Friday, May 14, 2021






Fire Damages Townhome

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Authorities have not been able to determine the exact cause of a fire that damaged a Clayton-area townhome. Monday afternoon, the Archer Lodge Fire...

Deputies Chase DWI Suspect Driving Front-End Loader

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ARCHER LODGE – Johnston County deputies were led on a low-speed chase by a suspected drunk driver operating a front-end loader. It happened near...

NCDOT Awards Johnston County Repaving Contract

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Contract worth $3.7 million SMITHFIELD – Smoother roads are coming to portions of Johnston County, after the N.C. Department of Transportation recently awarded a $3.7...

Johnston County Resurfacing Project Requires Lane Closure

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CLAYTON - Drivers will encounter lane closures while contract crews mill, resurface and restripe North O’Neil Street and Covered Bridge Road. The...

Ceremonial Siren Salute Planned Friday Morning For Clayton Fallen Firefighter

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CLAYTON - A special ceremonial sounding of an old fire siren will be held at 11 a.m. today (Friday) in honor of fallen Clayton...

Concrete Mixer Overturns

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A concrete mixer overturned this afternoon (Saturday) on Buffalo Road in Archer Lodge. The truck ran off the right side of the pavement onto...

$1.7 Million Loan Approved For New Water Tank

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ARCHER LODGE - Johnston County will borrow $1,701,000 to fund construction of a new 500,000 gallon water tank in Archer Lodge. Commissioners unanimously agreed...

Commissioners Approve $36 Million General Obligation Bond From 2018 School Referendum

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Funds Will Help Pay For New Thanksgiving Elementary School , JCC Engineering Building Johnston County Commissioners adopted a resolution April 19th approving the sale...

6 People Injured In 3 Car Accident

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ARCHER LODGE – Six people were injured Saturday afternoon in a three car accident in Archer Lodge. A Nissan SUV and Volvo passenger car collided...

Johnston County COVID-19 Alert Notification System

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The Johnston County Public Health Department announced this afternoon they do not have a waiting list for the general public to receive the COVID-19...