Sunday, October 17, 2021





The Original Drifters To Headline 35th Annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival

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The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation has announced that The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Ham & Yam Festival with a free concert...

Council Asks Property Owners To Reach Compromise In Disputed Case

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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...

County Declares 9 Surplus EMS Vehicles

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A total of nine EMS vehicles were declared as surplus property by Johnston County Commissioners at their April meeting. Johnston County Emergency Services Director Kevin...

Greenhouse Vegetables Offer Local Produce Year-Round

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Tomato lovers don’t have to wait to find fresh, locally grown tomatoes. That’s because fresh greenhouse-grown tomatoes are now available at farmers markets across...

Smithfield Approves New Tethering Ordinance

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In a unanimous vote, the Smithfield Town Council has approved a new tethering ordinance. In March, Chief of Police Keith Powell presented a proposed ordinance...

Oldest Living Johnston County Veteran, Paul Otto, Dies At 102

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Johnston County's oldest living veteran, Paul Otto, passed away on Sunday at the age of 102.  JoCoReport featured Mr. Otto last September 7th when he...

Storms Cause Power Outages, Damage

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Strong thunderstorms that swept through Johnston County late-Monday caused a number of power outages and scattered damage reports. Town of Clayton electrical crews worked in...

Senator Brent Jackson: No Connection To Lindberg

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Says check was not solicited A local state senator says he has no direct connection to the man who has been indicted on bribery and...

Troopers, JoCO Teen Drivers Produce Video Showing Dangers Of Distracted Driving

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In anticipation of spring break and prom season, the State Highway Patrol is once again conducting Operation Drive to Live, an annual campaign to reduce...

Johnston To Purchase Water From Sampson County

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An agreement has been signed between Johnston and Sampson County officials to allow Johnston County to purchase water from Sampson County. The bulk water purchase...