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Randy Edwards has to harvest 1 million pounds of tobacco before fall’s first frost, and this year’s rain has him worried he’ll fall short.

Modified: 07/26/13 04:16:35 PM

Arrests and incidents July 12-19

Modified: 07/26/13 04:25:31 PM

Con artists posing as Duke Energy bill collectors have been calling utility customers and threatening to turn off their power if they don’t pay up immediately.

Modified: 07/22/13 11:56:44 AM

Clayton High School staff member Marlon Lee hopes to succeed longtime council member Charles Williams in East Smithfield; local businessman Andy Byrd aims to bring a conservative viewpoint to the council.

Modified: 07/22/13 11:16:26 PM

Legislators are set to vote on a historic budget this week that would have the state take a giant step toward further privatization of education, end teacher tenure, and compensate victims of the government eugenics program.

Modified: 07/22/13 10:50:44 AM

A young face is speaking from the pulpit at Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

Modified: 07/22/13 10:11:50 AM

Great weather and live music combined for a perfect evening on the lawn of Town Square on Main Street Thursday. The Penny family – mother Denise Penny, daughters Baylie and Shelby and father Gennings – enjoyed face painting and relaxing outside while enjoying the sounds of the Craig Woolard Band. Makayla Griffin, Chris Robinson and Jennifer Gordon also enjoyed the live music.

Modified: 07/22/13 10:04:54 AM

The town council heard a plan for broadening the reach of the Parks and Recreation Department at its meeting last week.

Modified: 07/22/13 10:01:44 AM

Janet Evans of Princeton is the Johnston Health Ambassador for June.

Modified: 07/20/13 05:07:46 PM

The Raleigh Area Development Authority is one of 40 counseling groups statewide offering help to North Carolinians who lost their jobless benefits July 1. These people might be eligible for mortgage help through the state while they continue their search for a job or complete training in a new field.

Modified: 07/19/13 02:06:54 PM

A Johnston County man charged in the accidental shooting of a teenager will serve one to two years in prison. Robert Furey pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, and Judge Tom Lock sentenced him to 13-25 months in prison.

Modified: 07/19/13 01:58:58 PM

Commentary:  Clemmons Educational State Forest is a great place to explore nature for free.

Modified: 07/19/13 02:05:36 PM

A team of guys who met at CrossFit gym is taking their fitness training to the next level, selling a health bar to supplement their workouts.

Modified: 07/19/13 02:05:31 PM

The “Moral Monday” protests have drawn people from all walks of life – from pastors to university professors – to the state capitol to speak out against measures trumpeted by the legislature’s Republican majority. The list of those arrested includes four Johnston County residents.

Modified: 07/16/13 08:33:39 PM

Since its founding in 2004, the Me Fine Foundation has provided aid to Triangle families with terminally ill children. With the help of more sponsors, the foundation hopes to extend its reach to include more hospitals.

Modified: 07/16/13 08:32:43 PM

First Baptist Church on Fayetteville Street has started a weekly food program, providing food every Wednesday for free.

Modified: 07/16/13 08:30:42 PM

Two adult-care programs – one big and one small – aim to provide relief for people taking care of elderly family members.

Modified: 07/16/13 08:28:43 PM

Clayton police are seeking a man on charges of selling cocaine, crystal meth and marijuana from two houses downtown. A woman wanted on the same charges has turned herself in.

Modified: 07/13/13 08:00:55 AM

Municipal election season in Johnston County has officially begun.

Modified: 07/13/13 07:59:58 AM

Curtis Jones, the longtime owner of Jones’ Lunch, has retired. His son, “Burr” Jones, will own the restaurant with his wife.

Modified: 07/13/13 07:57:55 AM

The Town of Archer Lodge is planning for the future, and it needs residents’ help.

Modified: 07/13/13 07:50:53 AM

Clayton crime log June 28-July 5

Modified: 07/13/13 07:44:53 AM

Johnston County leaders have loosened a requirement that developers leave 15 percent of each property as open space or pay a penalty fee.

Modified: 07/09/13 01:06:59 PM

The Mosaic Community Garden on Main Street is now handicap accessible, thanks to 22 BB&T employees.

Modified: 07/09/13 01:05:05 PM

A 49-year-old Clayton man made it to the top of Mount Rainier, considered a preparation hike before climbing Mount Everest.

Modified: 07/10/13 07:43:32 AM

Johnston Health has named its May ambassador. She’s Mary Britt of Newton Grove, a patient-care assistant in the emergency department at Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield.

Modified: 07/09/13 12:56:04 PM

For one day recently, science teachers from across the Triangle became students, conducting science experiments and asking questions of their instructors.

Modified: 07/06/13 07:55:13 AM

A 5-year-old in Clayton is headed to Washington to lobby lawmakers for more funding for diabetes research.

Modified: 07/06/13 07:55:06 AM

Tales of the late Joshua “Percy” Flowers are as plentiful in Johnston County as the pine trees that grow on the land he once called home. Many who grew up east of Clayton speak freely of his penchant for both foxhunting and making bootleg liquor.

Modified: 07/06/13 07:54:03 AM

An American Legion post based in Clayton may use a house in a residential neighborhood for its meetings and other events. Johnston County commissioners approved the post’s rezoning request, July 1.

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