Monday, June 21, 2021







Puppy Scam Costs Woman $500

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CLAYTON - Maltipoos are popular pets for many people. They are a mix between Maltese and Poodle and can carry the appearance of a...

NC Extends P-EBT Food Assistance Benefits

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced this week North Carolina has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture  to continue the...

N.C. HOPE Program Application Period Is Open

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Offering Rent and Utility Assistance for North Carolinians Struggling to Recover from Pandemic RALEIGH - On Wednesday, Governor Roy Cooper and Chief Operating Officer...

Burn Ban Lifted In 26 NC Counties As Conditions Improve

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RALEIGH – Effective at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, the N.C. Forest Service has lifted a ban on all open burning for the following...

Dr. Kristi Short Is New Central Carolina Community College Vice President/Chief Academic Officer

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Dr. Kristi Short is the new Central Carolina Community College Vice President/Chief Academic Officer. She succeeds Dr. Brian Merritt, who now is President of...

N.C. Senate Passes $1,500 Bonus To Get Unemployed Back Into Workforce

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By David Bass Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Unemployed people who get a job would receive a one-time bonus of $1,500 under...

Johnston County Lifts Water Shortage Advisory

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Johnston County has lifted the water shortage advisory. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon. However, all public water customers are reminded of the County’s...

Benson Chamber Announces 2020 Award Winners

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The Benson Area Chamber of Commerce held its Ignite 2020 awards banquet May 20 in the Barn at Broadslab Distillery. Beth Denning Rogers, left,...

Johnston County Commission May 2021 Appointments

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In a unanimous vote, Johnston County Commissioners approved the following appointments during their May 2021 meeting: Fire Protection District Commission (2 year terms)Claytex - Robert...

Smithfield Recreation Advisory Committee Appointments

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Members of the Smithfield Town Council unanimously approved the appointment of Carvus "Drew" Byrd IV to a first term on the Recreation Advisory Committee. Scott...