News

You Decide: How Different Are Local Economies?

By Dr. Mike Walden My wife and I just returned from a short vacation to Buffalo. “Buffalo,” you might respond.  “Not the beach or the...

Social Security Matters – How Is My Benefit Amount Determined?

by AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – How Is My Benefit Amount Determined?  Dear Rusty: I am 60...

Schools

School Board Chairman Issues Statement On Transfer Of Clayton High Principal

On Tuesday, a large crowd of Clayton High students and parents gathered at the Johnston...

School Board Approves Personnel Changes

The Johnston County Board of Education approved the following personnel changes at their August 13th...

JCC Recognizes High School Equivalency & Adult High School Graduates

In 2018-19, 116 students earned their high school equivalency diploma and 21 students earned their...

Smithfield

Man Who Falsely Reported Wife’s Kidnapping Arrested

A Smithfield man was arrested Tuesday night after police said he called 911 reporting his...

Restaurant Employee Who Shot Himself Facing Criminal Charges

An employee at a Smithfield restaurant who accidentally shot himself while at work last week...

High Bonds Set For Smithfield Shoplifting Suspects

Two Wilson women are facing a combined 24 criminal charges after Smithfield Police said they...

Selma

Police: DWI Suspect Arrested In Liquor Store Parking Lot Said He Hadn’t Drank All Day

A concerned motorist contacted police Aug. 9th reporting a possible impaired driving operating a silver...

Hit And Run Driver Arrested After Car Breaks Down

Law enforcement officers were able to apprehend a driver who slammed head on into a...

Motel Room Search Prompted By Marijuana Smell

Police in Selma seized methamphetamines with a potential street value of $1,800 after searching a...