Thursday, August 5, 2021







Fire Burns Mobile Home, Camper, And Vehicles

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SMITHFIELD - The Red Cross is assisting five people who were displaced by a fire at their home.  The fire was reported at 6:40pm...

Commissioners Borrow $52.5 Million For New Water And Sewer Projects

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SMITHFIELD - Johnston County Commissioners voted Monday to authorize a $52.5 million water and sewer bond to pay for needed infrastructure brought on by...

Filing Period Ends For Most Races; Deadline Extended 1 Week After No One Files...

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The filing period for most municipal offices in Johnston County concluded at twelve noon Friday, July 16th with the exception of mayor in one...

Barton College Announces 2021 Graduates

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WILSON - Two hundred and forty-three Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on Saturday, May 8, during the school’s 119th annual...

2021 Municipal Filing Period For Most Towns Begins July 2nd

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The filing period for most municipal offices in Johnston County will begin this Friday, July 2nd, with the exception of one town. The filing period...

Higher Fire Tax Rates Proposed In 9 Communities

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Residents in nine of the 27 fire districts in Johnston County could be paying higher fire taxes beginning July 1st.   Nine fire departments are...

Accident Injures Pine Level Woman

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A Pine Level woman was injured in a single vehicle traffic accident Monday in Smithfield. Police said they responded to the 3:44am crash on...

Car, Tractor Trailer Collide On US 70

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A Thursday afternoon accident sent the driver of a red Buick to the hospital after she reportedly struck the side of a passing tractor...

First Year JCPS Teachers Honored

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Johnston County Public Schools named Ally Edwards as the district’s Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year at a virtual ceremony held recently. Edwards, a...

Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Head-On Crash, SHP Says

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PINE LEVEL - The State Highway Patrol arrested a driver for reportedly causing a fatal head-on collision on Highway 70 near Pine Level. The...