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Visitors tour the former Princeton Graded School on June 18. Debbie Herrera | Johnstonian News

Princeton history gets a marker

By Debbie Herrera
| June 27, 2022

PRINCETON — Tina Ray recalled her days as a student at Princeton Graded School, which taught the com...

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Barrage of gunfire injures bystander

June 27, 2022

SELMA — A shoot-out in broad daylight injured an innocent bystander, police said. Just before 1 p.m....

Like consumers, town government isn't immune from inflation, Councilman Casey Porter says.

Clayton adds tax hike on top of rate increases

By Scott Bolejack
| June 27, 2022

CLAYTON — A budget that didn’t include a tax increase now does. The Town Council on June 21 raised C...

The area in blue is what Grifols is calling its west campus.

Council allows Grifols to grow taller

By Scott Bolejack
| June 24, 2022

CLAYTON — The Town Council has made it easier for Grifols to grow its Johnston County operations. Th...

Thompson

Clayton won’t use headhunter to find town manager

By Scott Bolejack
| June 23, 2022

CLAYTON — Clayton won’t hire a search firm to find its next town manager. Doing so would be a waste ...

Clayton might buy this piece on its sculpture trail.

Clayton might purchase ‘Valkyrie’ sculpture

By Scott Bolejack
| June 25, 2022

CLAYTON — The town has the chance to buy “Valkyrie,” one of the pieces on Clayton’s sculpture trail....

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Clayton will start anew on sewage-treatment plant

By Scott Bolejack
| June 25, 2022

CLAYTON — For its new sewage-treatment plant, Clayton had opted to work with a single builder rather...

This rendering shows the layout of a planned subdivision along Country Lane.

Controversial subdivision wins council’s blessing

By Scott Bolejack
| June 25, 2022

CLAYTON — The Town Council had twice put off a decision on Country Lane, a proposed subdivision that...

Water is just one of the town services likely to cost more starting July 1.

Everything is likely to cost more in Clayton

By Scott Bolejack
| June 21, 2022

CLAYTON — It’s likely going to cost more to live in town in the year ahead. The Town Council on Tues...

Clayton Councilman Jason Thompson thinks tax increases are inevitable and perhaps sooner than later.

Tax increases likely in Clayton’s future

By Scott Bolejack
| June 21, 2022

CLAYTON — Property owners might have dodged a tax increase this year — the Town Council was to make ...

Finance chief Stephen Britt says Johnston schools would be reckless to spend their savings on salaries.

Schools defend budget request

By Scott Bolejack
| June 25, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Johnston school leaders last week defended their request for more county dollars a year...

Melanie Autry asks County Commissioners to support the school board's budget request, which includes higher pay for teacher assistants. Screen capture

Teacher assistant makes plea for better pay

By Scott Bolejack
| June 25, 2022

SMITHFIELD — At the start of last school year, Johnston County was short 100 teacher assistants. Sin...

County Commissioners have said no to a cellphone tower on the tract outline in blue.

Neighbors thwart cellphone tower

By Scott Bolejack
| June 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Speaker after speaker opposed a request to erect a cellphone tower on one acre at 628 S...

Both commuter rail (blue line) and bus rapid transit (yellow line) could one day connect Clayton to other points in the Triangle, including Research Triangle Park.

Commissioner spars with GoTriangle over commuter rail

By Scott Bolejack
| June 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Charles Lattuca, head of GoTriangle, was halfway through an update on commuter rail fro...

A package of Do Good chicken, the company's first grocery product.

Do Good Foods wants to help save the planet

By Scott Bolejack
| June 18, 2022

The homepage of Do Good Foods’ website says, “Let’s save the world together.” “We need to do better...

Already, the Triangle Land Conservancy has secured nearly 60 conservation easements along the Little River in Johnston County. It's seeking the county's help to conserve more.

TLC seeks $625,000 from the county to protect more land

By Scott Bolejack
| June 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The Triangle Land Conservancy says $625,000 from County Commissioners could help preser...

The land outlined in purple is now zoned for light industrial use. It's between OPW and Amazon and across U.S. 70 Business from Johnston Regional Airport.

Council OKs rezoning for industrial use

By Scott Bolejack
| June 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The Town Council on June 7 rezoned 42.1 acres for light industrial use. Any specific us...

Low and Slow Smokehouse, which overlooks Johnston Regional Airport, had a new owner.

After six months, Low and Slow has new owner

By Scott Bolejack
| June 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD — Low and Slow Smokehouse opened last Dec. 3 under owners  Philip and Monica Bailey. Six ...

In Wilson, a third-party provider operates that city's microtransit service, known as Ride. In Johnston, JCATS thinks it can operate microtransit with vans within its fleet.

JCATS might launch Uber-like service

By Scott Bolejack
| June 18, 2022

SMITHFIELD — The Johnston County Area Transit System could soon offer a ride-hailing service, most l...

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Man charged with killing his friend

June 13, 2022

Sheriff’s investigators think a Johnston man killed his friend and then moved his body. Onzie Putnam...


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