Man Who Falsely Reported Wife’s Kidnapping Arrested

A Smithfield man was arrested Tuesday night after police said he called 911 reporting his wife had been kidnapped and was being held against...

Restaurant Employee Who Shot Himself Facing Criminal Charges

An employee at a Smithfield restaurant who accidentally shot himself while at work last week is facing charges. On Tuesday, August 6th, Smithfield Police responded...

High Bonds Set For Smithfield Shoplifting Suspects

Two Wilson women are facing a combined 24 criminal charges after Smithfield Police said they shoplifted clothing items from four businesses.  The items were...

Smithfield Police Investigating Shooting Incident

Smithfield Police are investigating a shooting incident that happened Saturday night. At 8:34pm, officers responded to the 800 block of Martin Street to a report...

Highway 210 Residents Concerned About Wastewater Treatment Plant Being Built Near Their Homes

During a public hearing Monday night, Johnston County Commissioners modified a special use permit for a 623 acre parcel of land they own on...

Hit And Run Driver Strikes Same Vehicle Twice

A motorist traveling in Smithfield was hit not once, but twice by the same hit and run vehicle.  Police are looking for the driver...

Employee Accidentally Shoots Himself Inside Restaurant

An employee at a Smithfield restaurant was shot while at work.  The shooting was reported at 1:46pm Tuesday at San Marcos Mexican Restaurant at...

Johnston Health CEO To Retire This Year

Johnston Health Chief Executive Officer Chuck Elliott has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. Elliott has served as the top...

Shoplifting Suspect Charged As Habitual Offender

A 52 year-old man released from prison in December 2018 after serving time for several Wayne County car break-ins is back behind bars. Wednesday night,...

Suspect Linked To 3 Business Break-Ins

Smithfield Police have announced an arrest in three business break-ins reported hours apart. During the overnight hours of July 22nd, police allege 55 year-old Ezekiel...