Thursday, April 18, 2024


Archer Lodge Middle School Athletic Director Recognized For Excellence

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ARCHER LODGE – On March 18, 2024, Archer Lodge Middle School (ALMS) Athletic Director Brad Betterton was recognized as a recipient of the Middle...

JCPS And Campbell University Expands TA To Teacher Program Opportunities

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SMITHFIELD – On March 25, Johnston County Public Schools (JCPS) and Campbell University signed documentation for the expansion of the TA (Teacher Assistant) to...

Federal Judge Dismisses All But Two Defendants Named In Ronald Johnson Lawsuit

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SMITHFIELD - A federal court judge had dismissed claims against all but two defendants named in a 111-page lawsuit filed in June 2023 by...

Ashley Holloman Named 2024 CTE Teacher Of The Year

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SMITHFIELD – Congratulations to Ashley Holloman, the 2024 JCPS Career & Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Holloman has served as an agriculture...

Read To Grow JoCo Hosting Second Annual Kindergarten Readiness Nights

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JOHNSTON COUNTY – This spring, Read to Grow Johnston County will be hosting Kindergarten Readiness Nights at four select elementary schools: South Smithfield, Selma,...

Schools Are Moving To Ban Smart Phones In Class. Research Suggests It’s The Right...

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By David Larson Carolina Journal Psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s new book, “The Anxious Generation,” lays out the latest research on what constant screen time...

Covered Bridge Road Construction To Cause Route Changes For Certain JCPS Bus Routes

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ARCHER LODGE – Beginning at 8:00 AM on April 1, 2024, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will begin construction on Buffalo Creek...

JCPS To Host Four S.A.F.E. Mock Car Crash Events In Preparation For Proms 

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CLAYTON – On Tuesday, Johnston County Public Schools (JCPS) presented a mock car crash at Clayton High as part of the S.A.F.E. Mock Car...

School Board Approves Two Personnel Appointments

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SMITHFIELD - The Johnston County Board of Education approved two personnel appointments at the request of Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy. Kristy Stephenson was named Assistant...

Johnston Community College Awarded State Funds To Start Respiratory Therapy Program

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JCC to receive a $500,000 high-cost program grant from State Board of Community Colleges SMITHFIELD – Johnston Community College (JCC) was awarded half a...