Fire Damages Vacant Home

A vacant home was heavily damaged by flames Tuesday morning.  A 911 call was received around 11:00am reporting the fire in the 800 block...

Car Strikes Town Of Smithfield Trash Truck

A town-owned trash truck was involved in a collision Monday afternoon.  The accident happened at 1:10pm on Highway 301 South between Tyler Drive and Country...

Eagle Scout Kristian Chandler Recognized

An Eagle Scout Ceremony was held on June 20th at Camp Tuscarora near Four Oaks for Eagle Scout Kristian Chandler from Boy Scout Troop...

United Community Bank Donates $10,000 To United Way

United Community Bank has announced gifts totaling $10,000 to four United Way chapters throughout the bank’s southeastern footprint. The donations, which will help United...

Stolen Property Recovered, Two Charged

FOUR OAKS - A Four Oaks man and woman were arrested Wednesday on felony charges.  On June 15th, Johnston County sheriff's detectives recovered a...

Beginning Monday, County And Municipal Face Mask Requirements Will Vary

SMITHFIELD - Executive Order #147 from Governor Roy Cooper now requires face masks or face coverings in all public places in North Carolina.  On...

South Johnston’s Special 1974 Journey To Its First State Title

A Look Back To 1974 FOUR OAKS — An appropriately quaint letter, dated March 11, 1974, addressed to South Johnston High School athletic director Bruce...

Noise Complaints From Neighbors Not Enough To Stop Rock Quarry Expansion

FOUR OAKS -  Johnston County Commissioners heard concerns from neighbors afraid added hours at an adjacent business will only create more noise pollution. It...

Minor Injuries Reported In Crash On US 701

FOUR OAKS - Two drivers sustained minor injuries today (Tuesday) after a passenger car and SUV collided on Highway 701 South of Four Oaks...

United Community Bank Announces Plans To Begin Reopening Branch Lobbies

United Community Bank has announced they are reopening lobbies for select branch locations across their four-state footprint, effective this week. United closed its lobbies...