Friday, February 28, 2020





Candy Stolen During School Break-In

There are no suspects in a break-in reported Thursday at Smithfield-Selma High School on Booker Dairy Road. Between Monday and Tuesday someone forced entry into...

Police Chief Offered Town Manager’s Job

Sources tell WTSB News that Smithfield Police Chief Michael Scott has been offered the job as the new Smithfield Town Manager. Chief Scott declined to...

Two Schools Renamed

Two Johnston County schools will have new names and new mascots. When renovations are completed at the old North Johnston Middle School this year, it...

Bids Awarded For New Cleveland Area Middle School

The Johnston County School Board has awarded bids for a new Cleveland area Middle School that will be built on Norris Road. Bids were awarded...

Firefighter Arrested

An off-duty firefighter was arrested Wednesday after allegedly being caught with cocaine in his possession. The Johnston County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) responded to the Holiday...

Pit Bull Attacks Woman Protecting Children

A woman who tried to lure a dangerous pit bull away from several small children was violently attacked. The attack happened Monday afternoon in the...

Local Farmers Awarded Entrepreneurial Grants

Five Johnston County farmers are among 23 North Carolinians earning NC AgVentures grants of between $4,500 and $12,000. Administered by the North Carolina Cooperative...

County Planning Expansion Of Wastewater Treatment Plant

Johnston County Commissioners took another step this week towards expanding the county's wastewater treatment plant. The plant is currently rated up to 9.5 million gallons...

Teen Making An Impact Wins Youth Of The Year

Johnston County Early College Academy student James Daniels has been named the Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for the Johnston-Wayne County...

Sonography Student, Instructor Author Journal Article

A Johnston Community College sonography student is co-author of a recent article in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Mishal Safwan, 20, of Cary penned...