021-22 year, here is the state’s quarantine...

Johnston Board of Education member Al Byrd oversees appointments to the Archer Lodge Middle School Advisory Council.

School board fills advisory council seats

August 20, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on Aug. 10 made the following advisory council a...

Corinth Holders High is among Johnston schools welcoming new teachers this year.

Johnston schools welcome new teachers

August 17, 2021

Johnston County’s public schools have welcomed scores of new teachers and other educators in advance...

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Johnston students earn degrees, honors at Central Carolina

August 5, 2021

SANFORD -— Sixteen students from Johnston County graduated this spring from Central Carolina Communi...

Here's a rendering of a Clayton High School football field with artificial turf.

Clayton field to get artificial surface

July 19, 2021

CLAYTON — The football field at Clayton High School will get an artificial surface. The Johnston Cou...

Ariana Daley is a state titleholder in the 400-meter dash.

Johnston school board honors state title winners

July 16, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Board of Education on July 13 saluted three state champion athletes...


Virtual Academy names principal

July 15, 2021

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County public school system has named a principal for its Virtual Academy,...


Kelly Holland to lead Glendale-Kenly Elementary

July 20, 2021

Kelly Holland is the new principal of Glendale-Kenly Elementary School. The Johnston County Board of...

Schools to make up day lost to storm

July 8, 2021

After canceling classes on July 8 because of tropical storm Elsa, the Johnston County public schools...


South Smithfield Elementary has a new principal

June 28, 2021

SMITHFIELD — Susan Jones is the new principal of South Smithfield Elementary School. The Johnston Co...


Johnston principals complete leadership training

June 14, 2021

Two Johnston County principals have completed the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program, or D...


Ryan Ewell to lead Cleveland Elementary

June 9, 2021

Ryan Ewell is the new principal of Cleveland Elementary School. Most recently, Ewell was the assista...


Dixon Road has new principal

June 10, 2021

Amy Creed is the new principal of Dixon Road Elementary School. A native of Benson, Creed has served...

Smithfield-Selma High School has announced its latest nine-week honors.

SSS announces Principal’s List, Honor Roll

June 9, 2021

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

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