Saturday, September 22, 2018

Smithfield Awards Bid To Resurface 15 Streets

The Town of Smithfield will resurface 15 streets this year after awarding a $403,775.60 bid to JP Edwards. The town...

Hurricane Amplifies Potential Need For Flex Days

Clayton High School is piloting a Flexible Learning Days program to keep students and staff learning even when they...

State Officials Urge People Not to Travel in Many Areas of Southeastern North Carolina

State Highway Patrol, emergency response and transportation officials are urging motorists not to travel in many areas in southeastern...

Garner Applebee’s Welcomes Marissa

The next time you visit Applebee's in Garner you may see Marissa Herzig.  Marissa was referred to Johnston County Industries...

Town Votes To Allow Higher Signs Along I-95 Corridor

Businesses along the I-95 corridor in the Smithfield city limits can now have higher signs. In 2015, a zoning amendment...

Fraternal Order Of Police Donates 500 Book Bags

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #88 bought and donated 500 book bags to help children in Johnston County...

September 15-29 Proclaimed 2018 Fall Litter Sweep

Johnston County Commissioners have proclaimed September 15 - 29 as 2018 Fall Litter Sweep in Johnston County. During the two...

Smithfield Man Linked To Break-In

A month long investigation into a break-in has resulted in the arrest of a Smithfield man on felony charges. On...

Thief Steals Generator Used For Hurricane Florence Response

During the peak of Hurricane Florence about 38,000 customers were without power in Johnston County. CenturyLink used numerous generators around...

Man Arrested After Reporting Car Stolen

A two month investigation into an auto accident and reported car theft has led to the arrest of the...

Treasurer Considers Challenging Pension-Spiking Decision

By Dan Way, Carolina Journal State Treasurer Dale Folwell said he is awaiting guidance from lawyers before deciding whether to...

County Commissioners Vote To Raise Their Salaries By 102 Percent

Johnston County Commissioners have voted to give themselves a pay raise. It's their first salary increase in two decades. Human...

“One Carolina” Shirt Raising Money For Hurricane Florence Relief

Columbia, SC  – Palmetto Shirt Co. reached the initial $10,000 goal for the "One Carolina" shirt and made a...

Second Sewer Spill Reported In Benson

The Town of Benson says approximately 40,000 gallons of untreated wastewater escaped from a service connection on West Martin...

Benson Will Combine 2 Festivals Into 1

The Town of Benson will hold two festivals together this year. On November 3, Benson will hold a Veteran’s...

KS Bank Food Drive Friday

KS Bank will hold their annual Food Drive on Friday, September 21st from 11am until 2pm at all KS...

Smithfield Man Arrested Following 8 Month Investigation

An 8-month investigation by the Johnston County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division has resulted in the arrest of a Smithfield...

$400,000 Bond Set For Four Oaks Drug Suspect

A Four Oaks man was arrested Monday for allegedly selling methamphetamine in the Four Oaks community. Agents with the Johnston...

Coats Business Closes After 70 Years

A business that’s been part of the community for longer than most can remember is said goodbye this month...

4,300 National Guardsmen From 13 States Helping With Relief Efforts

Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina with walls of wind and rain, then slowly churned across the border between...