U.S. CENSUS:
JOHNSTON
HAS
191,450 RESIDENTS

That  estimate for 2016 shows a gain of almost 6,000 residents since 2015. To review historical Census data for Johnston County and its towns, click here.

N.C. "REPORT CARDS"
FOR OUR SCHOOLS
Click here for a PDF of 2016-17 results for all 44 of Johnston County's public schools.

FOR THE LATEST LOCAL NEWS
, check out "Johnston County Report" from radio station WTSB.

LOCAL OBITUARIES
Click here for links to Smithfield-Selma funeral homes posting obituaries online:
Parrish & Underwood
Sanders Funeral Home
Walter Sanders F.H.

WEATHER DATA
Temperature and conditions at Johnston County Airport

Regional radar from weather.com

Neuse River depth at Smithfield from USGS

Click here for all sorts of historical weather statistics for Smithfield

OFFICIAL TIME
Click here and set your clock

ALMANAC
Click here for today's times of sunrise, sunset (& moonrise, moonset)

N
ext full moon:
Dec. 3 @ 10:48 a.m.

Winter arrives
:
Dec. 21 @ 1:28 a.m.
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NOV. 7 MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS
names in bold type are winners
Town of Selma
Mayor

Cheryl L. Oliver                       288
Tommie Holmes                          47
Timmy Wayne Strickland              9
Write-ins                                     46

Council, 2 seats at large

Jackie Lacy                             240
John Radford                              63
William Earl Overby                  150
Eric Jackson                               49
Ann Williams                           171

Town of Smithfield
Mayor

Andy Moore                             667
Write-ins                                     29

Council seat, District 1

Marlon Lee                               145
Kevin Peacock                              4
Ava Atkinson Gaines                   61

Council seat, District 2

Perry Harris                              154
Tim Johnson                               19
David Stevens                         211

Council seat, District 3

Travis Scott                               82
Write-ins                                     14

Council seat, District 4

David R. Barbour                      61
Write-ins                                       7

JOBLESS RATE
DOWN TO 3.7%
Johnston County's unemployment rate in September dropped to 3.7% down from 4.1% in August. Out of a total labor force of 94,053 Johnstonians in September, a record-high 90,580 had jobs while 3,473 were looking for work, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. For more information from NCDC, click here.

RETAIL SALES UP
9% IN 2nd QUARTER
According to the N.C. Dept. of Revenue, taxable retail sales of $451,274,950 in Johnston County
April-June
rose 9% above the $414,117,255 reported for the second quarter of 2016. For monthly reports going back to the late 1990s, click here.

JOHNSTON NO. 4
IN CASH CROPS
Local farmers produced crops worth $139.4 million in 2015, ranking 4th among the state's 100 counties. We continue to rank 2nd in production of flue-cured tobacco (behind neighboring Sampson County). In addition to income from crops, Johnston's farmers earned $106.6 million from hogs, chickens, turkeys, and other livestock.
For more stats about N.C. agriculture, click here.

MORE ECONOMIC DATA
ABOUT JOHNSTON CO.
Click here to access the website of the county's Economic Development Office.

THINGS TO SEE & DO
Click here for a rundown of upcoming cultural events compiled by the Johnston County Visitors Bureau.

4 AMTRAK TRAINS
STOP HERE DAILY
Click here for information about passenger trains that stop at Selma Union Station.