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Johnston County

Tech school moves from SSS to Clayton

The Johnston County Career and Technical Academy will be a new Early College-model school on the campus of Clayton High School

But the state has denied Johnston funding for the new school

The first class will have 85 freshmen studying nursing, medical assistance and computer networking

Johnston County

Endless Yard Sale hawks treasures

Do you need matching golden peacock statues? A magnifying glass with a lapis lazuli handle? A faux chocolate and strawberry cake under glass? How about a bejeweled Sudanese fez? Or maybe a set of foxy salt and pepper shakers?

Smithfield: Opinion

How can we boost economic growth?

Politicians of all parties and persuasions have one thing in common on this year’s campaign trail: All are talking about economic growth. Actually, they’re talking about the lack of robust economic growth and about solutions for making the economy stronger.

Outdoors

Local boat, angler reel in a Big Rock winner

The Clayton-based boat Ashley Lauren landed a 621.4-pound blue marlin during the second day of the 58th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament in Morehead City, and it held up through the rest of the week, earning the crew of mostly Clayton and Garner residents the title and a $662,995 pay day.

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Smithfield-Selma Senior High School 2016 Commencement

The SSS High School Class of 2016 graduated on June 10 in front of family and friends on the school's football field.
Abbie Bennett abennett@newsobserver.com
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Princeton senior Kesley Peedin on winning two titles in two sports in her career 1:51

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Princeton softball coach Terry Braswell on his team's state championship

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