Monday, August 8, 2022




No Action Taken Following Emergency Town Council Meeting

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UPDATE: The town council and mayor met in closed session Friday night. Elected officials made no public comment after the meeting ended. Another council...

Local High School Girls Host Women In STEM Luncheon

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CLAYTON – On June 8, 2022 nearly three dozen business and community leaders joined with local high school girls to join six female STEM...

Ribbon Cutting For New Edward Jones Office

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BENSON - On Friday, July 8th, the Benson Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting for Joey Maples’ new Edward Jones office location at 201-B East...

Town of Clayton Celebrates Grand Opening Of Municipal Park

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CLAYTON – The Town of Clayton celebrated the grand opening of the revitalized Municipal Park. The ceremonial ribbon cutting took place Monday where citizens...

Johnston County Resident Earns State’s Highest FFA Honor

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Donnie Lassiter of Johnston County, third from left, received the Honorary State FFA Degree at the 93rd State FFA Convention.  Individuals nominated for this honor must have...

“988” Suicide And Crisis Lifeline Available Nationwide July 16

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On July 16, the National Suicide Hotline’s three-digit number, 988, will be active nationally. This number will route callers to the national suicide prevention...

Historic Clayton Center Heading In New Direction

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CLAYTON - The historic Clayton Center, located in downtown Clayton, is under new leadership and is looking to head in new and exciting directions. Steven...

Returning To College Set Princeton’s Matthew Phillips On Course For Success

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Matthew Phillips believes that if you set your mind to something, you will achieve it. After earning his BS degree from the University of...

Public Library Of Johnston County And Smithfield Launches 24/7 Pick Up Location

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SMITHFIELD - Can’t pick up your held library items during regular hours? Want to unlock your next read? Your troubles are over. The Public...

Ribbon Cutting Held For Reid Johnson Insurance Services

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BENSON - A ribbon cutting was held by the Benson Chamber of Commerce for Reid Johnson Insurances Services on June 16. The business is...