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    Arts Notes: Oct. 19

    The Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield is staging “It Came from a Book,” an art contest for teens. The contest welcomes original works of art inspired by a book. Teens may submit works in a variety of media, including photography, painting, drawing, sculpture and manga.

  • COMMUNITY

    Family Notes: Oct. 12

    Descendants of Isaiah and Bettie Parker will hold their annual reunion at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Blackmon’s Crossroads Community Building. Bring a covered dish, beverage or dessert. The Blackmon’s Grove Church congregation is temporarily having services in the Community Building...

  • COMMUNITY NOTES

    Community Notes: Oct. 19

    “War so Terrible,” a nighttime re-creation of a Civil War hospital scene, is scheduled from 7 to 10:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Bentonville Battlefield, 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks. Reenactors will portray surgeons and medical personnel performing amputations and providing ...

  • NOTABLES

    People Notes: Oct. 15

    Joyce Holloman has received the Ann B. Johnson Older Worker Award from the state’s Division of Aging and Adult Services. She is director of senior services for Community and Senior Services of Johnston County.

  • FAITH NOTES

    Faith Notes: Oct. 15

    A country breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow community. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

  • COMMUNITY NOTES

    Community Notes: Oct. 15

    The Clayton High School class of 1984 will hold a reunion this weekend. Classmates will attend the football game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. Gates open at 5:30. Admission is $6 per person. At 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, the class will hold a picnic at Clayton Community Park on Amelia Church Road. For...

  • FAITH NOTES

    Faith Notes: Oct. 12

    A country breakfast is scheduled from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at New Zealand Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 5312 Meadowbrook Road in the Meadow community. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger.

  • COMMUNITY

    Arts Notes: Oct. 12

    Works by 19 artists are on display through Nov. 3 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton.

  • COMMUNITY

    Ghost Walk returns Oct. 16

    Six personalities from Johnston County’s past will come back to life when the Johnston County Heritage Center stages its annual Ghost Walk Thursday, Oct. 16, in Smithfield’s Riverside Cemetery.

  • FAITH NOTES

    Faith Notes: Oct. 8

    Christ Community Methodist Church will give away food from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 11, at the church, 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Recipients must have their ID card. To stock its food pantry, the church is seeking donations of nonperishable items, including cans of tuna, pasta, soups...

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