Thursday, February 20, 2020





Quick Tips To Saving While Improving Your Diet

By: Cassidy Hall Area Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences Johnston County Cooperative Extension “Eating healthy is expensive.” This is a commonly held belief of many, despite the...

New Warden Named at Sampson Correctional

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Robert Van Gorder as the new warden of the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton. Van...

Sutton Will Not Run For County Commission Seat

Johnston County School Board member Todd Sutton of Kenly announced Thursday he would not be running for a seat next year on the Johnston...

Ribbon Cutting Held For New $40M Clayton Wastewater Pre-Treatment Plant

History was made in the Town of Clayton Thursday as community leaders and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk cut the ribbon on an almost...

$1 Million For A New Neuse River Amphitheater?

On October 1st, the Johnston County Visitor's Bureau (JCVB) and the Smithfield Parks and Recreation Department submitted plans to the Smithfield Town Council for...

Not Again: Hemp Stolen From Second Johnston County Farm Field

For the second time in as many weeks, hemp has been reported stolen from an area farm field. On Saturday, a grower reported that 25...

Fire Chief Wants Department To Keep Old Ladder Truck

The Smithfield Fire Department has just received delivery of a 2019 Smeal 100 foot ladder truck.  The new truck is expected to be put into...

County Surpluses Two Ambulances

Johnston County Commissioners have agreed to take two ambulances out of service and donate them to the contract agencies where they had been in...

Publix Grocery Store Locating At Flowers Plantation

A representative from Flowers Plantation has confirmed Publix will be building a new grocery store location near Clayton. Reid Stephenson, a spokesperson for Flowers Plantation,...

Divided Town Council Approves New Road Name For Future Booker Dairy Road Extension

The Smithfield Town Council approved the names of three roads that will be impacted when the future Booker Dairy Road Extension opens by the...