Friday, February 21, 2020





You Decide: How Bad Will the Next Recession Be?

By Dr. Mike Walden I just finished a phone interview with a national business reporter. The topic – recession.  Specifically, the reporter wanted to know how...

September 15th-21st Is Child Passenger Safety Week

September 15th through 21st has been proclaimed Child Passenger Safety Week in Johnston County.  Johnston County Commissioners issued the proclamation saying children are our...

Firefighters Surprise 3 Year-Old For Birthday

A local three year-old who loves fire trucks got a big surprise when members of the Smithfield Fire Department showed up to help make...

Duke Energy CEO Highlights Johnston County’s Second Annual Consultant/Broker Fly-In

Aerial Helicopter Tours Show Influencers Local Economic Assets Lynn J. Good, chairman, president and CEO of Duke Energy Corp., was the keynote speaker at a...

Scouts Honor First Responders On 9/11

On Wednesday, September 11th the scouts of the Clayton Civitan Club hosted the 4th annual first responders appreciation dinner. Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 24,...

Towns of Smithfield and Selma Issue Proclamation Recognizing 50 Years of SSS

Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore and Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver have issued a proclamation recognizing Smithfield-Selma High School for 50 years of outstanding service to the community....

Clayton American Legion Hosts Hot Dog Banquet

The Leonard Moore American Legion Post 71 in Clayton recently held a hot dog banquet for its first Girls’ Softball team and their families. American...

USDA Opens 2019 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

2020 Enrollment Period to Open in October Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular...

Annual Smithfield Appearance Commission Report

Smithfield Town Manager Mike Scott presented the annual report of the Smithfield Appearance Commission during the August town board meeting. Scott presented the report...

Retired Johnston County Trooper Signing Copies Of His Book Highway Patrol Stories Sept. 14th...

If you could ride along with a law enforcement officer image the stories you could tell.  A retired state trooper is telling his story in...