Saturday, August 24, 2019






Filing Period Opens For 2019 Municipal Elections

SMITHFIELD - The filing period for the 2019 municipal elections in Johnston County opened at Noon today (Friday). Nine candidates filed in the first 30...

Bear Struck On Highway 70

An out-of-state motorist had an unplanned stay over in Johnston County after their SUV collided with a bear. The NC Highway Patrol said the collision...

Overby Announces Bid For Mayor

Former Selma Town Councilman William Overby has announced his intentions to run for Mayor.  The seat is current held by Mayor Cheryl Oliver. Overby served from...

Johnston Meth Distributors Sentenced To Federal Prison

Two Johnston County men has been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms.   United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced Friday in federal court in...

Selma Police Searching For Missing Man

Selma Police are asking for assistance locating a missing 22 year-old man. Francisco Cruz-Palacios was last seen at an address in the 500 block of...

Crews Demolish Hurricane-Damaged Historic Selma Property

On Wednesday, demolition crews began the process of tearing down the former My Kid’s Club facility at 609 N. Pollock Street in Selma. For...

Teenager Injured In Overnight Shooting

SELMA - Selma Police are investigating a shooting that injured a teenager.  Police Chief Billy Thomas said officers responded to the Brotherhood Market at 300...

Johnston County Teen Publishes Christian Book

A recent graduate of Neuse Charter School in Smithfield has published her first Christian Book. Alexis "Lexi" Monet Howell of Selma is best known by...

Smithfield Shooting Suspect Found In Motel Room

A man wanted for a June 3rd shooting in the parking lot of Pine Needles Shopping Center at 721 N. Brightleaf Boulevard in Smithfield...

Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum Announces Summer Programs

The Max G. Creech Selma Historical Museum is proud to announce its summer programs. “This summer we are going to offer a wide range of...