Sunday, May 9, 2021






You Decide: How Long Will North Carolina’s Recovery Take?

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By Dr. Mike Walden I usually pepper my public presentations with some humor. After all, even I know economics can be a rather dull and dry...

Competing Schools Serve Families Well

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our schools have gone in a variety of directions. Some public-school districts that shut...

Senator Jackson Elected President of SARL

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Sen. Brent Jackson (R-Sampson) was elected to serve as the president of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) group at their 2019 Summit...

Farmland Preservation Grants Available Through NCDA

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Application deadline is Dec. 13 RALEIGH - Starting Monday, Oct. 14, county governments and nonprofit groups may apply for funding assistance from the N.C. Agricultural...

$120,000 Grant Awarded To JoCo Teach Program At SSS High

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The JoCo Teach program at Smithfield-Selma High School (SSS) was awarded a $120,000 grant from the Education and Workforce Innovation Fund.  The fund, created by...

Bill Would Make It Easier For Military Spouses, Veterans To Find Work

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By Julie Havlak Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Military spouses and veterans could find it easier to get jobs in North Carolina. The House Judiciary Committee approved...

Driver Seriously Injured Avoiding Stopped School Bus

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Smithfield Police are investigating a single vehicle accident that seriously injured a teenage driver.  Emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle accident at 6:44am on...

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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Mayor: Our future is brighter because of this decision The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). In a...

COVID 19 Cases In Johnston County – July 20th Update

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The Johnston County Public Health Department has released the following COVID-19 statistics as of 5:00pm Monday, July 20th, 2020: Total cases in Johnston County:  2373 Deaths:...

Representative Donna White Appointed To Bipartisan COVID-19 House Committee

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RALEIGH - Representative Donna White (District 26 – Johnston) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Tim Moore to the bipartisan North Carolina...