Thursday, September 23, 2021






Governor Pushes Vaccination Requirements, Urges Schools To Keep Mask Mandates

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RALEIGH -  Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. provided an update Thursday afternoon...

Senate Votes 27-15 To Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers

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By Mitch Kokai Carolina Journal The state Senate has voted again, 27-15, to place new limits on the governor's emergency powers. The Senate's endorsement...

Senate Passes Bill To Ease Bottlenecks Of HOPE Rental Assistance Program

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By Jeff Moore Carolina Journal The N.C. Senate passed House Bill 110 on Wednesday, Sept. 8, which would modify rules to the HOPE rental...

As Push For Masks Surges, Young Republicans Take Stand Against Mandates

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By Jeff Moore Carolina Journal Climbing COVID-19 hospitalizations in North Carolina have energized the campaign for renewed mask mandates. The rules have also sparked...

Health Director: 10 COVID Deaths In Last 7 Days

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66 of 72 patients hospitalized with COVID are unvaccinated SMITHFIELD - Johnston County Public Health Director Dr. Marilyn Pearson updated Johnston County Commissioners Tuesday...

Help Is Available For Residents Fiscally Impacted By COVID

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Starting Tuesday applicants and landlords can submit applications, qualify for assistance and receive funds online SMITHFIELD - Johnston County residents who have fallen behind...

Students In Campbell’s First Prison Teaching Program Earn Associate Degrees

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CLINTON — Kevin Cook battled nerves and the graduation tassel that swung in front of his eyes as he spoke on behalf of his...

Governor Signs Order Expanding Access To Monoclonal Antibody Treatment For COVID-19

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RALEIGH - Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order on Thursday to make it easier for North Carolinians to access treatment for COVID-19. The...

Johnston County Launching Emergency Rental Assistance Aid Through New Online Portal

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Beginning September 7, residents can apply online for rent and utility assistance SMITHFIELD - Johnston County will begin administering Emergency Rental Assistance aid...

Commissioners Approve Health Nurse School Liaison Position

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Johnston County Commissioners have approved the hiring of a public health nurse at the Public Health Department to work as a school liaison. The...