Sunday, January 29, 2023



Johnston County Schools JoCo2020 Train Wreck: “A lot of icing, but no cake”

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By: Kay Carroll Former Johnston County Board of Education Chairman and Candidate For School Board During the time I was on the Johnston County School Board,...

Funds Approved To Replace Damaged Greenway Bridge

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The Smithfield Town Council has agreed to replace a damaged bridge on the Buffalo Creek Greenway. During the February meeting of the Smithfield Town Council,...

Dr. Ed Croom Appointed Interim President Of University Of Mount Olive

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MOUNT OLIVE- The University of Mount Olive Board of Trustees has appointed former Johnston County School Superintendent Dr. Ed Croom as their interim president.   Dr....

Benson Cancels All Town Events For 30 Days

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Due to the increased risk of coming in contact with and spreading the virus in large social gatherings and frequented public places, the Town...

Town of Smithfield – Coronavirus Update – March 17th (9am)

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Planning Department CLOSED for in-person business The Town of Smithfield Planning Department is closed for face-to-face business until further notice. Those needing assistance may call...

OPINION: Hoarders and helpers have emerged as a result of the COVID crisis; be...

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by Rebecca Weber, CEO, the Association of Mature American Citizens Watching hoarders as they empty the shelves of supermarkets, grocery stores and pharmacies as...

Update: Wayne County Confirms Third Positive COVID-19 Case

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The Wayne County Health Department received notice late-today of a third positive case of COVID-19 in Wayne County. This patient tested positive for COVID-19...

Sheriff Bizzell Releases Statement On Stay At Home Order

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The Johnston County Sheriff Office and Sheriff Steve Bizzell released a statement Tuesday afternoon on NC Governor Roy Cooper's Stay At Home Order: The Johnston...

North Carolina Has An Above Average Number Of Healthcare Workers

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The coronavirus outbreak has called into question the nation’s preparedness to respond to and mitigate health crises. As the number of presumptive and confirmed...

NCDA Scaling Back Soil Testing

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RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agronomic Services lab has scaled back its testing to a few core services, making...