Monday, March 4, 2024


Town Of Smithfield Donates $1,000 To Each Area School

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The Town of Smithfield has donated $1,000 to all six area schools. During recent budget workshops, the town council and manager discussed distributing a total...

WCPS Pays Off Remainder Of $5 Million Debt

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GOLDSBORO – After beginning the school year with $5 million in State and Federal debt, Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS) and the Wayne County...

JoCo Commissioners Promise Covers Tuition For 2023 High School Graduates

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Funding is available during the 2023-24 school year SMITHFIELD - The JoCo Commissioners Promise covers tuition for 2023 high school graduates who enroll at Johnston...

NCAE Wants Teachers To Lobby Against Reopening Elementary Schools

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By Lindsay Marchello Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — About half of North Carolina’s school districts are closed for in-person instruction, while the other half have students...

Without Additional School Funding 480 Layoffs Could Take Place As Early As March

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(This story was written prior to the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Jim Causby) SMITHFIELD - Johnston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Causby says he...

350 Computers Purchased For Smithfield Middle School

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The Johnston County Public School Board has approved the purchase of 350 computers for students at Smithfield Middle School.  The additional Chromebooks will be used...

4,000 Eighth Graders To Attend Inaugural JOCO WORKS Career Expo At JCC

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Event is open to the general public from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 14. The inaugural JOCO WORKS Career Expo will be held Nov. 14-15 at Johnston...

Four Oaks Seed Farm Keeps Things Buzzing At UMO

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MOUNT OLIVE – For centuries, humans have harnessed the power of bees for their honey, as well as for pollinating crops and commodities. In recent...

Johnston Community College Foundation Hosts First-Ever Casino Night

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The new event raised over $68,000 in support of Johnston Community College SMITHFIELD – Johnston Community College Foundation recently hosted its annual raffle fundraiser with...

Letter To The Editor: My Thoughts On GOP Endorsement Of Three School Board Candidates

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By Mark Lane President Ronald Reagan popularized a saying, “Thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican”, which became known as Reagan’s 11th...