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A community shred event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, in the parking lot at Edwards IGA, 721 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. Johnston County Register of Deeds Craig Olive encourages Johnstonians to shred old files, receipts, credit-card offers, bank statements, returned checks and any other sensitive information they want to discard. For more information, call 919-989-5160.

Modified: 07/09/13 01:02:59 PM

Jenna Burrell, a rising senior at Clayton High, attended the 74th session of Tar Heels Girls State, which was held June 9-15 at Catawba College in Salisbury. She is the daughter of Daniel and Lynn Burrell of Clayton.

Modified: 07/09/13 01:02:00 PM

Dr. Kumari D. Verghese will talk about how and where to get help for yourself or a loved one when suffering from depression, mood swings, anger problems, substance abuse or other mental-health issues. Her presentation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 17, in the Johnston Medical Mall auditorium, 514 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield.

Modified: 07/09/13 12:56:05 PM

A “Shower of Blessings” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Mount Vernon Christian Church, 300 N. Lombard St., Clayton.

Modified: 07/09/13 12:53:59 PM

The Clayton Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the Council Chambers at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St. The board will discuss proposed amendments to Clayton’s sign rules.

Modified: 07/06/13 07:51:59 AM

A “Shower of Blessings” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Mount Vernon Christian Church, 300 N. Lombard St., Clayton. The program will feature drama, music, praise dancing, clogging and mimes. The church asks those attending to bring donations for Harbor, which provides aid, including shelter, to victims of rape and domestic violence.

Modified: 07/06/13 07:50:02 AM

Thursday, July 4, is Independence Day, and federal, state and local-government offices in Johnston County will be closed for the holiday.

Modified: 07/01/13 07:28:05 PM

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 14 and 7 p.m. July 15-17 at West Clayton Church of God, 1008 S. Lombard St., Clayton. The kick-off will be at 11 a.m. July 14 with Dan the Animal Man.

Modified: 07/01/13 07:27:05 PM

Here are July 4 celebrations in Johnston County:

Modified: 06/29/13 08:27:06 AM

Thursday, July 4, is Independence Day, and federal, state and local-government offices in Johnston County will be closed for the holiday.

Modified: 06/29/13 08:27:05 AM

Free HIV testing will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the Johnston County Health Department, 517 N. Bright Leaf Blvd., Smithfield. No appointment is necessary.

Modified: 06/25/13 12:11:06 PM

A summer fellowship celebration is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Kingdom Builders Fellowship, 9182 Cleveland Road in the Cleveland community. Pastor Darrell Davis of Holiness in Christ Fellowship Church will speak. The celebration will continue at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 30, with food, softball and children’s games. For more information, call 919-934-2005.

Modified: 06/23/13 07:09:44 AM

John Ormsby will sign copies of his book at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library, 100 S. Church St., Clayton. The book is a history of six-player football teams and girls’ basketball teams in North Carolina and at Clayton High School. For more information, call 919-553-5542.

Modified: 06/23/13 07:08:44 AM

Clayton Youth Theater will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 1-3 at The Clayton Center, 111 E. Second St., Clayton. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 919-553-1737 or visit www.theclaytoncenter.com.

Modified: 06/23/13 07:08:44 AM

The Archer Lodge community will celebrate Family Fun Day June 28-29 at the Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road. Here’s the schedule:

Modified: 06/18/13 12:38:43 PM

A Bible-based abortion-recovery series will begin Monday, July 3, at iChoose Pregnancy Support Services, 540 N.C. 42 West, Clayton. The series will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. iChoose helps women and men struggling with the pain of a past abortion by providing individual and small-group Bible-based support in a confidential setting. For more information, or to register, contact Jill at 919-585-4353.

Modified: 06/18/13 12:33:44 PM

Now that summer is here, many children are headed to camp – at least nine of them for the first time.

Modified: 06/18/13 12:38:43 PM

“Crushing Cancer,” a benefit pro-wrestling show, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center, 600 Booker Dairy Road, Smithfield. Admission at the door is $10. Children ages 5 and younger get in free. The wrestling card includes Lou Marconi, Iron Chief, Scotty Matthews, Cueball Carmichael, Jordan O’Neal, Michael Yamaha, Sean Cruise and Hangtyme.

Modified: 06/15/13 08:00:40 AM

It’s not too late to enroll in summer enrichment programs at Johnston Community College. Activities focus on the arts, sciences, critical thinking and academic enrichment.

Modified: 06/15/13 08:00:40 AM

Avon Products has inducted Tracey Wehrle of Clayton into its Circle of Excellence. The honor goes to the top 10 percent of sales managers with the largest sales increases. Wehrle and other top-producing managers will receive a trip to Paris.

Modified: 06/15/13 07:59:40 AM

The Archer Lodge community will celebrate Family Fun Day June 28-29 at the Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road. Here’s the schedule:

Modified: 06/11/13 12:51:38 PM

Army National Guard Pvt. Tyler C. Caldwell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Modified: 06/11/13 01:05:37 PM

The Archer Lodge community will celebrate Family Fun Day June 28-29 at the Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road. Here’s the schedule:

Modified: 06/08/13 05:53:11 PM

A Father’s Day service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16, at Hope Church, 1696 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Mills Family Ministries will speak and perform. For more information, call Barbara at 919-553-5482 or visit www.hopechurchclayton.com.

Modified: 06/08/13 05:45:11 PM

William Clayton started a community garden at First Missionary Baptist Church in Smithfield. He wants to inspire others to do the same.

Modified: 06/04/13 02:00:10 PM

Clayton Parks and Recreation has scheduled the following fitness classes. All will meet at the Clayton Community Center, 715 Amelia Church Road, Clayton. For more information, or to register, call 919-553-1544 or visit www.townofclaytonnc.org.

Modified: 06/04/13 01:55:09 PM

Christar Community Christian Church has scheduled a Mid-Year Women’s Fellowship from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center, 850 N.C. 42 West, Clayton. Pastor Shirley Demby of Straightway Temple Ministries in Zebulon will speak, and lunch will be served. The cost is $20, and the deadline to register is Saturday, June 8. To register, call Pastor Dorothy Roberts at 919-938-8128.

Modified: 06/04/13 01:55:09 PM

Christar Community Christian Church has scheduled a Mid-Year Women’s Fellowship from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center, 850 N.C. 42 West, Clayton. Pastor Shirley Demby of Straightway Temple Ministries in Zebulon will speak, and lunch will be served. The cost is $20, and the deadline to register is Saturday, June 8. To register, call Pastor Dorothy Roberts at 919-938-8128.

Modified: 06/01/13 03:35:43 PM

The Clayton Public Arts Advisory Board will unveil its public art project at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, on the Sam’s Branch Greenway, 1357 N. O’Neil St., Clayton. Wear comfortable walking shoes. For more information, visit www.townofclaytonnc.org.

Modified: 05/28/13 04:08:23 PM

The Town of Clayton and ProShed will hold a community shred event from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, on the Town Square at 110 W. Main St. The event is open to Clayton residents on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limit of two bags or boxes. For more information, visit www.downtownclayton.org.

Modified: 05/25/13 03:37:53 PM
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