Thursday, August 5, 2021







Smithfield Man Sentenced To Three Life Sentences

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RALEIGH – A Smithfield man was sentenced Wednesday (today) in federal court to three consecutive life sentences in prison for conspiracy to commit sex...

$750,000 Community Development Block Grant Awarded

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The Town of Smithfield has been awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).  In 2018, the Town applied unsuccessfully for the grant for...

Johnston UNC Health Care Workers Protest COVID Vaccination Mandate

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Approximately 25 protesters gathered Sunday afternoon in front of Johnston UNC Health in Smithfield to protest a recent decision by hospital administrators making COVID...

Smithfield To Receive $3.8 Million In American Rescue Plan Funds

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The Smithfield Town Council voted to accept $3.8 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds. Smithfield will receive half of the funds in July...

Benson Woman Cited In Smithfield Traffic Accident

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SMITHFIELD - A Benson woman was cited for causing a two car collision Tuesday afternoon on Market Street (US 70) at South Sixth Street. ...

Judge Sentences Clayton Man To 33 Months In Prison

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RALEIGH – Kashon Stacy Cunningham, a Clayton resident, was sentenced Thursday, July 22nd to 33 months in federal prison and 3 years of supervised...

Smithfield Hopes Amazon Project Can Lure $3.8M Infrastructure Grant

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Leveraging the jobs created by the Amazon project coming to the West Smithfield Industrial Park, the Town of Smithfield hopes they can land a...

Man Flashes Shopper At Carolina Premium Outlets

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SMITHFIELD - Police are investigating an indecent exposure incident in the parking lot of Carolina Premium Outlets on Outlet Center Drive.  Around 5:10 pm...

Shots Fired Into Smithfield Home

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A Smithfield home was struck by gunfire.  The shooting was reported at 3:16am Saturday, July 24th in the 900 block of Rand Street. Police said...

Date Set For Annual Johnston County Surplus Property Sale

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The date has been set for the annual Johnston County Surplus Property Sale. The auction will take place on Saturday, August 7th at 10:00am...