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The wind ensemble at Corinth Holders High School poses with its championship flag.

Corinth Holders wind ensemble is a world champion

May 18, 2022

The wind ensemble at Corinth Holders High School won the Class A title at the Winter Guard Internati...

Jennifer Lawson, head of child nutrition, says better menu options are coming to school cafeterias in Johnston.

Lunches will cost more but will be better, schools say

By Scott Bolejack
| May 21, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, school meals in Johnston have been free to al...

Jennifer Beninate is Johnston County's Teacher of the Year.

Teacher of the Year enjoys being part of her students’ lives

May 13, 2022

FOUR OAKS — Johnston County’s Teacher of the Year draws inspiration from her idol, Mary Poppins, spe...

Chellie Cherry is Johnston County's Teacher Assistant of the Year.

Schools salute top teacher assistant

May 10, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Chellie Cherry of West Smithfield Elementary School is this year’s Teacher Assistant of...

On hand for the reunion were, from left: front row — Johnnie Fields, Diana Freeman, Patricia Pennell Eason, Dale Langston Holloman, Anita Braswell Ratliff, Annette Toole Neumann, Jane Edwards, Kathryn Best Wells, Donna Boyette Eason, Terri Toler Sutton and Jackie Massengill Hales; second row — Connie Hartley Eason, Connie Whitley Hux, Karen Oliver Johnson, Nancy Daughtry Peedin, Hilda Atkinson Holt and Gene Powell; third row — Billy McClung, Gerald Woodall, Dean Odom, Kathy Lee Hodge and Steve Keen; and back row — Bryant Worley, Gilbert Baker, Bob Croft, Bob Pendergraft, Steve Daughtry and Ronald Rawlings.

Princeton High class of 1971 holds reunion

May 13, 2022

PRINCETON — After a year’s postponement, the Princeton High School class of 1971 held its 50-year re...

Gabe Patton teaches aviation at Cleveland High Schoo.

Air Force veteran is top first-year teacher

May 14, 2022

Gabe Patton, who teaches aviation at Cleveland High School, is Johnston County’s First Year Teacher ...

Percussion Theater 2022 is this week at Smithfield-Selma High School.

Percussion Theater is this week at SSS

May 9, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Smithfield-Selma High School will present Percussion Theater 2022 three times this week...

Emily Stuckey and Gary Smith organized the "Different Not Less" color run at Smithfield-Selma High School.

SSS color run promotes inclusion for people with intellectual challenges

May 12, 2022

SMITHFIELD — More than 100 people turned out for the “Different Not Less” color run on April 23 at S...


Two at Mount Olive receive awards

May 16, 2022

MOUNT OLIVE — Two students from Johnston County have received awards for academic achievement at Mou...

Shown from left are Johnston County Teacher of the Year Jennifer Beninate, Johnston Superintendent of School Eric. Bracy, and Flame for Learning Award finalists Amanda Jackson and Amanda Astoske. Not pictured is award finalist Melissa Pearce.

Four Oaks teacher wins Flame for Learning Award

May 7, 2022

Jennifer Beninate, who teaches third grade at Four Oaks Elementary School, is Johnston County’s Teac...

Philip Stone teaches a band class at Princeton High School.

A small-town band is thinking big

By Debbie Herrera
| May 7, 2022

PRINCETON — Philip Stone, the new band director at Princeton High, wanted to replace the vinyl wrap ...


Student from Kenly receives 2 awards

May 3, 2022

Barrett N. Davis of Kenly has received two awards for her studies at Greensboro College. They are th...


Bob Jones student lands internship

April 29, 2022

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Benjamin Withrow of Clayton, a senior at Bob Jones University, has landed a job b...

Bob Jones University offers more than 100 degree programs.

Student to pursue master’s degree

April 25, 2022

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Karie Jensen of Clayton has won admission to the master’s degree program in theat...

Smithfield-Selma High School students gather for a photo at Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro.

SSS students meet big cats at Carolina Tiger Rescue

April 27, 2022

Smithfield-Selma High School science students recently traveled to Pittsboro, where they toured Caro...

Gabe Patton, center, is Johnston County’s First-Year Teacher of the Year for 2021-22. With him are Kaitlyn Havican, left, and Ashlee Brown, runners-up for the award.

Johnston schools name outstanding first-year teacher

April 19, 2022

For the Johnstonian News SMITHFIELD — Gabe Patton is this year’s First-Year Teacher of the Year in J...

Johnston students in honor society

April 26, 2022

Ten students have been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiat...

Students at Smithfield-Selma High School earned academic honors during the third nine weeks of school.

SSS announces Principal’s List, Honor Roll

April 11, 2022

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

Smithfield Middle School has announced its academic honors for the third nine weeks.

Smithfield Middle announces honor lists

April 13, 2022

Smithfield Middle School has announced its latest Principal’s List and Honor Roll.

Uwemedimo Umoumoh of Selma, a new member of Phi Kappa Phi, was initiated at Penn State University.

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Student from Selma in Phi Kappa Phi

April 27, 2022

SELMA — Uwemedimo Umoumoh of Selma has been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi.

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