You Decide: Can We Have Both Health And Wealth?

By Dr. Mike Walden In the five previous recessions I’ve lived through as a professional economist, the government did everything it could to encourage consumers to...

Smithfield Advisory Board Appointments

The Smithfield Town Council unanimously approved the following advisory board appointments during their May 18, 2020 monthly meeting: David Johnson was reappointed to a...

NCDA To Treat Gypsy Moth Infestations In Seven Counties

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will conduct treatments for gypsy moth infestations in several areas across North Carolina beginning...

Governor Cooper Extends Moratorium On Utility Cut Offs, Implements Evictions Moratorium

RALEIGH - Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 142 on Saturday to extend the prohibition of utility shut-offs and implement a moratorium on...

Chief Justice Issues New Emergency Orders Staying Evictions And Extending Filing Deadlines

RALEIGH – Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has entered three additional emergency orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The orders extend several existing emergency directives,...

Celebrate Blueberry Season With These Kid-Friendly Recipes

RALEIGH -- With students out of school and families cooking more meals at home than usual, here are five kid-friendly blueberry recipes just in...

Social Security Matters – Are Social Security and Medicare Running Out of Money?

By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – Are Social Security and Medicare Running Out of Money? Dear Rusty: I...

Garner Town Hall To Reopen To The Public On Monday, June 1

Garner Town Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, June 1 at 8 a.m. The building has been closed to visitors since late...

2020-21 School Calendar Changes, Final Report Card Details Released

SMITHFIELD - Johnston County Public Schools late-Friday released the 2020-2021 school calendar.  The calendar meets Senate Bill 704 requirements, which was signed into law...

NC Officials Urge Congress To Extend P-EBT

Raleigh - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is requesting Congressional support to extend the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to provide...