Tuesday, October 15, 2019






JCATS In Need Of New Operations And Maintenance Facility

Community and Senior Services of Johnston County (CSS), operates a community transportation program known as the Johnston County Area Transit System (JCATS).   Thirty-one JCATS...

Council Approves First Phase Of East River Subdivision

In a unanimous vote, the Smithfield Town Council approved a request by developers of the new East River subdivision on Buffalo Road just north...

Discovery Channel Celebrity To Appear With Local Robotics Teams

Craig Danby, a familiar face on Discovery Channel’s Battlebots, will appear with Johnston County’s only all-girl, FIRST Lego League robotics team, the Techno Tigresses,...

Inactive Meth Lab Found In Selma

The NC State Bureau of Investigation was called late-Thursday in to clean up a methamphetamine lab found inside a residence in the Selma city...

Police: Customer Assaults Store Clerk During Altercation Over Part

An employee at a local auto parts store was allegedly assaulted by a customer because the part he wanted wasn't in stock. Selma Police said...

Report: DWI Suspect Says He Drank Only 1 Beer

A teenager arrested for driving while impaired by Selma Police reportedly told arresting officers he had consumed only one beer. Around 2:00am last Saturday, Oct....

Five Students From Johnston County Awarded ECU Scholarships

Greenville – East Carolina University’s College of Education awarded scholarships to more than 100 students, including five from Johnston County, for the 2019-20 academic year. Students...

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...

You Decide: Can We Talk Ourselves Into A Recession?

By Dr. Mike Walden My late mother used to tell me, “Be careful what you wish for; it may come true.” Her advice has relevance...

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...