Thursday, October 17, 2019






Princeton Police Chief Graduates From FBI National Academy

Tyrone Sutton, Chief of Police for the Town of Princeton, graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia on March 15th, 2019. The...

Council Asks Property Owners To Reach Compromise In Disputed Case

The Smithfield Town Council has tabled a request to allow a former doctor's office be converted into a single family residence in hopes a...

Freeman Appointed To Selma Planning Board

Ronald Lee Freeman of Selma has been appointed to a position on the Selma Planning Board.   Freeman was nominated in March by the Selma Town...

2019 Teacher Assistant of the Year Named

Teacher Assistant Jennifer Jordan from West View Elementary School was named this year’s Teacher Assistant of the Year at their organization’s annual banquet. Teacher Assistants...

Rhythm And Passion Drive Spartan Thunder Success

Something’s different about Smithfield-Selma High School’s drumline, and it’s got people buzzing. For Percussion Director Justin Holmes what makes his drumline special is simple...

Johnston Regional Airport Receives $560,000 For Development Projects

The Johnston Regional Airport on Swift Creek Road near Smithfield was one of nine airports across North Carolina to receive funding for safety and...

Items Stolen From Johnston County Heritage Center

Law enforcement officers are investigating a theft uncovered at the Johnston County Heritage Center in Downtown Smithfield. The Heritage Center is a department of Johnston...

New ‘JoCo Grows’ Logo Highlights Importance Of Agriculture

Agriculture is important. It accounts for about 10 percent of the local economy and 10 percent of the county employment.  Each year agriculture generations over...

Junior Women’s League Raises $15,000 For Smithfield Rescue Mission

On Saturday, June 22nd, the ladies of the Junior Women’s League of Smithfield hosted their annual Big Night Out Gala at The Farm at...

Johnston Applies For ‘Retire NC Community’ Designation

By the year 2030, all baby boomers will be age 65 or older.  This means that one out of every 5 US residents will have...