Thursday, April 18, 2024


Cold War Era Exhibit At Johnston County Museum

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SMITHFIELD - The Johnston County Museum will open a new exhibit entitled “Living Under a Mushroom Cloud: The Early Cold War Years,” on...

Johnston County Early College Academy Senior Jara Ashley Is Poised For Success

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SMITHFIELD – Johnston County Early College Academy (JCECA) senior Ashley Jara was chosen to take part in the North Carolina’s Governor’s Page Program. Jara...

JCPS Breaks Ground On Swift Creek Elementary

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SMITHFIELD – On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, Johnston County Public Schools (JCPS) broke ground on the school district’s newest project, Swift Creek Elementary, located...

Arrest Made In February Shooting Incident

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SMITHFIELD - An ongoing investigation into a February 3 shooting has resulted in an arrest. Garrett Thomas West, of N. Raiford Street, Selma, was arrested...

Plan For 7-Lot Subdivision Off NC 210 Shot Down

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SMITHFIELD - The Town Council decided not to approve the plan put forth by CMH Homes Inc. for a 4.85-acre tract at the intersection...

Walking Trail Named In Memory Of Jackie Ray Bryant

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SMITHFIELD - The Town Council approved a recommendation to name the newly constructed walking trail at Smith-Collins Park in memory of the long-time volunteer,...

Town Agrees To Hire SROs For Smithfield Schools

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SMITHFIELD - SROs (School Resource Officers) have been provided throughout Johnston County's public-school system mostly by the Sheriff's Department. To help the county extend...

13,000 Gallon Sewer Spill Reported

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SMITHFIELD - The Town Of Smithfield reported a sewer spill Thursday, March 28 from a sanitary force main at 702 Blount Street. Approximately 13,000 gallons...

Federal Judge Dismisses All But Two Defendants Named In Ronald Johnson Lawsuit

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SMITHFIELD - A federal court judge had dismissed claims against all but two defendants named in a 111-page lawsuit filed in June 2023 by...

Read To Grow JoCo Hosting Second Annual Kindergarten Readiness Nights

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JOHNSTON COUNTY – This spring, Read to Grow Johnston County will be hosting Kindergarten Readiness Nights at four select elementary schools: South Smithfield, Selma,...