Friday, February 26, 2021






Smithfield Council Approves Vehicle, Equipment Purchases

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The Smithfield Town Council unanimously approved the purchase of $92,683 in equipment and vehicles during their February 2021 meeting. A bid was awarded to Capital...

‘We’re Going To Lose A Friend As Well As A Colleague’

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Sears worker retiring after 50 years Geneva Watson started working at the Sears on Cumberland Avenue 50 years ago, selling household appliances. She is retiring...

Cooper Makes Move To Reopen Bars, Says More Government Money Is Needed

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By John Trump Carolina Journal News Service Private bars will open at limited capacity under a new executive decree from the governor, although at the...

Thousands Of JCPS Educators Vaccinated On First Day Of Eligibility

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On the first day that the COVID-19 vaccine was available to all educators in North Carolina, more than 2,000 Johnston County Public Schools employees...

Farm Worker Reported Missing

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CLINTON - The Sampson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the disappearance of a 35 year-old farm worker. David "Van" Alphin was last seen on...

Middle East Connection: How One Book Led To An International Movement

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One little connection she never knew existed linked CommWell Health’s CEO Pamela Tripp, of Dunn, to the other side of the world. Now, she...

School Board Chairman Threatens Lawsuit Against Two Citizens

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Johnston County Public Schools board chairman Todd Sutton has threatened a civil lawsuit against two Johnston County citizens.  Sutton, through his attorney, Alan "Chip"...

Top 15 Baby Names For 2020

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Johnston County Register of Deeds Craig Olive has announced the most popular baby names in 2020 for Johnston County births.  Olivia and Noah captured...

Garner Mayor’s 2021 State Of The Town Address

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Mayor Ken Marshburn has recorded the 2021 State of the Town address. It looks back on the challenges and successes of 2020, and outlines...

Smithfield Town Council To Hold Public Input Budget Meeting Feb. 25th

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The Smithfield Town Council will hold a public input budget meeting Thursday, February 25th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics...